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“Yummy food!”

Waterfront Cafe & Bar
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Mangonui
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yummy food!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Had brekkie here- croissant and coffee- Good value, slow service, Was impressed by the hard working chef preparing food for evening, so came to dinner.
We had scallops and hapuka.
Scallops - 20 of them- were superb: juicy, had the pink roe on. Delicious salad.
Baked hapuka with kumera mash and vegetables - delicious. fish was perfectly cooked, mash was a really good , beans cooked al dente they should be!
Only let down was the crème caramel- an off night! Wasn't cooked properly - runny custard at bottom of dish. But no problem, waitress took it back, brought us another one- the same. So no charge for that. The gelato - home made- was really good. BYO was appreciated.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sublime flavours, talented chef”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We have dined twice at this cafe for dinner during our trip to the Far North. We could not fault any of our meals or service. The chef uses simple combinations of ingredients to produce delicious flavours. We particularly enjoyed the scallops entree, and the snapper fish of the day.
They catered well for our gluten free son, and have a good selection of pizzas which can be ordered to takeaway.
Although it is called a cafe, it is restaurant quality food.
We would definitely recommend the Waterfront Cafe.

  • Visited April 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Pleasant waterfront bar and cafe for an idle morning.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We enjoyed a quiet drink and pizza on a lazy Sunday morning at the Waterfront Cafe & Bar. The Bar is housed in one of the village's historic buildings which gives it a great sense of history and place.
The bar overllooks the harbour and the surrounding hills making it a great place to while-a-way the morning. The service was prompt and efficient with friendly staff willing to offer advice on local sights and events in Mangonui and surrounding area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Northland NZ
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Always Good!”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We always enjoy our meals at this relaxed cafe. Good service and very consistant food - the lunch menu also devine!!

Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice food, slow service”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

A decent selection on the menu, food was nice (scollops perfectly cooked). The service was however quite slow (the café was about ¼ full).

  • Visited March 2013
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