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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: Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris Bay, fantastic atmosphere, service and gorgeous food. They were great first time and we will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Paris Bay, fantastic atmosphere, service and gorgeous food. They were great first time and we will be back!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Highly recommend this bar/restaurant. Great view from the decking, what a place to eat my catch of the day fish and chips.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had a leisurely Sunday lunch at the Parua Bay Tavern. It was freezing cold outside but beautiful warm atmoshere inside by the fire. View to die for and the food was beautifully fresh and very tasty. Well worth the stunning drive out there to be greeted by warm and attentive staff.. can't fault the place..

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Deerfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Menu is somewhat limited but its hearty and quite fast - there is always an opportunity to drink while waiting as its ordinarily a bar ! Pool and TV's are there and there is room for the children to play outdoors ...good place fora Sunday afternoon family meal ! Yet romantic enough for just 2 to be together ...

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fabulous views over the whangarei Harbour and good meals at a good price. Casual atmosphere with good service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a really good relaxed place to eat, and relax no kitchen noise rushing around like many modern resturants, lovely veiws plain and simple

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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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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Additional Information about Parua Bay Tavern

Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

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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 - 20
  • 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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