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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

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703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 8886
Sunday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Informal Setting with Great Food

Delicious food in an informal setting. All the dishes we had were great, and the desserts yummy. Definitely would go back if we didn't live 10,000 miles away!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
SkiLoverofCT
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Connecticut
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Delicious food in an informal setting. All the dishes we had were great, and the desserts yummy. Definitely would go back if we didn't live 10,000 miles away!

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Arrived without booking, lucky to get table rest were booked.excellent service. Meals were excellent. Nice touch with the free chocolates as we left

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PERTH WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Driving passed this bar and brasserie we decided to call in for a drink. Spotted the interesting pizza menus, but decided to go with an assortment of entrees from their main ensue. We chose three for the two of us to share, the chicken pate, the garlic prawns and finally the squid. Each dish arrived beautifully presented with an interesting/refreshing... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was near our Bookabach house & so good on first visit that we had go return for seconds another night. Pizza menu is divine, other mains were delicious!

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Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant was a short walk from our B&B in Acacia Bay, so we probably wouldn't have found it had we stayed in Taupo. We ordered three tapas boards for the two of us and had way more than enough food--and it was delicious. The service was just okay; it was rather crowded that night.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We called in on the Fri night for drinks and for a look at their menu, looked perfect, so booked it for sat night for 10 of us. Lovely having a little place like this just down the road from where we were staying in Acacia Bay. The food was wonderful, I think we all went up to the chef... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

The WRC (buffalo wings, ribs & deep fried Camembert) was larger than expected, with a salad included. A very good start. The Running Wild pizza was superb. The service was a little cool to start but warmed up as the evening progressed, they were quite busy. Nice and warm inside on a cold, wet night. A good choice when staying... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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, New Zealand
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
  • Phone Number: (07) 378 8886
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?