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 TripAdvisor

  • 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

Reviews from Google

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

    Henry Gardner Avatar Henry Gardner
  • 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
  • I loved their chicken burger. The staff were nice too.

    Elica Mehr Avatar Elica Mehr
  • Good food. Staff was correct.

    Timeri Linaud Avatar Timeri Linaud
  • 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
  • Awesome food, awesome drinks.

    Laurence Tews Avatar Laurence Tews
  • Superb service , very friendly team , food was fast , fresh and fantastic!!!!

    Mark Watkins Avatar Mark Watkins
  • 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
  • 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 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

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