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Parua Bay Tavern

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Gastropub
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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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
My favorite eating place near Whangarei

Nice setting, pleasant food although not gastronomic , we are always happy to spend a few bucks here although it's not cheap ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Mossel Bay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

a relaxed pub with perfect bar lunches and a brilliant vista onto the lagoon over a grass bank. The food is very good and very yummy.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visiting whangarei to catch up with mates headin out to explore what whangarei has to offer,found our selves at parua bay tavern,awesome lunch great staff very friendly will definetly be back

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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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43 helpful votes 43 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?