The Waterfront serves delicious meals and is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. The range on offer includes fresh seafood, tasty steaks and locally sourced produce. The accompanying wine list offers an excellent selection. The atmosphere is lively, relaxed and friendly, in keeping with the beachside holiday feel.
Fantastic veiws of Kapiti Island and across to the Marlborough Sounds.
Love the Waterfront Bar and Kitchen. The best food, the best atmosphere, Joe is the best host and friendly staff are attentive without being intrusive. The view over the sea is lovely. Joe and his team are the best. Always attentive but never intrusive. I need to go there more often.
WOW!!!! What an awesome evening, Staff was so friendly.
Thank you Kevin your attitude and the friendly ladies who served at the table was lovely to see, the quality of the food was nothing other than perfect.
Joe, thank you for everything you and your staff made our evening at Waterfront Bar and Kitchen a memorable one. The entertainment was not bad at all, loved the sounds, great atmosphere.
Last night I ate at the Waterfront and I was disapointed. I rang in advance and booked a table for 3 for 8pm. I arrived 5 mins early and I was not greeted as I walked through the door I had to take myself up to the bar and inform the staff that I had a booking.
When we sat down and looked around it became obvious that there was a large function going on at that time. I asked the waitress if she was sure it was alright for us to have the table. This is when she informed me that they were only taking bookings from after 7pm that night because there was a funeral wake going on there at that time. I was appalled and I felt awkward for most of the time that we were there. It felt as if we were invading something very personal.
I’m shocked that the restaurant would take bookings when they had a function going on, especially a wake.
The food was average
Atmosphere was shocking but what would you expect amongst a wake.
The waitress assigned to my table was lovely and her service was excellent
The Waterfront bar and kitchen was disappointing. It has great ambiance, looking over the Tasman Sea, the service was a bit slow but this did not worry us as we were in good company. The prawns were a bit small but well cooked, however the fish and chips (the dearest item on the menu at $23) was not up to the standard of our local fish and chip shop, being overly battered and greasy. The scallops were also too greasy. For the price paid I would have thought pan-fried fish could have been provided. The salad was good.
This is the place to be, I love Joe and Michelle, they rock big time. The food is the best on the coast, and look!!!!!! The view you can’t beat it!!!!! Go to the Waterfront Bar & Kitchen and you will have an experience you have never had before….you guys rock!!!!
Our family had an excellent meal at Waterfront. We started with an entree of Calamari and my wife and I had the Seafood Trio. Our kids had Nachos and Fish & Chips.
All meals were excellent in both taste and presentation and were served promptly. Service was very courteous and efficient. Great to have a really good restaurant on our doorstep again – we will be returning soon.
Went to celebrate my Father-in-law’s birthday and had a fabulous time. The food was delicious! I had the fish trio and agree with the last review, it was excellent. The other meals were also great. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxed. We will definitely be returning.
Attended with a friend. Staff extremely helpful and professional. Ordered Chef’s special of the day, the Seafood Trio, which proved to be outstanding. The quality of the salmon, hapuka and John Dory was first class and the accompanying special sauces complimented each fish perfectly.
Serving portions were generous, and the presentation had terrific visual appeal as well as sublime taste. This dish, we felt, was world class. (And we have dined in some of the world’s best sea food restaurants.!) The cranberry and ginger Bread and Butter pudding was beautifully presented and delicious – a wonderful finale to a memorable meal.
Service was the worst i have ever received in my life, the young girls stood behind the bar pointing and talking about our table, dark haired girl was rolling her eyes when getting frustrated, staring a nasty look at us, snatching money, no please or thank you etc. We later found out she was the duty manager. Obviously the owners have no care for who is hired at their restaurant. salads were $19.50, think this is rather steep for a lunch! Will not be returning
Went back for my favorite Banana bacon pancake with maple syrup only to find out it was removed from the menu. Jenny ordered Steak sandwich and I had scallops. Meals were enjoyable. Staffs were attentiveness. Would score 5-star rating from me if plates were cleared after our meal to make room for additional drink and desert (if any).
I went to The Waterfront over the weekend when visiting my parents. What a find! The location is amazing, the sun was shining, the food was great and the service friendly and efficient. The place was flat out as it was fathers day but it really was a great lunch and when next in town will certainly be back!!
Food was average. Vegetables should be served to each individual rather than one central plate of veges for everyone to share. Service was appalling! More than a twenty minute wait after being seated. For a busy evening three staff may not be sufficient to cater for full tables. By the time we finally received our main the place was nearly deserted. Wait staff were super slack – and we had to interrupt three of them gossiping and wiping glasses at the far end of the bar to ask for dessert menus. Give it a miss!!! P.S. No toilet paper ):<
Based on its location, this should be the most desirable place to eat at in Raumati, if not the entire Kapiti Coast. Regrettably, it seems to be owned by people who have no business acumen, and miserable staff! The food seems to come from the supermarket freezers and just deepfried or re-heated. The treatment I received from the manager (wish I had got her name) was DEPLORABLE! Pointed out that her customer service skills were lacking, to which she commented she had made no mistake and walked away. As a local, I will not be back to the Waterfront, and would recommend others stay away, until such time as it changes ownership.
What a beautiful day on the kapiti coast the restaurant should have been full but I can see why it isn’t. The staff (redheaded bar girl) and (trendy dark hair waiter) couldn’t care less. The food took forever, the staff were rude and when the foods arrived it was dreadful.We were not welcomed in or wished goodbye when we left. A place for young staff to take money from the owners, do no work and serve awful food.
Very nice food but the atmosphere is very “seaside cafe”, and the restaurant was a bit cold in the evenings. Lovely sunsets but plastic furniture and bland interior does not do justice to the excellent food. Also quite hard to find as there are road works in the area, and the access road appears to be closed when approaching at night. Dont be put off. It is worth the search to get the great food.
8 of us went for a meal on a Saturday night – our waitress was a little slow to warm up initially but she came right – the food was spot on – they had everything in a small or large plate size which suited us all,good value for money -happy to recommend.
would of been nice how ever the meal never made it!!!waited and waited while staff breezed past us never bothering to ask what we were waiting for. so I approached and was told they had forgotten so gave a full refund and we were under the impression that we would still get what we had ordered,over half an hour ago,how eva after waiting another 15min found it was not so.Left hungry and really pissed off at the lak of customer service
Only go if you want to wait forever and then be treated like dirt by all of the staff. Other customers dining at other tables on the night we went had similar experiences and were happy to share their views with us. Orders forgotten, mains brought out before entrees, drinks forgotten. Heavens knows why people go – it can only be the smudgey view through the dirty windows. This place is in desparate need of a customer service program. Toilets are cramped and need a clean.
Steak ordered and was cooked nicely. It came on top mashed spud and covered in mushroom sauce. Pity it didn’t also come with any vegetables. Wife had fish and chips so I was able to share her coleslaw.
Waitress was a bit miffed when another member of the group questioned why no veges. The response was it was a new menu.
Other members of group had the chocolate pudding mud cake. It comes with a teaspoon of cream and that’s it.