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Vine Eatery & Bar

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Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This used to be my favourite restaurant in Taupo. They served the best tapas on the North Island. But was has happened to this place? Flavourless dishes, in downsized portions, served in an uninspiring way - but maybe the presentation was slack just to match to the flavours. It is not that the tapas were really bad but miles away... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Really nice looking restaurant, pushing the name concept up to having real old vines on the walls. Nice selection of beer and wines. The food was great, but not exceptional. Everything we had was well executed.

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Thank Guillaume B
Taupo, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

I loved the service. The guy took extra care we got a 'quieter table' trying to be away from music speaker. He explained the menu really well & knowledgeably was friendly. When he clocked off another young lady took over and eventually the owner. Each was attentive and interested. The salads we had were especially delicious combinations of flavours. The... More 

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Thank jaypot2015
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

What a great surprise. We knew it was highly recommended but the service and quality of food exceeded our expectations. Reasonably priced and great atmosphere.

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Hamilton
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Food itself was stunning when it eventually arrived, barmen was brilliant at entertaining me while waiting for service in creating exotic drinks.... This place deserves a 5 out of 5 but just gets stiemied by its lack of attentiveness... Such a shame!

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1 Thank Mike B
Auckland, New Zealand
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

dined here last Sat night was amazed at how quiet it was for a sat night But certainly service was great , menu extensive also included Tapas menu selection Wine list extensive plus also other offerings by the bottle which you could select from their extensive selection , like being in a wine shop and selecting a bottle Large airy... More 

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Thank johntoddl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Checked Trip Advisor and chose this place over the ones on the lakefront because of the good reviews. Menu looked great so we took a table outside and ordered the Vine Sampler platter for two and the beef ragu papardelle. In a word: underwhelming. The ragout was acidic but otherwise bland and tasted as if from a packet. The sampler... More 

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Thank Mark S
dunedin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We booked in advance so you expect a nice table but instead we were at the back in front of the kitchen on a huge table for just 4 people- it was more like an interview table than a table for a restaurant, we had to yell at each other across the table to be heard. We waited a good... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and not too expensive. I had the fish stew which was very flavorsome. They squeezed us in at 6pm even though we hadn't booked. Attentive friendly service and busy trendy atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Thank dot_benson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

A group of 7 of us dined at Vine a couple of nights ago and had an amazing dining experience. We ordered 14 tapas plus a couple of risottos for everyone to share. The food was outstanding. Every mouthful was a little flavour explosion. Dessert was nearly better!! The service was great too. We will be back for sure!! Thanks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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