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“Best fish and chips in town.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Wharf Coffee House and Bar

The Wharf Coffee House and Bar
Queen Street | Shortland Wharf, Thames 3500, New Zealand
7 868 6828
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Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Thames
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Fast Food
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echuca
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

You only have to see the number of cars parked nearby to see how popular this place is. Very fresh fish is cooked to your liking and in generous serves. We ordered 2snapper and 1 gurnard with kumara and potato chips. We found in our order an extra 2 pieces of fish. We ate at the accompanying cafe . While waiting I struck up a conversation with a lady who said she travelled regularly from 20 minutes away to get f & c as well as fresh fish. You wouldn't find better.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Thames, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had coffee here recently on a Saturday afternoon. The coffee was really good, the service excellent and the views from the stools under the sliding windows very pleasant. The coffee house is small with nice seating both inside and outside. It is pleasant looking out over the Kauaeranga River. There are also great fish and chips next door.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great Setting for a Drink Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Sitting right on the wharf handy to the new cycleway this little cafe is a great place on a sunny afternoon. It is small and has limited seating but it is still great. Right next door they do some of the freshest fish and chips around. These will be delivered to your table. Always an interesting place to relax for a while.

Visited February 2014
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Thames, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Nice spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have been to the Wharf Coffee Shop and Bar quite a few times sometimes just for coffee and a muffin and other times for lunch and a glass of wine. The fish and chips are always yummy and the food in the cabinet is also great. It's nice to sit outside on the wharf on a sunny day. The coffees are hot and good. This was a great idea and a asset to Thames. Check it out!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarnen, Switzerland
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Eating mussels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We have been eating fresh and beautiful tasty mussels at your place. Good price and real good quality, fresh.

Visited April 2013
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