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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€, European, Gluten Free Options
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Russell is a little sleepy on the shoulder season but that did not impact the qualify of our experience. With so much to choose from the menu was fresh and interesting. Perfect wine pairings and great service with a personal flair.

Thank Loannetter
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Came in here today Sunday the 30th April with my girlfriend and was looking for a nice place with a view and some brunch.. we ordered the big breakfast and the soup of the day which was potato and leek.. I have to say these...More

Thank Niall F
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant which is directly opposite the wharf do you can't miss it. We had the Crab Chowder at $15.99 and it was delicious. It came with fresh bread and butter and we washed it down with ginger beer. (The Wharf doesn't...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

So very disappointing for Nz! We did leave the place before even ordering as the very rude and disrespectful waitress was enough. When you hate your job, quit!

1  Thank Vivian W
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Decided on mid morning coffee here as it was the nearest to the pier and the rain was coming down. What a great outlook a very welcome atmosphere and obliging staff. The coffee was good the cakes etc on offer looked great and they were...More

Thank johnamason
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went here for coffee and some snacks after getting the ferry over to Russell. We waited an incredibly long time for our coffees and had to then go ask for our scones which were left in the microwave and forgotten about. Waitresses were inept...More

Thank Orla B
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We bought coffee to take away every day from this cafe and it was very good. In the evening they serve cocktails and there is a steady stream of customers eating in all day.

Thank Trish N
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great venue all tables provided sun umbrellas which was awesome. Service was very friendly thou more staff needed as 1 server at the bar and at times the bar was quiet busy, but always received a smile.

Thank lovetodin
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I'm going to try to be balanced about this place because there's a lot to like about it. On a positive note, the meals we did eventually receive were awesome. The House Fish N Chips was fab. Gurnard, cooked and presented beautifully but apparently it...More

Thank DeneTucker
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Soup on menu but not available. Ordered chicken sandwich & were told no Brie ! Menu is not extensive so cannot understand how they could be short ingredients. We heard the gentleman next to us complaining about his fish & chips and understood why when...More

Thank hourdy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 00:00
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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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