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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (64 reviews)
“scallops” (34 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 324 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals - took visitors for meal. When we said we would like to be outside another table was set up while we had a drink at the bar - the service was professional and friendly. Our meals arrived very quickly and the food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sheryl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Salmon Cakes and the Eggs Beni. Both breakfasts were excellent. The Soy Latte was great and we found the service to be quick and professional. Will be back and will tell friends.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NanaRobsDENKI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick breakfast. The breakfast menu is quite small but covers the bases. We ordered and our coffees were out quickly. Food was not far behind. My eggs benedict were fantastic, same with my friend's salmon cakes.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richkaio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dined at Little Kitchen the night before we dined at Waterfront Cafe & Bar, we found the Waterfront lacking in all aspects. It lacks atmosphere, charm, a warm welcome and friendliness, and finesse in the food area (we both had the seafood risotto, it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bron R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very accomadating for vegetarians and made a whole new meal for me, which was so unexpected and amazing. They asked carefully what i could and couldn't eat and made something fantastic. Beautiful view too and friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank holidayreviews10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live locally and have gone to the waterfront cafe regularly and it has been very good. This time,however the atmosphere was not good. We ordered our meal and got our scallops and prawns great starter we then waited for our garlic bread it didnt...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Doubtless64
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely water views from this cafe. Had a delicious brunch here, large portions and great coffee. Came back the next day with other family.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jjlovenz
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were staying for 2 nights in Mangonui and the owner of hotel we were staying in recommended the Waterfront Cafe and Bar. We got a table by the window with a lovely view and the food was great. My wife loved...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richardrR5099VH
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We had probably the best evening meal here in the 6 weeks we've been in New Zealand. We shared the Seared Calamari to start and even after living 13 years in Spain, never had Calamari so good. I'm not a salad fan but I loved...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We were passing at lunch time and decoded to give Waterfront a go. We ordered a gluten free pizza with low expectations as usually disappointment is guaranteed with a gluten free pizza. Not at Waterfront. This was the best gluten free pizza I have eaten....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank array454
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
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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