Where to Eat
Where to Shop
Palm Beach Bungalows are self-catering accommodation. We supply a well-equipped kitchenette and facilities for making a cup of tea or coffee, but you will need to make sure you have provisions for your stay.
Palm Beach Store is within easy walking distance, and is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm in winter and 8am to 6.30pm in summer.
Oneroa 4 Square or Waiheke Fruit & Vege are both on Oceanview Road, the main road through the village as you travel from the ferry to Palm Beach.
Raw at Waiheke, within walking distance, but you might prefer to taxi back, is in Putiki Road, Ostend. They have organic and gourmet supplies as well as fresh fruit and veges.
Countdown Supermarket – brand new, now located in the middle of Ostend village.
Open 7 days – 7am to 9pm (Accessible by bus from the Bungalows. Or walk there and taxi back).
They now offer delivery but please make sure you give clear instructions, including which Bungalow you are in, as we are not on-site to help with lost orders. There is also a service which delivers shopping to the wharf for a couple of hours in the afternoons – see Countdown’s website for details.
Te Matuku Bay Oysters now have a seafood shop in the Countdown complex.
Saturday market stalls (lots of food etc) are in the RSA grounds, Ostend. Saturday 8am-1.30ish
Ostend is being developed as a shopping hub for this part of the island so new shops and cafes are being added. The area is within walking distance of the Bungalows although you might prefer to catch a bus or taxi back if loaded down with shopping!
As well as the supermarket, vege shop and cafes, there are a couple of lovely homeware and gift stores – True Blue and Likerish (down the drive behind the little row of shops) – a chemist, a liquor barn and a surf shop.
Cafes and Restaurants
(It’s often a good idea to phone first for evening bookings, as hours/days vary – some are only seasonal and closed for Winter; quiet kitchens close before 8pm)
Within walking distance:
Palm Beach Fish & Chips – 12-8pm
09 372 2988 SADLY THIS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS AFTER MAJOR FLOODING
The Look Out – Restaurant/bar/seaview/pool 09 372 0011
(Go to the crossroads of Palm Road and Hill Road, and look for Waiheke Island Resort, entrance on 4 Bay Rd ) They have been closed for renovations for a long time but should be up and running again this summer.
Ostend village (20mins’ walk)
Timbuktu Nomadic Deli – this is new and just wonderful. 8am to 4pm. 09 372 2544
They don’t have a website yet but their facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/timbuktudeli/info
Cookhouse RSA – restaurant/bar 09 3722719
Franco’s European bakery – opp RSA 09 372 2414
Belgium Street café – breakfast/lunch/coffee 09 372 3373
Island Pizza and Burgers – affordable range of very nice pizzas and other takeaways. 15 Belgium St, open 11am to 9pm 09 212 5505
Surfdale (approx 3km)
Frenchot French bakery and cafe – wonderful crepes and galettes! Dining areas in the front of the shop but also out the back. Formal dining upstairs in the evenings. We love this place! Just be aware, though, that the cafe closes early in the winter – around 3pm – so best to check before setting out 09 372 3400
Stefano’s Pizzeria pizza and pasta 09 372 5309
(delivery available) Pizza here used to be awesome – still is good but quite expensive. There is also a range of other Indian cuisine based food now. The tiramisu is amazing!
Home Bakery KiwiStyle 09 372 9949
Goldie Room Goldie Vineyard/lunch 09 372 7493
Malones’ Irish Tavern restaurant 09 372 8011
Kennedy Point Vineyard/lunch 09 372 5600
Ajadz authentic Indian cuisine/takeaway. Will deliver 09 372 2588
Cable Bay vineyard restaurant – another of our favourites, with informal and formal dining options 09 372 5889
Delight Mezze bar café seaviews 09 372 9035
Fenice Italian cuisine/fire .. seaviews 09 372 8711
Mudbrick Vineyard sea and city views, restaurant 09 372 9050
Little Wai food, coffee (below Wai Kitchen)
Oneroa Bowling Club restaurant 09 372 7180
Red Crab Thai Restaurant/takeways sea views 09 372 9185
Rickys bar/cafe ..7 days sea views 09 372 2273
Sandbar bar/pizza(downstrs VinoVino) Sea views 09 372 9458
Solar Eatery & Bar seaviews. Lovely outdoor area, dog friendly, great beer. Another of our favourites. 09 372 2133
Spice café (on main street) 09 372 7659
The Bay @ Matiatia by wharf Seafront 09 372 8543
Vino Vino restaurant/bar/fire – sea view 09 372 9888
Wai Kitchen 1/149 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa 1081
09-372 7505 Great breakfast/lunch, food/coffee seaviews
Dragonfired pizza etc @ Little Oneroa beach (generally summer only)
Beachfront seafront cafe/bar 09 372 2565
Casita Miro -Vineyard/restaurant – one of our absolute favourites for evening dining. Probably just a little too far to walk…but only just! 09 372 7854
Charlie Farley –seafront Restaurant – probably our favourite for lunch on a day when we’re having a stroll on Onetangi beach! Dog friendly, but you have to sit outside. 09 3724106
GrubToGo – KiwiStyle pizza/takeaway 09 372 3166
Jesters Onetangi Vineyard 09 3721014
Margarita’s – Mexican – Saratoga Vineyard Estate 09 3726372
Nice Touch Golf Club café 09 372 3344
Stonyridge Vineyard/cafe 09 372 8822
The Shed (Te Motu Vineyard) restaurant 09 372 6884
Waiheke Golf Club cafe .. 09 372 3344
Wild On Waiheke -winery/Brewery. Amazing ginger beer, fun activities, lovely food platters, outdoor seating 09 3723434
Peacock Sky, Onetangi. Wine, lunch platters . 09 950 4386
Rocky Bay (7km)
Ridgeview restaurant/winer 09 372 3223
Te Whau Vineyard/restaurant 09 372 7191
Ringawera Bakery 104 Te Whau Drive. Award-winning bakery, and excellent coffee. Well worth a visit, but only open until 11.30am each day.
Passage Rock Vineyard/café 09 372 7257
Salumeria italian bar/restaurant .. 09 372 2148
View East wine, lunch platters . 09 372 2717
Poderi Crisci al fresco dining highly recommended 09 372 2148
Man o War Vineyards. Fabulous for lunch if you have a little time and your own transport. www.manowarvineyards.co.nz/ Tasting room, lovely view.