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All 53 Gisborne Restaurants

Wharf Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

60 Esplanade, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
06 868 4876
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Ranked #26 of 53 Restaurants in Gisborne
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Gisborne, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Having returned after a few years I found the food has got better and the staff was very accommodating with the change of my order to suit my health requirements (vegetarian dairy free). I found prices are reasonable but not great value for what you get. In total good and beautiful scenery right be the water front, well worth a... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great location my friends chose for a business lunch. We were met with a friendly smile & shown to a table with a lovely view over the boat harbour. The lunch menu contained all the usual suspects & were reasonably priced. I chose the fish & chips & my friends both had the prawn pasta special. They both said... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Wharf Cafe is in really great location, but that was all we experienced today unfortunately... The staff (we saw three people) totally ignored us when walking past to help other tables. After 20 minutes we decided to call it quits. This has happened before so I was wondering if the Wharf is still table serviced or not? If you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good variety of food choices and prices. Nicely presented. Friendly staff. Restaurant looks out on boat harbour.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was one of those experiences where you sit back and think how lucky you are to be able to afford these treats. Thanks guys for a great evening.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had dinner here with a colleague of mine whilst on business, the food was pleasant and the seafood fresh, there were historic food awards displayed (10+ years old) and the restaurant is need of a makeover to bring it up with the times. Overall I couldn't fault the food it wasn't great but it wasn't terrible. The service was... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast and were extremly dissapointed. The service was slow and the food was almost inedible. Poached eggs had hard yolks and toast was so hard and dry it couldn't be cut. When we complained one of the waitresses laughed.They did take the cost of our two apple juices off the price after we questioned why they... More 

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Auckland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had lunch here on a quiet day. The food was OK though limited vegetarian choices and the meal delivered promptly and nice and hot. But the staff were very lackadaisical and weren't really bothered to bring us the menu or take orders.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of the menu that appealed to me and all for really reasonable prices. Friendly service and delicious lunch.

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New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After a morning of children's sports a hot drink and a wee bite to eat was well deserved. The location can not be faulted, especially perfect on such a beautiful winters day. Great outside space with a great view. Seated outside our friendly waitress bought water and glasses and then took our order for five - hot drinks, 2 sweets... More 

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Additional Information about Wharf Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Address: 60 Esplanade, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 868 4876
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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