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“Great views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parua Bay Tavern

Parua Bay Tavern
1034 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
09 4365856
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Ranked #15 of 79 restaurants in Whangarei
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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

If the weather is good, make sure you sit at a table outside for great views and a good atmosphere. The food is good, service excellent, and the tavern is really just the epitome of a seaside pub that makes every tourist want to move here. ( Well, that's what I overheard from tourists at the next table ! ) I know if I lived in Whangarei, I'd be driving out to Parua Bay quite frequently for a good meal.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Chill out with frends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Great pub great location. have spent many a night chilling in the gardens staring over the bay with a beer or 2. Not eaten here yet but have been advised food is very good.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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“Good pub type food with spectacular views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

This restaurant is in Parua Bay near Whangarei, NZ. The setting is spectacular, overlooking the bay and the Whangarei Heads in the background. The setting is the best thing about the restaurant. We had the honey, sesame chicken salad which was very good, along with a good bottle of decently priced New Zealand wine. The service was good (order your food at the bar and it is brought to your table. We ate on the deck overlooking the bay. Views to die for. If you're looking for a moderate priced venue with great views on the water this is the place for you.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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