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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
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
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:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely location with views and nice layout. Terrific interesting food and good wine list - we thought it was very good indeed. The scampi was fabulous as was the duck and the beef. Sadly not many people there on our two visits. Try it out!

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lovely food & staff!! First night for one of our waitresses tonight, she was lovely. Unfortunately, didn't get either girls names but both were delightful. Food was fabulous and tasty. Highly recommend this lovely space.

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New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband, son and I dined at Pure Taste on Saturday night on my sons advice. He worked in a hotel in the Bay of Islands for 14 months and always recommended this restaurant to the guests. I know why. The food was fabulous, setting amazing and the service perfect. Sadly there was only one other table occupied. This is... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We dined at this restaurant on our very last night of touring New Zealand over the last two weeks, and finished on a crescendo. It was certainly the best place we dined at (including other Paihia restaurants) in both quality of food and value for money. Comprehensive menu and wine selection, and friendly staff. Fine dining at its best.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

After havibf been a little let down with Paihia resturaunts , we were pleasantly surprised by this amazing restaurant ! The menu was brand new and just delightful ! From beef cheek to succulent lamb, amazing sides and fabulous deserts . The food was on time , the service was incredible . Glad we found it! Was so worth it!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Additional Information about Pure Tastes

Address: 116 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 402 0003
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: International

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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