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Parua Bay Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for lunch today absolutely fantastic. Only had beer and pizza but still well worth the visit. The service was great and the bar staff excellent. Cannot recommend it mor highly Looking forward to a return visit

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Thank Golfer5817
Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had about 30 go for dinner on a Thursday night. The meals were all very, very good. The last few to order had a bit of a delay in getting their meals but because of the size of our group and also there were quite a few others there that night, it was completely understandable and acceptable. The setting... More 

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Thank CRT1963
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub food or grab a pizza or fresh fish and chips. A family friendly pub. If it's a warm day eat outside by with a view across the bay. Big car park across the road.

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Thank lost-kiwi-007
Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place would be the best. Where else can you get scenic views like you get there with food to die for and such incredible friendly staff.

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Thank russle0
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my niece to somewhere new and ended up at Parua Bay Tavern - what a lucky find. Beautiful old-style tavern in an amazing setting. Would be worth going just for the views. The staff were incredibly friendly and they served up a fantastic pub fare that in no way left us hungry - and we only had the... More 

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Thank Mal S
Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is a few weeks since we have been there, we were delighted to be seated in a covered in area with unobstructed views of the harbour & surrounding area. Our meal was very nice, meals reasonably sized, good service, bar very reasonable. Very enjoyable girls day out.

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Thank Leone B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing venue so close to town. Just a short drive from Whangarei and you can enjoy a lovely meal while you overlook the sea and all the lovely scenery of Whangarei Heads. Great staff and hospitality - and you can even purchase some cheap avocados while you are there

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Thank gemma162016
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Use to visit this place all the time I made a massive booking for 13 and I felt we were rushed also out us where there was only one light and we couldn't see each other we were told we had to order food together if we wanted to sit together not to mention the forgot the forgot some food... More 

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Thank Sandy C
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is going to make a killing over the summer, I can't think of a tavern better positioned to make the most of everything summer has to offer, and the varied menu has something to offer everyone, having tasted a number of things on the menu here now I will be returning. .Because everything is AMAZING! !

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Thank JCH1986
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called into the Tavern for lunch on a beautiful day and took advantage of the great location right on the water overlooking Parua Bay. We ordered beer all round and were served by friendly, cheerful staff. We then orders lunch from the menu which while not huge would have something for every taste. The food was excellent and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $21
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?