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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

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Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Duke and this place left it for dead. Good value pricewise given the location, the food very well cooked. For the family the tapas were a great option with something for all. Site is lovely straight onto the waterfront. Good find in very touristy location. Service is always interesting in this sort of location. Our... More 

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1 Thank Steve H
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Beautiful location and views of Bay. Food fresh, hot and tasty. Great staff and friendly. Beer was perfectly cold too!

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1 Thank MaxTales
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Friendly bar/resto - good service and good food. Nothing to write home about, but good none the less.

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1 Thank 28vicki1952
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2015

During a day-trip to Russell, I enjoyed a great afternoon lunch at The Wharf. The view and location is outstanding. The food is tapas style, delicious with great portions and value for money. The chef even came an introduced himself - a nice touch.

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1 Thank kolyam2015
Jyväskylä
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Here I had a steak, started with beef cheeks. Good value for the money, good service, nice surroundings.

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1 Thank Matti L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a really nice family lunch here. Generous portions, nicely presented, tasty food. Staff were polite, professional, attentive and friendly. The chef delivered the carnivore platter (on a hot stone) to the table himself to ensure the customer would know how to prepare the four meats correctly. That was a fun dish! About $30 per person. Great setting on Russell... More 

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1 Thank Jscpg
Bedford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Had a very good lunch, very generous side portions. Good service and almost a beach side seat! Tapas dishes - we had fish sliders and scallops with beet.

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Thank Kate T
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We walked in just before the rush at 6pm and ordered the calamari and honey soy chicken wings as starters and then the carnivore and seafood combo hot rocks for the main. Calamari was a little bland but the wings were good with lots of sauce. The meat selection included lamb chop, pork, chicken and beef - all tasty but... More 

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Thank Susan W
Launceston, Australia
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335 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Had delicious array of Tapas dishes. Had a selection of prawns, fish, pulled pork and calamari. Very tasty. Nice view out to the water. We had 5 dishes between the 2 of us and it was enough to fill us. Service a bit slow and scatty. Would visit again.

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Thank GingerRose63
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The service was a real let down here. The staff did not come and take our order for around 30 minutes; after clearing our plates we had to wait another 30 minutes, before we finally had to call over the waitress to ask for dessert menus. The staff seemed to forget that we were dining at all!! On the other... 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
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?