Last night was the second time my partner and I visited the Acorn, and it was just as amazing as the first. The food, is divine, service is top-notch and the atmosphere is both quaint and intimate. I adore French-style cooking with all the love and beautiful ingredients that are put into each dish, and here, they do it all well. Money is always very tight for us but, we will keep going back for such a lovely dining experience.
We were introduced to the Acorn Bar and Bistro by a Northland local a few months before our first dinner there. Cassandra was so friendly and the breakfast was so delicious we decided to bring our family back for a special dinner 2 nights before our wedding. The night in itself was memorable, but Cassandra and her team made it unforgettable and went the extra mile to make it special for us. We felt so welcomed and comfortable as if we ourselves were locals (we’re actually far from it – we’re a blend of Americans and Cantabrians). The food was delicious and it was wonderful to know the Acorn supports the local industries and suppliers. Thank you Acorn Bar and Bistro!
Best I have been to in a very long time. Tempting menu with plenty I would happily have tried but plumped for the veggie risotto – yum – just how risotto ought to be. Husband had the beef bourguignon which of course I had to try too – delish! He loved it. Wine list was good and not overly pricey – plenty of local selections. So, wine & food = great.
But most outstanding was the service – a balance of warmth and professionalism rarely experienced in NZ, sadly (and we travel & dine out A LOT). You have a winner here, team, well done – clearly I am not alone in realising this as the place was packed to capacity, despite being winter and raining. Other restauranteurs would do well to take a leaf from your book. We will be back for sure.
Up there with the best. A true fine dining experience where you would least expect it. Fabulous service. Great food and the menu has seasonal changes! Great setting. Go there on the full moon and watch it rise over the harbour. Not to be missed.
Great night. Amazing food, good wine, great service. Friendly boutique restaurant. A lovely evening. Beautiful setting looking out over the Mangonui harbour.
You won’t regret dining here!! We will be back for our next celebration.
Lovely setting, delicious menu, friendly hosts, high quality cuisine. A new restaurant in a small historic Northland town. At the entrance to the village and far better than anything else on offer. Don’t miss it. Lunch and dinner, closed Tuesdays.
Excellent in every way. My husband and I recently spent our holidays in Coopers Beach, we were told to try the new Acorn Bar & Bistro, we are so happy that we did, it really was excellent in every way. From the time we arrived we felt so welcome, the cuisine was amazing, The French cheese tart was AMAZING!!! The fish – fresh, fresh, fresh. Creme Brule for dessert and wonderful service and atmosphere. We really felt like we could be sitting in Europe, the decor was so pretty. A must try, don’t miss out on this unique little gem in Northland. we will be be back. Jo (Wellington)