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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European, Gluten Free Options
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
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101 - 110 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

We had a nice lunch facing the bay The beer choice was nice, summer ale really nice The tapas were good but nothing special Patatas bravas were pommes rissolées On the other hand the chorizo was great Very friendly service

1  Thank Guillaume M
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...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 19 January 2015

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

1  Thank MaxTales
Reviewed 16 January 2015

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

1  Thank 28vicki1952
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.

1  Thank kolyam2015
Reviewed 13 January 2015

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

1  Thank Matti L
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...More

1  Thank Jscpg
Reviewed 9 January 2015

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.

Thank Kate T
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...More

Thank Susan W
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...More

Thank GingerRose63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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