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“Brilliant selection of food and wine!”
Review of Vine Eatery & Bar

Vine Eatery & Bar
Ranked #10 of 139 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.
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
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“Brilliant selection of food and wine!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

On an ad hoc decision to shout a good friend birthday lunch, we met half way between our locations in Taupo. Had heard of Vine before, but not experienced it prior. What a stunning surprise: Excellent Service, Food Selection on offer, Wines available and Quality of Food and Wine! Being tempted by more than two thirds of the food items on the menu and by more than 3 wines is pretty unusual for me. Not a single platter disappointed. From squid to prawn, from chicken livers to Portobello mushrooms - the whole meal was delicious. Only the pork belly seemed it a bit dry, though I guess we should not have ordered it after we were already pretty full before ...! All that with a brilliant Villa Maria Viognier - fantastic! Thank you!

  • Visited October 2013
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Hastings
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tapas treat”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great service, wine list and tasty small plates. Happy to recommend for a casual meal. Great value and handy location in central Taupo

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant for a group sharing food”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Ever been unable to choose what to order as everything sounds so good? Go to Vine eatery with a group of friends and order one of nearly everything and all share a taste of all the wonderful tapas. The black pudding with smoked pear and jalapeno aioli was delicious as was the Sauteed figs with walnuts wild rocket and blue cheese. Then order lots of the delicious dessetrs to share and you might need more than one of the passionfruit mousse with limoncello babas, yum! Staff were wonderful too and Reginaldo Gallina, the head chef came and sat with us a while, very interesting friendly guy from Brazil wanting our feedback. A fun evening and everyone enjoyed it so much we're going back tonight.

  • Visited October 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food & Service”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Visited on a very busy Friday night and were made welcome and a table found. Enjoyed a few wines and sampled the Vine's tapas, which were very well done. Great to see the Vine Eatery doing so well! We'll be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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NZ
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76 reviews
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“beautiful food”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The food is beautifully presented, imaginative menu & delicious all excellently prepared. A good range of wines available by the glass or bottle. The dishes are reasonably expensive but good quality. We ordered 6 for 4 of us. Some in portions of 4 some in 3s which was a bit tricky for 4 of us & involved cutting bits in half. The staff were friendly & helpful. Some filtered tap water at the table would be better than the chlorinated tap water. For the prices charged for the food it would be a nice touch to add to the sense of value.

  • Visited October 2013
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