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Pure Tastes

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116 Marsden Road | Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
6494020111
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This restaurant is Proviner NOT Pure Tastes

Having reviewed PROVINER approx. 6 months ago (lunch) I am gob smacked to find TripAdvisor still have it listed under its former name Pure Tastes. TA team or the Resort, whoever is responsible for this mistake it is hurting what has to be one of the finest dining experiences in Northland, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Tulawaka
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having reviewed PROVINER approx. 6 months ago (lunch) I am gob smacked to find TripAdvisor still have it listed under its former name Pure Tastes. TA team or the Resort, whoever is responsible for this mistake it is hurting what has to be one of the finest dining experiences in Northland, and believe me I have been to many such... More 

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PBRManager, Head Chef at Pure Tastes, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us and are honoured that you consider us one of the finest dining establishments in northland. Thank you for bringing to our attention the branding issue we hope to have this resolved very soon. Sincerely Marcus More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My Husband and i had enjoyed every minute at this restaurant... absolute divine food!!! and the oysters are to die for... the evening is a real memorable one.. and shout out to our amazing waitress, she is very kind and friendly 24/08/15

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PBRManager, Head Chef at Pure Tastes, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for reviewing your dining experience with us and congratulations on your 2nd wedding anniversary. Your positive feedback is a great moral boost for our hard working team. Hope you can dine with us again Sincerely Marcus More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

An evening meal of the freshest fish, cooked and garnished to bring out the flavour without overpowering one's tastebuds with spices. A good NZ Pinot Gris to accompany the main course and a wide dessert menu. We plumped for the icecream based one and were not disappointed. Seaward side restaurant doors closed because of an impending gale , though feel... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Actually amazing. It's not often I read rave reviews, decide to go somewhere and find it's even better in person but this is one of those cases. From the friendly easy service to the outstanding food I couldn't fault Provenir. I could continue to rave but seriously, if you're looking for something a little special, stop reading now and just... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fantastic oysters, wonderful flavour combinations. Perfectly cooked rare steak; succulent duck accented by delightful twists on traditional taste combinations. Wait staff attentive- great to have water regularly topped up. Delicious dessert. Left the restaurant having enjoyed an excellent meal without any of the heavy-stomach feeling often associated with over-indulgence. I reckon this demonstrates the chef's skill in presenting fine food... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went to this restaurant on Saturday evening,this is fine dining at its best .Could not fault anything on the night,everything from service,presentation and most of all the food was top notch. If you want to have a really great dining experience I would not hesitate in recommending this restaurant.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is going to be one of the best dining experiences you have in NZ! Chef Peter Thornely is at the helm and he is seriously a 'master chef'! Amazing spot for dinner or for breakfast!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had one of the most amazing dinners we have ever had. Super chef Peter Thornley has turned Provenir into a destination restaurant. With only limited seating but a stunning view out across the Bay of Islands this is going to become somewhere worth travelling from anywhere just to dine. The fresh local oysters and fresh seafood dishes were enhanced... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Meals beautifully presented - interesting selection- a lovely setting overlooking the Bay and delightful staff

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Sublime! On your visit to Paihia, don't even think about eating anywhere else but here. Relaxed, friendly and warm atmosphere, and wonderful service. But it's the food that really makes this a standout place to eat. The combination of flavours, textures and colours are wonderful! I had duck for main course - delicious. It was a dark rainy winter's night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Marsden Road | Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 6494020111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 100
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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