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“Great food, great service”
Review of Vine Eatery & Bar

Vine Eatery & Bar
Ranked #21 of 146 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 27, 2012

What a great find. After weeks traveling in Australia and New Zealand, we wanted something different. This fit the bill--a great selection of wines and wonderful food. The Vine Eatery gave us several palette pleasing small plates that offered complex and compelling flavors. The servers were friendly and informative, and the ambiance a nice mix of casual but refined. The dishes are meant to be shared. The menu suggests two dishes per person, but we found three dishes for two of us to be more than enough. We started with a Mediterranean salad with prawns, artichoke hearts, asparagus and greens lightly dressed. It was scrumptious. Our next dish was the salmon. The topping was a spicy capsicum blend that was full of flavor but didn't overwhelm the salmon. Out third dish was the Aubergine--a great blend of slow roasted eggplant and tomato mix atop crostinni with grilled haloumi. All three of the dishes were superb. It was terrific to discover a restaurant that offered small plates, well-priced, and delicious.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very pleasant place with great food! The size of the plates are enough - not big and not small - and made possible to taste different plates! I recommend it!

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Had our first meal here tonight based on recommendations from TA and what a wonderful experience and with the help of Peter to advise on wine, what more can I say...

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were only there for the weekend, we came across the Vine eatery and what a find it is....

Excellent food, great service, we turned up with a group of 18, tables were sorted, coffee's arranged, water delivered, orders taken. No fuss.

Food is really good, twists on your usual and all done really well..

Great atmosphere and you can pick up some speciality bits or some great value wine.

We are going back for dinner next time we are there.......

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Thank kiwinui
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Casual. Good food in a wineshop atmosphere. Service was good. Food innovative. Tapas style to share. Each dish is quite substantial.

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