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Vine Eatery & Bar

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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Spanish, Contemporary
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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired...
Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.
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  • 262
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Meal

My husband and i had dinner here and had a very pleasant experience. We chose to have the Tapa's and had the pork belly, venison meatballs, stuffed mussels, paella balls along with a side salad. All very yummy. Then we shared a creme brulee and toblerone liquid dessert - perfect way to finish off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
nzclan4
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and i had dinner here and had a very pleasant experience. We chose to have the Tapa's and had the pork belly, venison meatballs, stuffed mussels, paella balls along with a side salad. All very yummy. Then we shared a creme brulee and toblerone liquid dessert - perfect way to finish off the meal. We could not fault... More 

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Thank nzclan4
Masterton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a drink and were so impressed booked for dinner later that night. Went back and had a selection of small plates and a wine our waitress recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed everything and the decor was great. Will definitely go back next time we visit Taupo.

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Thank Wendsone
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went at lunchtime so it was almost empty. The service was friendly and helpful and the food quite outstanding. Our only negative point was that having to pay the full price at lunchtime we still had to sit in the bar area and not allowed to sit in the ready prepared dining area. Good wine and ambience.

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Thank DerekJG
Dorset UK
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place looked fine and appeared half empty but we were told in a fairly brusque manner they were full. Fortunately we had looked at Tripadvisor in advance so had an alternative idea of where to go - and had an excellent meal elsewhere.

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Thank RichardDorset
Beijing, China
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended to go there to 'kill' the time until dinner. Compared to the much louder bars at the lake side (Vine is not facing the lake) it appeared more likeable, and the setting is quite nice, but the service was downright lousy. The place was quite full, admittedly, but nothing worked out. They were friendly but that's what... More 

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Thank Vielreisende R
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous meal and lovely wine - great to be able to pop over and 'shop' for your bottle from the excellent range on offer. Although they got one order wrong, they handled it so well that it didn't detract from what was a great night all round.

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Thank Jacqui R
Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a couple of excellent dishes - one being venison and the other a spicy prawn plate. We also shared a pretty good dessert. Service was OK, but could have been slightly more attentive. A tip - the tall barman makes excellent T10 G&T's.

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Thank alpd_hbt
Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our meal was ok, but not memorable. Service was quite slow and wait staff were not that friendly. I have no real complaints about the food, but it was not good enough to make me want to return.

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Thank Sandra W
Korumburra
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rather disappointed with the service and lack of attention to detail. Booked a table for 8pm arrived early, but watched waiting staff seat people before us that didn't even have a booking. Felt that the organisation was lacking badly. However the food was lovely, but the rest brought the experience down

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Thank Tash_070
Scarborough, New York
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219 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Restaurant was recommended by our lodge and we were very pleased. We enjoyed a good selection of small plates Tapas style,

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Thank mazzillp

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children

Description

Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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