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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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  • 56
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  • 22
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Liked this place !

Service was quick and friendly. Prices reasonable and the food was well cooked and good variety. We had the mussels, great, and the sea food platter which was good size and good variety. Wasnt one item on the platter we didn't really enjoy. Of the three places we ate at in town this was by far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Mark R
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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473 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Playing Kauri Cliffs that day needed a quick but filling breakfast. Had bacon eggs and toast, others had corn fritters and Muesli. Food was timely,well presented and tasted like a breakfast should. Waitress was helpful and friendly. Highlight was the owner cleaning the plastic windows with Pledge spray certainly got the women talking.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had a very good breakfast here earlier and Just had the snapper as fish and chips - outstanding!! Would definitely come here again Recommended:-)

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Kelowna, British Columbia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the seafood chowder and lamb scrumpets. The meals are reasonably priced as are the drinks. Right across from the harbor, very nice setting. Service was great.

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Krakow, Poland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Nothing on the menu was exciting, service was quite slow. The specials were not that special. Wine was good.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went to Alfresco's for dinner without having a reservation. We were lucky and got a table. Half an hour later all tables were gone. The food we ordered was excellent. We really enjoyed our dinner. For that reason we went to the same place next morning for breakfast. Also this was very nice. A good recommendation for people who... More 

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Service was quick and friendly. Prices reasonable and the food was well cooked and good variety. We had the mussels, great, and the sea food platter which was good size and good variety. Wasnt one item on the platter we didn't really enjoy. Of the three places we ate at in town this was by far the best. Went back... More 

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Winsen, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We made a reservation - recommended during the season. The great treatment started already at the telephone. We been welcomed like frequent visitors. The waiter made good recommendations. The quality of drinks and food was very good. We really enjoyed a beautiful evening with our family (3). In this restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Their food is wonderful and the BEST salad with your meal in Paihia. The views of the Bay are perfect. Highly Recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family and myself enjoyed this very hospitable local restaurant and bar. It was a very busy early evening with nice vibration of music. Every body seemed to thoroughly enjoy this beautiful place. Though it was busy there was no lack of hospitality, all the staff were friendly helpful and patient. It took my son a little while what to... More 

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

Hi There Many thanks for your wonderful review! I'm delighted that you and your family had such a great experience at Alfresco's and that our staff looked after you so well. Thanks you for such a great recommendation and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Todd More 

Stewarton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Pahia. The staff were first class. The food was so good that we returned the following night, it is where the locals eat. You can't go wrong.

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

Hi Mary Delighted you enjoyed your first night with us in Paihia and everybody looked after you so well! I hope the rest of your trip in NZ is as good! Many thanks 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 - 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?