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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice little spot on the outside of town. Pizza (one of the best priced foods in New Zealand) had great potential, loaded with seafood and very pretty to look at......the only negative was that they were heavy on the creme sauce which kind of diluted...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We came in just before six, no reservation and were greeted warmly and we both ordered a beautifuly presented and very yummy Snapper dish. We also had dessert which was also excellent, sticky date pudding and Vanilla Cheesecake. Lovely atmophere - comfortable and welcoming -...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We just dined here for dinner. The steak was outstanding as was the sticky date pudding. A must for everyone to do.

Thank sjv23
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We had unbelievably good food and service here on several occasions for lunch and and dinner. This is far and above the best place to eat in town. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Angus beef sandwich, Caesar salads and scollops are well worth...More

2  Thank Drstarman
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Delightful spot overlooking the sea. Breakfast in the sun with friendly service. Had potato hash which was superb. Coffee excellent too. Could do this every morning without any trouble at all. BTW - not a penguin in sight.

2  Thank kayakbuoy
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We eat here three times during our stay in the area, because it was so good. It look like a pleasant but unpretentious café, but the food is outstanding and for the quality reasonably priced. particularly good were the seafood risotto and the aged fillet...More

2  Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Walk into the nearby "world famous" fish shop: eyes, nose and bull-filter - along with staff's surly demeanour and the "el plastico" ambience - all tell you that it "once was great, but not now". Walk in here: smells good, looks inviting, staff are friendly,...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Relaxed lunch in an idilic location. Seafood pizza was delicious. Service wasn't fast but we were relaxed and not in any hurry. Highly recommended

Thank Keithry
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

The female chef did a marvelous ob with our two snapper-dinner! Thank you! Harry & Anne-Marie from Switzerland

Thank Harry W
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We went here with friends and the whole experience was excellent. I just love risottos and when I saw it on the menu that was me catered for! As I ate it I did not really want it to finish however I was getting full!...More

Thank PennyPie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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