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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
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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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

i wanted my meal gluten and dairy free and didn't get it told her twice as well really disappointed. as i am a celiac and the fish was really dry

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Located on Waterfront Drive in Mangonui a great place to have breakfast or a coffee and a snack. Friendly staff, service and great food.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The waterfront restaurant is in a little town called Mangonui and is definitely worth dining at. Food was beautiful and service was friendly and efficient. We were recommended to it by the guy on reception at Taipa resort.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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