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“Waited on hand and foot”
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 September 6, 2013

A great eatery with an amazingly different selection of food to choose from. The staff were excellent and not too "in your face". Try the eel and the beet root and blue vein salad....heaven!
Nice to meet the owner/chef even though it was a busy night. Make a booking and you won't be disappointed. My friend and I will definitely go again next time we are in Taupo!
Fabulous!

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Thank Terena C
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visit here reasonably often. The coffee is good and we like the atmosphere with its huge wine bottle and wine glass chandeliers. Tapas food is tasty but seems to vary in quality and quantity from visit to visit. Our last visit was just for coffee and cake but the huge ginger kiss which looked so inviting in the cabinet was so dry we think it was possibly stale. If only the food quality was more consistent.

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Thank MonAbri
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stopped here for lunch after reading a newspaper review. It's obviously popular and is nicely fitted out. The food is of excellent quality but very overpriced (there was a reference to the comparatively high prices in the article). $17 for three mushrooms would be the mist expensive food I've seen on a plate.

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Thank Chris T
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to try The Vine. The food was great, highly enjoyed it.

Desert was the let down, the goey chocolate fondant wasn't goey at all, instead it was dried out and the panna cotta trio wasn't too our liking (could have been our personal tastes however).

Some of the shared plates are more substantial and better value for money than others, keep that in mind when ordering and ask the waiters for recommendations.

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Thank Ozzcam
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Went with the family today and had a great mix of foods. My personal favourite was the bacon walnut and blue cheese rocket salad, although everything we had was delicious. Somehow managed to fit in a lovely cheese platter, but its now late evening and I haven't eaten anything since!

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Thank Mattshort93
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