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Bistro Orewa Surf Life Saving Club

International, New Zealand
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275 Hibiscus Coast Highway | Orewa Beach, New Zealand
+64 9-426 4828
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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We ate up on the L1 balcony, recommended. view is to die for. Though you do have to climb up and down the stairs a lot. I feel for the waiting staff. Good menu selection although they had run out of our first choice, the platter for two. So they gave us a complementary raw fish marinated in coconut milk... More 

Thank granthackett
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Kotare Bistro. Laid back atmosphere with great views and fantastic food. Service was excellent too. Took a seat upstairs which on a clear day would be amazing, weather today was crappy but still nice views of the water. Had a prawn cocktail and seafood platter for two, delicious.

Thank Steve P
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We went for dinner. Had to sit upstairs given it was Friday night, and the bar was full. Food was pretty good. Service average. Prices expensive. No wifi. We won't be back.

2 Thank Brett O
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Now also known as Kotare, this was our first visit and a surprisingly good one. The position is perfect, upstairs with a deck right on the water's edge. Ours was a winter visit and though we still enjoyed the deck, I can imagine it rocking in summer. We shared the tempura prawns, salt and pepper squid and the steak with... More 

1 Thank kimbennani
Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Dined with frinds last evening at the this restaurant. Fabulous food and very generous portions. We recommend this great restaurant.

Thank Millie W
Launceston, Australia
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475 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I asked for a prawn cocktail with the sauce on the side. The prawns arrived covered in sauce! They'd run out of prawns so couldn't do another, so I was unable to eat the dish. However, the staff and the main course were excellent and the view from the deck at sunset was stunning, along with listening to kids enjoying... More 

1 Thank Ranipuss
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Easily the best view from an Orewa restaurant. We all chose the fish and chips which were very good and served quickly ( they dealt well with gluten allergy ) Casual, friendly, surf club atmosphere. Fair selection of wines and beers.

2 Thank Jena39
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Thanks to the orewa surf club staff, the chef and waitresses and the bar staff, so friendly and great food, will take all my visitors there for a meal and a drink :-)

1 Thank lesley i
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Sunday breakfast,9.30am, Bistro had run out of:- focaccia bread, Beans, Muesli, breakfast sausages, fruit toast and eventually fruit juice. Meal arrived after 25 minutes, what we got for $36.00 was 2 overdone fried eggs and bacon on a soft, unbuttered luncheon roll. As we had arranged for our friends to join us we were very disappointed with not being able... More 

1 Thank retired22015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Just come back from having breakfast here, at 9.30 in the morning most items were off the menu because they had "run out". This included: baked beans, muesli, orange juice, pineapple juice. So we ordered bacon and eggs on a focaccia bread. Waited 40 minutes and received a white hotdog roll with 2 fried eggs and 2 strips of bacon.... More 

1 Thank sarnge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, New Zealand
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Hibiscus Coast Highway | Orewa Beach, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-426 4828
Support your local Surf Life Saving Club whilst enjoying your favourite beverage. The Orewa Surf Life Saving Supporters Club is located on the ground level of the Club House, located directly on the beautiful Orewa beachfront literally metres from the water. Or step outside to bask in the sunshine on our glorious, ocean-front upper deck. With over 200 car parks you can be sure you will find a spot. We offer a number of popular beers on tap as well as a large range of other beers, wines, spirits and rtds available from the chiller. Facilities include a bistro and some of the most popular Gaming Machines, as well as a 100" screen along with a 55" Screen If you are a local resident, or are a returning visitor to the Club, why not become a member? Membership entitles you to discounted prices and you're in the running for the weekly Members draw held on Wednesday and Friday evenings. As a member you will be issued with a Membership card each year you renew. You will also receive the flow on effect of reciprocal membership for a number of other Clubs! Imagine sitting so close to the high tide mark, you almost get your feet wet... That's what it is like when you relax for a cold drink at the Orewa Surf Club. What are you waiting for?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?