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All 41 Paihia Restaurants

Pure Tastes

116 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
(09) 402 0003
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Ranked #25 of 41 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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211 reviews 211 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My family enjoyed Dinner at Pure Tastes last Friday night. We were celebrating my elderly Mother's Birthday. Our group included 2 children, who were thrilled with the Spagetti and Meatballs from the "kiddie" menu. My Mother loved the Seafood Chowder.... she declared it was the best she had ever had!! My husband's steak was cooked to perfection. My choice was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were told by the host at Carrington Lodge restaurant that this was THE place to eat in Paihia, and he was right. The fish and chips are the best in the world, using tempura breading (very light, not greasy) on the fish, good wines, very reasonable. Easy walk from the center of town along the waterfront. Did not try... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Staying at Seaspray suites very nearby and sadly only discovered this restaurant on our last night - assumed it is aimed more at the resort it is part of...We poked our nose in on the way to walking into Paihia and were so glad we did. Quite intimate but comfortable armchairs made the wait very bearable along with very tasteful... More

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Melbourne Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Spent a lovely evening for a friends birthday at Pure Taste in Paihia. The Tasting plates we shared, presented on beautiful glass platters, were delicious. They even made a birthday cake for our friend- that was a great suprise. The service was great and friendly. All in all a memorable evening at a very reasonable price.

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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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