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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood platter” (80 reviews)
“lamb” (41 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Visit for lunch and really enjoyed the relaxing and 'open walled' atmosphere and the tasty and Eggs Benedict. Just sorry we didn't get the chance to repeat visit in our short stay in Paihia

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mikehall2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the outside I wasn't sure about the place but it had been recommended. Bit "rustic" and quaint décor. Despite the above the food was really good and tasty, hearty portions! Staff were lovely and very helpful and knowledgable about the meals. Relaxed dining.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MMack911
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely well presented meals. Tasty , fresh , nice location. Waiting staff pleasant. Had the soufflé- which I would have liked abit bigger. Salads nice.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank moopmoops
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent service. We actually only went in to see if we could order a taxi as the heavens had opened and we had a 2 mile walk back to our camp site. The manager Aditja Gupta was more than helpful, and said he would call...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Timospeaking
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrived in Paihia at top ten site walked into town and saw this restaurant on way in . Came back before 5 so on happy hour good wines at 7 dollars we had 2 lunch each we both had chowder then Calamari and Moroccan lamb...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank rhianslip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent and far better than some other restaurants in town with higher scores. The main ragu and the kids pasta were awesome.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank chriscJ2789MR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here on NYE and brunch again during our stay in Paihia. Delicious food on both occasions and, despite being very busy on NYE, the staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly. All the options we had as a family (starter, main and dessert) were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 569charliea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there on the New Years day. It was crowded, but we had a reservation. The stuff were very nice and helpful. The food was excellent, so was wine. We would go again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andreja-Slo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious meal at Alfresco’s restaurant. We had a starter and main. Unfortunately they ran out of the whitebait fritters but the alternative was prawn fritters - they were average. Crispy duck starter was a success. Prawn and Crab Lingini was tasty and filling. Fish of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emilyscotland1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had mixed reviews on Alfrescos. We specifically asked for our entrees and main dishes to come separately and tried to order them separately but they wouldn't let us. Then all of the food arrived at the same time. Not good. Service was hectic. Food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LarryandTim
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from ToddEvers | Property representative |
hi sorry for the late reply but we are not open on Christmas day.. but while you are here in the bay you must try our new summer menu .. hope to serve you soon
December 17, 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
  • E-mail
UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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