Cuisine: A La Carte, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Grab your kit, we’re going camping! Perfect for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner, welcome to The Tent.

As well as its canvas roof, The Tent enjoys large windows on all sides of the restaurant which let in every ray of beautiful NZ sunlight. Its interior is just as bright, with playful yellow chairs, cheerful hanging plants and a bakery full of goodies!

The breakfast and lunch menu serves traditional grub as well as a few surprises. Start your day right with the Tent Big Breakfast, creamy mushrooms on toast or mince on toast (yes really!) Fill your boots at lunch with their Korean fried chicken burger or order a few tapas plates to share. Pork ribs or sticky chicken wings, anyone?

For dinner, enjoy the same tapas menu as well as a few guest appearances on the mains menu. The roasted vegetable lasagne is a beautiful vegetarian alternative and the chicken linguini is deliciously creamy. Head to The Tent at all hours of the day; just don’t be surprised if you don’t end up there 24/7!

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The Tent Orewa
10 Tamariki Ave
Orewa 0931

Open Hours:
Sunday - Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday - Saturday 8am - 9pm

Phone: +64 9 426 8997
Website: www.thetent.co.nz

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The Tent Orewa
Location: Orewa
Cuisine: A La Carte, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $30

Reviews

Karen Browne

We enjoyed a late lunch at The Tent on Sunday afternoon for my husbands birthday. I absolutely recommend the Cajun chicken salad cooked till crispy but moist in the centre and so many flavours in the salad with plenty if mango, avocado, cherry tomato, mushroom, beetroot and a generous slices of halloumi. I lived it and would come back to have it again. My hubby liked his go to eggs Benedict and a decent large latte. I topped it off with an ice coffee which was also a good size. I lived the light and airy unique feel of the tent. Staff served sparkling water which is a nice touch and checked on us a couple of times. Well done everyone.

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Michele Ching

Had a lovely lunch with my daughters and grandaughter. Food was great and service friendly and efficient. My 1yr old grandaughter especially enjoyed the chocolate waffle :-)

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Melissa Van Vollenhoven

The service was quick and friendly. The food was great and well presented.

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It was a delightful atmosphere bright and warm. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food arrived on time and was well presented with eye catching display. It’s a handy location in Orewa and fabulous parking choices. The physical design lends itself to a spacious feeling which is hard to do in a busy cafe. Overall a definite enjoyable dine, we all enjoyed our breakfast. Nice to see how popular it’s becoming.

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Kate Delooze

I’m so surprised we’ve never been here before, will definitely be coming back. The food was perfect we tried the calamari which was so good, the waffles and smashed avo. Will definitely come back to try the other items on the menu

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June Franklin

Excellent!! great food great service.

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Joshua Lamb

We were four of us booked on First Table at “The Tent Orewa” last night. From the time we stepped into this restaurant and until the last moment we said good bye, we loved the experience!
The atmosphere was very cozy, the food was very good and the service was exceptional.

I don’t often write this level of positive remarks for a first table, but this restaurant deserves a very good write up. I challenge anyone to go and check it out for yourselves! In fact my wife and I came home saying we can take guests to this restaurant confidently and whether by First Table or otherwise in bigger groups, we will be confident in taking guests.

The food was timely, tasty and reasonably priced! There’s ample parking available for Diners. The restaurant itself is warm and we were really impressed with the service of the waiter! She made everyone on the Table feel warm and welcome, clearly and very politely communicated, Never made us feel rushed and was a very courteous host and represented the Tent Orewa very well! So it’s a very positive impression presented on behalf of the the staff and establishment.

Well done! And Thank you!

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Joanne Hopkins

Had a fantastic first experience at the Tent Restaurant. We enjoyed the atmosphere and were pleasantly surprised at how good the service and the food was! Absolutely loved there Korean Fried Chicken Burger and the Creme Brûlée was just Devine! Will definitely dine there again

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Amy Searle

Lovely vibe as soon as you walk in. Comfy couches and chairs. Waitresses were great with advise on food and very welcoming. Me and my friend shared chicken wings and bbq pork ribs, they were delicious then we also grabbed the chicken salad each it had everything you could want in a salad with great flavours that flowed nicely together, it was quite big too so really went over and above our expectations. Definitely will go again.

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John Wallace

All 4 of us had the beef burger and chips. Very tasty.....good sized meal. Service friendly and efficient.

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Karen Browne

We enjoyed a late lunch at The Tent on Sunday afternoon for my husbands birthday. I absolutely recommend the Cajun chicken salad cooked till crispy but moist in the centre and so many flavours in the salad with plenty if mango, avocado, cherry tomato, mushroom, beetroot and a generous slices of halloumi. I lived it and would come back to have it again. My hubby liked his go to eggs Benedict and a decent large latte. I topped it off with an ice coffee which was also a good size. I lived the light and airy unique feel of the tent. Staff served sparkling water which is a nice touch and checked on us a couple of times. Well done everyone.

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Michele Ching

Had a lovely lunch with my daughters and grandaughter. Food was great and service friendly and efficient. My 1yr old grandaughter especially enjoyed the chocolate waffle :-)

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Melissa Van Vollenhoven

The service was quick and friendly. The food was great and well presented.

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Thomas Mann

Great setting, very good service and food. The food was fresh, just took a long time to get out (over half an hour), which we did not mind. We will go back.

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The food and service were great. The only issue was timing - 2 of our meals came out, and then it was about 10-15 minutes before the other meals came out - which was a bit hard for our daughters, as it was their meals that were delayed.

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I felt the food was bought from countdown next door and out together on the plate from the cafe, as i was expecting the real deal, meaning made at the cafe then cooked there too, not bought and then cooked, presentation on the pita cheese garlic needs attention, just toasted sliced pita with melted cheese thrown on it....

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It was a delightful atmosphere bright and warm. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food arrived on time and was well presented with eye catching display. It’s a handy location in Orewa and fabulous parking choices. The physical design lends itself to a spacious feeling which is hard to do in a busy cafe. Overall a definite enjoyable dine, we all enjoyed our breakfast. Nice to see how popular it’s becoming.

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Kate Delooze

I’m so surprised we’ve never been here before, will definitely be coming back. The food was perfect we tried the calamari which was so good, the waffles and smashed avo. Will definitely come back to try the other items on the menu

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June Franklin

Excellent!! great food great service.

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Michele Ching

Lovely meal, service was a little slow and they were confused re my booking

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Really good food and service! Highly recommend the pork belly bao. A great location with nice ambience. Will be coming back.

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Lauren Van Rensburg

Very lovely setting, good food. We did go for dinner but it is probably better for lunch.

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June Franklin

Great food..great service...Will be going back...

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attentive service and tasty food. Would go back again.

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Staff friendly and efficient, nice atmosphere and food was delicious

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Denise Marsden

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was nice and it was an altogether great experience.

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Lisa Taylor

Food was awesome & matched by the service. Very generous portions. Well done & we'll definitely go again.

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Joshua Lamb

We were four of us booked on First Table at “The Tent Orewa” last night. From the time we stepped into this restaurant and until the last moment we said good bye, we loved the experience!
The atmosphere was very cozy, the food was very good and the service was exceptional.

I don’t often write this level of positive remarks for a first table, but this restaurant deserves a very good write up. I challenge anyone to go and check it out for yourselves! In fact my wife and I came home saying we can take guests to this restaurant confidently and whether by First Table or otherwise in bigger groups, we will be confident in taking guests.

The food was timely, tasty and reasonably priced! There’s ample parking available for Diners. The restaurant itself is warm and we were really impressed with the service of the waiter! She made everyone on the Table feel warm and welcome, clearly and very politely communicated, Never made us feel rushed and was a very courteous host and represented the Tent Orewa very well! So it’s a very positive impression presented on behalf of the the staff and establishment.

Well done! And Thank you!

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Phillippa Thompson

Entrees were to DIE FOR but the mains weren't as good! Nice and friendly staff

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Delicious!! Everything we ordered was on point!! Our waitress was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be coming back here for sure. Thank you for an amazing lunch.

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Lucia Smith

We had the place to ourselves & not many people now it's open at night. Lovely lighting & yummy food , hope to come again .

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Lovely meal, great service, nice location.

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We had an awesome breakfast, lovely atmosphere and food and friendly staff

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Melissa Hart

We had the best time at The Tent in Orewa last night. The service was top notch, right from the moment we walked in the door and the food was to die for! With 3 adults and 1 child we decided to get a large amount of share plates and they did not disappoint! We will definitely be going back.

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I really hope this place gets supported well. It was a pleasure to eat there.

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Fiona O'neill

Food and service was amazing. We loved everything we ate and would highly recommend.

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Great service, great food, would recommend!

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My family and I went to Tent for dinner. It was not very busy the night we dined there but I hope this changes as we had an amazing dinner! All the food we ordered (a lot of different things from the menu!) was absolutely delicious!
We would all definitely come and dine here again! Fabulous local restaurant and I hope it is here to stay so that we can continue to enjoy it!

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Lovely attentive waiter. The brownie is to die for! And the lamb ribs are a must order!

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Good food
Big portion

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Trevor Isted

The food was really nice and given how quiet the restaurant was we had nice service and were left in peace. We really can't complain.

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Maynard Niemeyer

Lovely setup. Place is spacious but intimate enough. We took a variety of tapas and had plenty with generous portions. Chicken wings and pork bao were standouts. Karaage chicken was unavailable, but we had popcorn chicken instead which was very nice. Food and drink prices are very reasonable.
Can well recommend this place. Will go again definitely.

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Trish OCallaghan

great tapas plates - tho the pork belly was very fatty. It would be good to say if it was free-range ...

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Amazing lunch ... our x4 dishes all had the WOW factor and the staff were attentive , friendly and very professional.
We will be back ... Thankyou first table and Tent ! What stars

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Gavin Bratty

Both the Ribs and wings are so good!!! Great food!

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We absolutely loved our dinning experience here! The food was delicious, we got a selection of share plates, ribs, calamari, chicken, curly fries and tiramisu for desert! They were all presented lovely and tasted amazing! I ended up putting it up on our local fb page as I wanted to share with every one! It was quite quiet when we were there which was sad to see as a beautiful place like this should be enjoyed. We will definitely be coming back!! Thank you

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Great service. All food was well presented and tasted great

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John Wallace

Our second time to The Tent which was as good as the first. The staff remembered us from our earlier visit there, even to the extent of serving our meals on plates rather than wooden platters which we had mentioned were one of our “pet hates”. We had good sized servings (one beef burger and one snapper and chips) which were served piping hot. Attentive table service without being overbearing. Nice cold water....both still and sparkling came without request. Will certainly return.

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Joanne Hopkins

Had a fantastic first experience at the Tent Restaurant. We enjoyed the atmosphere and were pleasantly surprised at how good the service and the food was! Absolutely loved there Korean Fried Chicken Burger and the Creme Brûlée was just Devine! Will definitely dine there again

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An enjoyable meal on a day of atrocious weather. We thought we were the only ones stupid enough to venture out but about a dozen others turned up. A good meal served with enthusiasm which, given the immediately obvious weather conditions, was well received.

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Food was absolutely gorgeous! Service was a little slow but we were not in any hurry.

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Food and service was fantastic, couldn't fault anything. We were surprised at how quiet the place was, and assume it is quite new as we hadn't heard of it before.

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First time at the Tent and will go back again. Great food, great staff and great, great, great.

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Lucia Smith

Really enjoyed the food here last night . We had the calamari to share ,which was super tender. My son loved his butter chicken & he's very fussy about his curries . I have the Thai beef salad which was fresh & tasty & my husband had the scotch steak also enjoyed. They pulled out two wonderful deserts . Good job all round .

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Colin Fairweather

Great service

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Unique Circus Tent like cafe with good food and good service

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La Wanda Cowan

It was nice that sparkling water was on tap. Food was nice and quick and well timed!
Really enjoyed the Oreo milk shake!

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We chose a selection of small plates/tapas. The service was fast and the food delightfully presented and the flavours delicious. It certainly rates highly against other restaurants nearby for quality and price.
It's a shame it's tucked away but hopefully more people will find it .

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