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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

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  • 148
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service, and great food.

There were eight of us for dinner, and it was so good we came back for breakfast the following morning. Both times the food was well presented, well cooked and well served.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Stephen D
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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English first
North Shore City, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal hear, staff were great and the food was faultless, sticky date pudding is the best I've ever had.. The only negative was there was another table that had three very noise kids running around, you could see the staff were trying to keep them under control as the parents just sat their and let their kids... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There were eight of us for dinner, and it was so good we came back for breakfast the following morning. Both times the food was well presented, well cooked and well served.

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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

we stopped for a late lunch and ordered drinks and burgers. Waitress must have been having a bad day, she was quite unfriendly and the place didn't exactly have a welcoming atmosphere. The burgers, though, were very good. Not cheap but very tasty.

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Huddersfield
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137 reviews 137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Came back after 4 years, still good if not exciting. Menu is not extensive which to me is a good thing. However it could become boring after a time. Service is OK.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Disappointed - Went on a Sunday afternoon to listen to the music which was the only good thing. Service was poor very slow, food was average, muscles tough and sauce very salty.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent Flounder (first meal) & Venison (second night) served with the right amount of vegetables- all cooked to perfection. (Gave the 'wedges' - served beautifully arranged in a glass to the two youngsters next table). Wine list- NZ and Australian selection. Great choices- and beer for the beer drinkers too. Alf's Crumble- a must try- seasonal fruits- and the NZ... More 

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Alfresco comes and goes as a dining experience, but we ate there last night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. They have a new menu which is very extensive, from Tapas to burgers to deeply satisfying mains. I must mention the children's menu, and how nice it is to see proper food offered to children, such and roast chicken dinner and... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Mind: reservation is advisable even asfter thre season. very highly frequented. Lovely view of the lake - however, main street at the front. Very good cooking, rich menue. Efficient and friendly staff.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great food, awesome cocktails. Professional service and very close to our accommodation. Great to eat while looking out onto the beach.

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Northland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My daughter and I had the Big Bay Breakfast this morning which consisted of 3 good rashers of bacon, 1 pork sausage, 1/2 a grilled tomato, 2 fried eggs and 1 slice of toast. $15.50 I felt was a reasonable price for this. We asked for a portion of baked beans and some mushrooms to be added to our meal,... 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 - 23
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?