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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 281
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    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 26
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely atmosphere and food

This restaurant is decorated very uniquely. Was a surprise. Staff are attentive and helpful and the food is great. Worth a visit, they are open from 8am.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Paihia, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Paihia, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is decorated very uniquely. Was a surprise. Staff are attentive and helpful and the food is great. Worth a visit, they are open from 8am.

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Was it the attire or the look on my face? Our Saturday evening visit to Alfresco's for dinner was spoilt by the hour and a half wait on our meals. A coupme arrived aftwr us, had starters followed by main course, paid snd left before we got served our first plate. When iy arrived, food was tasty, where I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wife had the veggie dish and I had the lamb chops. Nice decor and good service, but was-not overly impressed with the food.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is right next door to the Anchorage Motel where we were staying while in Paihia. The food was excellent and if you are so inclined, they have some very interesting and delicious mixed drinks. The service was so-so, but I have noticed that with a lot of the restaurants in Paihia. We weren't in a hurry, so we... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great place to meet the locals and chat over a beer or meal. Sunday afternoons have a really neat "Jam session" with local talent, also anyone can join in.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We dined here last night after it being recommended by a local. We couldn't fault the menu it is varied and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend the batter free seafood platter, me and my partner shared this for a main and it was delicious well cooked in every respect and great value. Side salad was BEAUTIFUL!! Best I've ever... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Friendly service with table outside facing the shore! You would enjoy the sound of the sea when the wave hits the shore. It is a joy to listen. The food is well prepared and tasty. Seafood dishes are highly recommended. you would not be disappointed.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As a regular visitor to the bay of islands, I've been very impressed with this place, it's always up to standard, food and service wonderful, I love live music as I am also a musician, and Alfresco's has live music on Sunday afternoons, unfortunately the music isn't always up to the same standard, I've seen some Muso's here that are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had been before to this restaurant and the meals were just as good as last time. We sat outside where there was more than adequate heating and found the atmosphere a little better than inside the restaurant. Would visit again on our next trip to Pahia.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very friendly staff, nice food, but it IS a little cold in the outdoor area despite patio heaters and rugs.

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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 19
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, 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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