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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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 254
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 58
    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
Group Dinner

Part of a group of 40 with a fixed menu, we dined tonight (Sat 23 May). Staff were friendly and helpful - with the meals beautifully presented and decent value for 3 courses @ $52 plus drinks. Wine list was sufficient with between 2 & 4 options per varietal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Ruakaka, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely late afternoon/early evening listening to the live music with a wine or two. The singer (a woman) was great, she sang really well AND looked like she loved every moment of it. We were so comfortable when the music finished that we stayed for dinner. Very enjoyable, the menu had a good selection of dishes and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Part of a group of 40 with a fixed menu, we dined tonight (Sat 23 May). Staff were friendly and helpful - with the meals beautifully presented and decent value for 3 courses @ $52 plus drinks. Wine list was sufficient with between 2 & 4 options per varietal.

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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went to Alfrescos once for lunch and twice for dinner. The food, staff and ambience lovely. Music chilling and was very comfortable.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

nice enough meal, Got the calamari which was nice, the steak was cooked perfectly. Mulled wine a speciality. good average fare would be great for mixed ages and kids too

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely meal on our final night in the Bay of Islands. We'd had some fantastic food during our holiday so it had a lot to live up to. The service was excellent, waiter and waitress very attentive, very helpful, jovial too. Recommended wine was great. We enjoyed some lovely sea food to start and excellent lamb later. Really... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I dropped in at this establishment to do a little reconnoitering and spoke to a young bloke (I wish I'd got his name) who was really helpful and more importantly advised that they have a courtesy car which can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation after imbibing at the restaurant. The service was very good and... More 

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Ivanhoe, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We rocked in without a booking on a Saturday night when the afternoon menu was about to swap to the dinner menu & were able to order 1 dish from the lunch menu followed by another from the dinner menu. Staff were exceptionally friendly & helpful, & brought extra plates unasked, when they realised we were sharing. Food was tasty... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We tried this place the first night of our stay in Paihia. Since the weather was nice, we decided to sit at one of the covered tables outside. Both my wife and I thought the food here was excellent, and we had no issues with the service from the restaurant. On our second day in Paihia, we found out from... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We ate here 5 times in 5 days, three breakfasts and two dinners. Fantastic food, staff and location! Thanks for having us ;o)

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Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

delicious breakfast in the sun, reasonable prices, good service. The evening meals are good and very popular with good reason.

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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 22
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic

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?