Cuisine: A La Carte
(under Railway Bridge)
Whangarei 09 438 8105
- Tue – Fri 11.30am – Late
- Sat 9am – Late
- Sun 9am – 3pm
- Business Dining
- Live Music
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vinyl Restaurant & Bar moved from Riverside Drive to the CBD in May 2008. It has the best al fresco courtyard in Whangarei. The service is friendly and professional, the food fresh and delicious and the ambience very inviting. The architecture of the building really offsets your dining experience, whether for dinner, weekend all-day breakfast, or midweek lunch with friends or work colleagues. Vinyl is a perfect location for group parties and weddings. Helen Smith, the owner, is very happy to discuss specific requests with her customers and will happily add you to her customer club (which means a free main meal on your birthday as well as regular e-mail updates).
Vinyl has a full bar operating and they love to mix you up a special cocktail or two!! Friday evening happy hour (from 5 – 7pm) includes live entertainment. If you want a real treat then dine at Vinyl – you won’t be disappointed!!
8 Reviews for Vinyl Restaurant
Wine was way over priced.
Food was ordinary, waitress remembered after we ordered that there was no lamb, chowder and another dish, so we had to reorder. On the whole a very disappointing experience
The crayfish bisque was served tepid and lacked almost any shell fish taste. It was glutinous and heavily butter and flour based – a badly made roux with colouring – simply dreadful and inedible.
The green lip mussels in cream sauce were grossly overcooked, shrivelled and dry. It was as if they has been repeated cooked or heated and had a stale and unpleasantly fishy taste.
Service was at best disinterested. Even though less then half the meal was easten we were never invited to comment on the food.
Service took nearly 25 minutes from order.
On another separate occasion when having drinks with friends, a guest accidentally spilt an almost full glass of red wine. The resturant charged the full $11 price to replace it – and this for a very ordinary Shiraz.
“Terrible” says it all.
We had beautifully cooked eggs bene with fresh salmon, poached eggs and bacon and the best coffee for that weekend in town.
A very warm welcome from the staff, quick service and HOT food and coffee. Many cafes serve lukewarm food and coffee which is just not acceptable. We would definitely return.
drinks came out unevenly filled and the whole place is filled with cheap and mismatched bits of furniture and art. Not mismatched in a quirky way. Just mismatched.
Expect to pay around $30/main, $15-20 entree.
On the positive side: the place was full of people and the staff are friendly.