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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm and Thursday Evening 7pm - 10.00Pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 7.30Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were recommended this place by the Ramada next door and were not disappointed. The seafood platter to share was generous, and we started with blue cheese broccoli soup and a side of grilled calamari. Paired with Martinborough Three Paddle Riesling, the meal was filling as it was satisfying. That didn't stop us from getting dessert : The deconstructed pear... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really lovely place to have a relaxed dinner, the service was friendly and the food tasty. Would and will be going back for sure :)

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

Hi Thomas Thanks for the great review. I'm very happy to see you enjoyed the food and service at Alfresco's so much! Look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Paihia. Many thanks Todd More

Christchurch
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was the best food we ate in Paihia, with all four meals delicious. The service was prompt and friendly and the servers had a great sense of humour. The only disappointment is that we discovered it at the end of our trip! Would quite happily have eaten here for dinner every night .

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

Hi Scarlett Thanks so much for the great review, I'm delighted to see that you had such an awesome experience at our restaurant! I hope you make it back to Paihia again soon so you can sample some more of the menu! Many thanks again Todd More

Maungaturoto, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good Food, Great service, and reasonably priced. They had a lovely outdoor area, covered with lots of heaters. Lovely ambience with water trickling. They were welcoming, warm and friendly.

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

Hi There Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with us so much and found the outside eating area to be soo good. Many thanks again Todd More

Opua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Live Music between 3 and 6 on a Sunday had bought me back to this restaurant on a child free weekend over the school holidays. What a great way to spend the afternoon. Dann on guitar, a couple of wines and some nibbles turned into an early dinner and we didn't leave until after 8. Love this place, been many... More

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

Hi Gail Thanks for the awesome review! Glad too hear you have found us again and enjoyed yourself so much over our always popular jam session on Sunday afternoon! Many thanks again Todd More

Paihia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When you find the locals rate this their best eatery in town you just know it has to be good and it didn't disappoint. Top spot on the water with views across the Bay of Islands to Russell and the Ninepin and great food to go with it. Local Orongo Bay oysters a must as is their salt and pepper... More

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

Hi Gillian Thanks very much for your great review. It is awesome to get such great feedback from one of our locals and that you find our food and service to be so good. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks Todd More

Appleby Magna, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a great restaurant, it was almost winter time when we visited, the patio heaters took the chill out of the air for us and made it very comfortable for us. The food was great and I recommend this restaurant

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

Hi there Many thanks for the great review! It was awesome to read you enjoyed your meals with us so much. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in NZ. Many thanks Todd More

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Over 30 of us arrived. Staff very friendly, polite and handled the large number very well. Managed to get the meals out quite quickly and to the right people.

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

Hi Gail Many thanks for the lovely review. I'm very happy to hear your group had such a great experience and we'd love to see you all again the next time you are in Paihia! Many thanks again Todd More

Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful winter Sunday afternoon, maybe a light lunch before we head home. After being sat down, we were given a menu and drinks list and forgotten... Wasn't that busy, two waitresses, one busy chatting to locals at a table, the other just busy not in a rush. Drinks didn't arrive until after the food, and nor did the bread for... More

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

Hi Chaz Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I was disappointed to see that you didn't experience our normal high service on the day you visited us. I will be following up with the staff on shift and We'd love to see you again the next time you come to Paihia so we can impress you. Many... More

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The host at our accommodation recommended this place and it certainly didn't disappoint. Fabulous food, fabulous service and a fabulous environment, what more can I say. You should definitely put this on your list of places to dine at when visiting Paihia, though I'd imagine the queues are long in the summer months and bookings would be essential.

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

Hi Wendy Thanks for the awesome review! I'm delighted to hear you had such a fabulous experience at our restaurant and we'd love to see you again the next time you are in Paihia. Many thanks again Todd More

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