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Vine Eatery & Bar

$$ - $$$European, ,
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

Nice place, very attentive and friendly service. We had scallops in cheese, which were great. Also we have tried some wine from the only one winery near Taupo.

Thank Yulia K
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited twice when in Taupo both for evening meals. Friendly helpful staff.Good selection of wine by the glass + great section of beers.Really enjoyed our mains and VERY tasty deserts.Great atmosphere. Pays to book unless you want to eat early as can be real busy...More

Thank MikeGlobal
Reviewed April 19, 2017

prices are totally overrated and food was not that good. Service was a bit slow maybe because they got a bit busy.Wont go back!

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Vineeatery, Owner at Vine Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

You obviously enjoy the more family style restaurants Taupo has to offer as we note you have given bed reviews to 4 of the more stylish restaurants here. Sorry you didn't enjoy your time here

Reviewed April 18, 2017

We arrived and the place was buzzing with the restaurant 3/4 full, we were told to grab a drink and wait in the bar as we would be seated in 10-15 minutes. 45 minutes later and we hadn't been seated so asked the wait staff...More

Thank Nelsonian76
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Love the Vine. food is so good every time we have been here. service is always great staff all so friendly. my boyfriend and I will always pick here on date night. You have to try this place !!!!

Thank Nola J
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Dining inside and out. The beef pasta was excellent. The prawns were excellent, but the serving size was small. The clam chowder was very good. Service was a little slow.

Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful venue with attentive staff. Peroni on tap which is a family favourite. Olives were particularly average which was surprising and disappointing. We walked past later in the week and it was packed so it is undoubtedly popular. Will give it another go next...More

Thank FlashAlice
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food- I had the scotch fillet and it was to die for. Great service and great atmosphere. We will be back on our next Taupo visit.

Thank lucybC270GA
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our tapas. Reasonably priced, very flavoursome plated beautifully. Staff were fantastic and informative tacky taco haha great sense of humour. Funky decor and the alternative moisturiser and hand wash in the ladies is a nice touch. We will be back next time we...More

Thank Brownbuttterkitchen
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Met for business drinks and nibbles... great vibe ... couldn't fault service and quality of food... have been there previously for lunch... sublime

Thank Hipster4321
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
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Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.
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