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“Family eating” 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.
Whangarei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Family eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The menu has no surprises but has a good selection to suit all family tastes . The staff are very efficient and is a good place to watch rugby with plenty of screens.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nothing special except the views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Awards mean nothing in Whangarei as there are not many good ones, this isn't one of them. Pub food cooked badly. Enjoy the views and a beer or wine then move on.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very homely and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice food will go back parking a bit slim at times shuttle bus running to whg would get more people out nice people their tho

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ahipara, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Warm and Welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Loved this homely Pub overlooking Whangarei Harbour. Hearty Pub food, but quality and plenty of it, nice atmosphere, it was Quiz night when we went and it was just a nice relaxed place to have a drink and a meal.

Visited June 2012
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“This is our local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We love Parua Bay - we love the view, the food, the team behind the bar, the kid friendly atmosphere, the running around on the grass, watching the boats go by. We love the noise and the beer and the Christmas parties. There is a local pro drive, so go out for the day and get pro drive home. You can't beat it.

Visited May 2012
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