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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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had such a nice meal at this restaurant, we returned the 2nd night for more. The food was delicious and very well presented. Highly recommended.

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Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Do yourselves a favour, make sure this is on your to do list in Paihia. The food, the service out of this world, the best Kilpatrick I have ever had.. The mains are simply a foodies delight. One of the best meals ever. Well done team

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

Hi There Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review! I'm delighted to see that you found the service and food on your visit to be so good especially the Oysters Kilpatrick! Many thanks Todd More

Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Great to read that you had such a great experience at Alfresco's on your recent trip to Paihia. Look forward to seeing you again! Thanks Todd More

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

Hi Pete Thanks for the great review, I'm delighted to hear you and your family had such a great visit to Alfresco's! Dayna is a fantastic asset to our business and this is obviously reflected by your experience. We'd love to see you again the next time you are in Paihia! Many thanks Todd More

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
8 helpful votes 8 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

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