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Parua Bay Tavern

) #3 of 103 Restaurants in Whangarei ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Pizza, Seafood,
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just lucky to get a park directly outside. Pub was bouncing with happy friendly locals and a great view across the river with boats bobbing in the tidal rush. Decided on a beer and pizza and we were not disappointed. highly recommend and have late...More

Thank Funfoodfavourites
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...More

Thank popeye12016
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!!

Thank Shannan P
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.

Thank Sandy P
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...More

Thank Chris M
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.

Thank TeamCanada50plus
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!

Thank Duncan M
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

Thank Brian A
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...More

Thank guggetravel
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...More

Thank Beth P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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
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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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