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7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5587
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why would you spend so much money/time in a small community doing up a coffee shop and employ staff who can not make a decent coffee When you serve luke warm milky drinks that you can barely taste the coffee in the remedy is not...More

Thank Shjdy1
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Had a lovely un-rushed business breakfast the other week. I ordered the eggs benedict (of course) and it was great. The Chef was very generous with the bacon. There was heaps!

Thank Pachewychomp
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A charming little place. Would only seat 20 maybe. Staff were friendly, helpful and NOT overbearing. The was great even though it was not my normal I still enjoyed it. The evening was NOT rushed and we were there for a relaxed 2 hours. It...More

Thank abseilor
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This cafe is located in the heart of Mangawhai Heads. Good selection of meals and drinks. Efficient and friendly staff. A must to try while in this area.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to this restaurant as it had diners but wasn't too busy. The food was delicious, I had fish and my husband a steak. We both thoroughly enjoyed the meals. The service was just as good too. Like the green wall of plants. Happy...More

Thank AucklandWino
Reviewed 10 April 2017

What a dramatic improvement - great food and great service, the interior has been lightened up, but the acoustics aren't great, so its a bit noisy indoors - very pleasant outdoors on a nice day though and the food makes it worth it

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Sandbar has some really delicious food, but that coconut lime poached chicken salad is the best salad we've had in a long time. Who would order a salad anyway when you can choose from yummy burgers and pulled pork dishes... but this salad's got it...More

Thank avw_mg
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had lunch at the Sandbar - hidden away behind the Wood St Shops but not difficult to find. Gorgeous setting - indoor and outdoor seating. Great choice of food and very nice coffee!

Thank SueCarr2014
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have always been highly satisfied with our irregular visits to the Sandbar. Great food but the the service cane be slow at times.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had an early supper here with friends. Good choice of starters and mains and plenty of wine choices. The local wines featured are excellent. Remember to order side dishes to go with your main course. I ordered steak which was good but no veggies with...More

Thank Maureen1cat
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5587
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