Coromandel Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Coromandel

November 20, 2017 Toi Mattera

Discover the best restaurant in Coromandel, New Zealand including Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar, Success Cafe & Bar, KORU at Rapaura, Umu, Coromandel Mussell Kitchen, Driving Creek Cafe, Star and Garter Hotel, Coromandel Takeaway, Coromandel Hotel, Coromandel Oyster Company
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1. Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar

31 Kapanga Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +64 7-866 8211
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 758 reviews

Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Julia S - Sydney, Australia

The Coromandel peninsular is absolutely beautiful and the little town of Coromandel is really quaint. The Pepper Tree restaurant was a stand out with fabulous food - the seafood is excellent - the staff are really friendly and sitting outside under the huge pepper tree is very relaxing and creates a lovely ambience. Highly recommend.

2. Success Cafe & Bar

104 Kapanga Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +64 7-866 7100
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 138 reviews

Success Cafe & Bar

Cafe, Restaurant & Bar - Open front courtyard, and a garden bar in the back courtyard, with plenty of space for the kids

Reviewed By Imelda D - Cambridge, New Zealand

Birthday brekkie treat we stopped in at success cafe.
Under new management finally a cafe that opens nefore 8am.
Friendly and happy staff, clean and airy our coffee was super tasty.
The medium brekkie was uber tasty and there was no issue with little miss fussy swapping out a few items.
Highly recommend.
Thanks for starting our day the perfect way :)

3. KORU at Rapaura

586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Coromandel 3575, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol New Zealand, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +64 7-868 4821
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

KORU at Rapaura

A place where Mother Nature tickles your taste buds! Sample great home-style cooking, using fresh ingredients from the Coromandel; like Hauraki Flounder, Green Lipped Mussels and seasonal treats. Served in a tranquil setting surrounded by New Zealand flora. The perfect place to enjoy a 'Dam’ good coffees and home-baked delights.

Reviewed By bazers - Raleigh NC

We have been traveling in New Zealand for one month and all agreed this was by far the best meal we have had so far. What a surprise to have a gourmet meal at a reasonable cost at a garden. I would love to eat their several more times!

4. Umu

Wharf Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +64 7-866 8618
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 607 reviews

Umu

Reviewed By redjasper

We dined at Umu twice during our short stay in Coromandel because it was so good.
The food is very freshly prepared, with local ingredients - the menu is diet aware, and the staff were helpful in that respect too.
If you love mussels you’ll love the mussels platter, which has them prepared as a chowder, gratin, pickled, pate, and more! The plate included the biggest mussels I’ve ever eaten! I think it’s meant to be shared... I ate it myself and happily rolled home!
They also have a display case of fresh food that is ready to eat or take home. We took some delicious food home for a snack in the evening too!
Lovely service and charming atmosphere!

5. Coromandel Mussell Kitchen

#25 309 Road Coromandel | Corner SH25 and 309 Road, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$86 - HK$141 +64 7-866 7245
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 357 reviews

Coromandel Mussell Kitchen

Come and enjoy some delicious, fresh greenlipped mussels served up in a beautiful outdoor country setting and wash it down with our very own craft beer brewed on site.

Reviewed By TheLethbridgesNZ - Auckland

The perfect casual relaxed lunch spot with delicious mussel pots. Our group tried the Thai and White wine pots and would highly
recommend. It is also a great spot for kids, kid friendly food options and plenty of space to run around. The service was prompt and with a smile. Great beer too! Thanks for a very enjoyable lunch!

6. Driving Creek Cafe

180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 7-866 7066
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Driving Creek Cafe

Driving Creek Cafe is one of the best kept secrets of Coromandel Town - a warm and homely vegetarian cafe and good quality second hand book shop with a relaxing ambiance 3kms north of the township and only 100 metres from the Driving Creek Railway. We can cater to most dietary needs and have a variety of vegan specific menu items - including baking most days. Please be aware, parking up the driveway is limited and it isn't easy to turn around so leaving your car at the bottom is advised.

Reviewed By NZDuffnetts

We popped in for a quick drink before going on the railroad. There is very limited parking up the narrow one-way drive. Best park down the bottom. The only cold drinks available are smoothies, juice combos - no refrigerated drinks/sodas. This was fine for our family but others might find the options and $9 price tag a little steep for kids. The cafe is also a 2nd hand bookshop which is a lovely distraction!

7. Star and Garter Hotel

5 Kapanga Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$71 - HK$165 +64 7-866 8503
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Star and Garter Hotel

Reviewed By DVPA - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

From the very old pictures inside the Star and Garter has been a key establishment in Coromandel Town for many years. I large selection of beers and a simple menu. The portions are on the large size and will suit the hungry visitor. Pool and darts are available. A nice evening out with friends.

8. Coromandel Takeaway

Main Road, Coromandel, New Zealand Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Coromandel Takeaway

Reviewed By JudiRainbow - Hamilton, New Zealand

What an excellent choice for dinner. Yes it's a tad pricey, but I'd rather pay a little more for quality, than pay less and have a meal you can't eat. We had a mix of a kiddies box, burger and fish and chips. What I did like was that you can order a piece of fish and get salad to go with it if you don't want the chips. Batter was crunchy and delicimo. The staff were so friendly and obliging it almost made it an experience. I'd certainly go again, and recommend for anyone visiting Coromandel town.

9. Coromandel Hotel

611 Kapanga Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Drinks +64 7-866 8760
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Coromandel Hotel

Reviewed By lewe52 - New Zealand

Had dinner in the pub with a few friends.
Service by the waitress was absolutely disgusting and rude.
Why she works there I have no idea.
Had the chicken salad and was revolting as had what tasted like curry powder in the chicken.
Will never be back and do not recommend to anyone!

10. Coromandel Oyster Company

1611 SH25 Tiki Road, Coromandel, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand Lunch +64 7-866 8028
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Coromandel Oyster Company

Reviewed By BlaberBlogger123_ - Auckland Central, New Zealand

When you’re in Coromandel enjoying the Beaches and being amidst the ocean, try fresh food from the sea is a must and this place is amazing for that. There are limited restaurants in Coromandel town itself and this place is heaven if you’re looking for fresh oysters.
They are pretty cheap as well as it comes for about $18 for a dozen and you can enjoy it at their little outdoor area while watching the ocean. We have oysters along with some fish and chips and if you love it spicy, they always have heaps of Tabasco sauce which makes it even ultra amazing. Just five minutes drive away from the city centre. Definitely a must while in Coromandel.

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