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“Nice friendly place to go and great meals”
Review of Parua Bay Tavern

Parua Bay Tavern
Ranked #7 of 159 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: View, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great service,great atmosphere and friendly staff. Just far enough out of town to have a nice drive. Great for lunch or dinner. The menu is something for everyone and on a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy the water views. A place to visit.

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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

The location is excellent with great views of the Bay. Outdoor, undercover, or indoor seating is available and they can cater for large functions.

I find the menu reliable. It is varied enough that there has always been something I feel like, and I am always very pleased with the quality of my meal. Prices also seem reasonable.

Staff are always friendly and helpful. You order from the bar.

Always a comfortable stop for a good meal or a drink.

Thank AaronNz
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

I was in a group of four and found the experience ok. As the parking outside was full we parked over the road. Felt unsafe crossing as on a corner. No good in the dark. Staff friendly although my friend asked for lemon lime and bitters and was given brandy and bitters which was a lot dearer. The men were told they couldn't take their beer in a handle in the outside area! Others were outside with them. Meal was nice and overall a fairly good pub.

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Thank noeline m
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

The food is great at a very reasonable price. The views is fantastic. Atmosphere here is relaxing, and the service is wonderful. It's quite popular locally, so it's recommended to book your table in advance if you wish to sit with uninterrupted views to water and mountains while enjoying your meals with friends.

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Thank george w
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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We eat here often when we're in the area. The food and service are always great. Pub meals but with great fresh ingredients and a good variety. The fish and chips are always a winner and so are the pizzas.
Friendly, efficient staff.

Thank Sue B
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