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Wharf Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, European,
60 Esplanade, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-868 4876
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Esplanade, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Wharf for lunch with the teenagers. They have a decent lunch menu with some inventive choices such as the Mother Plucker among others. My partner choose the seafood chowder which was highly rated. I ended up trying the Mother Plucker which...More

Thank Ieme d
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent breakfast beautiful ingredients .Great service Awesome view of the wharf and port. Very relaxing and no pressure to finish and leave. Definitely lingered over the great coffee

Thank margaretsX207PF
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Nice place by the port overlooking the water. Enjoy the breakfast/brunch here, service has been good and food lovely. Went with a group of friends and we had everything from eggs bene to coffee and a muffin.

Thank Regina d
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Overlooking the water, with a diverse menu and a couple of good beer options on tap, this was a very nice place do dine. We would come here again.

Thank tonystraw
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Popped in to the Wharf - had read they had free wifi and I needed to do some work Staff were lovely - very friendly and helpful. Happy hour 4-6pm so enjoyed a couple of drinks. Also ate dinner - hate a fantastic chicken burger...More

Thank Luci2307
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived an hour early for our lunch date, but having walked and explored around Gisborne for over two hours, the Chardonnay was cold and we were well looked after. We had a variety of lunch dishes, from scallops, a burger with amazing fries to...More

Thank MandyJKim
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter if the staff know you or not, you've gotta give people the same respectful service. Waited for over 5 minutes to get menus after we were told to go sit down and she would be right over. This place has beautiful potential,...More

Thank Tayla L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had an early dinner at the restaurant and really enjoyed the food accompanied by local wines and beer. The harbor-side setting was great even though it was raining lightly. Service was good. Prices are reasonable.

1  Thank Eric T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best location in Gisborne. It is a shame the food was not up to the same standard as the view. I thought the days of a baked potato being wrapped in tinfoil and dumped on a plate with a lump of...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a drink as the weather had been really hot today (Friday). The bar staff were really friendly, full of helpful advice for two travellers from the uk. Good, cold beer and lovely view of the marina.

Thank Lee S
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26 December 2014|
Response from Grant752 |
No dogs allowed unfortunately
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Esplanade, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 6-868 4876
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