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Parua Bay Tavern

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1034 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
09 4365856
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 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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Good for:
Large groups
Scenic view

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely spot!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Shirlian
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We visit regularly as locals - to dine or to call in for a drink or two. Such a great spot and the people who work there are lovely!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food. I recommend the honey garlic chicken salad. It was superb and plenty of it, so tasty. Mike had chicken and bacon stack for his lunch. Chicken little dry. Filling amount but we still had room for yum traditional ice cream sundays with not too a sweet choccy sauce. Great 2 hours spent. Went away filling full and pleasantly... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very relaxing to sit at one of their indoor or outdoor tables that overlook the water. This restaurant is pretty casual, as you order your food/drinks at the bar and are given a number placard to take to your table. Bartenders were very friendly, bus staff was fine. The bartender gave me a heads that the food might take a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fantastic view, quiet, friendly people and yummy wedges. Was such a hot day so was nice to sit by the window with a breeze.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Best pub like ever. Big meals, though a bit pricey you get what you want, also self cook meals on a stone. the toilets where better than expected and the meals where amazing, really lighting up my tastebuds :3 10/10 would visit again.

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Salt Spring Island
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had dinner here two nights while in the region. We were able to make healthy choices from their varied menu and of course the wine was crisp and dry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: 09 4365856

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view

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.
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?