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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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 2 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 4 weeks ago 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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143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We got served right away by very friendly staff. The food was delicious. We had the beach and scallops. Also the date desert was wonderful. We would eat there again a day highly recommend.

Thank Susan B
North Vancouver
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great presentation. At first I thought there were too many flavours. We ordered the falafels as appetizer and the special fish of the day, the snapper. We had them come at the same time. Asparagus was cooked perfectly and the snapper was very good too. There really wasn't a crumb left when we finished.

Thank Diane M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It was like the waitress did not want to be at work, reaching over diners to clear the table with hair hanging onto plates. The only redeeming feature was the food which was fantastic.

Thank GOM1550
Irvine, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We returned for a second meal just to have more of the amazing scallops cooked with bacon and salad with honey dressing. Also delicious pizza. Really good fish. Everyone in the room seemed really happy, as were we, with their meals. Very attentive and helpful servers. A happy ambiance.

Thank Michele W

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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