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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 7771
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Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: New Zealand
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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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Once again such an amazing meal four meals every single one of us are truly satisfied. Such a great thing too be served by the chef himself. Thank you very much. Head chef from paihia.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Casual but perfect for our new tour group friends to get acquainted. Staff could have been a bit more attentive, but who cared. We were happy, scenery watching, and enjoying the lovely surroundings. We ordered 6 tapas and 4 desserts, 1 was a miss but overall food was average to above average. We headed for the ferry after spending 2+... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The last time I reviewed this restaurant (a year ago) I hoped it would improve. I was back on New Year's Eve and I'm happy to report all is forgiven. I didn't order the stone grill (slabs of raw meat don't appeal) but I did chomp my way through several tapas dishes because I went two days in row. The... More 

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Avry-devant-Pont, Switzerland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a nice lunch facing the bay The beer choice was nice, summer ale really nice The tapas were good but nothing special Patatas bravas were pommes rissolées On the other hand the chorizo was great Very friendly service

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been to the Duke and this place left it for dead. Good value pricewise given the location, the food very well cooked. For the family the tapas were a great option with something for all. Site is lovely straight onto the waterfront. Good find in very touristy location. Service is always interesting in this sort of location. Our... More 

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful location and views of Bay. Food fresh, hot and tasty. Great staff and friendly. Beer was perfectly cold too!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Friendly bar/resto - good service and good food. Nothing to write home about, but good none the less.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

During a day-trip to Russell, I enjoyed a great afternoon lunch at The Wharf. The view and location is outstanding. The food is tapas style, delicious with great portions and value for money. The chef even came an introduced himself - a nice touch.

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Jyväskylä
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Here I had a steak, started with beef cheeks. Good value for the money, good service, nice surroundings.

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Enjoyed a really nice family lunch here. Generous portions, nicely presented, tasty food. Staff were polite, professional, attentive and friendly. The chef delivered the carnivore platter (on a hot stone) to the table himself to ensure the customer would know how to prepare the four meats correctly. That was a fun dish! About $30 per person. Great setting on Russell... More 

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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

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