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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, European,
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location, right opposite beach, Fabulous food with great service- when ever in Paihia always eat here....

Thank 16geri
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had eat here on our first visit to NZ 8 years ago and we had great memories of the place. We went to eat with another couple and we were not disappointed . Wide choice of high quality food, excellently prepared and a pleasure...More

Thank colkop
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fabulous brekkie Sunday morning... super friendly service that was warm, efficient and prompt. Nice breakfast menu - nothing too outrageous on the menu and all seemed well priced. Good coffee, fresh juice but the stand out was the mince on toast -...More

Thank TravelproNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pleasant waiting staff but had to get their attention to order and good latte. We have eaten here many times but this was different, new owners? New staff? We ordered salt and pepper calamari, much smaller portion than previous came and some of the rings...More

Thank bsm958
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our breakfast on the first day was all but perfect, the eggs were just how we like them and the bacon was so tasty. The coffee was incredible and the service outstanding. The second day we went for breakfast it was still really good but...More

Thank Sunlily6336
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the fisherman's breakfast. The poor dory was way overcooked, there were no herb crusted potatoes in sight (mashed potato with herbs, maybe) and the rest was bland. I wouldn't come again. The coffee was very nice - I enjoyed that the most.

Thank Hayley J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atrocious service! Had to drag a waitress to come & take our order. She was non attentive to any order that diners came in and really appeared as if she couldn’t care less. After waiting a full 30 mins & no sign of any food,...More

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we have generally found trip advisor to be be a good measure of places to go. But this place somehow slipped through the net. Maybe the owners are doing the majority of the reviews. We turned up without a reservation, to an already busy restaurant....More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok adequate food slow service had to get up to request more drinks. Nothing to write home about. Sticky tables and served warm Chardonnay. The beer was cold.

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Alfresco on the recommendation and it couldn’t be faulted. Great for breakfast with a good choice to choose from and dinner. Fresh fish, warm atmosphere and very friendly staff.

Thank Whitehalltraveller
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25 October 2017|
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Response from Alfrescos Resta... P | Property representative |
hi sorry for the late reply but we are not open on Christmas day.. but while you are here in the bay you must try our new summer menu .. hope to serve you soon
17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
17 December 2016|
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Response from Ngatiwhatua | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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