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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

) #16 of 686 Restaurants in Wellington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, Cafe,
7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-387 4539
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (57 reviews)
“salads” (23 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

After a wonderful meal in a great location with good service, we were disappointed to find that you charge the antiquated 10% public holiday surcharge when so many other businesses (e.g. petrol stations, retail outlets, activities etc.) and restaurants these days, choose not to. We...More

3  Thank lpw2017
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the feedback. We have often considered the extra cost that the cafe incurs when we open on a public holiday but management have now agreed that we won't charge a surcharge. So thanks for the nudge! Hopefully we'll see you again sometime!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visit here quite regularly with family and friends. We always avoid peak times as it can be a bit crazy. Lots of great options on the menu but my favourite will always be the Big Bay Breakfast with extra hollandaise on the side. Only gripe...More

2  Thank Anthony G
bronwynk57, Manager at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for the feedback - please feel free to ask for your large Flat White in a cup. No problems there!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Good service, good coffee, good view. They let us know in advance that there would be a bit of a wait on food, and staff were always on hand to order more drinks

Thank 00Becky88
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback and sorry for the wait! Cheers

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A busy cafe, great location but the 2 hour wait for food was not worth it. The food was average and clearly put together in a rush. There was no apology for the wait and frankly the arrogance of the waiter was unbelievable.More

Thank Lkw W
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Apologies for your obviously very disappointing experience. We do try to offer a great dining experience. So if you were able to email me your address perhaps I could post a voucher as an apology and to give you the opportunity to try us again?...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Right on the beach, upstairs (no lift) great view. They don't take bookings and it's very busy but we didn't wait long for a table of 5. Brunch style menu with home made healthy salads and treats. We tried the fish tortilla, mussels, toasted sandwich,...More

Thank Lisa_Renee_Compain
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback and sorry for the wait! Cheers

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this cafe full of vibrancy! The fresh salads are full of originality and colour and most of the food is of exceptional quality. Friendly, professional service with extra special attitude from the servers.

Thank ilovelife77
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback! Cheers

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must do in Wellington With a beautiful view out into the Cook Strait and then the food comes I make sure I go there if I am in Wellington as it is great food. Coffee is good there too

Thank paul_teddy
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback! Cheers

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went here with a few friend for just some nibbles and a late lunch. We were not disappointed. I had a ham cheese and caramelized onion toasties and they were to die for and friends loved all there dishes also. Tasty coffee, good service and...More

Thank CrazyT89
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback! Cheers

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Only had morning coffee but the atmosphere and view was terrific. Told that the line for brunch on weekends winds out the door, down the stairs, and into the parking lot. Not surprised.

Thank Joe R
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback! Cheers

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered off the snack menu mussels, quesadillas and fries. Wash it down with a tasty craft beer. Enjoy the view. Off for an afternoon nap. Fantastic. You wouldn't pick it from the outside. Treat yo self.

1  Thank Jeromy M
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback! Cheers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-387 4539
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