Schnappa Rock Bar and Restaurant - Tutukaka - Northland

Where the kaimoana (the Maori word for ‘seafood’) is fresh, sustainable and local. Where produce (where possible) is supplied straight from the garden. What’s not to love?

Passionate about service, passionate about food.

In the five years since taking the helm at Schnappa Rock, Tutukaka’s restaurant and bar, Nick Keene and Esther Eves have prided themselves in providing a unique ambience and quality foods in an atmosphere best described as sub tropical escapism.

Set in the heart of New Zealand’s most notable diving destination - Tutukaka - the portal to the Poor Knights Islands where the diving experience is rated among the best in the world, Schnappa Rock is the perfect venue to experience Racion Polynesia, a dish designed to tempt the divers who will ascend from the depths hungry for a taste of the local seafood on offer.

The same applies for anglers home after a day hunting elusive kaimoana or the casual sightseer on a day trip along the Tutukaka Coast. Fresh, local and sustainable is the catch cry at Schnappa Rock. The fish is line caught, local and fresh.