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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
11:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great evening there with the wines and the atmosphere. We had the shared platter for dinner and that was really disappointing. we paid 50 dollars for a 20 dollar platter. Vine can do better. We will come back for the wines, the cocktails, the music and the friendly staff, but main and dessert was not value for money.

Thank lieuwe17
Napier, New Zealand
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159 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited Vine a while back when in Taupo we were looking forward to going again. The dishes were had this time ranged good to very good apart from the felafel which were beautifully crisp on the outside but doughy inside. The wine and beer list were good as usual and a Lakeman APA went down a treat. The ambience... More 

Thank Gavatron07
Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a family reunion/ birthday. The staff were lovely, the atmosphere is great and the food was largely excellent. We chose tapas, which was good for a big mixed group. Just one point to note: patatas bravas is sold. What's delivered is wedges with chipotle sauce! Disappointing, but didn't ruin it. There were 10 people and it... More 

Thank teamhayman
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Nice place, very attentive and friendly service. We had scallops in cheese, which were great. Also we have tried some wine from the only one winery near Taupo.

Thank Yulia K
Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Visited twice when in Taupo both for evening meals. Friendly helpful staff.Good selection of wine by the glass + great section of beers.Really enjoyed our mains and VERY tasty deserts.Great atmosphere. Pays to book unless you want to eat early as can be real busy & you may have to wait for a table.cost for 2 people - small mains... More 

Thank MikeGlobal
Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

prices are totally overrated and food was not that good. Service was a bit slow maybe because they got a bit busy.Wont go back!

Thank 674happytraveller
Vineeatery, Owner at Vine Eatery & Bar, responded to this review

You obviously enjoy the more family style restaurants Taupo has to offer as we note you have given bed reviews to 4 of the more stylish restaurants here. Sorry you didn't enjoy your time here More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We arrived and the place was buzzing with the restaurant 3/4 full, we were told to grab a drink and wait in the bar as we would be seated in 10-15 minutes. 45 minutes later and we hadn't been seated so asked the wait staff if our table was ready, it was but they had forgotten about us. After being... More 

Thank Nelsonian76
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Love the Vine. food is so good every time we have been here. service is always great staff all so friendly. my boyfriend and I will always pick here on date night. You have to try this place !!!!

Thank Nola J
Central Oregon, Oregon
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Dining inside and out. The beef pasta was excellent. The prawns were excellent, but the serving size was small. The clam chowder was very good. Service was a little slow.

Thank walkalot4ever
Minyama, QLD
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful venue with attentive staff. Peroni on tap which is a family favourite. Olives were particularly average which was surprising and disappointing. We walked past later in the week and it was packed so it is undoubtedly popular. Will give it another go next time and try the pate instead.

Thank FlashAlice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.

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