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“Fantastic!”
Review of Vine Eatery & Bar

Vine Eatery & Bar
Ranked #8 of 141 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Such a super experience. Very good value for money, and the food was exceptional. So glad we came here over a "conventional" restaurant, and we will be back.

Thank Rackil
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

All our food was absolutely delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. The Chef came and spoke to us, which was lovely as well.

Our favourite was the fantastic Chocolate Torte - so rich! and the smoked eel - so smooth!

It's also great that you can choose wine from their wine shop to go with your meal.

The only reason we didn't give it a 5/5 rating was that, the next day, we went back to buy more Chocolate Torte and they charged us the full $14.50 per slice just to take away a piece in a cardboard box. Surely most of the price of a dessert in a restaurant is the venue lease, table use, linen, service, dish washing... $14.50 per slice was perfectly reasonable for a restaurant dessert but a horrible rip-off to take it away in a cardboard box.

Everything else was really perfect though...

Thank Mel A
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

we went there with a group of 6 that had not been there before .
The food was authentic spanish , slightly larger than the traditional Tapas .
You chose a bottle of wine from there huge selection and the wine waiters knew their stuff
The service was great , the dutch waitress was a honey and the chef was very proficient and came and had a chat about the food and what he was trying to achieve .
We will certainly return

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Thank Jennie S
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Excellent food and numerous wines by the glass or select your own from the international choice on the shelves (small charge applies for corkage). Tapas style food with sharing plates and generous portions. Head chef, Reginaldo Gallina made us very welcome with his comments after our meal.

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Thank barry w
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The food is delicious. The vintage room is worth a browse. We ordered 7 plates for three people and this was too much food as the portions are quite generous. When making the booking we were advised the there would be no service charge on a second bottle of wine. We were given different advice on the night but they agreed to honour the commitment we had been given. Would definitely go back. Overall great experience.

Thank Judesim
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