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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

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Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 7771
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just right

Enjoyed a lovely plate of tapas, washed down with white wine, sitting in the sun waiting for the ferry back to Paihia

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
MartinBDevon
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Devon
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Tapas are the order of the day with several $ 5.00 specials that are delicious.The chef will go out of his way to make you something too if you have a special request.The friendliness is so welcoming and we so enjoyed good food, good value and great ambience.Thank you.

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UK
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Been here twice and can't fault the chef. Food we had wasn't too sophisticated (or so it seemed!), but it was cooked to perfection and tasted absolutely fantastic. Fish & chips - best plate I've ever had: non greasy, really thin and light batter, perfectly cooked tender fish (type that melts in your mouth) and very good chips. Also had... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a great find. Wife and I took refuge from the rain and decided to eat here. Lots to choose from in this quaint little village. Tapas choices were great. The lovely young lass that took our order was very friendly and helpfull to us as travellers (australia) decor was entertaining. Meals were.....teriffic. views were great and the service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

What more could one want is delicious food, a beautiful view of the setting sun and friendly service. A perfect restaurant to celebrate or experience fine dining.

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Devon
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208 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely plate of tapas, washed down with white wine, sitting in the sun waiting for the ferry back to Paihia

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Kalispell, Montana
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The whole snapper was amazing. Be sure to save room for dessert. Our table by the window was private and romantic.

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were a bit disappointed with this restaurant, mainly because of the slow service. The waiters stood around a lot and did not pay attention. There was a problem with one of the ovens in the kitchen that evening, so we knew the food was going to take a while. But it took about 20 minutes until our drinks arrived.... More 

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Weybridge
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Amazing steak . Ate here 3 nights in a row. Wonderful location and good wine too ! We loved this restaurant for the food, wine and watching the amazing sunsets

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auckland
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had three dishes of tapas, chicken (2) for $10, pulled pork $11, beef slider$14. Overpriced for what you received, only two items per dish served in a different way usually sliders are a small burger bun. Wine $9 per glass. Wouldn't go back better places in Russell to dine.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wide choice of tapas very tasty good service and staff. Great location on the waterfront relaxing in the evening people watching as well as water based activities.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: 09 403 7771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?