21 October 2019 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

The best restaurants in Pauanui

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Our guide on the top 5 places to eat in Pauanui!

It’s amazing how much just relaxing on the beach can build up the appetite! Luckily, Pauanui has plenty of good restaurants, bars and takeaways. To help you keep your coastal getaway as stress-free as possible, we’ve made it easy to find them. Here’s a handy top five great places to eat while you’re there. For where to stay in Pauanui, take a look here!

See our top 5 restaurants to visit on your trip to Pauanui…


1. Miha Restaurant ($$$)

Miha Restaurant exterior Places to eat in Pauanui

The lush forest setting around Miha Restaurant along with its luxurious interior is reason enough to go for brunch or dinner, but the indulgent cuisine will keep you coming back for more. During the summer you can dine on the outdoor terrace and over winter you can warm up by their impressive fireplace. Every meal comes with homemade bread rolls and hummus and the uber friendly customer service will make you feel like you’re being hosted at a friend’s dinner party.

Cuisine: European

Budget range: $10-$39

Opening times: 11AM-9PM

Address: Mount Avenue Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, Pauanui 3579

Contact: 07 864 8088 or www.pukapark.co.nz/restaurant


2. Flock Kitchen & Bar ($$$)

Flock Kitchen and Bar exterior Pauanui

This adorable eatery is a lovely place to share a meal or a drink for brunch or dinner. While you can’t really make a wrong choice, their menu is fresh, tasty and exciting, highlights include their poke bowl that’s topped with some of the most delicious avocado cream in the country and a wonderful classic pavlova dessert dish. They use fresh produce, make organic coffee and sell NZ made craft beer. Nice. 

Cuisine: Asian and New Zealand fusion

Budget range: $10-$35

Opening Times: Wed-Sun 11am-late

Address: 227 Main Road, Tairua 3508

Contact: 07 864 8811 or www.flockkitchenandbar.com


3. JK’s Kitchen and Bar ($$)

JK's kitchen and bar exterior

If you’re in need of a super chilled low-key dining experience, then head to JK’s. Kick the day off with their fluffy pancakes, waffles and coffee or end it with a hearty burger and beer. And for a traditional takeaway, their fish and chips are – as the locals say – “the ultimate choice”.

Cuisine: café and fast food

Budget range: $12-$25

Opening times: Thurs-Sun: 10AM-8:00PM; Mon 4PM-8:00PM

Address: Pauanui Center, Pauanui 3546

Contact: 07 864 8455


4. Wharfside Pizza Co ($$)

Wharfside Pizza Co exterior

Honestly, what’s better than a cheesy slice of pizza by the beach? Wharfside Pizza Co offers delicious pizzas for those wanting to takeaway or al fresco it while watching the Pauanui sunset.

Cuisine: Pizza

Budget range: $16-$25

Opening times: 4:30PM-7:00PM

Address: Pauanui Wharf, Pauanui 3579

Contact: 021 636 519


5. Pauanui Takeaways ($)

Pauanui Takeaways burger

For the best quick bite, head to Pauanui Takeaways. Serving some of the freshest seafood in the Coromandel, their catch of the day and mussel fritters won’t disappoint. They offer some deliciously different takes with sliders and burgers that are definitely share worthy. Don’t let the long lines deceive you, their friendly service tends to move quick!

Cuisine: Seafood takeaways

Budget range: $3 – $12

Opening times: Fri-Sun 12PM-8PM; Tue-Thurs 4PM-7:30PM

Address: Shop 11, Pauanui Shopping Centre, Jubilee Drive

Contact: 07 864 8614


Whether it’s fine dining or quick takeaways to eat at the beach, when it comes to eateries, Pauanui won’t disappoint. Check out our Pauanui holiday homes now and start planning your next coastal escape!


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