Hawkes Bay, Family Restaurants

  • Café Botannix - Napier

    This café is situated in the delightful garden setting of Palmers Garden Centre and has indoor and outdoor dining. They offer brunch, lunch, snacks and meals as well as home-made savouries, cakes and slices. There is a playground also to keep the children entertained.

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  • Hawkes Bay Farmers Market

    There's nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets! Shop for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and preserves straight from the producer. Napier Urban Food Market every Saturday, Hastings Farmers Market every Sunday.

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  • The Londoner

    A little piece of England right in the heart of Taradale.

    For lunch, dinner or snacks it's the perfect retreat for a casual Meal or a drink with family and friends.

    “Luvvly Jubbly!”

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  • Burger Wisconsin - Havelock North

    Burger Wisconsin pride themselves on only using the finest and freshest ingredients in their food. Not only are their burgers tasty but they are probably the healthiest you will find as well. Choose one of the many burgers on their menu or build your own burger! Check the website for which outlets are eat in and which are takeaway only.

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  • The Boardwalk

    Our menu will tantalise your taste buds and the view will relax your soul. With choices from Burgers & Sandwiches to our Steak House Selection from the Grill, or just Dessert and Coffee, we have something to entice you.
    Children's menu and activity sheets.

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  • Breakers Café and Bar - Napier

    Breakers have a kids’ menu offering cheeseburgers, pasta, hot dogs nuggets, fish bites and chips and main meals for adults include steaks, sandwiches and burgers. Highchairs are available and Breakers also have a Grommet Club for children – join online and you will get instant special discounts, games and fun packs when you eat at Breakers!

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  • Jersey Kitchen - Napier

    Cute little cafe in Onekawa, Napier that serves up a huge variety of freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and snacks. All cakes are homemade!

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  • Birdwoods Gallery, Sculpture Garden and Sweet Shop - Havelock North

    Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a 'must see' for all visitors and locals. Enjoy Birdwoods' famous cafe treats all year round and explore their treasure trove of old fashioned sweets, lemonade, sherbet, fudge, ice creams and other novelties.

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  • Clearview Estate Winery and Restaurant - Hastings

    Clearview Estate is a very child-friendly vineyard restaurant located at the Clearview Estate Winery. Clearview is located on the right hand side as you drive towards Clifton and Cape Kidnappers - just 15 minutes drive from Napier. Their children’s menu offers nachos, lunch box, grilled sandwiches and other delicious and creative treats from $6. There are long private tables amongst the grapevines for groups, umbrella tables in the courtyard, and a more casual drinks area near the children's playground. There are highchairs and toys and books indoors to keep the children entertained on rainy days. This is a lovely coastal restaurant - very relaxed, lots of space for the kids, a shop to browse, and of course, some of Hawkes Bay's finest wine to taste!

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  • Hot Chick BBQ Chicken :: Napier

    A healthier fast food alternative, tasty, great value and perfect location. Hot Chick specialise in chicken bbq'd over NZ volcanic rock. Their menu includes special family meal packs as well as junior options. They even have a price for toddlers' ice creams! Takeaway or deliveries, or eat in outside, right at the beach.

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  • The Speights Ale House - Napier

    Not just Speights Ale but good food as well! Speights Ale House has a kids' menu for 12 years and under offering fish and chips, chicken nuggets, pasta and hotdog and chips or pan fried fish with salad. Adults can choose from a variety of main meals including pasta, scallops and chicken.

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  • Te Awa Winery Restaurant

    At Te Awa, we pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and memorable Hawkes Bay dining experience. Our menu provides a taste sensation of local produce with a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern leaning. The dishes are designed for sharing and can be enjoyed with our premium collection of Te Awa wines amongst the lush vineyard backdrop.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.