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Delicious food,
Fantastic service,
Relaxed atmosphere

Quite simply, that's what you can expect at Split Bar & Restaurant.

Located in the centre of Whangarei's CBD, our restaurant and cocktail bar offers a cosy yet contemporary dining experience, while our garden bar provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere and a giant screen for all of the big sports fixtures.

We use the freshest local produce, seafood and succulent New Zealand beef & lamb, complemented by a selection of beautiful New Zealand wines and a range of beers on tap.

Our friendly team pride themselves on their attentive service - but don't take our word for it, come in and experience it for yourself. We look forward to hosting you.

Pork Belly. Waiter serving platter. Table setting

Inspired by a love of the ocean, food & hospitality

When we're not busy serving up mouthwatering meals and outstanding service, you're likely to find us out on Whangarei's pristine coast gathering seafood to be prepared and shared with family, friends and a few beers.

For us, hosting isn't just a job, it's engrained in our way of living - and we've worked hard on making sure that's reflected in the experience for anyone who visits Split.

Dan in kayak with kingfish. Fish of the day dish. Dan pouring a beer

The meeting of two worlds

Proudly owned and operated by brothers Dan and Karl Marsland, Split derives its name from their ancestral connections to Croatia. The Dalmatian spirit and values that have been passed down, mixed with a passion for Northland's people and environment, is what makes Split much-loved by locals and visitors alike.

Whether you're dining with us or simply wish to enjoy the cosy, relaxed atmosphere, a glass of wine and a delicious mezze platter, you are always welcome at Split.

To make a booking, please call (09) 438 0999.
For group enquiries please email

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Croatian hills. Whangarei Heads landscape. Interior of Split Restaurant


Fantastic food. Great presentation. Quick friendly service. I would say it's the best place I've eaten in Whangarei.

The meals were all very good with some really special flavours coming through, add to that the great service from the lovely, friendly staff and it made for an awesome night.

Everything is always cooked and prepared to perfection, and the staff are always friendly and accommodating.

Would recommend to anyone wanting good quality food at a reasonable price in a relaxed environment. Top notch.

Fantastic friendly wait staff, bar staff and management. We have eaten here many times and would have no hesitation recommending Split to anyone.