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The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar

Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7771
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (13 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
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141 - 150 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Very warm welcome, great atmosphere made to feel welcome, stone grill very nice and was nice to be asked how it was going by the chef and taught us how to cook from the stone grill. Will defiantly be back again. We are from England...More

2  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We ate here on several occasions during our 10 day stay in Russell - we found the staff accommodating and friendly, the food was superb and a good choice of wines was available, super views out over the bay and the opening glass frontage makes...More

2  Thank GoodWeeFeeders
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We dined at The Wharf on a very busy Tuesday night. It was their kids eat free night so we expected it to be busy and had booked a table earlier in the day. The location is superb with fabulous views across the wharf to...More

2  Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We were recommended another restaurant but it was booked out, so we walked about 50 metres and found The Wharf. All meals were of a very high standard and the service was excellent although they only had a couple of staff. I particularly have to...More

1  Thank terrytooth
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

On the busy weekend up in Russell, we decided to go check out the wharf as people in our group wanted seafood and with the pub being closed to a private function- we couldn't go past the wharf. I myself was keen to try something...More

2  Thank littlecheese3
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

The Wharf has an awesome position on Russell's pretty waterfront. This was the first time I had tried a stone grill menu and I'm not hugely convinced of it. I had the seafood one. There was only 2 service staff on even though it was...More

1  Thank LovesToTravelKiwi
Reviewed 16 April 2014

It was great food but the service is really slow now. It is very expensive as well ... but that seems to be the norm in Russell for some reason.

1  Thank 639Morgan
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We brought a Grab One special which was 2 stonegrill dinners and a Fondue to share for dessert. We went over on a Sunday afternoon for lunch and had a lovely afternoon. The food was lovely. Fondue was delicious. The service was a bit slow...More

1  Thank krave123
Reviewed 26 March 2014

If you don't want to queue, spending your time waiting for a table at a packed pub go along the beachfront and eat at The Wharf. Right on the beach, great food, great service.

1  Thank Jill A
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

The food we chose to pay for (oysters then fish & chips) was very tasty. HOWEVER we were very surprised when a $16.50 portion of chicken wings was served to the table and turned out to be four very small (even scrawny) wings. We asked...More

Thank FaeryB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russell Waterfront | Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7771
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