Waterfront Cafe

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NZ National Maritime Museum Complex,
Viaduct Basin,

(09) 359 9914

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Reviewer Brett Taylor
My partner and I have passed this place hundreds of times and have never been in until last night.We have been missing out! We were instantly served and shown a table.We sat near the front doors as the back part had all the heaters on and thought it was too hot.The manager offered to turn a heater off for us but we sat near the front doors so we could see the sports on the TV screen.I had the lamb burger and my partner had the fajitas. He,s from Texas,on the border of Mexico and said these were the best tasting fajitas he has found in NZ. We almost had to be rolled out of the place...the portions were huge!! We had 2 drinks each, plus the meals and it came to $75...very good prices! The waitress was a true blue kiwi girl and very friendly and knowledgeable.Nothing was a problem.We met the owner who was a very nice man..very friendly and obliging.He introduced himself and asked how everything was with the meals etc.The only thing that I didn't like was the 2 very loud girls drinking and chain smoking at the outside tables as the smoke came into the restaurant...but we chose to sit near the doors.Food 10/10 Prices 10/10 Staff 10/10 The good looking barman certainly helped lol.We would highly recommend this place to other diners and will definitely be back.
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It could have almost been a comedy. Neither our table or the table next to us could attract the attention of any staff. Finally ordered 3 drinks - one completely wrong. Overpriced cake slice. Chicken panini which was of extremely poor quality and chips which were not fresh cooked. A very depressing and unpleasant afternoon experience.
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Reviewer lbmcgivern
The service may not be the top but it's not bad either. I love the food, the helpfulness of wait staff and the ambiance

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Reviewer lbmcgivern
The service may not be the top but it's not bad either. I love the food, the helpfulness of wait staff and the ambiance

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Reviewer trishy9
I had calamari as a main meal size but found it very tough and not very well presented on the plate. When I mentioned I found it tough the waiter said he would tell the chef but I was offered no replacement or discount. The waiter passed my meal to me in front of another diner instead of bringing it around to my side. Also I think $30 for an very ordinary fish and chip meal is somewhat expensive.
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Had a very good experience at the Waterfront Cafe this weekend. We took a friend from Germany there for a farewell dinner, after going for a jetboat ride on the harbour. We were 9 nine adults, 3 children and 2 infants and they catered for our needs very well. They made us all feel welcome and no request was too much for the friendly staff. Food was good. It isn't a 5 star restaurant but is exactly as it claims - a bar and cafe serving really tasty food that's good value for money, with a great view of the water. A few of us had really nice steaks, which were all cooked just how we asked.
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Reviewer Helley
We went from Wellington to Auckland to celebrate my husbands 60th with friends & family and made such a good choice with this restaurant. Great service, great view, great atmosphere and we were all impressed with the food, everyone was happy their choice.
Thank you to all at The Waterfront, we will be back in the near future
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Reviewer Salby
Love love love the Waterfront Cafe! great for children which is hard to find in the city. Has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, awesome service & great fresh & tasty food. Really enjoyable!
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