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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

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Bar, French, European, New Zealand
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703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8886
Today
16:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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424 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so good to find a great eatery in Acacia Bay, so you don't have to traipse into town. They were flat out the night we went, fortunately we had booked, and we were happy to have a few quiet drinks while we waited for dinner. The food is excellent - the wine and beer list is adequate, and... More 

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Thank Rick M
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of hope with new owners, 4 of us had dinner on Saturday night. Menu change? Not much of a choice for the mains. Bar snack meal of fish with potatoes and salad, expensive and very average, the pork belly was dry also. Asked what the specials were and the waitress points to the board and the only special was... More 

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Thank T8114VFwendym
Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Customer services was pretty poor, got told after ordering food and paying for it that the young boys in the kitchen didn't know how to prepare my meal after they had already served the other three at my table (one of those was sent back also) and that the chef wasn't here yet. Lady serving us was rude once I... More 

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1 Thank petewnz
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average Bar food at a good restaurant price - $28 for small fish and chips and a pre mix salad - I was expecting more from the new management. I have been to this restaurant several times and are usually very satisfied - hopefully the new owners will get onto the winning combination locals have experienced over several years

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Thank Cheltenham99
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and made the experience great. The food was excellent and would definitely go back. They do normal meals and also have a pizza menu. We had the ribs and chicken. If going in the summer months book a table as it is very popular.

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Thank Bradleyrf
Taupo, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is beautiful, plenty of it and the atmosphere just right. The staff and new owners are chatty , enthusiastic and pleasant. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Vivien A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Having a serious allergy to black pepper inhibits any restaurant visit but here nothing was too much trouble, meals cooked to order and the food was delicious. So good we returned the following evening and would have gone again if not moving on.

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Thank Jan-Arthur
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This has the atmosphere of a local 'pub-like' restaurant and the service is friendly and efficient . The fish and meat courses were excellent with fresh produce , as is very common in New Zealand . It is best to book as it is a very popular place .

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Thank Tim0thy57
Auckland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We found this restaurant purely by accident and it was amazing. Their pizzas were unique and delicious. I had their pizza which had rabbit, duck and veal which was a beautiful combination. Would definitely return there when we go back down.

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Thank Sarah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by a very friendly member of staff. Given menus but the order for drinks took a while, my husband had to get their attention. We ordered drinks, starter and main. Everything arrived on time and with space in between to enjoy each course. The food was excellent and would definitely go back. The initial blip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, French, European, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:30
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 8886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?