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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 7771
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Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

What a lovely decorated restaurant. Warm welcome and unbelievably tasty food. Every dish, spot on. Will be going again! It's my new favourite place to eat and drink in Russell! Live music would be a bonus and good competition for The Duke.

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Pleasanton, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

To most people who are familiar with the Spanish concept of "Tapas", the expectation is of small dishes meant for sharing. The Tapas at this restaurant might be shared by a small family of Hobbits, but it cost three humans $111.00 to move from "peckish" to "no-longer-peckish". Food was okay, not great. Value was terrible. If you chose to eat... More 

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Le Suilon "Wishes"! Êl síla erin lû e-govaned vîn. Thanks for your comedic Middle Earth review, you nailed it. TripAdvisor is awesome, we can write whatever you want disregarding of fact. Our turn ;P A tale.... "The Hobbit - Up the Mordor without a Staff of Radagast" [The camera pans to a waterfront eatery in the humble village of Hobbiton.... More 

Dargaville
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In previous years I have regularly visited this restaurant on a annual basis and at least four times during my vacation, and the restaurant has never every failed, On my most previous visit (November 28 & 29th), after recommending our group to visit the MUST restaurant , it was an absolute disappointment to the point I actually asked if the... More 

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Ora 'Flyingbaba'... many thanks for taking the time to feedback, and your review is received with regret and animated rib tickling. As we are in the world on sensationalist web anonymity with the opportunity to publish vagrant untruths... we thought we should reply. Prepare yourself. Our irony precedes us!! Feel free to take our comments with a whistful pinch... More 

concord
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Had a great coffee liquor drink with hot churros as I watched the sun set. The hostess was very nice and accommodating.

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Ora "takemeaway"... awesome that you enjoyed our hospitality... those Churros are almost as good as the Russell sunsets! More 

Leeton
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Tapas one day and delicious little sliders (buns) the next, great place to sit and daydream the day away. Was introduced to monteiths golden ale here, it's yum! Poor wee barmaid run off her feet at times but would highly recommend for delicious food and people watching with azure seas as a mesmerising back drop.

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Ora "Boo" & "Ginger"... thanks for the kind words. We think our Tapas are Yummo! too, the new Chilli Prawn Sliders are winners :) More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The sliders in particular were amazing . Well done on this new addition to the menu. This is our favourite relaxed place to eat . Fabian is the ultimate host.

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Ora Joanne... can't keep people off those sliders! Tell the world. Love 'em. See you again very soon. The Wharf crew. More 

Orinda, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Wharf is my current favorite restaurant in Russell. Fabian not only is a master chef, he is also a master host. Recently added to the menu are a selection of small plates. i had small plates of chicken satay with peanut sauce, skewered grilled prawns with a sauce, and a risotto/fish ball. All of them were outstanding. And all... More 

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Ora DB... "head bloat" is happening... genuinely, the crew love hearing your feedback, makes all the damn hard work worth while and great to see people embracing a new way of dining with our tapas sharing plates. Hope to see you again soon. Spread the word. The Wharf Crew More 

Russell, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had a splendid dinner at the Wharf. Much the best tucker in Russell so far this year. Tapas format makes ordering easier. Make your reservation for sunset. Pasta is sensational, only good one I found so far in Russell.

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hey "robear"... wowsers, what a review, the team are flattered with the feedback! We'd love to say "we agree", but that would be a bit big-headed wouldn't it?? Hope to see you in again soon, those long Summer nights are upon us. Lots more new tapas ideas coming soon. Cheers. More 

Whangamata, null, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Apparently the chef is new and the food was yummy and innovative. Beautifully located right on the waterfront in the fascinating little town of Russell.

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Kia Ora Leigh... thanks so much for the kind words, Fabian and his crew are working wonders with the new menu concepts. Delish! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Wharf was a an eating establishment I wanted to go to when I first spotted it two years ago while visiting Russell but we didn't make it for one reason or the other. This time around, it was wide open serving lunch in spring! The menu was interesting and there was a wid range of choices but the six... More 

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thewharfrussell, Owner at The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Yo, ho, ho XmasKid... seasons greetings. Awesome feeback, seems you ate the entire tapas menu! Team are stoked with the feedback, hopefully we'll see you come Xmas time soon?? Cheers. More 

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Additional Information about The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Address: Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 403 7771
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: New Zealand

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