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116 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
(09) 402 0003
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Ranked #24 of 44 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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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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3 reviews 3 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
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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
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224 reviews 224 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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
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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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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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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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