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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Incredible

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
flyer_thirteen
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Paihia, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Paihia, New Zealand
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
Senior Contributor
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

On the main road out of Paihia towards Waitangi this restaurant in a hotel overlooks the Bay and provides simple local produce excellently cooked and presented, with some interesting wines. We walked along the harbour front looking for somewhere to eat and, frankly, despite other Trip Advisor reviews, this was the only one that appealed - the smell from some... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We've just had a couple of nights in Paihia, our fourth visit to the town in 3 years. Thought we'd try somewhere different for breakfast .... popped into Pure Tastes .... Bottom line - we'd definitely do that again. Had the 'Pure Tastes Cooked Breakfast' ... beautifully presented, a line-up that included the full works - sausage, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I had the portabello mushrooms on foccacia and we also ordered the scrambled egg breakfast with toasted foccacia > beautifully presented - excellent service and gorgeous views of the sea from here.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

By far the worst food I have ever been presented with at a restaurant. These guys claim themselves as an award winning restaurant. What they don't tell you is that the awards are from several years ago, mostly when Paul Jobin was chef/owner. From the very limited menu Three of our party of four ordered oysters. Several minutes later we... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?