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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals and have eaten here a few times. Its ok. Tonight we called in to have a quick pizza and decided to share a crême brulée for dessert. It was very cold and solid. The sugar crust was raw sugar. We went to pay and i mentioned to our waitress that the crust had not been torched. The... More 

Thank Allison A
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot wait to return. Have the best ever steak with freshly steamed veggies. Loved my meal here. The pizza's are disgusting though

Thank LeeAnnvh
Torrance, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed multiple meals here during our New Zealand stay. Without exception, every dish was prepared to perfection and presented beautifully. The view was beautiful and we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner here in an unhurried atmosphere. We hated to leave!

Thank Deannamand
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are really friendly and the food is delicious. Recommend you visit for breakfast lunch or dinner. You won't be disappointed.

Thank cribyn2017
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had 3 dishes to share, 2 entrees -Caesar Salad, Calamari and then a small lamb pizza. All were absolutely superb especially the lamb pizza. Great service - we'll be back

Thank Russell L
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Decent service, quick, efficient and friendly, without being familiar. I chose the Greek Salad, and very good it was, lots of olives, feta cheese, mixed leaves, tomatoes, cucumber etc, whilst the good lady had the Squid something or other, which got the thumbs up. Nice position on the pavement in the sunshine, over looking the harbour. Only down side was... More 

Thank Nigel R
New Egypt, New Jersey
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is one rare find in a restaurant. No matter what we ordered, the food was fresh, tasteful, and excellently prepared. Even though there are other restaurants in Mangonui, in retrospect, we ought to have just stayed with this one. Loved the outdoor seating.

1 Thank bronzebabe
Bellingham, Washington
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444 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 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 the taste of the seafood. Scallop salad was generous in serving the scallops which were... More 

Thank Donald J
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 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 - I guess the only niggle would be that I heard the Waitress tell other diners... More 

Thank Jacqui T
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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