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Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The service was fantastic, the pumpkin soup was great as was the meat loaf. The view across the bay was amazing.

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Thank Kerith G
Coromandel, New Zealand
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Stop #2 of or Russel mini Pub crawl. Had a few beers and an ANZAC cookie. Ok value, beer was good. What more do I say

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Canberra, Australia
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We had a lamb burger and a muffin, which came to $41 with coffees. The restaurant has a very nice outlook and the staff very attentive. It seemed to take forever to get my burger, maybe they had to find a lamb roaming about, but it was very tasty and (almost) worth the wait.

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Thank Mr_25_7
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We last had lunch at The Wharf about 14 months ago and it was okay but nothing special. New ownership now and there is a distinct improvement. Although many might opt for the excellent, and more famous, Duke of Marlborough just along the street, The Wharf serves a really tasty and memorable lunch. We had a club sandwich and chowder.... More 

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1 Thank Steve J
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Best coffee in Russell! We couldn't wait until the next morning for your daily fix. Staff were super friendly.

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1 Thank melissabates
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We were there today with the family and it took 2 attempts to get a menu, then 10 mins later we finally got one. Then from there once we ordered it was 30 mins to receive our lunch with our 2 young boys going stir crazy. The Seafood Chowder was tasty but not worth the 40 mins it took to... More 

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Thank Mike H
Los Angeles, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

While visiting The Bay of Islands in the north island of New Zealand, we decided to take a ferry to island of Russell as we await our boat tour to "Hole in the Rock". We were starving so we stopped into The Wharf and it was such a delight. The staff are international, very helpful and the menu is tapas... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We'd had a good and relaxed lunch here three years earlier so headed straight there on disembarking the ferry, looking for a late lunch. Locals were coming in for coffee and cakes and people were sitting out on the outside seating area. We sat just inside the open glass doors and enjoyed a bottle of wine and light lunch dishes... More 

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Thank mhallcool
Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I found myself at this nicely situated cafe after visiting the two museums in Russell on an overcast and drizzly kind of day. I wasn't in the mood for a huge lunch so their menu offered me a nice selection. The vegetarian benedict accompanied by a lovely, long black coffee hit the spot as I sat by the promenade walkway... More 

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Thank clw52
Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We ordered seafood chowder, what a disappointment. It was presented on a large board with a large plate full of milky liquid. Supposed to be creamy seafood chowder. The seafood content was almost impossible to find, 2 small mussels, some small prawns with shells on, plus a small piece of fish and little bits and pieces that I could not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 24
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?