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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here the (gluten free) pizzas were great and the Caesar and Greek salads were very tasty. We also tried a delicious slice with blueberries and the coffee was really good. I would definitely go back.

Thank kerryclams
Witham, Essex
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thankfully we had booked a table as it was a busy evening...the service was excellent - friendly and quick. The menu is varied and was great having the pizza option for the kids. The food was fresh and nicely presented and very tasty. The perfect way to spend an evening.

Thank Rollir10
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here on two occasions - nice pizza but quite high prices - great all day breakfast meals (lack of consistency with getting extras we asked for on the plate - the manager was very apologetic though) on the second occasion due to being out of coffee beans at home we came for a coffee - I requested triple shots... More 

Thank Jade W
Mangonui, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and service Pizzas the best at this place worth the extra money Great customer service and great menus Good uiews with outside tables to take advantage of otstanding scenery

Thank Vicky C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wait staff were smiley and friendly as were the kitchen staff. The blonde lady in her 40s/50s (possibly manager/owner?) was so rude that we actually got up and left before ordering food. Her uptight attitude towards us and the wait staff did not go unnoticed. The food actually looked good but we purposefully ate at every other restaurant and avoided... More 

Thank Ilovemyfoodfoodie
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went this morning (three of us) and sat outside with our dogs. Yes dog friendly! Great service, great food and great views. Totally recommend the fresh salmon potatoes with eggs cooked to perfection and a small amount of citrus hollandaise which was very light and enhanced the dish. Coffee was hot and good. We all enjoyed our breakfasts and... More 

Thank DiandDo
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us turned up today for lunch and the place was packed, they served us promptly and the staff were cheerful and efficient, food was great, the only decent steak sandwich I have had since we moved up to Paihia and it was absolutely fascinating to watch the lady chef making the hand rolled Pizzas, well done all of... More 

Thank Tiddleypom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Food is great service is great. Good value for money. Try their steaks or pizzas. Love them.

Thank Stevesub1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Reading some of the reviews seems to be mixture of good and poor. We had a late lunch, Pizza and BLT the food was lovely and the staff were friendly, the service was excellent!

Thank mopatel2005
Katikati, New Zealand
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Food is OK but portions are somewhat small and the service can be a bit slow when they are just a bit busy (not full..!!). It would help customers to be more patient if the staff did not look so harassed and tried to smile a bit. This has nothing to do with food quality of course but it is... More 

Thank JohnPaul1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?