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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary
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6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every...
UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best so far....

Meal was very good, service was excellent, and the ambiance outstanding. The restaurant was full the evening we went there and we noticed that it was the same most lunchtimes and evenings. Lots of local people eating there, which proves how good the food is. Best to book.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Peter W
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Meal was very good, service was excellent, and the ambiance outstanding. The restaurant was full the evening we went there and we noticed that it was the same most lunchtimes and evenings. Lots of local people eating there, which proves how good the food is. Best to book.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Was staying in Paihia recently and in search of a good brekfast and stumbled on this little gem. The food was absolutely fantastic and fresh. The service was fast and genuinely friendly. Great Coffee and the view was pretty awesome as well. We loved it so much we went back the next morning!

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Tracey Thanks for the great review! Delighted to see that you enjoyed breakfast with us twice while in Paihia! Hopefully see you the next time you are in Paihia. Many thanks Todd More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The food here is very good using fresh local ingredients. My medium-rare steak was excellent and my wife's venison was superb (although don't have this if you don't like the sight of blood!). Unfortunately, the whole experience was ruined by the very slow service. When I'm on holiday, I don't mind waiting 30 minutes, maybe even 45, but after 75... More 

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Andy Many thanks for your review. I am very happy to read that you found your meals to be excellent on your recent visit to Alfresco's. We have been very very busy and sometimes when a large number of people arrive at once without bookings this can have a knock on effect into the kitchen which slows down service.... More 

Silicon Valley
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We ended up eating here twice because it was very convenient to the Edgewater Palms hotel. The food was pretty good. The fish and chips and the mussels were good although the fish and chips was a somewhat moderate to smaller portion for my husband's tastes. We also had the quacker salad which was nice and we had the chicken... More 

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for your review and I am happy to see that you were able to take advantage of our takeaway service to the Edgewater Apartments as well dinning with in-house with us! I totally agree that we get very busy and bookings are highly recommended! Many thanks and we'd love to see you again Todd More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having seen reviews on Trip Advisor, my wife and I visited this restaurant couple of times for dinner this month, whilst staying locally. I recommend it, notably as it is clear that staff take a pride in their work. We found all staff cheerful, efficient and obviously well led. The menu is suitably extensive, featuring some pleasing and unusual combinations... More 

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thank you for your great review. It is great to get such awesome and constructive feedback which I will be passing on to our kitchen team. I am very happy to see that our front of house staff looked after you so well as we place such a high emphasis on excellent customer service. We'd love to see... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wow, food was sensational,staff were fantastic especially Maria!! Best restaurant in Pahia. Great place to eat on our honeymoon! Xx

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Saredee Awesome review! Best restaurant in Paihia is such a great compliment so thank you and I'll be sure to pass your comments to Maria who I'm sure will be delighted to hear! Many thanks and look forward to see you again Todd More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice atmosphere it was busy they did well to seat everyone, food was average could have been tastier.

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for the review and acknowledging how well our team do under pressure during the busy service period. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again Todd More 

Adelaide
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Afresco's for dinner on a recent trip to Paihia, NZ and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I tried two entrée's the Scallops and Pork Belly and the Garlic Prawns which was quite filling and enjoyed both of these choices. My wife had the special Fish of the Day and also enjoyed her meal along with one of the cocktails... More 

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There What a fabulous review! I am very happy to read that you had a fantastic evening with us and that as well as great food you had awesome service from one our waiters Stevon who is doing a wonderful job! Many thanks and we'd love to see you again the next time you are in Paihia! Todd More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I took family here after reading the reviews and was not disappointed. After initially being told there was no room for our party of 6 we left then the waitress came running up the street to catch us as the table that had booked had cancelled. The food was well presented and tasty with lots of flavour and seasoned well.... More 

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for the great review and I'm delighted that we were able to fit your group in! We are very busy over the summer months so we always recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment! I'm very happy to see you enjoyed your meals and service from the staff and we'd love to see you again soon. many... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food, fantastic selection of beverages and a desert to die for! Added bonus of a fantastic location and all in all a great evening out!

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Alistair Thanks for the great review and awesome to see you enjoyed our wide selection of food and drinks! Hope to see you again soon Todd More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 24
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

Description

UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?