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“interesting ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Vine Eatery

The Vine Eatery
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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Ranked #15 of 107 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We have designed an abundant menu of fresh, seasonal, delicious plates to share with friends, family or colleagues. Our bar and wine list offers over 150 wines hand-picked for you to enjoy. We have a great selection of craft beers too. Join us for lunch, an afternoon platter, tapas, dinner or drop in for a drink. What are shared plates? They are unpretentious bites of robust and intense flavoured entre sized dishes. They are ideal for diners who are curious about flavour, adventurous about taste, and who want to vary their dining experience as much as possible in one sitting. Shared plates are a relaxed style of entertaining and dining. Each dish will be presented as it is cooked not at the same time as a traditional menu. We also have an a la carte menu if you prefer.
Singapore, Singapore
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“interesting ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Casual. Good food in a wineshop atmosphere. Service was good. Food innovative. Tapas style to share. Each dish is quite substantial.

Visited November 2012
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“An unexpected pleasure.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We were pointed to the Vine Eatery by the owner of one of the mtb rental stores. " a fabulous experience" was promised and was certainly delivered. Mussels served with an anchovy and parsley sauce, chicken stuffed with kalamata olives and served with a creamy portobello mushroom sauce. But the dish that won us over was French beans tossed in Parmesan, smoked bacon and caremelised Spanish onion and melting Gorgonzola. Unbelievable. Dessert topped off with a chat with the head chef, Reginaldo Gallina. Couldn't wipe the smile from my face.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Great Selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Excellent selection of food at great prices. I have really enjoyed my meals here - and the service has been excellent. The $4 wine taste options are also a good idea if you want to try a few different wines with your meal.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Awaba, New South Wales, Australia
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“Best tapas ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

After arriving in Taupo on a road trip we werent sure of where to eat, so we looked on TripAdvisor and read the reviews on The Vine, we decided to give it a go, and boy are we glad we did! It was SENSATIONAL!!! We had the aubergine tapas,the prawn tapas, then the duck followed the pork belly...OMG, each one was a taste sensation. The serving sizes were just right, the waiter suggested a lovely wine that complemented the food, and a local boutique beer for my fiance. The ambiance of the place was romantic, with great music, lighting, and service, it was a wonderful end to a long day travelling. My only regret...not trying one of the dessert options :P

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waipukurau
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“Casual Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Platters to share are a great idea and explained well. Wine selection is excellent. Will return

Visited October 2012
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