Whitianga Scallop & Seafood Celebration – Book Early!

Whitianga Scallop & Seafood Celebration – Book Early!

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fish and scallop seafood dishes

Local restaurants have designed special seafood menus and booked entertainment to celebrate the upcoming Whitianga Scallop and Seafood Celebration from 12-20 September.


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The Esplanade Apartment Managers, Deborah and Terry Bibby have been working with 16 local restaurants, cafes and takeaways to celebrate Whitianga as the ’Scallop Capital’ of New Zealand. The nine days are packed full of dining experiences including a diverse range of seafood dishes and entertainment options. 

When several loyal guests from last year’s Scallop Festival retained their accommodation bookings despite the cancellation of the 2020 Scallop Festival we decided we should collaborate with other local businesses and provide a similar theme on a smaller scale. We talked to local restaurants who were immediately keen to get on board, and the Whitianga Scallop and Seafood Celebration was born!

Deborah and Terry Bibby, Whitianga Scallop and Seafood Celebration Organisers

Local Hospitality Businesses Collaborating

Deborah and Terry have confirmation that some restaurants are close to being booked to capacity already. So whether you are interested in fast, fine, lunch or evening dining there are nine days to choose from – and the message is book early!

Participating Restaurants, Cafes and Takeaways

  • Grace O'Malley's Inn 
  • Smitty's Sports Bar & Grill 
  • The Lost Spring 
  • The French Fig 
  • Saby's Kitchen 
  • Snapper Jacks
  • Dino's Pizza and Pasta
  • Mercury Bay Estate Winery & Restaurant
  • The Coroglen Tavern 
  • Go Vino 
  • Espy Cafe 
  • Harbour House Café
  • Stoked
  • The Whitianga Hotel
  • Sangam Indian Cuisine
  • Salt
  • Hula
  • Blue Ginger
  • Buffalo Beach Takeaways
  • Whitianga Takeaways & Fresh Fish.

For more information click on the related links button below to restaurant details, view menus and entertainment details. 

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