The New Wharf Street Bistro

Whether it’s a family get together, girls' cocktail night catchup or a cosy couples dinner, Wharf Street Bistro is famous for its great food and charismatic ambience. Overlooking the Mahurangi River, in the heart of Warkworth, serving up heart-warming food to their loyal locals and visitors alike. 

Opened in 2016 by Rachel and Matt Macfarlane, who were captivated by the location and set out to create ‘the place to go’. They were faced with motivating locals to dine out in Warkworth but were soon able to carve out a niche for themselves and gain a solid following. 

Tahlia Meharry has managed Wharf Street for the past eighteen months and when the opportunity to take over the restaurant came up she jumped at the chance, along with Andrew (Andy) Cameron, who has been managing the bar at the Bridgehouse for the past 10 years. 

Both locally born and raised, they love the area that fostered their passion for good food, wine and beer. “Being together and having the same dream has pushed us to achieve this goal and we couldn’t be happier to continue and grow a local favourite.”

They have seen the area change, grow and develop over the years from a sleepy country town and Tahlia and Andy say that “knowing such a great range of people and new businesses who employed us growing up really inspired us to own our own café/restaurant someday and create great, local food.”

They are a small and dedicated young team, with their new Head Chef, Ashley Scale, helping them to create a memorable experience for each and every customer. “We love providing a quality food experience for our valued locals and visitors to our beautiful region, within Wharf Street’s warm and friendly vibe.”

“As foodies we appreciate good food, wine and beer - especially if it is locally sourced and produced.” Wharf Street has always prided itself on connecting with, supporting and being supported by local businesses. They offer a range of locally sourced meats, fish and organic produce. With four Sawmill Brewery beers on tap and an array of beautiful, locally produced wines on their menu you can’t help but feel spoiled for choice. 

“We can’t wait for Warkworth to become a bigger food, wine and beer destination and love being a part of a growing community.”

For opening times check out their website, where you can book your table too!

4 Wharf Street, Warkworth

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