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60 Esplanade, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
06 868 4876
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Post-movie dinner in Gisborne

Popped into the Wharf Cafe after our movie. Had a really lovely light meal of fresh terakihi, with fries and salad. Beautifully presented and tasty. Really enjoyed talking with our waitress, very friendly, full of smiles. Made us feel welcome. Would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Chris S
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Wellington, New Zealand
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English first
Gisborne, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is my "goto" place when I'm meeting anyone from outside Gisborne - or a local... They serve great coffee and greta food too. Sitting outside in the Gisborne is best - but they also keep the heaters on when outside it's too cold...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

food is great, price reasonable, staff very friendly, very close to town, nice walk on the waterfront

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Popped into the Wharf Cafe after our movie. Had a really lovely light meal of fresh terakihi, with fries and salad. Beautifully presented and tasty. Really enjoyed talking with our waitress, very friendly, full of smiles. Made us feel welcome. Would return.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I liked the setting. It was very interesting watching the boats coming in... Has a modern decor, which to me was just average

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great staff, food and coffee at the Wharf café. Fantastic view and space for any size of group. Child friendly with lots of easy parking.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This cafe was recommended to me and I can confirm, it was great. The place was spotless, couldn't help but notice.!! The staff were very friendly and most attentive. Haven'tseen that in a long time. I had a light meal of fish and it was beautiful and so fresh. Very well priced too. There was a good variety of dishes... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Was very disappointed with the service. Went with a small group, every one ordered their lunches and somehow they forgot my order. Instead of trying to solve the problem they only seemed interested in who was to blame.not the first time this has happened.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wow. We just popped in for brief dinner before a big drive thru to Rotorua. Place was almost empty, and I don't know why! I had lamb shank and the after dinner mint dessert which my friend persuaded me I needed (didn't take much). Both were exceptionally tasty. One of the nicest lamb shanks I've had in a while and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Hubby & I arrived 45 mins early on this Sunday morning & were standing outside wondering where to go next ladden with overnight suitcases etc on route to the airport..when a lovely young member of their staff came out to greet us & asked us to wait inside while she set up!, as well as that, she took a coffee... More 

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Brisbane
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a group of 7 who had expectations of a nice night based on the location and what it could have been. They were just not prepared for an influx of hungry people. Our waitress was really friendly and accomodating however we waited way too long for the food and when it arrived it was lukewarm and average. There... 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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Esplanade, Gisborne 3801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: 06 868 4876
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?