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Parua Bay Tavern

1034 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
09 4365856
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Ranked #17 of 80 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 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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English first
Auckland NZ
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

been there a couple of times.. great food, lots of it, great prices and the staff is so nice. Beautiful views of the sea.. will be going back again

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Extremely pricey for what is "pub food" did not have a meal however just breads and dips etc which was horrible bread was dry dips were horrible! Would like to try the menu however didn't on this day as the place as packed

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Visited the Parua Bay Tavern with family and had a variety of meals between us. Food was overall very good and prices reasonable. Great setting, overlooking the water and not far out of Whangarei, Service was pleasant and efficient. Well worth a visit if you are going out to Ocean Beach or even just for a drive and a lunch.

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Bath
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We enjoyed supper in the tavern. There was a great atmosphere especially as it was Quiz night. We didn't take part in the Quiz or stay until the end but it was fun trying to see if we knew the answers. We just had fish and chips to eat but it was nicely done and we enjoyed it greatly.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

One of the best places for a leisurely weekend lunch..everyone is so friendly and the food is always excellent quality. Hardest decision is the great choice.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Have been there for lunch a few times. Love the scenary and most the food, steak cooked perfect and the service was brilliant.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

i have only been here for lunch but quite a few times The outlook is a real new zealand view The seafood chowder is the best and we have always been serviced quickly by pleasant staff

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New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great position, awesome views, Staff were too busy gossiping to serve, ordered the seafood platter and what a disgrace !!! out of a box and deepfried with a bit of salad thrown on the plate. Shame as stunning views.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My hubby and I keep returning to this pub. Very friendly - even if we don't know anyone there when we arrive, we're sure to make some friends while dining. Very reliably good food. I love the seafood, hubby loves the steaks.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place seems confused, says it's a pub but does not welcome people just drinking? great location, everything on the menu includes something fried. Could be awesome just needs to decide on an identity.

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