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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€Seafood, European,
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood platter” (77 reviews)
“venison” (37 reviews)
“chowder” (21 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 1,257 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dropped in for an early dinner. Wasn’t crowded and got seated right away inside. This bayside Restaurant is family owned and a bit more intimate inside than I expected yet still casual. Among the several places we dined at while touring NZ over the last...More

Thank DCChE
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here for dinner with my wife had a awesome meal they have got great chefs one of the best meals iv'e had in all my travels staff very friendly especially Raj thank you

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lamb rump is divine...the first place in 2 days that could give us oysters and they were the bomb!

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waited over half an hour for our food to come and when it arrived was cold, cafe wasn’t busy. Instead of hot cakes I received cold cakes.

Thank _michellebeattie18
Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple family based restaurant - cheap and cheerful hearty food well frequented by visitors - particularly those with children. Good portions and friendly staff

Thank supertaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and had a great lunch 🍴 of fish and chips - reasonable priced and great service - great location

Thank stanley031
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view of ocean while you enjoy your meal. Friendly staff as I just ask for best cocktail and I wasn’t disappointed with recommendation. I had beef scotch-med rare which was beautiful cooked with thick cut fries and salad(best presentation). Dessert special was spectacular.

Thank Taje R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good meal, reasonably priced. Very full and obviously popular. On the seafront. What more can I say?

1  Thank Joan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the worst ever during our NZ trip. Staff unable to understand what vegetarian means and unable to accommodate. Like going back in time - we left without ordering any food. Awful.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome seafood platter absolutely perfect. Mussels were great! Service was spot on and atmosphere was also good.

1  Thank michelleleeg2018
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Alfrescos Resta... P | Property representative |
hi sorry for the late reply but we are not open on Christmas day.. but while you are here in the bay you must try our new summer menu .. hope to serve you soon
17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
17 December 2016|
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Response from Ngatiwhatua | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Sorry can't help furthet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE 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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