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Reva's On The Waterfront

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31 Quayside, Whangarei, New Zealand
09 438 8969
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Didn't sail my boat !

We ate here on a Bank Holiday and were hit by a surcharge on the bill - is this usual in New Zealand ? The food was very ordinary and one of our choices, a menu special, snapper was overcooked and not worth the price premium.I could not recommend eating here on this showing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
jahodgson15
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York, United Kingdom
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant is sitting on one of the best sites in town, but is now old and tired and very much in need of a revamp. The retro plastic table cloths, on the verandah tables, have had their day. With the right revamp of both décor and menu , this could become the To Go To place in whangarei.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The lamb cutlet in reduced plum sauce in entre size was excellent, so was the mussel. The pizza special with pepperoni, tomato sauce, capsicum etc. It was delicious. Very good coffee too. The decor of the place is so-so. Staff was friendly enough. My friend who was a local, told me that it might have a recent change of chef... More 

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Helensville, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were on the way back home from Kerikeri and parked at the Waterfront for lunch. We were greeted warmly and seated inside as there were no seats available outside on the deck. The view of the boats was pleasant. I ordered the Shrimp Boat which was fantastic. Lots of fat shrimps in a delicious aioli on garlic and herb... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We ate here on a Bank Holiday and were hit by a surcharge on the bill - is this usual in New Zealand ? The food was very ordinary and one of our choices, a menu special, snapper was overcooked and not worth the price premium.I could not recommend eating here on this showing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant should be so much better! The location is wonderful, the views are excellent! The menu is pedestrian, the service is Ok, the ambience is hollow. The prices are over the top for what you get. Average at best.!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have often had lunch or dinner here in the past few years, and we used to like everything about it . But our latest visits have been quite disappointing and we ´ll never go back . Prices are up , quality is down , service has become sluggish and unpleasant . Last instance: I ordered a rare steak ,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Location location location. This could be a superb restaurant if a few basic rules were met. Throw a new management at it with pizzazz and fresh ideas. The food is basic and is generally cooked well. The waiting staff is not what I call of elite they are however friendly. This location has not even reached the start of its... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was our first night dining out in our new home city of Whangarei. Great setting warm evening, all the ingredients to relax and enjoy. Sadly the waitress was over familiar and very unprofessional and Im not being up myself here, I like friendliness but this was in your face, let me be your best friend! Ordering sparkling water was... More 

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Cheshire
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good food. Good choice. Excellent value for money. Seats on the deck overlooking the marina are probably the best place to sit

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Popped in at 1.45pm for a quick lunch.....only 3 other tables there. Took 10 minutes to get attention, no offer of water. Only ordered 2 salads. 45 minutes later told would be 5 minutes, one salad arrived in 5 and then waited 10 minutes for second. Salads were good but if that is the normal standard level of professionalism that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Quayside, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: 09 438 8969

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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