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“A little goes a long way ”

Wharf Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 77 Restaurants in Gisborne
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Zealand
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A little goes a long way ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

After a morning of children's sports a hot drink and a wee bite to eat was well deserved. The location can not be faulted, especially perfect on such a beautiful winters day. Great outside space with a great view. Seated outside our friendly waitress bought water and glasses and then took our order for five - hot drinks, 2 sweets and a savoury. 1 sweet gone.......half a savoury gone!! 1 coffee received. Half of a, very flavor some but undercooked savoury gone.....next coffee received. Last coffee received, delicious!! Children finishing off the sweets......finished and waiting and then....children's hot chocolates arrive. Was disappointed with the turn around time of drinks and the presentation of food. A little yoghurt, greenery or at least extra plates and cutlery go along way. Well done to our waitress who was apologetic on the length of time it took to complete our order. Well done to the scenery for keeping us distracted.

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English first
Gisborne, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Will Be Back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lunch with a bunch of friend, some quite hard to please.
Great service. Menu choices were good.
Staff friendly.
Did have to wait a while to attract attention for dessert and coffee orders though.
All of us enjoyed the food immensely.
Wine prices pretty steep.
Great location & the fire in the corner made it cosy even though it is a large room.
Will be back to try something else.

  • Visited May 2014
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lunch menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

The chicken pasta with basil and spinach is great and it has no heavy cream sauce ideal for lunch. Sitting by the ocean and watching the ships come in. The place was quiet fill but the waiting time was great and the staff were very friendly

  • Visited February 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Looked exciting, but lacked the x-factor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had lunch on a Sunday - service was slow. Food was okay, but not good enough considering the prices. I expected a lovely pub meal and was left feeling a bit ripped off. Venue is fab, loved the seated area outside by the water.

  • Visited May 2014
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Taupo, New Zealand
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

It was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night but the quality of the food and the presentation of it were superb. A good wine list, cheery staff and a lovely old wharf-shed ambience make this a great place to dine.

  • Visited May 2014
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