We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Waterfront Cafe & Bar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 253: English reviews
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Doug S
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
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

Thank Keithry
Level Contributor
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

Thank Harry W
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
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 

Thank PennyPie
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
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 

Thank ffBri
Level Contributor
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.

Thank Peter K
Hastings, New Zealand
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Sajoni
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Alf O
Level Contributor
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

Thank Richard C
Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
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!

Thank Cathcam55

Travellers who viewed Waterfront Cafe & Bar also viewed

Mangonui, Northland Region
Mangonui, Northland Region
Mangonui, Northland Region

Been to Waterfront Cafe & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
(iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=waterfront+cafe+mangonui&fb=1&gl=nz&hq=waterfront+cafe&hnear=Mangonui&view=map&cid=17404973711529897645&ved=0CEkQpQY&ei=is-8TNHVE6GitgP7nuTeBg&ll=-34.994427,173.534683&spn=0.006295,0.006295&iwloc=A&output=embed")(/iframe)(br /)(small)(a href="http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=waterfront+cafe+mangonui&fb=1&gl=nz&hq=waterfront+cafe&hnear=Mangonui&view=map&cid=17404973711529897645&ved=0CEkQpQY&ei=is-8TNHVE6GitgP7nuTeBg&ll=-34.994427,173.534683&spn=0.006295,0.006295&iwloc=A&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left")View Larger Map(/a)(/small)

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waterfront Cafe & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?