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Straight from the horses mouth…

Don’t let us tell you just how good our fresh, handmade locally sourced Fish & Chips, burgers, and more are – listen to our customers! ​

Believe us, they come from far and wide to enjoy our fresh, feel-good food and we’re proud to be making locals of customers from all over the world!

Reviews from Google

  • Amazing food and great service. I think that's the first time I've had a steak burger/sandwich where the steak was actually cooked like steak! Thank you for a nice meal.

    Phillip Keane Avatar Phillip Keane

    Great snapper n' chips, friendly service, and a gorgeous view. Prices reflect the view and island location. First two beers I chose from their menu were unavailable. Good music and good vibes.

    James Williams Avatar James Williams

    Exactly what you want from a place, great service great food great drinks and outstanding views. Cannot say enough about the place

    Andrew Gordon Avatar Andrew Gordon

    Famtastic little spot! The food was delicious and Andy the dog was a great host!

    Bill Cavanaugh Avatar Bill Cavanaugh
  • Awesome Fish and chips . Highly recommend !!

    Paul Stevens Avatar Paul Stevens

    This place was a perfect stop for a wonderful meal, where my snapper burger was amazing and worth every dollar as was my partners ceviche, the view is 2nd to none whilst I drank my bourbon & the owners friendly dog (Andy) that wandered around stole my heart. I wouldn't want to drink or eat anywhere else, very glad I found this place.

    Joshua Ryan Avatar Joshua Ryan

    Great food. Ordered the snapper & chips, pork belly bites, Bratwurst Roll & cheese burger. Reasonably priced compared to some other beach/waterfront restaurants. The B roll was massive. My 5 yr old who loves hot dog rolls got scared lookin at how massive it was. But later relished it once we cut it down to a smaller sizes. A must visit on Waiheke Island. If only uber eats would deliver to West Auckland from here!!! 😊

    Cloyd D'Mello Avatar Cloyd D'Mello

    Absolutely the best freshest fish I've ever eaten. So delicious. Batter was simply the best.

    Barbara O'Connor Avatar Barbara O'Connor
  • Friendly staff, gave us the friendly one on one service. Food was fast and good quality. Loved the waiheke merlot, worth a try if you like a drop of red. Bit pricy, but we are on the island so to be expected I supose.

    Ken Barton Avatar Ken Barton

    Our group of 23 showed up with no booking as we got a last minute recommendation from our shuttle driver to have lunch here. The staff/owners were extremely accommodating and helped us join tables, organise a large order and brought the food out very quickly! Everyone loved their fish and chips. The fish was super fresh, the chips were yummy and the side slaw complimented the fish and tartare so well! The place is a prime spot, tucked down some stairs on the main strip and opening up to a gorgeous view of the beach! We felt very lucky to have gotten a recommendation for here and even luckier at how great the service and food was, even so last minute! It's also about a 15-20 minute walk to Matiatia Ferries along a very scenic stretch of road. Super convenient! Great way to finish up our day trip to Waiheke Island. Dietary restrictions: The fish and chips is halal!

    Emma Colley Avatar Emma Colley

    One of the best fish and chips I haven't had for a long while. Pork belly pop corn is a must try🍿. Very friendly staff and Andy the dog. Kids loved it. If you are here on Waiheke island. Make sure you pay them a visit.

    MNG FOOD Avatar MNG FOOD

    Vegetarian options: Had 🍟 fries and beer. Decent venue!

    Dimpi Mehta Avatar Dimpi Mehta
  • Wonderful place to visit

    锁斐 Avatar 锁斐

    Fresh food, excellent service. Gluten and dairy options were Devine.

    Katie Wood Avatar Katie Wood

    Superb service , very friendly team , food was fast , fresh and fantastic!!!!

    Mark Watkins Avatar Mark Watkins

    The best people and the best experience. We will be back. Shoutout Simon for the hospitality

    Henry Gardner Avatar Henry Gardner
  • Had the cheeseburger after our hike. Burger came with fries and was cooked perfectly. Cheers to the chef. The addition of beet was a yummy surprised. Enjoyed the view too.

    Chatch Sirisuth Avatar Chatch Sirisuth

    Fun and friendly atmosphere, a great place for a quick drink on your ventures. Sadly didn't have time to taste the food menu. But will definitely be back, even just for the view and banter, staff and management go above and beyond.

    Philip Kapitula Avatar Philip Kapitula

    Great place, delicious food, friendly service.

    Megan Dykes Avatar Megan Dykes

    Great fish and chips. Loved the portion of the basket. DF slaw was excellent. Wish I could take some home. Cashier/bartender(possibly owners) were excellent too! Andy was our favorite though!

    Tina Black Avatar Tina Black
  • Fantastic service and people. The mussel dish was incredible

    sea bass Avatar sea bass

    Great fish tacos and calamari

    Jenza Avatar Jenza

    The best fish and chips I've eaten so far! The salad, the freshness of the sauce and the fish itself was so good. The fish tacos were also delightful. We just missed out on the beautiful ocean views though. Despite that the ambience was perfect, rhe service quick and the staff super friendly and helpful.

    Nicole Nunes Avatar Nicole Nunes

    I’m not exaggerating when I say this was the BEST fish n chips I’ve ever had!!! The staff was awesome and the view was amazing. Also their Green Apple Cider was delicious!

    Drew Goodman Avatar Drew Goodman
  • Perfect view looking into the ocean. Food was so fresh and great tasting. The man who served us was so helpful and pleasant. 10/10😊😊

    Tamika Jackson Avatar Tamika Jackson

    Fresh and lovely fish and chips. We also recommend the pork belly bites!

    Gina Bonner Avatar Gina Bonner

    Best Fish&Chips I’ve had! Been here twice and didn’t disappoint 😍 Perfect view, friendly staff and tasty food & drinks. Worth a trip to Waiheke 🌞

    Pia Kauffmann Avatar Pia Kauffmann

    Good food. Staff was correct.

    Timeri Linaud Avatar Timeri Linaud
  • The deck has stunning views with great service from the team. As for the food, the fish and chips were good and filling, the fish burger was very tasty but the star of the show was the squid dish. Absolutely delicious with a crisp flavourful batter and soft tender squid that is so difficult to come by. Will definitely be back in future.

    Sebastian de Jager Avatar Sebastian de Jager

    Simon and Steve know how to run a bar, awesome hospitality, service and views. Will be back for sure!

    Shaun Johnstone Avatar Shaun Johnstone

    Great location, food, staff and prices!

    Graeme Peter Howard Avatar Graeme Peter Howard

    Excellent fish and chips in terms of flavor and portions plus a gorgeous view! Love that they offered a GF option with the fish grilled, and the slaw was the perfect balance to the fish and fries saltiness.

    Hannah Ochs Avatar Hannah Ochs
  • Every time we visit Waiheke we enjoy snapper, chips, tartare & coleslaw at Yhe Local. Always great & the best value on the island!

    Elizabeth Hayes Avatar Elizabeth Hayes

    I loved their chicken burger. The staff were nice too.

    Elica Mehr Avatar Elica Mehr

    Ordered a steak sandwich pretty good alright and ate outside with a view of the oneroa beach

    Wi Brown Avatar Wi Brown

    Food and service up with the best I’ve ever experienced. Simon and the team really know how to look after their customers. Will definitely be back

    Taine Ross Avatar Taine Ross
  • Delicious fish and chips - fish was very fresh and nicely cooked, as were the chip and the $20 deal is really good value! Beautiful view from outside seating too.

    Kushla Currie Avatar Kushla Currie

    We’ve visited The Local a few times now & we love the friendly atmosphere, the fantastic snapper & chips and the glorious view of Auckland’s best bay! Cheers, Andrew & Denise

    Andrew Seeley Avatar Andrew Seeley

    Awesome food, awesome drinks.

    Laurence Tews Avatar Laurence Tews

    Food and service up with the best I’ve ever experienced. Simon and the team really know how to look after their customers. Will definitely be back

    Taine Ross Avatar Taine Ross

Reviews from TripAdvisor

  • star rating  Great lunch and drinks spot in Oneroa - We were looking for a lunch place in Oneroa having walked from the ferry and came across The Local down an alley from the main Ocean View Road on the beach side. We sat inside with the outside terrace being busy but still had a sea view. Friendly and informal, you order at the bar and can watch the world come and go and say hello to the charming black retriever Andy who lives here. The Snapper and Chips was excellent - very tasty and even the salad accompaniment was more-ish. A decent rose wine washed it down well. Reasonable prices and a proper lunch in a place where the owners work. Also free wifi and complimentary water available. A great option in Oneroa.

    avatar thumb Peter M
    November 17, 2023
  • star rating  A highlight of our Waiheke Island tour. - Great fish&chips. Awesome view and atmosphere. Very friendly hosts. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Thanks for our special souvenir. The Tiger lady.

    avatar thumb helenbZ371LL
    October 6, 2023
  • star rating  The Local for Lunch - During our visit to Waiheke Island, while in Oneroa, decided to stop at The Local to grab some lunch.
    Decided to go for the fish and chips with a beer and glass of local chardonnay, and grabbed a seat outside overlooking Oneroa beach.
    Amazing food, fish was melt in your mouth, and the fries were some of the best we have ever eaten.
    While enjoying our lunch, some of the other patrons pointed out a pod of dolphins of Oneroa beach having a play.
    What a way to top of a delicious lunch, we did stay longer to enjoy the dolphins, and maybe have another beer and wine!!

    avatar thumb An1ta069
    September 11, 2023
  • star rating  Great casual dining - Fantastic food (snapper and chips) friendly service, relaxed atmosphere. Second visit, we were not disappointed. : )

    avatar thumb joyfulhols
    July 6, 2023
  • star rating  good seafood restaurant - This is a little hole in the wall restaurant that serves great seafood. I had very good snapper and chips, some of the best I've had. My sister also enjoyed her fish sandwich.

    avatar thumb Beverly S
    March 20, 2023
  • star rating  Wonderful views and wonderful food - Possibly the nicest fish and chip lunch we have enjoyed overlooking the beach. Nice friendly place, good atmosphere and our lunch was great.
    We’ve sampled similar around the world but I think this is really ace and will get a return visit.

    avatar thumb PaulF51
    January 24, 2023
  • star rating  Great - Awesome, friendly service with wonderful food. Fresh, tasty and quickly served on a busy night. There are some bad reviews on here but I completely disagree with all of them. Would recommend to family and friends.

    avatar thumb angelacU4196HH
    August 26, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent - Really great service, totally yummy snacks, a stunning view and very cute set-up! Highly recommend!!

    avatar thumb 644mel
    August 5, 2022
  • star rating  Recommended - Had lunch here twice during our weekend on Waiheke. Fish tacos, then back again for snapper and chips and Waiheke pinot gris. Delicious both times, and friendly staff.

    avatar thumb acootraveller
    June 5, 2021
  • star rating  Couldn’t ask for better! - We hired an area at the Local for the day after our wedding and could not have picked a better spot.

    From the views to the food to the drinks to the friendly, attentive staff who looked after us all day (and were great to communicate with in the long lead up - cheers covid lol) we would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back!

    Thanks again Simon and team!

    avatar thumb HayleyK291
    April 21, 2021

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