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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (60 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
“lamb” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Unusual atmosphere. Very good service and lovely food. Eggs Bennie just yum and potato hash pretty good. Lovely bacon and mushrooms. G8 place for brekkie and coffee

Thank Orangebik
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Mangonui over the Easter break and there were plenty of people in the area. We decided to have breakfast for my fathers birthday (the Saturday) at the waterfront cafe and bar. When we arrived it was busy and there were a few...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Having some of the reviews for the Waterfront Cafe we were in two minds about whether or not to try it. However, it was a cloudy evening and it had been raining all day and so we didn't want to walk too far from where...More

1  Thank Andy99Auckland
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly easy going staff. Excellent seaview. Pizzas and creme brulees are always excellent! They are open all afternoon between lunch & dinner.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We dined there a few times and we’re most impressed by the quality of food , presentation and obviously the taste ! Excellent !

Thank Morkuss
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

An interesting place to visit, Manganoui. This establishment is on the waterfront overlooking the water and as it had a high rating on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a try. After visiting I am not certain why this place has such a high...More

Thank Dormouse101
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Each time we go up to the Bay of Islands we travel up to Mangonui and have lunch here at the Waterfront Cafe & Bar. Very simple. On the waterfront. Very peaceful. Very relaxed. Salad, scallops, bacon, avos - delicious and a glass of wine.

Thank Zan N
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Both meals were covered in way too much sauce, lettuce below the small fish portion was limp and tasteless and the BLT was similar with burnt bacon. It could be so much better but the kitchen needs a huge leg up.

1  Thank 185alan
Reviewed 1 February 2018

For a small town and really not many eateries this is surprisingly good! We have had evening meals here two days running and breakfast once. The menu is good and some really nice choices, everything well cooked and fresh. The beef and lamb particularly along...More

Thank kenty
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Yummy the tartlet and salad was delicious, and so was the BLT burger. Highly recommended. Indoor and outdoor seating with a great view!

Thank jcnick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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