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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 9 restaurants in Mangonui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

They had the most stunning pork-belly dish - great service. But in the middle of winter the place was a little bit cold. Needed a big open fire to make it perfect!

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

if you hungry for pizza this is the spot none better in Northland or if pizzas not your fancy try from their menu and sit outside and look out over the Mangonui harbour so relaxing

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Another great meal had in Mangonui, it may not look like it but behind the front doors of the Waterfront Cafe and Bar is a restaurant of the calibre of any large city establishment. Watching the chef preparing the plates last night was a real inspiration, everthing like clockwork and producing high class meals every time, well done. My beef... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Good food, nice setting and polite friendly staff. Running in to some old friends there was an unexpected bonus.

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I went for our last night on our Far North holiday. Lovely wait staff, very welcoming and a beautiful meal. We had the slow roasted pork belly and the herb crusted lamb. We also had an entree which we shouldn't have had as the mains were substantial enough to enjoy on their own.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The Waterfront Cafe in Mangonui is our favourite in Doubtless Bay. Paul, the chef, consistently delivers the best, tastiest entrees and mains. His Eggs Benedict are the BEST we've ever had anywhere in the world. Food surpasses Auckland quality with Far North prices.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I had 2 entrees which were both beautiful. The mains were a good size. Lovely meal with a good range. Had the Brandy Snaps to take away.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Waterfront Bar & Café was recommended to us for dinner by Margaret our host at Beach Lodge. We’d been on the road, sightseeing all day so wanted something simple for dinner. Both pizza’s we ordered we outstanding, our kids decided they were the best pizzas they’d ever had (except mine, of course). We had also called in here earlier in... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had a lovely meal here, very nicely appointed restaurant with and interesting menu. Very good staff and service, definitely one to try

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Deal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We have eaten here many times, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and have found it to be consistently good. The breakfasts were quite special offering a wide choice of hearty versions. For lunches we usually chose a light menu, perhaps their excellent cappuccino and savoury muffins - something that NZ appears to specialise in. The dinner menu was extensive and generally... More

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