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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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Ranked #6 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
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Thanks for a great meal, came quick, very delicious. Value for money. Great service, top quality and well recommended.

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Rotorua NZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had breakfast and then lunch here with our 2 1/2 year old daughter. After a week in the bay eating at a lot of places we found this on our second to last day and we are so glad we did!!! Try the eggs bend for breakfast they are huge and so good , the young lady looking after... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We arrived and were seated straight away to a very sheltered outside area, very comfortable and quaint beachy decor. My partner and I both ordered the fish fillets, salad and chips. The meal was beautiful to say the least. Extremely fresh and with one of the nicest tartare sauces I've ever had. Great job!

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

Hi, Thank you for your great review. I’m glad you enjoyed you dining with us and the tartar sauce the chefs make here (email alfrescospaihia@gmail.com for recipe). Thanks again for taking the time to review us. Todd More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great coffee and brunch meals. Service was excellent. Lots of seating outside but undercover. Hidden down the far end of the main street but worth seeking it out

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

Hi, Thank you for your excellent review and for seeking us out down the other end of town. I’m glad you enjoyed your dining with us and hope you return in the future. Many thanks, Todd More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This restaurant was a great little place close to our hotel. When we went for dinner the out door dining area was warm, complete with a colourful water feature to set the mood. The food was nice, an interesting and yummy selection to choose from. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast menu was also nice. A good... More

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. It’s great to see you visited us more than once and enjoyed both visits, with both the food and service being of a good standard. Many thanks for taking the time to review us, Todd More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

have been here a few times for a catch up with friends, always a good experience, if you want somewhere casual and not to formal this is your place and the staff don't try and rush you out when have finished...food has always been good and the staff are very pleasant... will always go back.

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

Hi Sasha, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It’s great to hear you’re a return customer and that the food and service is always good. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Todd More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Fantastic service lovely food. We will be back in the next few weeks. Doesnt look over the top but the chef delivers great food. Staff really care about your experience but arent over powering. Thanks guys

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

Hi, Thanks for the awesome review! It’s great to see you enjoyed your visit with us and found the food and service to be of such a high level. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again Thank you, Todd More

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The service was very poor and the food/drinks over priced. On a chilly evening we were sat in the outside section next to a very noisy fountain, tables were available inside so not sure why!!!! We will not be going back.

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining with us. We are always striving to provide good service and food. If the wait staff where aware you were not happy outside I know they would have moved you inside. Despite your bad experience it would be appreciated if you gave us another... More

Essex UK
Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ate here one night during our stay. It seemed one of the most popular restaurants along the seafront. Food and service were OK but nothing special.

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It is disappointing to read that your experience was not one of high standards. I will be passing you feedback on to our staff to ensure future visits will be of a much higher standard. Thank you, Todd More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went twice to this restaurant. The waiting staff are very friendly and give excellent service. The food tasted great and was presented nicely, although my chicken dish on our last night was overpriced for the portion size. We sat in the outer area which is covered. It was a little cool despite the portable gas heaters which were needed... More

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

Hi, I’m delighted to see you visited our restaurant twice and enjoyed our service. Thank you for your feedback on the chicken dish we will be changing our menu soon and the feedback is very useful. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Paihia. Many thanks, Todd More

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