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Parua Bay Tavern

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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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23:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 23:30 - 22:00
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been out a few times over the last couple of weeks because I was that impressed. Great for family, friends or romantic outing. Good variety on the menu. Good food, great prices. Good drink selection. Very helpful and friendly staff. Would recommend. Easy parking.

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Thank popeye12016
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here a few times and just wow!! Amazing staff so helpful and the views just beautiful great place for a few drinks and food!!

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Thank Shannan P
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In my experience of being at the Parua Bay Public, the food is always excellent served by friendly staff and the view of Parua Bay and surroundings is awesome.

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Thank Sandy P
Whangarei, New Zealand
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A rarity, a NZ tavern that's not just a drinking shed. We often come here for lunch, and I assure you you won't want dinner after one of their lunches. Good basic pub food from a short menu, excellent selection of craft beers, kids' meals available. Superb harbour views from the dining area and the waterfront garden area. Ample parking.

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Thank Chris M
Alberta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Food was good and staff was nice. First time we went there we could not get a table, very busy. The next time we stopped the inside was full, but it was nice outside and we got a table.

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Thank TeamCanada50plus
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Amazing views, food and service! Family from all over the world gathered there for a meal the night before our daughter's wedding. Everyone raved about the Parua Bay Tavern!

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Thank Duncan M
Benidorm, Spain
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Fabulous views from the terrace and grounds....good basic menu, all good simple stuff plus a few twists....Good portions and well presented by very friendly staff. Will definitely go again

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Thank Brian A
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was our second visit to the pub of recent months. The views are still stunning, but the sun goes away fairly early, although the sunsets across the bay are glorious. We ordered our drinks and waited for the food. Someone was celebrating a birthday and the Egyptian bar bloke came out with the cake and candles and encouraged everyone... More 

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whangarei
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We always think how lucky we in Northland that we can sit and get an affordable meal at such an exquisite location as this. An absolute gem of a Tavern right on a picturesque harbour with room for children to play while adults dine. Food is good tavern fare - no frills - but that is the idea. The only... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

An extremely filling meal. The prices appear a little on the high side but the servings are quite big. There are lovely views from this restaurant of boats moored and anchored in the harbor.

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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
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
23:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
23:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 22:00
Thursday
23:30 - 22:00
Friday
23:30 - 22:00
Saturday
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
Description
Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.

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