Great place for after works drinks. Food is pretty great, they have some tasting boards that go really well, with a great range of beers. Service is not too bad, but very friendly when the food does arrive. It's worth the wait though.
An excellent place to have lunch. It's a bit of the pricey side but the lamb burger that I've had here a couple of times now is absolutely magnificent. Also one of the few restaurants in New Zealand that has an unobstructed sea view.
I've got to say that I was hugely disappointed with my experience at Jack Tar. My mates and I arrived there around 8pm on a Saturday night and it was busy, but not absolutely slammed. Nevertheless, we had to wait an hour for our food and not once during that time did our waitress ever come back to us and offer to get us another drink or even bring us some water. It's a shame because although the food and atmosphere was good, it wasn't worth the wait. To Jack Tar's credit, when we complained to the manager he was very nice about the whole thing and apologised profusely.
there used to be absolutely no where to get brunch on north wharf. now there are a few options and jack tar is pretty good. bacon and egg burger with hash browns is a great way to kick off the weekend.