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“Tasty food in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Smashed Pipi - CLOSED

Smashed Pipi
Cuisines: Pizza, International, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: smashed pipi is a reknown gallery and pub as well
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Tasty food in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had a lovely meal in the Smashed Pipi over Easter weekend and would be very happy to return on our next trip. The restaurant area felt warm and inviting. There were some cosy couch areas suitable for anyone just wanting a coffee and to unwind and plenty of tables with surprisingly comfortable wooden seats for the diners.

We started our meal with a portion of kumara fries which tasted good but at $9.50 was quite steep. That would be my only critcism though as the rest of our experience was excellent.

For the main course, my husband had the seafood chowder ($18) and said it was one of the best he's ever had. I had the vegetarian canneloni ($24) and was pleased when the restaurant agreed to swap the salad for roasted vegetables for no extra charge. My meal was delicious and we both felt the portion size was just right. The mains also better suited our budget than the much more expensive establishments in Mangawhai Village and Mangawhai Heads.

I look forward to dining here again on my next visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank razorsharp2505
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Pleasant courtyard and cosy atmosphere inside. Good coffee and lovely fresh muffin but felt the BLT was overpriced for the quantity and presentation of food. Should have gone to Bennetts as planned.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Mitre11
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

After appalling experience at the local Mangawhai Tavern, the Smashed Pip was an absolute pleasure. Relaxed and very friendly and attentive staff, great pizzas, value prices for drinks and good indoor/outdoor areas to enjoy a good social gathering. Multiple TV's to watch sport.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Alex B
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Perth, Australia
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wee bit of everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

With a quirky art and craft gallery attached (and particularly good glass craft), the restaurant has a ready made clientele for its home baking (try the savoury muffins) and the best coffee in Mangawhai. I especially loved with tiny cups of milk with a hot chocolate whisk and marshmallows for the kids - just before they went off and played in the cubby house.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Jan M
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New Zealand
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266 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

we had Smashed Pipi highly recommended to us but the day we were there we all felt the food and drinks were average rather than exceptional. the art gallery next door is worth a look.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank JenJ46
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