World Restaurants

The Fireplace

Tel : +64 7 866 4828 | 9, The Esplanade, Whitianga, New Zealand | last visit : February 2004

ricWhitianga is a functional if not especially glamorous Coromandel town.  Surprising then to find such a top quality restaurant here.  It's probably got the prime location in the thick of the action of the modest marina and it serves an imaginative and truly memorable menu.  Sitting outside under the elderflower tree, sipping fine wines and tasting some serious cooking, we were transported to a land of luxury.  The website doesn't really do the place justice, it really is outstanding, unusual and excellent.  Book well in advance.

Food 9/10
Service 9/10
Atmo 9/10
Vege 8/10
Alco 8/10
Total 86%