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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 7771
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Ranked #9 of 17 restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: New Zealand
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Christchurch
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped here for what was originally just going to be a drink, however were tempted by the tasty sounding tapas menu. So pleased we ordered - the lamb meatballs and satay chicken kebabs were particular favourites. Our host was friendly, and food arrived promptly. Would highly recommend.

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Mangawhai, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Although it was a wet, wintry night, our experience here was very good. The Stonegrill dining is different and we enjoyed our eye fillet steak and game fish. The meals were delicious and it was fun to cook them to our liking, with instructions from the kitchen. The atmosphere was great, the music just right and the staff very efficient... More

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Russell, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great Tapa's, great hospitality, great value. Tapa's are a great addition to the Stone Grill menu. Well worth trying.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
457 reviews 457 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place to sit and look over the wharf area and water while having lunch. Good choice of tapas available at reasonable prices. The lamb meat balls are great! Staff are very friendly and helpful with menu choices and sizes of dishes etc. It was nice to see the chef come out with meals at times and have conversation with... More

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Northland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stone grill dining at its best...the lamb and game fish were of excellent quality and side dishes of rice and vegetables excellent. Now the Chocky Fondue...Ohhhh...sooooo good. Try it ...you wont be disappointed. Well done The Wharf in Russell!

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Russell
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the new look... loved the taste experience of the tappas. Overall we really had a pleasant experience. Thank you was just great.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very warm welcome, great atmosphere made to feel welcome, stone grill very nice and was nice to be asked how it was going by the chef and taught us how to cook from the stone grill. Will defiantly be back again. We are from England but live in paihia now. Head chef in paihia.

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Co Armagh, NI
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We ate here on several occasions during our 10 day stay in Russell - we found the staff accommodating and friendly, the food was superb and a good choice of wines was available, super views out over the bay and the opening glass frontage makes you feel like you're out in the fresh air if you're pretty much anywhere in... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We dined at The Wharf on a very busy Tuesday night. It was their kids eat free night so we expected it to be busy and had booked a table earlier in the day. The location is superb with fabulous views across the wharf to the harbour and Paihia in the distance. We ordered a range of meals from the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were recommended another restaurant but it was booked out, so we walked about 50 metres and found The Wharf. All meals were of a very high standard and the service was excellent although they only had a couple of staff. I particularly have to comment on the calamari having eaten some very good quality over the years. The tempura... More

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