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Waterfront Bar & Kitchen

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3 Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach, New Zealand
+64 49026363
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy with great views

We made a booking for Sunday brunch - just as well because very busy. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great. The only let down was that twice we had to change our order as they had run out of certain dishes even though we arrived at 11.30am.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Be under no illusions - the Waterfront is a pub, and they serve pub food. The meals do *not* look like the pictures included on this page! When we arrived, all of the tables with a view were taken by bikers, who had used a whole table to pile up their leathers so no one else could sit there. We... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

despite the very generous servings. The seafood chowder was pretty bland, the mussel fritters rather stodgy and the Cajun hapuka quite tasty but overly heavy on salad and fruit accompaniments. Our entire table found the chips to be excellent. Likewise the cheese board which was very generous indeed. Service was friendly but not that professional - our bottle of red... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Came here with a large group having worked pretty hard all day and ordered their specialty fish item on the menu. It was nice, but for the price paid, theres more food in a happymeal. Went back next day for steak and fries as other restaurants were closed and this was much better value. But still had better food else... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We made a booking for Sunday brunch - just as well because very busy. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great. The only let down was that twice we had to change our order as they had run out of certain dishes even though we arrived at 11.30am.

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Otaki, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I visited the Waterfront with a friend from Nelson and was very disappointed on this, my first visit. We waited nearly 30 mins then had to get up and ask for our order to be taken. Our first two meal choices were sold out (at 12.30pm!). I then chose the rabbit pie 'special of the day' which was served cold.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Second visit to Waterfront and again a very pleasant dinner. Service was friendly, our mains of lamb rump and the special rabbit pie were really tasty and the bottle of house sav was good value. Was a busy night in the bar area as the Super 14 semifinals were on but not too loud in the restaurant area. Will definitely... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's been a while since we went here and went in a spontaneous moment. Sadly the restaurant area was full. We were directed to bar tables which were very unstable and wobbly. Not sure if it was the tables or the floor but we moved to a very nice and very quiet table which was perfect. The food selection is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Been here a couple times just to make sure we didn't go on an off night or an off day for lunch. The prices are on the steep side for what I would call pub lunch. We have a large table and there were quite a few disappointed diners. Dishes came out cold - some dishes did not come out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great selection of beers, wines and spirits. Food is fantastic quality for a local pub. Staff are very friendly and welcoming, beautiful views of the beach and nearby King Kong Island!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Quick service and a great meal but it was over prices at $27.00 for a cooked breakfast. Great views of kapiti Island and the top of the south Island. there is a lovely outdoor setting that has an indoor heater and can be opened up for those hotter day. Great service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Raumati Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 49026363

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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