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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

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703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 8886
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bar Food and Great Meal for the hungry Cyclist

After a day sight seeing we decided on a Mac beer and a meal in walking distance of Acacia Bay, so the Bay Bar and Brasserie was the.place. The meals were great and service friendly. Would return to try other dishes on the menu or have the Seafood Bouillabaisse again. The Bouillabaisse was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
JohnW_Palmie
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Palmerston North
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a busy weekend in Taupo but we are big fans of the Mac's brewery beers. Saw the bar earlier and thought that it looked cool and would be a good place so as to avoid Taupo centre after a BIG concert finished. We walked in really early, asked for a table. Only two had reserved signs on, it was... More 

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1 Thank GillyONZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

2 pizzas $56 Absolute rip off. Crap in a box! Never again, ever! Rang the order thru and picked up. Could not believe when opening, unreal!

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1 Thank Barry K
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We came in to play trivia and were on our honeymoon. The owner who hosted the trivia was lovely and it was nice to be in a crowd of fun locals. Our server was also very friendly, knowledgeable, and even helped us out with some trivia questions :) I was extremely impressed with the Calamari appetizer and the dessert, as... More 

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Thank Eleni G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I dined at The Bay Bar tonight and witnessed one of the most frightening / hideous customer service interactions scenes of my life. I'm seriously still in shock. The manager (?) literally yelled insults at several customers across the restaurant. First one of the customers in a group of about four politely (and it really was politely) told him that... More 

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4 Thank Tim R
Gisborne, Australia
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were staying in Acacia Bay and we had heard from an aquaintance that the Bay Bar and Brasserie did good food. He didn't say they did the best ever scallops and Dory fillets with lime foam, the venison was first class too. We enjoyed it so much we returned the following night, The lamb was perfectly cooked and presented... More 

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Thank MAXINE B
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This restaurant is definitely quantity over quality. Service was very poor 35 mins to get starter then another 35 mins to get main course. For starter we had squid which was frozen and tasteless. The main courses of gourmet pizza and fish and chips were awful. The pizza had very little fish on it even though is was 28 dollars... More 

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2 Thank Chris D
Palmerston North
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

After a day sight seeing we decided on a Mac beer and a meal in walking distance of Acacia Bay, so the Bay Bar and Brasserie was the.place. The meals were great and service friendly. Would return to try other dishes on the menu or have the Seafood Bouillabaisse again. The Bouillabaisse was very good so it will be a... More 

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1 Thank JohnW_Palmie
Tamworth, Australia
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93 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This restaurant was a short walk from our B&B in Acacia Bay The food servings are generous and tasty but do not warrant a better rating. The service was just okay; it was rather crowded that night

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3 Thank Wally67Tamworth
Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great casual dining. Relaxed atmosphere. Bar can get quite busy, but all good, friendly locals. The staff are fantastic. We went twice in 4 days, he second time with our grand-children. Both time were made welcome and enjoyed the food. Good selection of wines by the glass, Good range of beers too. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank NZ_Wine_Traveller
Fraser Island, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Recommended to us. Reserved a table, arrived on time for pre-dinner drink. Bar atmosphere was good , nice open fire warmed the bar area. Staff welcoming , seated promptly. Ordered a main each. After 50mins waitress arrived to apologise for the delay and offered two gasses of wine 'on the house'. Meals arrived after 70mins, we were starving and close... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: (07) 378 8886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?