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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Great place for nice dinner out. Love the beef cheek with potato mash. Also have a sports bar and often play live rugby and other sports events etc. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Without a doubt my favourite for fish and chips. Either eat in and watch the fishing taking place on the wharf or take away and head to the beach. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fish & Chips! On the Wharf! What more can I say... such a neat spot to eat a kiwi favourite and watch the bird life over the harbour and check out the stunning views towards Te Akau.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice diner experience. Highly recommend dessert: apple spring rolls and Ice cream sandwich. Remember to book!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Perfect place to launch a kayak & explore the stunning inner harbour & inlets of Raglan. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Organic food and produce, as well as those herbal remedies to heal your ailments.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
“A few shops to have a look in including Soul Shoes and Tony Sly pottery. The Wharf Bar and Kitchen do a $15 lunch on weekdays. Sometimes the Orcas even come through which is a treat!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“Bit pricier than other options, but great food. Particularly nice in outdoor weather, with most seating outside. Good George beer on tap, and on busy summer nights there’s often a DJ adding to the atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“Handmade sandals, shoes, bags and belts in great colours. This business has been around for many years. The sandals last for years and years- I highly recommend them. Next door is Tony Sly's pottery studio- popular tableware in a great range of colours.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Raglan, A West coast beach with black sand and a quaint feel of a by gone error. Raglan has something for everyone, ocean beaches to calm waters suitable for the he whole family. After a day in the surf settle down to a meal in one of the many great restaurants. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gym
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“This recently opened restaurant has become a favourite with the locals for their consistently good food. They are open for lunch and dinner.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Aroha Sushi, at the bottom end of town. Fresh sushi and hot meals. A favourite with my kids - teriyaki chicken don and salmon/avo rolls. A must stop for a quick and easy lunch. Perfect to sit outside or take down to the jetty at the end of town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“My favourite shop! Have to hide my wallet. Everything made by Hayley and Karla onsite - paintings, ceramics, earrings...well worth a visit. (The Fish and disc in the bathroom are both Monster Company)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Exquisite Coffee. Chocolate. Desserts. Waffles. Fresh Pastries daily. A touch of Europe in Raglan.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Will get you home safely anytime. If you get Piripi as your driver, crank the tunes otherwise he will tell you about why he should be knighted.. absolute legend.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great place for nice dinner out. Love the beef cheek with potato mash. Also have a sports bar and often play live rugby and other sports events etc. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bistro
“Without a doubt my favourite for fish and chips. Either eat in and watch the fishing taking place on the wharf or take away and head to the beach. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fish & Chips! On the Wharf! What more can I say... such a neat spot to eat a kiwi favourite and watch the bird life over the harbour and check out the stunning views towards Te Akau.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice diner experience. Highly recommend dessert: apple spring rolls and Ice cream sandwich. Remember to book!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Aroha Sushi, at the bottom end of town. Fresh sushi and hot meals. A favourite with my kids - teriyaki chicken don and salmon/avo rolls. A must stop for a quick and easy lunch. Perfect to sit outside or take down to the jetty at the end of town.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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