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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

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7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 387 4539
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 131
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious!

Healthy, delicious food and great fast service. We were with a group of 10 pax and the place was super busy. We all ordered different things and still the food arrived fast and the quality of each dish was amazing! Definitely going to come back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
ChicaSuiza
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Meiringen, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Meiringen, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Healthy, delicious food and great fast service. We were with a group of 10 pax and the place was super busy. We all ordered different things and still the food arrived fast and the quality of each dish was amazing! Definitely going to come back!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had a couple of hours to kill between meetings so went to Maranui for a bite, some coffee, and to do some work. The baked beans breakfast was very yummy. Coffee is also excellent. This isn't a quiet cafe but the environment is nice and they give you 30mins free wifi. My only quibble is that my table needed... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited the Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe last Sunday. We were immediately taken to a table and given the menu's. The cafe has a great view over the sea and the Lyall Bay Beach. You can sit and watch the interisland ferries sail pass. The service and the food was excellent. The cafe itself has a great character of boats... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Was invited to join some locals for breakfast. The ambience was fun, the view of the bay was great, and theropod amazing. My friends dug into some fabulous poached eggs while I enjoyed the muesli. You can take some muffins with you for snack later on...the zucchini muffin with peppers, caramelized onions and feta was delicious.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great views out over the bay - get a window table, or sit outside. They are happy for couples to share one meal, and their servings are large, so plenty for two with moderate appetites. We had their big vegetarian breakfast, it was delicious. Great coffee too.

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Kamas, Utah
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97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a great place for lunch on a nice day with good views and good eclectic food but it is very popular so be prepared to stand in line and have a long wait for your food.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Maranui is always very busy, so you have to be prepared to wait for a table if you want to go any time between 11 and 3 really. The line often winds down the skinny staircase and when I was there, we were told that there was a 15 minute wait for tables and 40 minute wait for food from... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Had lunch with friends at Maranui on Friday, I had not visited for ages and it was as good as I remembered. Good menu and selection in the cabinet. I had scrambled eggs and bacon on Gluten Free bread which was yummy. Busy but relaxed atmosphere, friendly helpful staff. I would definitely recommend and look forward to my next visit... More 

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Can believe I forgot to review this place because it is a gem, a treat for breakfast and a bit of an event too, being a surf club it is retro surf club decor, a bit like a trendy gidget, right down to the small details, great staff with good service and still up for a bit of a laugh,... More 

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Wellington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Went here a couple of days ago with a friend. We went just after 10am and it was so busy. We were lucky to get a window table, overlooking the beach and it was an awesome view. I had the Berry and Apple Muffin and it was delicious. My friend enjoyed their banana milkshake and my hot chocolate was nice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 387 4539

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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