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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 8886
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Ranked #43 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The service and meal were excellent, the restaurant winning international awards for pizza. The hospitality of our host was beyond expectations, it will remain one of our fondest memories of NZ.

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Papamoa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Our first trip into Acacia Bay proper, and we find this neat bar and brasserie. Good choice, food and value. Will be back on our next visit.

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NZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Two types of pizza on offer - $22 or $28 with the latter being labelled as 'gourmet'. We often have their pizzas and stick the $22 - The Angler is our favourite. Great buzz in this place - you can sit outside on a nice evening, in the restaurant which has a lovely warm ambience and enables you to see... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had a meal here on Saturday, 3 of us ordered medium rare scotch fillet. Mine was medium well but tasted okay so I didn't say anything, my friends was well and truly over done, almost grey and very dry. The waitress was very unhelpful and at first didn't even want to replace it, after showing the chef who agreed... More

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nz
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The restaurant is lovely and relaxed We had thought that the prices were a little expensive when we arrived BUT the food was fantastic and the portions were big (so good value for $$) The food was fresh, well presented We had the Dory, prawns, and beef fillet - just perfect!

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Atlanta, GA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was just down the road from our B&B and recommended by our hosts. portions are large, service average, no atmosphere and food was ok but nothing to really recommend.

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you need to grab a meal on this side of the lake, this is a must do spot. We stayed at a local B&B and walked here for dinner. It was a New Years day, and fortunately for us they were open. We had two meals, one was the chicken dish, and the other was the salmon. Both were... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband had the ribs and the portion was very generous he said they were the best ribs he has had so far. I had lamb shank and it was very tender and tasty .

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Loxwood
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Our first meal was distinctly average. The scallops small and poorly presented with little imagination. On our second try we opted for simpler fare and the pizza was very good

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England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Came on recommendation of host we were staying with. Not just pizza, excellent fish (Dory on a creamy spring onion mash). They had just got a large party of 25 in before us but staff were helpfull, swift drinks and appetizer, and the kitchen did our meals in the middle of their party orders. Staff were friendly efficient and coped... More

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