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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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
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This is the usual Sunday haunt on a nice day when we are in the mood to just 'chill'. Right beside the water, its a lovely calm place to just sit, read the wkend papers, relax and have a lazy brunch. The food is consistent, unlike some establishments that have different chefs that interpret a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a weekend stay in Mangonui, so came here for breakfast in the morning. Great food and generous portions & the coffee was outstanding. They had a sign out advertising they were playing the AB's test match in the evening, so booked in for dinner as well. A great meal, and well priced. Highly recommended!

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the usual Sunday haunt on a nice day when we are in the mood to just 'chill'. Right beside the water, its a lovely calm place to just sit, read the wkend papers, relax and have a lazy brunch. The food is consistent, unlike some establishments that have different chefs that interpret a standard dish to their own... More 

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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was mid winter when we visited Mangonui - a time when we expected this little village to be almost deserted. But Friday night, August 7th the Waterfront Cafe and Bar was full and humming. The food is fine, the ambience great. It was the seocnd time that week we ended up here, this time with local friends. A great... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went here for lunch one day and ordered one of their lamb pizzas with feta, olives etc.Reasonably price for what it was and fed two people comfortably. Service isn't quite as good as other places on the same stretch of street but always seems busy enough in the summer months.

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Mellons Bay, Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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: Pizza, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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