Manuka Restaurant

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49 Victoria Road,

(09) 445 7732

Manuka Restaurant Information

Manuka Cafe and Restaurant in Devonport offers a broad selection from cafe style breakfasts and lunches, through to dinner.

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 09.00 till late
Sat - Sun: 08.30 till late
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
Set Lunch Menu, Take Away Service, Breakfast Menu
Children welcome
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, NO Disabled Toilets

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Popped into Manuka in Devonport for a coffee yesterday and had a chat with the lovely new owners, Peter and Susan. They've been there 3 weeks and the place has a really good feeling about it. Allpress coffee was very good and the white chocolate and raspberry muffin delicious. I'm keen to go back and try the wood fired pizzas sometime soon. They also have a gelato window so that will be nice for the summer!
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Reviewer theTeacher
We've eaten at Manuka Restaurant a couple of times over the last few years and although the service has been great, the food has been average. But when we popped in for Brunch this weekend, the food was really good. I had the cooked breakfast whilst my wife had the veggie eggs benedict - both were tasty and well presented. I would definitely recommend Manuka!
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Reviewer DirtyHarry
Really loved the atmosphere and enjoyed the great menu,prices and staff. i would go back again anytime!
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Reviewer Nik Shipkov
My partner and I grabbed a bite for lunch at Manuka the other day. Baked in glorious sunshine, Devonport was surprisingly really busy (for a mid week), but there were a few tables spare at Manuka. I live locally, but hadn't dined here before so was keen to try it.
Opted for the beef burger and fries and my partner went for the grilled chicken ciabatta sandwich - both were ok without setting the world on fire. Chips were a bit too greasy but no real issues.
On the flip side, the service at Manuka could not be faulted in one iota - well done!
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Reviewer AMB
The cafe owner is the rudest and most obnoxious person I have ever met in a cafe.

We entered the cafe and sat down. There was four other people in the cafe with most sitting outside.

There were 3 of us. We moved to a four seater table as there was a cold draft coming through the front door.

He asked us to move back as he wanted to use those seats for important people! (his exact words). We were three professionals, well dressed and working. He tried to apologise but did a bad job of it and continued to offend; and to top it off the coffee was absolutely horrible. It must have been a 1/4 shot!

Appalled! I will never return.

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Reviewer Lee558
Absolutely not impressed by quality of service and food. Ordered eggs benedict with salmon. There were 2-3 streaks of sauce on top of pouched eggs and salmon wasnt sliced. Even more appalled by the staff with butterfly tattoo on her arm. My friend and I stood in front of cashier, waiting to pay. Instead of looking straight up and serve us, she looked diagonally to a white guy standing next to us with his bills. And she didnt even utter a word of apology
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Reviewer Anonymous
Had Spaghetti Bolognese for lunch: it wasn't bad but very small portion and just spaghetti and a bit of meatsauce, nothing else. It took a long time to get. The coffee was bitter. The chocolate / hazelnut mousse was very good.
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Reviewer Karl
Wonderful atmosphere and great menu at Manuka Restaurant. Highly recommend. Friendly staff, and good location. I should know, I live and dine in Devonport on regular occasions.
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Reviewer Anonymous
We went to Manuka Restaurant with a group of 16 on Saturday night. The restaurant was extremely compromising with fitting everyone in and filling all the food and drinks orders in good time. Unfortunately, the food was very average - Terakihi fish drowned in a holly sauce; pizza was mostly cheese with not a lot of anything else; and prawns were over barbequed. Manuka is very child friendly: they give children colouring in books and other toys to play with. They also have a baby changing table in the ladies - the toilet area could also ave done with a good clean out. I wouldn't recommend Manuka for anyone other than families, but then the prices are probably too high for most families.
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Reviewer Phil Brown
I went to Manuka on Victoria Road in Devonport last weekend and was seriously let down. We had friends to stay and had been 'talking-up' Manuka all weekend.

We've been here a number of times as they serve the best breakfast in Auckland.

But it took them 30 mins to take our order, even a further 10 mins after I complained! Then another 30 mins for the food and we still didn't have any drinks!!!

We finally got our drinks as they cleared the food away. The weekends are their busiest times so why the wait?!!

But, all that aside, the red mist was blown away by the outstanding quality of the food - for that, I'll let them off.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Manuka Restaurant in Devonport was a bit too popular for me. Tried to get a table for Saturday lunchtime, waited around for 20 mins and nothing. There were a couple of 'reserved' tables with no one at them, but the staff wouldn't budge.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Popped in here last Sunday whilst doing a spot of shopping. Very popular place, which meant the service was slow, but the food was worth the wait. Will definitely drop by again.
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