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“Good food, lovely location”

The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #15 of 26 Restaurants in Russell
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were obviously luckier than other reviewer ... the location is super, overlooking the bay and ferries in this beautiful town. Our food was excellent - pan fried whole flounder was perfectly cooked and very good value for money. Would be very happy to eat there again.

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Thank GordonHeather
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Service extremely poor, meal a bigger let down. Arrived 12.30 with two young children. Asked if they had high chair available the answer was yes so sat down. After 10 minutes had to ask again for high chair which still didn't come immediately. Two other groups arrived after us and where seated, then coffees were ordered for first group while we waited to have our order taken, then second group was approached to have their order taken, still nothing for us. Water given to other table, not ours. Had to approach the waiter again to get our order taken. Then it gets worse, meal arrived burger pattie raw inside, mussells not debearded. Told waiter about burger and he advised did I want it well done in a very rude manner. With two young children decided not to wait for a replacement and asked it to be removed from order. As we were leaving a replacement arrived but we decided not to take it. Were not charged for the burger, but advised as paying that we though the whole meal and experience was very poor. Waiter didn't appear to care and no one said sorry. Would never go back again.

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Thank Gayle M
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Sit out front next to the wharf and enjoy the amazing views accross to Paihia and watch the sunset!

Food is great and service was excellant

Thank as4185
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Ended up at The Wharf because we were not too impressed with the Duke of Marlborough. Service was good and the meals were very good. Spent a pleasant enough evening but walked away feeling that these guys could do better if they just worked on ironing out some of the kinks - like the too loud music and chef in bermudas, prancing around in the front of the house, talking too loudly. Nice to be laid back and 'familiar' but this was a little too much and affected the overall experience.

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Thank Raymon K
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We were having a lovely meal and because I am diabetic my body decided to go hypo.My wife asked for a coke quickly and the staff were amazing.Also he food is amazing,there is nothing nicer than to sit by the water and enjoy a good meal.\\I would recommend the mussels with the thai sauce its unbelievable

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