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Waterfront Cafe & Bar Restaurant

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk into the nearby "world famous" fish shop: eyes, nose and bull-filter - along with staff's surly demeanour and the "el plastico" ambience - all tell you that it "once was great, but not now". Walk in here: smells good, looks inviting, staff are friendly, natural, at ease. Our meals were both delicious; I have often had a much more... More 

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Thank Doug S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxed lunch in an idilic location. Seafood pizza was delicious. Service wasn't fast but we were relaxed and not in any hurry. Highly recommended

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Thank Keithry
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The female chef did a marvelous ob with our two snapper-dinner! Thank you! Harry & Anne-Marie from Switzerland

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Thank Harry W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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188 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with friends and the whole experience was excellent. I just love risottos and when I saw it on the menu that was me catered for! As I ate it I did not really want it to finish however I was getting full! All the others in the group had fillet steak and they all said they were... More 

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Thank PennyPie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our host had booked us into his local restaurant and we weren't expecting too much in this lovely little town, but we were in for a treat. Excellent service, superb food, reasonable prices and beautiful views of the harbour! The fillet steak was cooked exactly the way I requested (rare) and the vegetables were fresh. We will come back here... More 

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Thank ffBri
Ripe
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a simple dinner for two with only two main courses, but they were really nice. The cajun fish (a local snapper) was really spicy and well prepared, and also the chicken salad was good value for money. The place, obviously located at the waterfront, was full and hence a bit noisy, but service was quick and pleasant.

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Thank Peter K
Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little cafe. Views over the Mangonui Harbour at high tide were stunning as we enjoyed beautifully tender squid, magnificently cooked Hapuka and were even tempted with dessert. It was a busy night but the young woman who was our waitress was smiling and cheerful and very helpful. If you are in the vicinity you need to try... More 

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Thank Sajoni
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We choseca large vegitarrean pizza to share as we thought that this was a safe bet. But the whole pizza was overcooked and it was hard to distinguish or indeed taste the topping. About 20pc of pizza was so burned that we left it. I had a glass of red wine for NZD8.50 which I rejected as it tasted like... More 

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Thank Alf O
Aust
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Really good pizza Thin base with very tasty toppings The largest size is more than enough for 2 people There is a bar attached to this cafe so you can a drink with your food. Lunchtime review

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Thank Richard C
Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We booked a table for 10 midweek. The staff were friendly and our meals were delicious, if rather slow to arrive. The location is waterfront - beautiful setting. I had the gluten free lamb pizza and highly recommend it!

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Thank Cathcam55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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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