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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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Tue - Sun 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 9
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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
Highly recommended

Had first visit on Sunday with a table of 9 for my friend's birthday. I was totally rapt with the service and friendliness of the staff - especially one lady that looked after our table (sorry don't know your name) Pity about the weather, but will definitely be going again next time I'm up north... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Karen G
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  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had first visit on Sunday with a table of 9 for my friend's birthday. I was totally rapt with the service and friendliness of the staff - especially one lady that looked after our table (sorry don't know your name) Pity about the weather, but will definitely be going again next time I'm up north. Thank you for a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed two evenings at Parua Bay Tavern. On the first night the table of 3 people had the Crispy Fish and Chips (two large pieces of fish), Beef & Ale Pot Pie and the Seafood Chowder. The main meals are large. The person having the chowder finished off the two mains. Quality was excellent and staff were friendly. Food was... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Started off lovely and sunny but ended up cold an not so sunny. We ordered the Beef and Ale Pot Pie. They were HUGE! Very good value for $22.50. The pie crust was lovely and flaky, the meat tender and tasty, lovely mashed potatoes and green peas covered with a dab of garlic butter - could have done without the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food was nice but it's the settings get that made Parua bay 5 star. We ended up having our wedding gown on the lawn right on the water front it's so beautiful. A must if your in the whangarei area

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Can never go wrong when you go to the Tavern. Food is delish, generous size and beautiful views of the Whangarei Harbor. Nice drive out there if you are coming from town.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We have tried between ourselves and friends several choices on the menu and all have been most tasty, presented well and made of quality ingredients. We think it would be safe to say there would be something on the menu to please everyone. On the two latest occasions we visited for both lunch and dinner. We were made to feel... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Been here several times and never had a bad meal, staff are great, venue is awesome well worth a stop

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good pub food in a stunning location. Friendly atmosphere and cheerful staff.Nice to play pool and relax.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've been coming here every year since Mum turned 80 in 2007averaging about 10 family members,most up from Auckland. Each year we walk out feeling as though we have been treated as special guests,but last Saturday they took it up a notch.A special mention goes to bar manager Lance who went way above and beyond to make sure we were... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great place for either lunch or dinner or to just call in for a drink. Overlooking the beautiful Whangarei Harbour. It is a place for all including children. There is both indoor or outdoor dining. The pizzas are delicious.

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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 6 - 19
  • 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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