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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A group of 11 went for dinner and had a very good experience. Food was very good and plentiful. Staff were friendly and efficient and nothing was too much trouble.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q2259UFangelas
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed next door at the Edgewater Palms and decided to eat here. Menu is great and has a good variety of options to appeal to everyone in our group. Our food order was mixed up and we had a long delay for one of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wombat2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Piahia after a long journey from the UK, getting to our accomodaton at about 7pm and just wanted some food and our bed! Our hosts recommended Alfrescos so we trundled down, ordered beer, coke & the battered fish & chips. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulinel931
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are there today for a late lunch after hiking to two waterfalls, so we had a big appetite going in. I was too early to get shrimp and crap linguine, so we “ settled “ for a bowl of the BEST seafood chowder either...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner guy forks night restaurant had arranged fireworks very enthusiastic staff plenty of entertainment on the beach. Place was full of locals and tourists plenty of options 3 different menus with specials a little confusing. Food was okay but nothing fantastic a lot of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 587markd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Alfresco's 3 times in the week that I stayed in Paihia, and was impressed every time. The food was well-seasoned and the menu well thought-out. I highly recommend the calamari, which had an amazing lemon thyme aioli, and the beef bourguignon, which had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chllc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us dined at Alfresco's on our first night visiting the Bay of Islands. We booked ahead, which gave us seating on the front terrace. We loved the local fish and chips, as well as the wine and beer selection.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PhilK312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had drinks here, it was great service with a wonderful view of the Pahia Bay. They were preparing for a large party and there were many other patrons, I get the idea they are pretty popular

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lauraphilp0t
Reviewed November 9, 2018

The coffee is great, the location is great, the staff are great - they look after us. Most of the time the food is great too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed November 7, 2018

It wasn't a very busy (Sunday) morning, so unsure why such a long wait for menus, then another wait for coffees, then another wait for food. Once received, the food was good - but not amazing. Maybe an off day or understaffed that day? Great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Meremaid
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from Alfrescos Resta... P | 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
December 17, 2016|
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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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