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Parua Bay Tavern

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Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub
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1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei...
Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite eating place near Whangarei

Nice setting, pleasant food although not gastronomic , we are always happy to spend a few bucks here although it's not cheap ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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  • Large groups
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went for lunch and shared a pizza and fish dishes between us and was just fabulous. All meals presented well and great service from the staff.

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Huddersfield
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154 reviews 154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We came out here looking for decent beaches and somewhere to eat for lunch. The local beaches aren't very good unless you go to the end of the road, and the Parua Bay Tavern is not one I'd make a special journey for. Pizzas and stuff with chips seems to be the order of the day. So moderately fast food... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice setting, pleasant food although not gastronomic , we are always happy to spend a few bucks here although it's not cheap ...

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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

The local tavern that comes with a view to die for. Food was good too, especially the ice cream/ apple "crumble" pizza dessert.

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Mossel Bay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

a relaxed pub with perfect bar lunches and a brilliant vista onto the lagoon over a grass bank. The food is very good and very yummy.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visiting whangarei to catch up with mates headin out to explore what whangarei has to offer,found our selves at parua bay tavern,awesome lunch great staff very friendly will definetly be back

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a place we love to come on a beautiful day to enjoy the scenery and a chance to go with the family where its relaxed and fun. The drive out there is really beautiful too. A little country pub with so much more going for it, with the meals being as good as you can get at most... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent Parking. High tide on the deck with great food and friendly helpful staff. A special place.

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Melbourne
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Love traveling back home and having a meal here. Some times the food can take a bit of time to come out but why do you come out here if your not going to sit and enjoy the view. This time we had a table of 12 family and the service was great again. Food was good as well

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North Island, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very enjoyable family meal with honest food and the most wonderful views. Thanks guys- we will be back !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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