About us.

Down the Road Local Eatery & Deli is about sharing our love of local food.

Set in an iconic Art Deco style building just out of Whangarei city centre, it’s a celebration of the delicious food and beverage that is grown, raised and produced in the beautiful Northland region of New Zealand.

We offer a casual all day dining experience with attentive, humble service. We’re committed to presenting uncomplicated dishes that honour the vibrant flavours of this region and connect us all with its provenance.

Throughout the seasons our menu reflects what is abundant and at it’s very best. We celebrate boutique producers, even if this means availability is sometimes short lived, this is exactly what gets us excited throughout the year!

You can choose to stay or takeaway.

The Eatery is where you can enjoy local food in the character surrounds of an historic property.  We have lots of spaces to choose from and you can stop for a quick cuppa or stay for a more leisurely meal and drinks.

The Deli is perfect for goodness on the go. Delicious ready-to-eat-meals for lunch, dinner or in-between snacking. There will also be an evolving range of locally produced gourmet products, great for elevating options in your kitchen at home.

Keen to stay longer and explore?

Down the Road is about celebrating the local treasures of Northland. The inspiration behind the name is that we love this beautiful country for all the quintessential elements that make it unique. We know that wherever we find ourselves, there is a wonderful bounty to be discovered just ‘down the road’.

Whether it’s a breathtaking natural backdrop, unique adventures, delicious food to savour, or meeting the everyday heroes who are mastering the art of living and simply pursuing their dreams. We have a passion for uncovering local treasures and we’re very much enjoying our Northland journey.

If all this sounds like a bit of you and you’re looking to stay and experience the region some more, why not check out ESCAPE Down the Road. Our boutique accommodation makes a great little holiday home. Along with a growing list of our personal recommendations for local discoveries, we promise there’s lots of ways to enjoy this beautiful region.

Thanks for popping in,
Justine and Joe