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Parua Bay Tavern

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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
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1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good tasty meal well prepared and a great atmosphere service was good but the drinks were more expensive than in Auckland.

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Thank Boltman2014
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called in for hot lunch and bevy on a rainy afternoon, stayed there rest of day! Food excellent, good variety to suit all tastes. Staff great, bright and cheerful, very helpful. Covered in dining, but moved to outside tables when rain stopped briefly. Pleasing outlook of bay/harbour. Recommend a visit.

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Thank Margaret C
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best place! Perfect place to stop in for a meal on your way home from the beach. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank JenjenO1982
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a favourite lunch spot. They have something for everyone, including several vegetarian options. As well as vegetarian they have lots of seafood and meat. The service is always good and the food is flawless. They are consistently good.

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Thank Kathy P
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best burger in years (if not ever). My man had an excellent steak cooked perfectly. Lovely staff and great pricing.

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Thank Cara T
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a gorgeous little seaside bar albeit inlet setting but simply gorgeous. Perfect for brunch/lunch/dinner. Eating outdoors in the beer garden area on a lovely day just adds to the pretty decent serving of food!

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Thank Cantabperson
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect pub food and hospitality. This location is great in any weather with fab views of the harbor.

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Thank FGunterFirth
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal's are alway excellent on all the times we have visited, The fish of the day is awesome, plus the mixed seafood platter My son enjoys the hotpot pie's Serviced is excellent,staff always friendly

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Thank marianstringer
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love, loved it. We had a lovely "mothers day" lunch and the whole family enjoyed the meal served with a smile and not a long wait. We most definately will gi back for a meal there again

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Thank julietD7158KI
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, the meal was enjoyable and staff friendly and efficient. The tavern is situated in a lovely spot with great views.

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Thank lesleywilkin1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
Description
Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.

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