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Vine Eatery & Bar

€€ - €€€European, ,
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous meal... the squid was amazing! And the patatas bravas were up there too! Desserts were fab... and not too over-the-top price-wise.

Thank Penny W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place itself is in a nice location. The food and service was a little slow when we went. It was also quite difficult for one member of our group who has allergies. Staff weren't the most accomodating

Thank nataliyaa2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped for a drink early evening here. The barmaid warmly welcomed us and we had a couple of cocktails. Best vodka martini I had in NZ. Really nice looking bar and restaurant. Would like to return for food sometime...

Thank SteveDDD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Kiwi menu with plenty of choice. Not cheap but fair value with a good choice of wine. The atmosphere is relaxed but there is a good buzz.

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently dined here with my family and while the atmosphere and service were good unfortunately the food was not. The meat was dry and overcooked and price vs quantity not balanced.

Thank Cronus.nz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve seen some average reviews on this page, and completely disagree. Perhaps it’s our poor choice of restaurants in Rotorua, who knows; a second visit is definitely on the cards. Really tasty tapas (lamb koftas, chorizo especially), great wine, great atmosphere and live music in...More

Thank NatalieUK1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place while deciding where to eat and was so glad we did. Service was great and the food was superb. Just checked the reviews and can't believe some people's views - never had to wait more than a moment for a drink...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined on a Sunday night and took a variety of small plates to shares between three. We took Cured Meats w focaccia, chicken liver pate, pickles & olives, Beef cheek andouille w red kidney beans, smoked gouda crust,Scallop mornay w grilled mozzarella, smoked paprika...More

Thank travaller60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in without a booking or any idea of what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was pretty full so we were offered a table at the bar which was just fine for us as we just wanted a light lunch. The service...More

Thank GBoy912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vine had a nice enough atmosphere and the staff were really friendly. Barman recommended a cocktail which we went for (margarita) but it was not good, stick to wine :-) Wine list was really lovely and extensive. Food was very average hence the 3 stars......More

Thank GlobeTrotterCDS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
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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.
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