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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

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Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
09:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a problem with just ordering coffees, on three occasions we changed the coffee we ordered. But the food looked OK

Thank Bubbles10024370
Paihia, New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great service with a perfectly cooked breakfast. The mango smoothie was delicious. Decor is much brighter now.

Thank Jazz168
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were served our meals consecutively so that we all ate alone, the last meal we had to ask for it was so slow. There were 1-2 other tables busy and already served so not due to being over loaded . The meals were not great very average,basic issues dry hot cakes,cold food. Customer service poor . Appeared not to... More 

Thank Joanne S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the breakfast here so much we went back several times. We also had a drink there in the afternoon and it was great for sitting outside.

Thank Anna v
Snells Beach
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Decent morning coffee and really fantastic fresh muffins, hot out of oven (not nuked in microwave). So fresh, the steam opened the bottom of the bag, where the muffin promptly plopped onto the pavement. It smelled too good to waste. Applied 2 second rule. Ate it. Good choice. Not too sweet, perfect proper muffin. Job done. Worth it.

Thank Jo W
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just around the corner from the Commodores Lodge, we had breakfast here. Loved it and have been back since.

Thank Joanne G
Russell, New Zealand
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Met up with a friend for a business discussion out under the trees overlooking the the waves and boats.Tranquil setting, good service, fair prices and we were left alone to chat privately.Most enjoyable.

Thank Mediguru1
Winchester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We fell for it unfortunately Food and service desidely average and no choice The old lady got chatting to us and next minute you are sitting down Saw several people fall for her charms Different matter once you are sitting down - she doesnt want to know you then! Go elsewhere! and resist the old lady out front!

1 Thank TryingNewStuff
Russell, New Zealand
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Met up with friends on a Sunday morning and we all enjoyed a great brunch.Perfect eggs.Great service and coffee which was nice and warm.

Thank heikee2014
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We had two flat whites and a yummy passion fruit and custard muffin. Excellent vantage point overlooking the pretty wharf at Russell. Friendly service and great coffee!

Thank N7270GUsamr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?