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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Will always pop in

Have been a few times before, most recently over easter weekend. I was surprised that it wasn't very busy. The food here is always top standard. The service is sometimes a bit slow and uninterested. I would like to see some more variety on the menu. A bit odd that they don't have fries which is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Jea M
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Auckland
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just on the water in the most incredible little town. Both times we visited the service was incredibly fast and to the point- but still friendly and personal. The food was excellent and the coffee outstanding- not to mention the view. What more can you wish for?

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Had NZ scallops which were delicious. No main vegetarian options. Very little atmosphere but staff were friendly and keen to help with choices.

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Auckland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Have been a few times before, most recently over easter weekend. I was surprised that it wasn't very busy. The food here is always top standard. The service is sometimes a bit slow and uninterested. I would like to see some more variety on the menu. A bit odd that they don't have fries which is a kiwi favourite.. Waiter... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent food - the chef understands what taste is, whereas so few others do. The cappuccinos used to be more reliable but now they're just "OK". Wonderful position with fantastic views.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Capriciosa - this takeaway pizza had a great topping combination and the base was scrunchy and flavoursome. Recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious, served by pleasant friendly staff. A local band played one evening which created a great atmosphere and made for a really good evening.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The cafe was really busy yet the service was good as was the food.The outlook is wonderful looking over the harbour.

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There isn't much on offer in mangonui , so it was nice to find this nice spot as recommended by our innkeeper. She told us to go early as the town is gone quiet by about 9 pm so we went shortly after 6 and within a half hour most tables were occupied. The menu was simple, not a lot... More 

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I love coming here with friends for lunch dates. They have wonderful friendly staff and tasty food, never disappointed (:

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Best salad ever in a restaurant, and my steak was to die for. I was betting they pinched their chef from some fancy Auckland restaurant, but no he is a local. Stunning food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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