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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
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

WOW! Awesome food, fantastic service, smiling faces, warm and welcoming, just BRILLIANT! Highly recommend The Wharf in Russell for a wine on the waterfront and their delicious tapas are to die for!!

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Ballarat, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Dined here twice. Service from front of house to back could not be faulted. On our second visit we were treated like long lost friends. Friday night specials of tapas and drinks an extra bonus.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just returned to Russell to find that The Wharf Restaurant has refurbished and carried a new menu that hit all the right spots. After a few of the new craft beers on tap we induulged in many of the tapas that catered for all tastes. Well worth a visit and come summer it will be tough to get a seat.... More

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Christchurch
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
458 reviews 458 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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