We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
Website
Today
08:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

976 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 933: English reviews
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stay on a regular basis here in Paihia. Alfresco' are a must visit. The menu is extensive and absolutely delightful. I normally have at least one meal here when in town. If I stay next door they are more than happy to deliver to your room. Such great service - willing to go the extra mile - hard to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ngatiwhatua
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent seafood, at a reasonable price, with a nice ocean view and atmosphere. The music playing is aimed at an older generation (than myself), but the staff is friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, and the atmosphere and view is wonderful. If we had stayed in Paihia longer, we would have visited multiple times!!

Helpful?
Thank Contruba
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good night out served by Andrew. Very personable & friendly. All meals were amazing & reasonably priced. Also a good variety. We booked for 8 people & no complaints from any of us. Berry mocktail for the non drinkers beautiful. Would definitely recommend & go again.

Helpful?
Thank Lynn F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my Uncle, friends and family to lunch for his 100th Birthday. The boss and the staff were great. The food was also great including the cake they arranged. The music that was being played were older songs, I don't know if this was for us or the usual music, but it was good.

Helpful?
Thank Andrew W
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is probably our fourth visit over the years and as always we had a beautiful dinner and great service.

Helpful?
Thank iti685
Level Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate here and the food was fine. The service was quick and pleasant. All you could ask for at a mid range restaurant centrally located. Avoid the happy hour though. You had to choose one of the house wines if you fancied wine. I chose the Dusky Sounds Merlot. Probably named after the gagging sounds you make after tasting it!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paulboy100
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great welcome and super food.The red snapper,chips and salad was very tasty and the waterfront location made this meal the more special. Enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank Dave D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice as we liked the menu offerings. It sits on the main street across from the beach. In good weather it is open to the outside. Would highly recommend this restaurant,although it was closing the second week of November for renovations

Helpful?
Thank Sylvia A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place looked great. Great view and great looking food. I had the fish taco which looked and tasted great but should have come with either a warning or a bib because it had too much juice in the filling. A bit messy but still nice. The disappointing bit is the service, there isnt any. I asked for... More 

Helpful?
Thank BenNovice
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiter and food excellent. Old dog obliging. What more can I say, the old dog, as doorman, was very obliging.

Helpful?
Thank Glem S

Travellers who viewed Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar also viewed

Paihia, Bay of Islands
Paihia, Bay of Islands
 
Paihia, Bay of Islands
 

Been to Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
Description
UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE
Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm.
Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm
Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Auckland Region, New Zealand
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?