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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

Bar, European, French, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand
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703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
(07) 378 8886
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong, the food when it arrives is fine. Its just the staff are not the most helpful. The man with the huge ear piercings is just downright lazy and seems to avoid any sort of work possible. Pizzas very overpriced too.

Thank Trafalgarhills
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had pre-booked our group at least 5 weeks beforehand, yet as soon as we arrived it became obvious they couldn't cope with such a large number at once. Immediately on arrival we ordered bread for the table, of which only 1/2 arrived in reasonable time. It took at least 3 reminders that we had not received the rest that... More 

Thank penny572
Mbabane, Swaziland
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try out this restaurant for a family birthday dinner. General greeting was lack lustre verging on rude - probably should have left at this point. Eventually the waitress took our order for 5 which was straight from the menu - no special requests. Drinks came slowly in dribs and drabs with the last of the drinks - a... More 

Thank carlandshaz
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wine a very good size. Good prices for all good and beverages. Food excellent taste and value. Menus high standards. Recommend highly to visit. Local pub or restaurant used by many who live close and visitors to the area.

Thank Jaki C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Surprised to read other reviews after the fab time we had! Walked in without a booking on a Friday night and they fitted us right in. Awesome service, funny and friendly waiter, and delicious food! Would definitely go again!

Thank 363zoeb
Nadi, Fiji
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

on arrival place looked like it could do with a clean and tidy up ? barman looked like he had been in the bush all day and came to work after getting a drink then looking at menu went to servery and asked staff where do we order answer "not here over there" asked you mean at the bar yah,... More 

Thank Patrick W
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We were staying near by and first visited on a Saturday evening when there was a big wedding party. Despite the service was good and the food excellent. We returned twice more and even another time for a pizza takeaway. We sampled many of the dishes and all were excellent. The service was always friendly and attentive. Prices were reasonable... More 

Thank cDaveMc
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Decided to try here despite varied reviews and we are glad we did. We had a delicious dinner. Glad we skipped starters as the entree portions were generous. The Thai chicken salad was very tasty and my husband had the vol au vent stuffed with all sorts of seafood. Well cooked and presented Service was fine as was the cost.... More 

Thank LilBlack
Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Just had a really pleasant meal at The Bay. A great sea food concoction....one of the best meals that we've had since arriving in NZ. Plus a very accommodating adjustment to make my partners meal vegetarian. Food cooked to order and served reasonably quickly. Friendly staff and decent service. It's situated out of the main part of town by Acacia... More 

Thank Ricci A
Rawhiti, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

A very pleasant weekend staying in Acacia Bay and dining at the Bay was a nice surprise. The hardest challenge of the evening was selecting something to eat! So many enticing items on the menu! I ended up choosing two entrees and loved them both! We enjoyed it so much ended up visiting twice over the holiday weekend and loved... More 

Thank foodienz4evanz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, European, French, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: (07) 378 8886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?