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Cuisine: European, Fusion, Pizza
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

A stylish dining experience awaits at this cozy vibrant restaurant located in the heart of Kensington.

Red Dining was recently featured in the Culture Trip Top 10 Whangarei restaurants. Specialists also in gourmet pizzas (including their famous metre-long pizzas), fresh pasta dishes, steak, and seafood options, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Creative, fresh and beautifully plated, dishes are a re-imagination of classic Kiwi and European fusion cuisine. From pan seared scotch fillet & saffron seafood tagliatelle, to fresh snapper and sous vide duck - you can enjoy a dynamic explosion of flavours.

The pizzas are just as special, with 18 gourmet out-of-this-world toppings to try, customer favourites include the Kiwi Red Roast, Red Barnyard & Red Baron - with the Red theme continuing throughout both food & decor.

A stylish indoor dining area with booth & table seating greets you on arrival & a large outdoor fairy lit conservatory area is popular with large group gatherings. Super friendly staff & dedicated chef team provide atmosphere for you to dine with friends and family.

Want to make an occasion extra special? Red Dining fresh bake to order a giant chocolate chip cookie with a personalised message! Please contact the restaurant direct for more info.

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Red Dining
3 Kensington Avenue
Whangarei 0112

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm - 8pm

Phone: 09 459 5380

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Red Dining
Location: Whangarei
Cuisine: European, Fusion, Pizza
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Anna Stolk-Noall

Friendly welcome, and given adequate time to choose. I had the beetroot and haloumi entrée, which was a wonderful blend of flavours, and for mains I had lamb rump, cooked exactly as I had requested. My husband stole a bit of my entrée, had the Angus beef mains and the chocolate fondant dessert. Both were perfect. I stole a mouthful of his ice cream, nice. All through the service was excellent. We especially appreciated being asked if we were ready for the mains cooking to start. Overall a great time.

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Alan Cowan

Wow wow what a great place and food was 10 out of 10

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Sharon Harding

Wow the minute you enter you are treated with importance
The specials are explained the two and three course meal deal is shown and if that doesn't tempt you, there is their menu choices.
We went for the pizzas and the pasta and they all were mouthwatering
Thoroughly recommend taking up a meal at Red Dining

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Victoria Brown

We went to dinner for my husbands birthday, 3 kids in tow including a newborn. The staff were amazing and very accommodating and attentive. The food was beautiful, so many great options on the menu and generous portions. We would happily return and will be telling everyone how great it is. Thank you!

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We had an awesome experience, a lovely atmosphere, food was delicious and the service was the best I have experienced in Whangarei.

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Excellent service and kid friendly for our kids aged 3 and 7. The food quality was excellent and the plating of the food was very aesthetically pleasing.

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Sharon Harding

From the moment we arrived attention was so positive
Started with pizza bread, followed by scotch fillet that melted in your mouth, husband had seafood pasta that was also delicious.
Can't fault food or service
will be back

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Sharon Harding

The minute we walked in service was first rate.
We had the rawfish as entree with garlic bread, followed by their famous pizza's "Red Baron and Red Barnyard", both having great flavour's and a delicious base.
Would recommend a visit

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Manuela Freeman

My friend and I had a great time at RED DINING. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly and swift too. My steak dish was the best I had in ages - and I tend to order scotch at most restaurants I go to. A thick succulent piece cooked to my liking. With fresh crunchy Broccoli and big fries. Red wine jus and onion rings completed the dish well. My friend enjoyed her g/f Saffron Seafood Tagliatelle just as much. Plus she indulged in a lemon Sorbet and was not disappointed. This was a great meal deal and we will definitely be back.

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Jayne Strickland

Just love eating out here. Their food is so awesome. Tonight we ordered the chicken and brandy pate pot, the pork belly entrée, the red barnyard pizza and the pear, roquette, parmesan salad. Just one serving of each all served in one hit for us to share. Topped off with a glass of pinot gris each, it was primo. Everything was cooked to perfection and that salad I highly recommend. I wanted to pick up the plate and lick it hahahaha. The pork belly had a beetroot coulis that was so tasty! Such an explosion of flavours for the entire lot. If you are ever in Whangarei, this place is a must to dine out. Guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Anna Walker

My first time dining out in Whangarei was a success! The team at Red Dining are friendly and cheerful. The pizzas are packed full of toppings (would have preferred shredded chicken on one pizza). We finished off with a gooey chocolate fondant and a gorgeous sticky date pudding that could've been on Masterchef. Thanks for a great night!

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Sheryl Riceman

Amazing seafood risotto, no room for anything else lol. Fantastic service as always

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Victoria Brown

This is the second time i have dined here, both different occasions and different food each visit. Absolutely delicious! Food is amazing and staff are so attentive. Highly recommend this place. It may not look like much from the road but this restaurant is one of my absolute favorites - it never disappoints. I will be back.

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Hana Thompson

First time at this restaurant and it was my wedding anniversary. Staff were polite and quick. Food was absolutely incredible and j still cannot stop thinking about my Chocolate Fondant dessert. I will DEFINITELY be coming back here again

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Delicious food in a lovely environment

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Anna Stolk-Noall

Friendly welcome, and given adequate time to choose. I had the beetroot and haloumi entrée, which was a wonderful blend of flavours, and for mains I had lamb rump, cooked exactly as I had requested. My husband stole a bit of my entrée, had the Angus beef mains and the chocolate fondant dessert. Both were perfect. I stole a mouthful of his ice cream, nice. All through the service was excellent. We especially appreciated being asked if we were ready for the mains cooking to start. Overall a great time.

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Lovely dinner out to celebrate a birthday. First time dining here and will definitely be back. Thank you Red

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Great food and service. The lamb was amazing and so was the pizza.

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Aleisha Pienaar

reception was very professional and inviting. she explained the menu with confidence. the food and atmosphere was very pleasant. the service was very friendly and helpful. this restaurant can be recommended to anyone.

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Food was really great and we had an awesome dessert. Thanks to the wonderful attentive staff. Will be returning

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The food is really good. We will definately go back for a next dinner.

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Karina Schreurs

Amazing pizza! Best vegan experience yet and rest of the family loved their food! So worth going and checking it out!

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Sharon Harding

Brought my family from Aus to try out Red Pizza .Each of us had a different flavoured pizza and were not disappointed.
Staff were excellent and service was quick
Definitely recommend trying them out

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Staff very friendly and accommodating. Food was great especially the pizza and chocolate fondant. Very good dining experience overall.

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Mikayla Veale

Food was amazing and the customer service was really good. Will definitely be back.

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Julie Tatana

What a fantastic night at Red dining! Wonderful attentive service, food was delicious, mains were very big. Great atmosphere with the servers checking on our table through our meal. Thank you

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Jane Santos Lim

always a nice place to dine.

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Riana Viane

An awesome experience. Great food, great ambiance. I will be back taking my family along.

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Sheryl Riceman

Another awesome dining experience with such yummy food and great service

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Hazel Bryant

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Another amazing meal, love trying the new menu items.

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Alan Cowan

Wow wow what a great place and food was 10 out of 10

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Sharon Harding

Wow the minute you enter you are treated with importance
The specials are explained the two and three course meal deal is shown and if that doesn't tempt you, there is their menu choices.
We went for the pizzas and the pasta and they all were mouthwatering
Thoroughly recommend taking up a meal at Red Dining

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Deborah Darton

Scrumptious food and attentive service with a cosy atmosphere. Highly recommend Red Dining.

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Victoria Brown

We went to dinner for my husbands birthday, 3 kids in tow including a newborn. The staff were amazing and very accommodating and attentive. The food was beautiful, so many great options on the menu and generous portions. We would happily return and will be telling everyone how great it is. Thank you!

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Sharon Harding

Always a rewarding experience.
Pork belly mouthwatering
,pizzas are filling with a crispy basis.
10/10

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We had a great night with awesome food. Service was great with a lovely ambience. We would recommend it for a night out for the family or a quiet place to go for a nice meal and a drink.

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Anna Stolk-Noall

Our group of 4 all enjoyed fabulous food that was cooked to perfection. We didn't realise it until we arrived, that it was the final day of their mid winter Christmas menu, and 3 of us chose from this menu, warm lamb salad, pork belly and salmon. One chose a gourmet pizza. All was delicious. Comfortable seating in pleasant surroundings. At first the service was a bit slow and disorganised, but they caught up. Definitely a place to return to.

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We had an awesome experience, a lovely atmosphere, food was delicious and the service was the best I have experienced in Whangarei.

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Deborah Darton

Red Dining was simply divine.

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Excellent service and kid friendly for our kids aged 3 and 7. The food quality was excellent and the plating of the food was very aesthetically pleasing.

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We enjoyed our dinner here.
Food is great, and service is attentive. If we weren’t in a hurry we would have enjoyed ourselves and tried more range of pizza.
Pizza were delicious and we had fun.

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Very friendly and efficient staff, tasty and well presented mains, the desserts really good.

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Julie Tatana

Had a wonderful date night. Delicious food & great attentive service. I really enjoyed my salmon salad, the lamb shank had a great taste but was not falling off the bone. Thank you for awesome hospitality.

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Neville Richards

Although we are from Taranaki, we bought this for our daughters 50th birthday to share when in Northland. All agreed this was a great meal had by all. And the birthday cookie was an absolute highlight. Thank you Red Restaurant for a wonderful night

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We all loved our meal here. Everything was cooked perfectly, kids loved there cheese pizza. I would recommend the lamb shank, everyone was eating mine as well, it was that nice. The service was great, always came to our table if it looked like we needed anything. The chocolate fondant was beautiful. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

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Sharon Harding

From the moment we arrived attention was so positive
Started with pizza bread, followed by scotch fillet that melted in your mouth, husband had seafood pasta that was also delicious.
Can't fault food or service
will be back

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Sheryl Riceman

New Autumn menu is available and there are some really exciting dishes on it - I tried the squid - yum, and the smoked salmon - little bit disappointed with how little salmon there was compared to the quantity of greenery but still very tasty. The breads and pizzas are amazing, although our dinner companions pasta was a bit tough tonight. Always a great night there

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Maddie Havenar

Our group had a lovely, quiet experience at Red Dining. The food was spot on and service attentive. Would recommend and go back!

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Jessica Gray

Had a brilliant meal, ambiance was perfect and the staff were very attentive to our needs. Perfect restaurant for a magical date night or night out with friends.

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We had a great evening with friends enjoying great food and service. The hardest thing was deciding what to choose off the menu as it all looked so good.

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Deborah Darton

Red Dining is always a Real Delight. Food is faultless and the service superb.

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Sue Hepple

Lovely meal and service.

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We had a great time great food and excellent service

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The service and food was great will definitely recommend to friends

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Lovely meal and the service was fantastic!!! We took our boys (9 & 10) and they really enjoyed the meal. Nice to see a kids menu with interesting food on it. We will certainly be back.

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Gennine Keatley

Don’t get too eat out very often, so first table was a lovely option. The food was divine, beautifully presented, and tasty. The waitress was a pleasure, very friendly and attentive. A top spot for a great night out. Will definitely be back!!

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Fantastic food and great service

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Food was delicious, with a great atmosphere, saffron seafood a definite must for the seafood lovers, and lemon mousse for the sweet tooth...love the first table experience, great prices meal.

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Maree Stables

service was great, food was well presented and Delicious and filling, it even filled up my husband, which hard to do at restaurants. well done definitely will come back

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Isaiah King

I was very satisfied with my dining experience at Red Dining. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the atmosphere was comfortable (although it could have been improved by being cooler inside and having quieter music) and the food was great. I would definitely recommend the hearty 'Kiwi Red Roast' pizza and the fruit sorbet (great for sharing and leaves you feeling refreshed). I'll definitely be back.

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