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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

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Spanish, New Zealand
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 119
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
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  • 11
    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
Great place for a relaxing lunch

A great setting overlooking the water, the Wharf is definitely worth a visit. We had the Eggs benedict with salmon and the Seafood Chowder. Yum! Beautiful freshly squeezed juices but whatever you do leave room for their Lemon Meringue. Amazing. The warm and cheerful service from the 2 English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ozdoglovers
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Geelong, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had gone the day previously and the coffee was great (Friday 12th). Went for coffee on the Saturday morning, ordered two flatwhites and a mocha. All had a sour taste which remained in the mouth for a significant period, so returned them and the next lot had the same taste. Waitress said the barista would come out and have a... More 

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Thank jazaNZ
Geelong, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great setting overlooking the water, the Wharf is definitely worth a visit. We had the Eggs benedict with salmon and the Seafood Chowder. Yum! Beautiful freshly squeezed juices but whatever you do leave room for their Lemon Meringue. Amazing. The warm and cheerful service from the 2 English waitresses was also refreshing.

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Thank Ozdoglovers
Auckland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went there to have breakfast before to go to the beach. The service was good as the food too. Fresh, clean and not pricey!

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Thank Adriana V
Manukau, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service, all the staff were really friendly and accommodating. Food and coffee was excellent. They even provided birthday candles for our birthdays (including eggs benedict for breakfast & criss-cut fries and sang us happy birthday!) Its a shame they weren't open for dinner - we would have ate there then as well. Grabbed a take-away coffee as well whilst... More 

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Thank SkippyWasRight
New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its always great to find a place that has friendly service, tasty food, great coffee and a view. The fact that they go out of their way to make you feel welcome and their baking is scrumptious is an added bonus. Our family visited most days for coffee or lunch and each time we left with a smile ...

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Thank DeesTravelling
wales
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long bus ride from Auckland and a ferry from Paihia to Russell, unwinding at The Wharf was just what I needed! The staff were incredibly friendly and not overbearing. Seriously exceptional customer service in my eyes! I had to move table a few times from the strong sun outside and they did not bat an eye lid at... More 

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Thank Laura W
Elgin, Scotland
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous views on the waterfront..good service...good selection of drinks and the most beautifully tender salt and pepper calamari i have ever tasted. What's not to like?

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Thank teresa9828
Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food for lunch on a shaded table on the edge of a small beach. Lamb burger was cooked to perfection and well presented. Very good service and we were not hurried.

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Thank Roglyn
Bathurst, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub awesome View right on the jetty I would really recommend this to everyone aged from 0-1000 really nice to take your family too and awesome fish

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Thank Harry B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was beautiful - the blueberry pancakes were delicious and fluffy. My friend had eggs benedict with the salmon and my other friend had poached eggs on toast. The food was reasonably priced for Russell. The location was just to the left of the wharf as you get off the boat. They seemed to have good selection of cakes and... More 

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Thank Trudy P

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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: Spanish, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?