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Parua Bay Tavern

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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free, 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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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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
Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meals are ordered from the bar and are delivered quickly. Food is very tasty and helpings are generous. A very relaxing place to take the kids and family. It is essential to make a booking well before going in the weekends as it is very busy. Great place to celebrate birthdays for young or old.

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Thank James H
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to eat and enjoy amazing setting with incredible views Also good food. Yes it is out of town but by going there you will discover Whangarei's best kept secret... Whangarei heads peninsula ...

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Thank Zvone V
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place to eat out both for lunch and dinner. The view over the water is a sight to behold in summer or winter. They have the open fire going in winter. In summer the see through sides are rolled up so you can smell and feel the sea breezes. Great staff, very helpful and friendly. Food is great with... More 

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Thank annettelorna
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views and food hospitable staff but often very busy. Close proximity to city but no public transport

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Thank Frances M

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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 - $21
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free, 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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, 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?