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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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
291 reviews 291 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We ate here on both nights in Mangonui - there is not much else to offer - and our experiences were mixed. First night there was only one other table occupied. The very pleasant young man who seemed to be head cook, bottlewasher and waiter happily went through the specials menu with us and made wine suggestions. The food was... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a busy place on a Saturday night but they found us a table and served up a great seared snapper. fast and furious in the kitchen but execellent quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little cafe/restaurant, attentive host and beautiful food! We had roast pork and beef fillet, was well cooked and presented! Lovely wine as well! Can't recommend enough

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Auckland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a regular to Mongonui, and keen to show off two two guests we arrived at about 8.15pm hoping to get a table as it is quiet at this time of the year. We were met by who we assumed was the person in charge who said she would have to see if any tables were available, ( even thou... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Purchased pizza to takeaway ,choice of sizes. Made fresh , so had to wait for it to be cooked ,so and made up to your requirements. Very tasty.

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Auckland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great food! Delicious, good service. Nice night out. Came during the day though and not the same, had different wait and kitchen staff on and we didn't feel like what was being offered on the day menu so left.

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Mangonui
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wontons for entrée was devine, sort of like a Laksa soup and very generous serving. Main was Lamb, cooked to perfection, beautifully presented with tasty side vegetables. Desert Crème Brulee, very tasty, by then I was being a bit greedy as meal was substantial. The other 3 friends at my table were equally impressed with their dinners as well, would... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After having breakfast here, we came back for dinner :) The 2-4-1 pizzas were better than many I have had and the fish, scallop prawn with a hint of chilli was the best of seafood pizzas. The dessert I was expecting to be a commercial cheesecake so hadn't ordered my own but shared a taste of my partners. this was... More 

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Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went back two nights in a row thats how good this was. The first night to eat in the cafe, the second night for takeaway pizza. The Pizza I think is one of the best I have ever had, beautiful crust, beautiful topping. The dinner the first night was was exellent, very generous portion size, struggled to finish off... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great menu to select from the food was very well presented fresh and delicious the staff were very friendly and hospitable. We went two nights in a row. Would go back.

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

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