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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

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6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
08:00 - 23:00
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New Zealand
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Very accommodating, even when busy. Plenty of menu options and open all day. At the south end of Pahia, so not as much competition. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Piscataway, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful meal here based on a recommendation from our hotel. Great decision as the food was terrific and so was the service. We were off season a bit, but the restaurant was full on a Tuesday night. Would come back here again without hesitation!

Thank bethboff
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The very best seafood platter we have ever had. And we have had many throughout New Zealand. So nice to a have a batter free platter with everything very fresh - calamari very tender, raw fish delicious, mussels cooked to perfection as was the fish We will return!

Thank Rae C
Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food & service, awesome with the kids. Steak cooked to perfection! Mussels were divine! Kids loved their meals from the kids menu. Staff were pleasant & prompt. A fantastic place to spend our last night! Would highly recommend.

Thank markgrey1978
Seneca, South Carolina
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying nearby so this looked like a good choice. It has a view of the water and everyone that worked there was very friendly. They have a good menu and the food was reasonable for New Zealand. I had the salmon and it was fixed just right. Good meal.

Thank Bill Y
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a bit hung over this day lol so didn't feel like anything to fancy I got the buttermilk chicken burger which was good and my partner got the noice salad everything was good had to add a touch of salt and pepper to salad but each to their ow. We were impressed by the bar layout and water... More 

Thank Jacqui P
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, pleasant, prompt service. We were beginning to think Paihia had nothing but bad food, delivered after ridiculously long waits. So these guys were a big relief. We ate well :-)

Thank VvvVry
Lancefield, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although during Easter we were able to enjoy the freshly shucked oysters Good well balanced menu Both schnapper and harpuka were delicious The service could not be faulted Will certainly return here

Thank William B
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alfresco' has got great coffee and a variety of food to choose. Our kids love the food and juices here. We had great time dining here. The waiters and waitresses are nice.

Thank didiw2017
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a nice restaurant for dinner, a step up from the touristy places in Paihia, and our hotel recommended Alfresco's. We were very happy with our dinner and highly recommend Alfresco's. We started with cocktails & I tried the Mango Magic, which was perfect. Icey & served in a martini glass, it wasn't too sweet and was... More 

Thank HurleyBird70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm.
Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm
Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?