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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 March 18, 2013

Best food we had in the north island during our trip. All sharing plates so great for trying a few different dishes. As a guide, if you are decent eaters like us you need 4 to share, not the 3 that they suggest (credit to them for not trying to oversell). A great selection, all a bit different. Also excellent selection of wines from their in house off licence, average NZ$20 for a decent bottle + $7 for corkage, so great overall value. Chef/owner came out when it quitened down a bit to seek our opinions on the food and the concept.
Good ambience, couldn't be faulted.

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Thank lynnandbarry
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to the Vine Eatery on our last night in Taupo and cannot recommend it enough. The service was excellent and they explained the deal with the tapas including how many plates to get per person etc. The place was buzzing on a saturday night. The food was excellent- in particular the squid rings and the mussels and great value for money. Each plate comes out separately which makes it more fun to share and you appreciate it all more. We were never left waiting and I was very impressed.

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Thank SJayaweera
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch at the Vine Ratery. Tapas style food that was tasty and nicely presented. The concept being within a wine shop was clever and the decor is really imaginative. The only thing was the service was a little slow at first having to wait for menus but improved throughout the meal

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Thank jackirmic
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have dined at many top restaurants and always look for the best when we are on holiday. We found The Vine Eatery the first night we stayed in Taupo and were so impressed we went back the next night.Great food and great service.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We were not looking to have a big meal and chose the Vine Eatery because it offered "small plates". It was really busy and obviously the place to be in Taupo. There were two seats at the small bar and we did not want to wait for a table. We were greeted by a very charming young man, Harry, who we later found out was the son of the owners. We had meatballs and mussels and each tried a couple of different wines. Observing the overall staff we found them to be very attentive and helpful to all the customers even with the restaurant overflowing. The restaurant's walls are lined with bottles of wine, you can buy them to consume there (retail price plus $7 NZ) or to take home.
We really enjoyed our evening and would love to go back.

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1  Thank Judith C
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