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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

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Seafood, New Zealand, 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, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 374
    Excellent
  • 229
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lazzzy sunday afternoon

Great family afternoon out. 3 - 6 Happy hour (cheap beer on tap), plus there is always a live local band on. Sunday roast lunches $15 (very good value for money). Fab atmosphere. Friendly staff. Always busy. Also do wonderful breakfasts, lunches and evening meals right through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Winston3008
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not really worth the walk to the far end of the promenade. Popular with the locals, and mentioned in many guide books, this is a basic bar charging restaurant prices for average food.

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Thank Peter M
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great service and friendly staff. The eggs Benedict and calamari is the best in town, best spot in town on a Sunday

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Thank Embojane
Devon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived inPaihia on 6th February and found it very busy due to the Bank Holiday which of course is a very special day here in particular. After walking around exploring we decided to see if we could have an early supper ( we had a table booked for for 8pm but could not wait that long. We were lucky a... More 

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Thank 351joyce
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us and the recommendation. I am glad you enjoyed you time with us. Many thanks, Dayna More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had breakfast this morning and found the manager that was on duty dayna sharp to be very disrespectful I asked her if I could have a high chair if there was one available and she rudly said can't you hold baby well you eat and that she was too busy to get one. Well there you could hear her... More 

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Thank 999sera
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi, I think you have me mistaken for someone else I Dayna Sharp (28 years old, short, European light brown/blond hair) would never speak like this and am a mum myself of a 1 year old and 2 step children. Please can you send me a description of the person who spoke to you like this and time and date... More 

Auckland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there after trying other places around Paihia, and this restaurant was the BEST so far!!! All the time we were there,the food was yummy,clean and fresh and the attention very friendly. Remember to call to book in first,because it's always quite busy! 😊

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Thank Adriana V
Whippingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great place to celebrate your 50th Birthday with an amazing meal and drinks to top off a wonderful day. Thank you.

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Thank GnC22
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there for dinner. I had the salmon which was average at best. My friends eat gluten free and they wanted to have the salmon also. They were told it was not gluten free in that the noodles it came with were not gluten free. Instead of offering a different side they said it could not be done. Overall... More 

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Thank Leroy F
Paihia, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great family afternoon out. 3 - 6 Happy hour (cheap beer on tap), plus there is always a live local band on. Sunday roast lunches $15 (very good value for money). Fab atmosphere. Friendly staff. Always busy. Also do wonderful breakfasts, lunches and evening meals right through the week. Recommend booking for evening meals, as very busy.

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Thank Winston3008
Auckland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by Sarah at the Bay Information counter. She was spot on! This place had a fabulous variety of food that arrived quickly and was tasty. The seafood chowder is great! Would recommend to all that you have a meal here while in Paihia We had a waiter from Scotland and he was the perfect example... More 

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Thank Christine M
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was yum. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and setting was enjoyable. The waiting times were a little long but nothing good conversation can't fix.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?