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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Pizza, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great steak

Good wine list. Lovely friendly service. The steak was great and the lamb looked fab and apparently was fab,

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Mellons Bay, Auckland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We'd missed out the night before because by 6.30 the place was full, so we went there for lunch. My husband had a medium pizza which he judged to be excellent and I had the fish of the day which was served on a bed of something which I can't recall (!) maybe couscous. But whatever, the whole dish was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have had coffee here a few times, but this visit made time for breakfast . I wished I'd known to maybe order the kids version.. The eggs benedict were out of this world. Huge plate with rashers of bacon.. Hubby had to help me, after eating his with salmon.. So thrilled had to stop the next day leaving, to... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

only thing i did not enjoy was having finished my coffee i had to leave and get back to work, not because they asked me to go i had work to do.The pizza's are divine i order take away normally cause they will feed all of us

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were really surprised with the delicious food at this Restaurant, being on the waterfront it had many seafood dishes which included scallops and calamari. Mangonui is a very quiet old whaling/fishing village, and this is the only restaurant open after 7 pm at night. The service was very attentive and the food was some of the best we have... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was mine and my husbands first time in Mangonui and we had the waterfront recommended to us by a couple of friendly strangers in the street so we thought we would try it out. We arrived at about 7 on a quiet night and approached the front counter. The woman who we presumed was in charge asked us if... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Good wine list. Lovely friendly service. The steak was great and the lamb looked fab and apparently was fab,

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have visited Mangonui several times in the past few years and by coincidence found the Waterfront. The staff are relaxed and the food excellent and it is all in keeping with the seaside atmosphere. Great place!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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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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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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Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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