4 Eateries on Waiheke Island loved by locals

 - Oyster Inn: Probably in the higher cost bracket but for a special occasion this is the place to indulge your yearning for rich food. Set high above street level, you have the option of dining inside or out on the balcony. Live music often on offer.

- Fenice: Italian offering with a Kiwi twist. Great atmosphere and lovely staff with a warm fire inside. Booth seating along the exterior flank. Great pizza. Nice coffee, delicious breakfast and impressive overall vibe.

- Solar Cafe: Carefully managed by the owners, this place has amazing food, with many ingredients direct from their garden. Occasional live music, views, large beer garden and welcoming spaces to dine inside. Amazing coffee and superb staff.

- Charlie Farleys: An island institution. Try the date scones with cream! Spectacular on a sunny day with the large deck which opens up almost directly to the beach. Great staff. New menu. Live music every Thursday at 5pm.