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“Hidden gem!”
Review of Bay Brewery Bistro - CLOSED

Bay Brewery Bistro
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We found this brewery and eatery in one of the quiet back streets of Whitianga and had a sensational night with delightful host Toby. The beers are tasty, the atmosphere warm and inviting on a wintry night outside and the food was delicious. We enjoyed our night so much we returned the next night to try different meals and again savour the delightful surrounds. Hoping this eatery and bar enjoys long success - must return in summer to enjoy an ale in the outdoor area.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Gary R
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Whitianga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brewing well”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Social atmosphere - mine host has the gift. My husband really enjoys the beer and the chat. Food is very good and not expensive - plenty of variety, tasty and well presented.
Have to finish meal with long black or herbal tea - no trim milk for my latte.

Visited July 2013
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Thank 70yoKiwi
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's tucked away down a back street but well worth finding. Congenial service, more like an evening with good friends than your typical pub bistro. Good beer. The food was tasty with generous beer samples. Will visit again when in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank 1_Jobean
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The locals Best kept Secret”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

While visiting Whitianga recently we were shouted out to experience their local brewery /bistro....were we impressed...Toby the owner is dedicated to giving you all a good time, sharing his knowledge of his brewing while making your evening pleasant and welcoming..The food was generous , we all had the local fish, and most reasonably priced...This is one of the best kept secrets....so if you are ever there call in , its well worth the time to find it on the back street.....We all wish toby and his wife ( the chef )all the best.....

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank ross2202
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Whitianga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very average food otherwise ok”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Unfortunately when we visited, the only beers being sold hadn't been brewed by the owner as there had been setup problems with the equipment, so can't really comment on a local craft beer. The food was very average and the service was mediocre even though there was only one other couple eating. Toby was friendly enough and maybe the upcoming summer will see the teething problems sorted

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank serenesea
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