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Wharf Shed Restaurant

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22 The Strand, Whakatane 3080, New Zealand
(07) 308 5698
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  • 12
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our Recent Visit to The Wharf Shed Restaurant

Recently we visited the Wharf Shed Restaurant in Whakatane as guests to a Birthday Celebration. We found the Staff and Facilities to be generally Very Good, and the Quantity and quality of food to be Very Good also. The Children in the group were well catered for, being served their food first as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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English first
Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Guaranteed you will not leave hungry!! Great fish and serviced bar makes for a wonderful meal and dining experience - very reasonable pricing as well.

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Whakatane
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Recently we visited the Wharf Shed Restaurant in Whakatane as guests to a Birthday Celebration. We found the Staff and Facilities to be generally Very Good, and the Quantity and quality of food to be Very Good also. The Children in the group were well catered for, being served their food first as some of the Better Airlines do. The... More 

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Whakatane-nz
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

This's been under new management for ages, as a Chinese Restaurant, 'Matou'. I've been trying to get the message through for more than a year.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Upon entering the restaurant we were instantly greeted by the host, who asked if we had a reservation, she read out the names and my mother misheard her and said that we definitely had a reservation. The host then got all snarly and repeated a name and my mum said "yeah that's us" and the host was all attitude because... More 

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Auckland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was one of the best restaurants in Whakatane I was told. Then it was sold. The new owners didn't make it and closed it down. It was still closed in October/November 2012, but apparently work is being done to re-open it. It might re-open, but then don't rely on reviews of the past. It could well be completey something... More 

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Whakatane-nz
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Unfortunately this place has now closed. It used to be a favourite for lunch with a girlfriend.Such a shame as it's a great location

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Bishops Stortford
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Ate here both nights on our stay in Whakatane and enjoyed both evenings. Only comment not all wines were available (not even my husband's 2nd choice!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Walking around Whakatane on a holiday and found ourselves here for lunch. The $10 lunch specials enticed us but most of the food was purchased off the main lunch menu. The food was great, location interesting but the service was the stand out for us. Very prompt and quick service, the was no issue when we wanted to move tables... More 

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New Zealand
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Oh My God- the food in this place is absolutely delicious!!! Went on the off chance that it would be nice- had seafood on the brain- and we certainly were not disappointed. Not only is the food amazingly good the service is wonderful as well. We had seafood chowder and scallops followed by creme brûlée, yummy yummy yummy. If you... More 

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Palmerston North
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Have been to the Wharf Shed in previous years and it has always been very, very good. We hadn't been there for a year and this time we were disappointed. Whilst the decor and ambience along with the service remains pretty good the food this time was a real let down. We ordered a herb and garlic bread to start... More 

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  • Address: 22 The Strand, Whakatane 3080, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: (07) 308 5698

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