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“Excellent in every way”
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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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 January 6, 2013

We loved it here! The food (smallish sharing plates) were beautiful and innovative. We ended up having 5 plates between the 2 of us after comparing notes with the table next door (who also loved it and were there for their second consecutive evening); that was plenty.
Wine is served by the glass (from a large selection) or you can simply buy a bottle from the bottle shop attached and they will charge you a $7 corkage (only on the first bottle). The selection at the bottle shop is vast and of a very high quality, so the corkage option is a great way to go, especially for a group.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable and the atmoshpere had a real buzz about it...lots of people having a great time.
Without doubt the best place in Taupo and after 2 weeks in NZ it got our vote as best overall dining experience.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is fantastic food and great wine. Awesome service despite a frantically busy night, great taste and flavour combinations to tantalise the taste buds. Be adventurous and try some of the things you might not normally try like the beetroot and walnut salad!

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was a great find, we were really happy to have stumbled across this place.The food was delicious! My partner had a whole smoked eel with horseradish and toast triangles- fantastic! I had a beautiful duck breast serviced sliced with a side of creamy risotto with slivers of almonds, at $50.40 for 2 including 2 soft drinks and a coffee we thought it represented good value for money. The interior is industrial modern which we really liked- high stud and polished concrete floors.Highly recommend you give this place a try when in Taupo

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Fantastic service and food, this is our first time here and we will be back next time in taupo. Worth a visit

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I had dinner here during our one night stay in Taupo. We had help choosing a delicious bottle of wine from Marlborough from the wall of wine. We ordered 3 sharing plates- venison meatballs, a delicious eggplant dish with grilled halumi, and a salmon special. All of the dishes were very tasty. While the servers were very friendly and welcoming, the service tapered off during the night.

Thank Jillster2
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