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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary
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6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner. Staff were friendly. Very casual ambience. Food was good .good sized portions. Desserts good and seemed to be made fresh. A little pricey for the budget conscious. Free wifi available. Pretty popular restaurant

Thank Rosalind S
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a pleasant meal here - a couple of vegetarian options - unfortunately the obligatory risotto or pasta but they did have a nice salad which I had with some really good chips! My partner enjoyed his meal - being a meat eater he had way more choice!

Thank sunnystraddie
Auch, France
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've tried most things on the menu but keep going back to the calamari. Good atmosphere wether it's for coffee, lunch or dinner.Sunday afternoon is music time , full house

Thank Geoffnkath
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant advertised being open 'till 11:59 PM. My friend and I arrived about 8:30 pm after a long drive - just two of us -and we were told the kitchen couldn't possibly serve any more people. The place was half-empty on a Saturday night!!! Apparently, the staff just wanted to go home. The waitress referred us to another café... More 

Thank Loannetter
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to eat lunch looking out over the bay. The menu offers some different items from the usual fare which was just what we wanted. Fish tacos were great.

Thank DaveAnita2016
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant thinking we would get a really good seafood meal. We were seated and told they would be back in a minute to tell us the specials & daily fare. Another couple arrived and were promptly seated, ordered drinks and given the specials etc. The waiter returned to us and wanted to know our order. We decided... More 

Thank Pam D
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Congratulations to Management and staff on great service and food. You know what ingredients it takes for a business succeed. Friendly helpful staff. Tasty food that we kept coming back for.

1 Thank Susan C
Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch for our group of six, with all of us ordering something from the sea. The fish and oysters were lovely and fresh, the accompanying salad was clean and crisp, and the service was friendly and efficient. This place also does a great hearty breakfast and brunch....try the savoury mince on toast after a morning on the kayak; it'll... More 

Thank Nita K
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These people go above and beyond. Not only do they pick you up from where you're staying, they take you home again at the end! Brilliant idea when you want to have a few drinks. The barman is fantastic! Nothing is too much trouble, even when you mess with their menu (I'm a picky eater). We've eaten here twice already... More 

Thank Meredith E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some dinner items are a bit pricey ( I.e. $30 for fish & chips) but I had the fish burger with fries which was reasonably priced and delicious ($18). Nice atmosphere.

Thank LOH_Auckland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?