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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

) #14 of 20 Restaurants in Russell $$ - $$$ , European, Gluten Free Options
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
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91 - 100 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 17 February 2015

We ended up at this place after our first two choices were full booked (The Duke and The Gables) and were very pleasantly surprised!!! Four of us (two couples) enjoyed multiple tapas and all were very tasty as was the wine and drinks. The staff...More

2  Thank GingerBooFantastic
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

The staff at The Wharf were fantastic - prompt, friendly and very solicitous. The tapas were tasty and arrived quickly. Recommendations made were taken up and proved excellent. The beef cheek could have been a bit warmer but overall a very enjoyable evening watching the...More

2  Thank robynehs
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Lovely waterfront restaurant serving small sharing plates as well as main meals and hot stone cooking. Food is lovely and fresh with a large menu to make ones choice from. Staff are helpful, cheerful and well trained. Cocktails in the evening are fabulous.

2  Thank Pendaries
Reviewed 11 February 2015

An ideal location for a sundowner drink and snack. take advantage of the happy hour specials. Do not expect top quality wine by the glass or you will be disappointed. Food only average, the Ceviche had lovely fresh fish but was swamped in coconut milk...More

Thank JohnCPerth
Reviewed 6 February 2015

A very friendly reception when we arrived. The waitress was helpful widen we were choosing which tapas meals to select. Each tapas meal was beautifully cooked and presented. We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned the following evening!

Thank AgonyIvy
Reviewed 2 February 2015

We visited the Wharf Restaurant and Bar with friends who were visiting us from the UK. The food and the service we received was absolutely first class, and we will certainly eat there again when we next visit Russell.

Thank N3908HSDavid_B
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Decided to visit friends holidaying in Russell. They were eating out so we joined them. Great location just off the wharf. Relaxed and yet attentive staff and lovely to see the chef out and about chatting and checking everything was OK with patrons. We choose...More

Thank Roundtuit514
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Possibly the worst meal in the 6 week tour of New Zealand. Dreadful fish and chips ( soggy batter , minimal fish) and even worse seafood platter placed on hot stone to cook. Not a good way to cook mussels in our opinion.

Thank John V
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Once again such an amazing meal four meals every single one of us are truly satisfied. Such a great thing too be served by the chef himself. Thank you very much. Head chef from paihia.

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Casual but perfect for our new tour group friends to get acquainted. Staff could have been a bit more attentive, but who cared. We were happy, scenery watching, and enjoying the lovely surroundings. We ordered 6 tapas and 4 desserts, 1 was a miss but...More

1  Thank gin h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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