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Our guests say we’re delightfully different,
and some even say we’re the best restaurant in Whangārei.

One thing is sure, you won’t find a restaurant in Northland (or anywhere) that’s as quirky as this, with just the right amount of inspiration taken from
Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s no-straight-lines design ideas.

We can offer you an exciting sit-down menu with plenty of great food choices and beverage pairing from a curated wine list. Talk to us about your choice of seafood or meat dishes, the vegan options, and special meal ideas for the kids.  

The team at Aqua Restaurant & Bar can cater for all special occasions and we are known to host private functions for up to 100 guests. Make your enquiry now and we’ll make sure to confirm it within 24 hours.

Aqua supports local and sustainability

The produce and ingredients we use to create our menu are sourced locally where possible, and we are serious about sustainability. We do what we can to reduce our packaging and waste, and all organic waste is sent to an off-site worm farm for composting.

We want to know where our food is from, how it got here, and we only choose products that are in line with this policy. That’s why we work with trusted local suppliers such as Pinenut Bakery and Haku Aotearoa New Zealand Kingfish as they not only underwrite this ethos, but also produce incredible foods.

Our meat and seafood dishes, we approach “nose-to-tail”. Craig and his kitchen brigade will make sure that the whole animal is used where possible, not just prized pieces, to minimise waste, celebrate food, and ensure that the animal is appreciated and given the respect that it deserves.

From breakfast through to evening dining, many guests return to Aqua to enjoy our exceptional service and the variety of great food again and again. Interesting flavours, elegant presentation, and friendly service is as important to us as it is to you.