We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$
New Zealand
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 7771
Website
Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 219 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 64
    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
,
Devon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
UK
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Devon
Level Contributor
208 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kalispell, Montana
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weybridge
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
auckland
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maungatapere, null, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The service was excellent and the food to die for, I had the eye fillet and it was beautiful. The wine list was good and seemed well thought out and the beers on tap were a little different to the normal fare offered.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Russell, Bay of Islands
Russell, Bay of Islands
 
Russell, Bay of Islands
 

Been to The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?