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Pure Tastes

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116 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
(09) 402 0003
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
TnT letdown on expectatios

This a beautiful restaurant with excellent views and a great location, the service was very good and cocktails well executed the food was very small portions especially for the price charged now the letdown the main I order was lam shoulder and I expected I succulent and juice piece of shoulder... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Tony M
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This a beautiful restaurant with excellent views and a great location, the service was very good and cocktails well executed the food was very small portions especially for the price charged now the letdown the main I order was lam shoulder and I expected I succulent and juice piece of shoulder meat cooked on the day but instead I got... More 

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Katikati
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We looked at the menu and prices and decided to try this restaurant. Thank goodness we did. It is the best dining we have had so far in our 7 years living in NZ. Top quality delicious dishes with outstanding but very friendly service. Good wine selection and very reasonable prices for the quality of the food and service. We... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Small restaurant in the Spa hotel on the beach, with a nice view over to Russell and the islands. Food is good though service was a little disorganized.

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

High quality food, well presented and service friendly and efficient. More expensive than most in Paihia but good value for money.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee and I booked a table here for valentine's day. Wow. The chef here is amazing. We have never had food this good. Not too expensive, big wine list, good staff. We aren't big on fine dining but we loved this place and would recommend it. The szechuan duck was unbelievable and the cheesecake blew me away.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

On Christmas Eve we had an excellent dinner at the Pure Tastes. Nice seas view while enjoying a wine and food. The oysters were delicious, meat and fish very good. Price is not cheap but still reasonable.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We ate twice at Pure Tastes during our stay. The food was fresh, well cooked, superbly presented and delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. The view was stunning.

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Notts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Restaurant seems like it has been recently acquired/taken on by Peter Thornley and so will be good. Food was excellent quality but choice a little restricted. Only 3 main dishes to choose from.

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stayed in the resort where the restaurant is located. Great food and service. Had breakfast and dinner and all meals well presented and tasty. Excellent service.

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Bendigo, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Was advised that this was the best eating in Paihia but a bit expensive Pleasantly surprised at the prices although not a lot of choice on the menu My wife and I both chose the seafood platter - disappointed with the result - chef has no idea what tempura batter should be like or just didn't care Waitress is excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: (09) 402 0003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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