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Restaurants in Rest of North Island

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Rest of North Island restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Rest of North Island restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Rest of North Island to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Rest of North Island restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Rest of North Island.

  • Cable Bay Vineyards

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A modern restaurant with sweeping vistas across the gulf. More
  • Elephant Hill Estate & Winery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The view alone is worth the detour: outdoor tables overlook a glassy pool, down past the rows of grapevines, and out to a thin ribbon of blue sea. ... More
  • Icon, Wellington

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Peter Thornley's menu is an effortless mix of traditional and contemporary New Zealand. More
  • Kamakura

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Martin Bosley’s Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Martin has a goatee and a winking, genial gruffness. His restaurant occupies the glass-walled dining room of a 126-year-old yacht club. The room is... More
  • Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Vegetables grown on-site, and a great view of the Hauraki Gulf. More
  • Sally's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Terrôir, Havelock North

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Craggy Range Winery’s restaurant has a wood-fired oven turning out great roasted meats. More
  • Workmans Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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