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Overlooking the river in the heart of Warkworth, Wharf Street Bistro is a Charismatic eatery serving heart warming food. The decor is intimate and warm or you can relax and enjoy a cocktail on the sunny balcony. Our highly acclaimed menu includes fresh seafood, organic meat, delicious vegetarian dishes and an excellent selection of local wine and craft beer.
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
European, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

We had dinner here two nights ago and were very impressed by our main courses. I have the fish which was delicious and my husband loved his lamb dish. We were a bit disappointed by our dessert which was the bomb Alaska. This had a...nice flavour but only had a very tiny amount of very icy sorbet under the meringue and no sponge.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

If you want a truly local Warkworth experience this is the one. We had a family dinner here. Food is spot on and the service is warm and welcoming. We will be back for sure!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

The first place we went too was so busy we went for a drive and found the Wharf St Bistro. Friendly service, nice menu. Both had the Pate for entree which was beautifully smooth. Partner had the very yummy fish tacos and I had sliders...The portobello mushroom and blue cheese was DIVINE!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

Great food. A little expensive but always have enjoyed going. Must have been 15 x over last year. Food service and atmosphere all great.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020 via mobile

Beautiful establishment, great service, atmosphere and delicious food 👌 definitely a place you need to book in advance.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Underwhelming after an amazing recommendation. The waitress started by spilling someone’s used finger bowl on my fingers, cutlery and clothing. Ok - mistakes happen but my cutlery wasn’t replaced until after my meal arrived. I had the lamb shoulder which was ok - a lovely...sauce and the lamb was lovely apart from some fatty lumps. Feta and lamb is a great combination. My friend had mussels for a starter which she said were a bit overcooked but not too bad. Her main was pork belly. The dish came with mashed potato but there was no sauce. She said the meat was dry and tough. The crackling looked amazing but when she tasted it, she said she could taste that it had been cooked in a deep fryer separate to the pork, and she could taste fish and chips and the other foods that had been cooked there in the crackling. We did share our feelings as politely as possible and it was well received by the staff. The cost of one of the two glasses of wine we’d had was taken off the bill without us asking which was a nice gesture. Everybody has off nights - it’s difficult to know after one visit if that was just one of those.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 17 June 2020

Great little place for casual dining overlooking the river, lovely relaxed atmosphere, attentive and super helpful staff, reasonably priced menu and love the cocktails!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 11 April 2020

We had a window table which was lovely. We couldn't decide which starter to have so we had 2 and missed out on the main course! they were delicious and very filling

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Great Friday night dinner Food awesome Booking online is so easy to do The specials were definitely worth checking out

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

So glad to have come across this "bistro" which turned out to be a top restaurant... We were shown to a table in the lower section looking a bit like a sunroom with windows opening onto the river. Stylish interior - a mixture of elegance...(dark wooden tables, elegant rope chairs, mirrors, plants) and casual style with bright colours and witty objects. The staff was friendly commenting on the menu and giving recommendations as to the wine. We ordered our first green-lipped mussels followed by risotto and pan-seared fish and decided on NZ Chardonnay. The food was great - nothing to be criticised in the least... This place is worth a visit!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Wharf Street Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5