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Parua Bay Tavern

1034 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
09 4365856
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Ranked #14 of 81 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Bittern, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Service was A1, just up the road from our accomodation. Lovely friendly and busy place of business, definitly a locals hang out.The feel of the place was very relaxed, and if youwanted to drink and not drive they offer a shuttle bus service.Meal was outstanding.

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Montréal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

nothing complicated, but good food, good service. Always like the pub atmosphere, where local people too like to go for their food and drinks

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San Luis Obispo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have passed this place on the last couple of drives in the area and finally stopped in for lunch. We ordered the snapper & chips and it was cooked perfectly in crumbs not a batter. There's a variety of seating areas and would be nice for a large party...especially on a warm summer evening. If you have a boat... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Enjoyed the Meal we had and a Work Dinner....The Views are Lovely but with the Drive u do need to consider Sober Driver....Enjoyable Meals for Lunch and Dinner....It does have Outdoor Seating with an enclosed area....Heating available,very nice for a change from town...

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Service is always friendly. Food is great especially the seafood chowder and chicken salad. Decent sized meals and a good variety to choose from plus meals arrive at a decent time.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is a great place to go to in the weekend when you have had a hard week, they are great, lovely food and lovely service, lovely veiws and we also love taking friend out during the week as we can now retired.

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Whangarei
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We love going to the Parua Bay Pub for lunch. The views of the water are absolutely fabulous and the meals are lovely. The staff are superb and friendly.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From the Parua Bay beer served on tap to the delicious salt & pepper squid, the whole meal and experience was wonderful for the family. Service was fast and good, food delicious and the atmosphere conducive to stay. We even ended up the evening playing pool. The tavern is unassuming from the outside so don't let that put you off... More

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Auckland NZ
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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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Additional Information about Parua Bay Tavern

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

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