Foodies rejoice we are pretty spoiled for amazing food options here in Coromandel Town. For such a small town we deliver a big punch for some pretty great cafes, restaurants and takeaway options.
Here are some of our team members TOP 10 things to try while here –
- Any pie from Coro Pies –
Like an old school bakery they deliver some of the best pies we have seen in a while. Soft buttery pastries loaded with some delicious pie fillings and out there combinations. This is a popular lunch option, but get in quick as they sell out daily!
- The Beef Brisket Burger & the Deep Fried Oreos from One Stone BBQ –
Our #1 low and slow restaurant in town, have some drool-worthy slow cooked meats. One of our favourites off the menu are their huge burgers packing a mouthful of flavours. If you have space after any of their mains, our recommendation for dessert here is the Deep Fried Oreos with vanilla ice-cream.
- The Seafood Chowder from Coromandel Oyster Co –
This one of our favourite picks for a takeaway lunch if we need to shoot down to Thames. When ordered as a takeaway it comes in a large coffee cup LOADED with mussels, fish and all-sorts of seafood goodness. Deliciousness right here.
- Pizzas from The Star & Garter –
We love our local pub, the Star & Garter (sister restaurant to the Peppertree restaurant next store), who smash out the best handmade pizzas topped with plenty of good toppings flavours. We love their take on a traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner on a pizza – the Wool Shed Bay with slow roasted lamb leg with kumara, potato, carrots, red omnion and garlic, topped with a mint sauce. The generous owners offer the pizzas for $10 on Sundays, and donate $1 from each pizza sold to a local charity or organisation.
- Egg Bennie with Pork Belly by Weta Cafe –
Not your boring option of Eggs Bennie with Bacon or Salmon (althought still on the menu!), really up the breakfast combo with the Pork Belly. Plus great coffee!
- A Scotch Steak with Prawns or Scallops at Coromandel Hotel (Aka the Top Pub) –
For real wholesome and large pub meals, that also deliver on taste we recommend visiting the Coromandel Hotel (also known by the locals at the Top Pub down the top end of town). Split into two bits, the pub/bar and the restaurant, it bosts a large menu of Kiwi pub meals. Our favourite is their scotch steak, which can be loaded with mushrooms, prawns or scallops – you won’t be hungry after this!
- Steamed Coromandel Mussel Pot by Umu Cafe –
Coromandel is well known for the mussels we produce and the mussel farms can be seen as you drive up the Thames Coast and from Shelly Beach’s beach. One of our local favourite cafes, Umu, served up some great options of mussels – we love their steamed mussels in green curry sauce.
- Snapper Combo by Coromandel Takeaways & Fresh Fish –
Being by the sea you can’t come to town and try some fresh snapper from our local fishmonger. They guys have lots of great fresh seafood options and their takeaways are some of the best. Give their Snapper Combo a try, with two bits of snapper, crumbed prawns, chips, coleslaw, tartare sauce and some cold drinks. Great bang for buck!
- Breakfast Bowl from Wharf Road –
An independently run cafe located by the Four Square in town providing vibrant and contemporary breakfast and lunch food. Some of the best coffee in town servign Allpress Espresso coffee. The ever changing menu will tickle your tastebuds – we love their breakfast bowl with organic brown rice, avocado, crispy fried egg, sauerkraut, pickled ginger topped with carrot koji dressing and toasted seeds.
- Coromandel Oysters from Pepper Tree Restaurant and Bar –
Pepper Tree is always a popular dining option with lovely outdoor dining for summer and a lovely indoor fireplace in winter. Providing great friendly service and offering a wide menu option. We are a great fan of their battered Coromandel Oysters served with smoked paprika lime aioli and fresh lemon, available in half or 1 dozens.