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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is one of the most delicious and entertaining meals I have ever had in a restaurant, I cannot recommend this place highly enough! It might not look very special at all, but do sit down at one of their beachside tables, enjoy the view...More

3  Thank Minna K
Reviewed March 26, 2015

My family of 7 adults was staying in Russell for the night and were so fortunate to stumble upon this place for dinner. It was fairly busy but the staff quickly accommodated us. We were treated to multiple rounds of wonderfully tasty tapas and the...More

3  Thank garymdmd
Reviewed March 22, 2015

Enjoyed two meals here recently, one at lunchtime sitting on the front watching the comings and goings on the wharf. Very tasty tapas. Evening meal also very good,for casual dining

2  Thank mwbpab
Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stopped here for a small lunch after we got off the trip to the 'Hole in the Rock'. The day was beautiful and we sat outside about five metres away from the water. We decided to pick from their tapas menu. We had prawn...More

2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a Hen's dinner and glad I chose this restaurant to have it; what an excellent tapas menu! Great prices and good portion sizes! I highly recommend the seafood arancine and the calamari. The service was also fabulous and incredibly accommodating, especially as...More

2  Thank BirdDovahkiin
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

If you have difficulties to get a table a Duke Of Marlborough, don't hesitate to walk back 20 meters and grab a table at Wharf. Staff, although under numbered when we got there, was very efficient and quite nice. Food was excellent. My wife and...More

3  Thank golfeur_singapore
Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a fantastic evening in the Wharf watching the sunset in this beautiful location. The service by the waiter was first class. he felt his English was not great but we did not find it a problem and he was so attentive and genuinely...More

3  Thank Maggie J
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Twice over the last few weeks I have gone into The Wharf! The first time I went up to the counter to ask to see a menu and the waiter had just made a coffee and proceeded to walk past me to take it to...More

2  Thank Pamelala_12
Reviewed February 16, 2015

Locations don't come much better than the middle of Russell, and The Wharf has a great position, right at the end of the town Wharf. Food is good, but rather too much for my liking was pre-prepared and so didn't have the freshness that I...More

Thank Euroamer1000
Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ended up at this place after our first two choices were full booked (The Duke and The Gables) and were very pleasantly surprised!!! Four of us (two couples) enjoyed multiple tapas and all were very tasty as was the wine and drinks. The staff...More

2  Thank GingerBooFantastic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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: +64 9-403 7771
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