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The Phoenix Tauranga

) #20 of 292 Restaurants in Tauranga ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European,
67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8741
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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Reviews (344)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hi, I had dinner here tonight. We had our 6month old with us. The high chair was waiting for us. We ordered straight and the food was really quick. Steve was just absolutely lovely he would of done anything for us. The food was amazing...More

Thank Meg M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is great, brilliant food and atmosphere. Service is also good. Doesn't get much better !!More

Thank mattchontelle
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! Great feedback, but not For Sale, lol! We Love it too! We have a great team and are passionate about providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere and product. We are pleased to know you experienced that with us and look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to be honest and say that the dinner at The Phoenix the other evening was really yummy on ALL levels. In our party we had the main courses of lamb, chicken and the Angus steak. All three main meals were outstanding. The for...More

Thank LvdW16
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Thank You" for the excellent feedback on your meal. We have a great team in the kitchen who certainly go the extra mile which we as owners truely value. We will pass this on. Ana-Marie & Ralph

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 12 and I cannot fault the service and the food. This was a great night and our guests loved it. Thank you.

Thank TravelmumNZ
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing feedback which we have shared with our staff. Ana-Marie & Ralph Ward

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Really enjoy the feel of this bar/restaurant. Great for meeting friends for a drink, great menu. The food is yummy and the service prompt despite the fact that the times I have been there it is full. Returning custom, must be a recommendation!!

Thank 141annette
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks for the excellent review; we certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon and often. Cheers, Ana-Marie & Ralph Ward

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, nice vibe and views. They had a special tonight of bacon wrapped prawns - delicious. Totally recommend.

Thank corinnet869
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thanks for your excellent rating. We agree those prawns were outstanding! We will definitely have to repeat them. Thanks also to Talor for his idea and presentation.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Been twice recently - both times excellent food and service with a smile, even when they were really busy during the Jazz festival. Yesterday had a great lunch - partner had the best club sandwich he'd ever had and they were quite happy to substitute...More

Thank Julie B
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

"Thank you" Julie for your excellent rating of our establishment. It is always delightful to receive such positive feedback to share with the team. We take it all on board and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Our group of 3 female friends wandered down here on recommendation from our hotel for a drinks stop. Nice position along the waterfront area, service was good, although we did seem to wait a little too long for our cocktails to arrive, but other than...More

Thank sneezydownunder
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I am really pleased to hear you were recommended The Phoenix and that you found us welcoming. Our desire is to always 'welcome as a friend'. Apologies for the delay in the arrival of your cocktails, as owner I will...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We called in on a public holiday. The restaurant presented well. Outside while reading the menu we were invited to a table, a sure sign this establishment wants our custom. The menu is not overly complicated which usually indicates good food, well done. Service was...More

Thank Kevin S
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Kevin, really good to read how you enjoyed our hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again soon. "Thank You"

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch yesterday after looking at many restaurants along this strip and The Phoenix was by far the busiest so thought we would give it a try. Lots of lovely outdoor tables but it was a bit chilly so moved inside. Live...More

Thank funfoodies1
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks so much! During the upcoming winter months we will be continuing the Sunday afternoon music 'inside'. Look forward to seeing you again.

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caley c
Do you have vegetarian food? If so what are the choices? thanksx
18 April 2016|
Response from justgowithit2015 |
Menu is on their website thephoenixtauranga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 8741
  • E-mail
The Phoenix is the latest addition to the family of Monteith's Craft Beer Bars. We strive to excel in what we do, and provide GREAT FOOD and FRESH BEER to the people of Tauranga.

We are passionate about the hospitality industry and strongly believe this is what helps us stand out in the crowd. The Phoenix is designed to be a place where people can come and relax, socialise and be themselves.

We hope to bring new, fresh ideas to Tauranga with our different menu, designer cocktails, craft beers and service.

We hope you enjoy your visit at The Phoenix Tauranga.
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