Dune Mangawhai

dune mangawhai, Restaurant & Bar

Set in the heart of Mangawhai village, The Dune Restaurant and Bar is 'the spot' for locals and holiday makers to enjoy a relaxed brunch at the weekends and dinner every night of the week. We offer our customers the true essence of Northland within a beautiful setting and meals made using locally farmed meat, seasonal locally sourced seafood and fresh produce. Our head chef designs the menu around these fresh ingredients to provide an array of enticing options including sharing plates and an assortment of smoked meats and wood fired Pizzas. Head Chef Marcel Inacio with his Brazillian Heritage brings a South American influence to the entire menu and his 4 course degustation on Thursdays is always a sell out. Happy hour every day of the week from 4pm and daily specials make The Dune a must for locals and tourists alike

Our Story

At Dune and all our sister restaurants - The Cove, No8 - Town Basin, The Quay, we really do have it covered so there's always a reason to call in and enjoy our hospitality - come and taste the difference!

Our Story

The Great Highgate Trading Company Ltd was formed to manage the restaurant and farming ventures of Lloyd Rooney and Mike Fraser. The group has grown from a single restaurant, The Cove in Waipu Cove, and their beef and sheep farm, Highgate Hill in the Waikato to now include The Quay in Whangarei and The Dune in Mangawhai. Our farming ventures have also grown in recent months to include a market garden, The Vege Shack, in Maungakaramea near Whangarei in Northland.

The Quay to the Cove Cookbook

It’s a cookbook with a personal story, tracing the background of charismatic British entrepreneur Lloyd Rooney and his partner Mike Fraser, who have now just opened there 4th restaurant together in NZ.

Together they have the Cove in Waipu, an iconic cafe that made the top 100 eateries in NZ last year - The Quay in Whangarei, The Dune in Mangawhai and now Number 8 in Whangarei.

Available for purchase at all of our restaurants and from all good book stores!

We are currently in the process of writing our second cookbook which will touch on the lives and recipes of our 6 amazing head chefs.