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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (74 reviews)
“venison” (37 reviews)
“chowder” (18 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Went here on the offer of a no fried sea food platter but I’m afraid it was a real disappointment. On the good side a good live band often playing and a nice position on the beach.

Thank DickieSC
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of the strip, but it’s a small town so not far to walk wherever you’re staying. Friendly service. Had the mushroom risotto which was really delicious, the chocolate mousse was less exciting. Don’t sit near the front as it’s quite close to...More

Thank Fusspot100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Alfresco’s. The location is great (just across the boulevard) and the waiter was most welcoming. Service was prompt. The chowders were well filled, but somewhat bland. Also the seafood roll didn’t impress. All-in-all our expectations (this place scored quite high in...More

Thank JantienK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us on a Sunday evening at 7pm. About 6 tables were occupied so relatively quiet. Wait staff were unsure of the specials, had to go get our own cutlery and serviettes, the fries were missed off the order, the beer had to be...More

Thank brickensontour
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Firstly we really want to thank you for taking time to write us a review. we had several new staff working that night which did not work out. we sincerely apologize. we as a team will rectify this asap. Also i hope we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant looked appealing offering local fresh seafood, you could sit inside or under a cover outside. The tables and decor is unique! The staff were very helpful as menu items were foreign to us. They made recommendations and kept coming back to see if...More

Thank bear5002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four and a half hours on the tourist track from Auckland to Paihia and we were feeling peckish. First stop as you roll around into the main drag in Paihia is a restaurant called Alfresco's. A bar cafe combo , it had everything we were...More

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate a 3 course dinner here. Starter and Main were great. As a starter I had the Seafood chowder and it was amazing. The fish of the day as main was good. But avoid the desserts. I recommend you take a digestif instead of a...More

Thank jonas r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting right across from the beach. Reasonably priced food with awesome service. The restaurant is decorated in a cool rustic style for indoor/outdoor dining. They served really good coffee too!

Thank TStevenson77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First place on road into town...hubby saw it & I don’t know about you but when arriving into new area one cannot take in all that’s around ...so, when he said we’ll go back to the beginning...around we go....probably the most over priced under sized...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee friendly staff dinner last night was really nice not too expensive great service busy spot looking over water

Thank Keith Y
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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$ 30
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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