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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

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Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and made the experience great. The food was excellent and would definitely go back. They do normal meals and also have a pizza menu. We had the ribs and chicken. If going in the summer months book a table as it is very popular.

Thank Bradleyrf
Taupo, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food is beautiful, plenty of it and the atmosphere just right. The staff and new owners are chatty , enthusiastic and pleasant. Highly recommended

1 Thank Vivien A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Having a serious allergy to black pepper inhibits any restaurant visit but here nothing was too much trouble, meals cooked to order and the food was delicious. So good we returned the following evening and would have gone again if not moving on.

Thank Jan-Arthur
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This has the atmosphere of a local 'pub-like' restaurant and the service is friendly and efficient . The fish and meat courses were excellent with fresh produce , as is very common in New Zealand . It is best to book as it is a very popular place .

Thank Tim0thy57
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We found this restaurant purely by accident and it was amazing. Their pizzas were unique and delicious. I had their pizza which had rabbit, duck and veal which was a beautiful combination. Would definitely return there when we go back down.

Thank Sarah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by a very friendly member of staff. Given menus but the order for drinks took a while, my husband had to get their attention. We ordered drinks, starter and main. Everything arrived on time and with space in between to enjoy each course. The food was excellent and would definitely go back. The initial blip... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

On Saturday night the 20th my loving husband took me out to dinner. As we like to try new places we thought we would go out to Acacia Bay to The Bay Bar and Brassiere. Boy did we make the right choice it took us both a good 10 minutes to decide on what to have as everything sounded delicious.... More 

Thank Debbie L
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The wife and I went to The Bay Bar and Brassiere on Saturday night for tea. I had a Cobb Loaf with garlic butter, a Pork Strips starter and for my main Scotch Steak. The Cobb Loaf was absolutely yummy and as for the Pork Strips starter that was amazing. The Scotch Steak was cooked to perfection. I have to... More 

Thank Gary E
Auckland, New Zealand
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very busy restaurant, atmosphere seemed great and looked like it has a good vibe, however lack of service and slowness to serve the drinks lets this place down badly.

1 Thank Whereintheworldru
Taupo, New Zealand
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have recently moved to Acacia Bay and lucky to have this gem here. We attend the Wednesday quiz night and play music on a Sunday by the fire. Great bar and fire. Love the staff and we can't fault the pizza... Probably the best Pizza in NZ. Good work see you soon

Thank jerseyb0b

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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
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 0211144080

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