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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
“lamb” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting place to visit, Manganoui. This establishment is on the waterfront overlooking the water and as it had a high rating on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a try. After visiting I am not certain why this place has such a high...More

Thank Dormouse101
Reviewed yesterday

Each time we go up to the Bay of Islands we travel up to Mangonui and have lunch here at the Waterfront Cafe & Bar. Very simple. On the waterfront. Very peaceful. Very relaxed. Salad, scallops, bacon, avos - delicious and a glass of wine.

Thank Zan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Both meals were covered in way too much sauce, lettuce below the small fish portion was limp and tasteless and the BLT was similar with burnt bacon. It could be so much better but the kitchen needs a huge leg up.

Thank 185alan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small town and really not many eateries this is surprisingly good! We have had evening meals here two days running and breakfast once. The menu is good and some really nice choices, everything well cooked and fresh. The beef and lamb particularly along...More

Thank kenty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy the tartlet and salad was delicious, and so was the BLT burger. Highly recommended. Indoor and outdoor seating with a great view!

Thank jcnick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the whitebait special -frittata with a scattering if crispy fried whitebait and salad. The frittata was loaded with those wonderful whitebait, and I haven’t had such wonderful crispy fried whitebait since my youthful days in Christchurch where Fails Cafe did them so well....More

Thank SueC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink on the way up the coast. Excellent friendly service, cool space and decor and awesome views from the alfresco seating on the pavement.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Scrumptious lamb pizza. Great food and service. We sat at the Outside tables looking over the bay. Perfect.

Thank morecambegirl60
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Nice views across the harbour from terrace. Interesting menu and pizzas. Can be quite busy in the holiday season so you need to be patient..!

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

A cute little cafe on the waterfront. Food is outstanding in both flavours and presentation. I had the lamb and it was melt in your mouth. Excellent service and warm atmosphere.

Thank chantalflight
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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