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The Phoenix Tauranga

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8741
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our group of 3 female friends wandered down here on recommendation from our hotel for a drinks stop. Nice position along the waterfront area, service was good, although we did seem to wait a little too long for our cocktails to arrive, but other than that it was comfortable and welcoming. A number of families were there enjoying a meal.... More 

Thank sneezydownunder
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in on a public holiday. The restaurant presented well. Outside while reading the menu we were invited to a table, a sure sign this establishment wants our custom. The menu is not overly complicated which usually indicates good food, well done. Service was quick and friendly, just right. Attentive but not pushy. We had a long travel time... More 

Thank Kevin S
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, really good to read how you enjoyed our hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again soon. "Thank You" More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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237 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for lunch yesterday after looking at many restaurants along this strip and The Phoenix was by far the busiest so thought we would give it a try. Lots of lovely outdoor tables but it was a bit chilly so moved inside. Live music was great whilst we were seated outside but you couldn't really hear it from... More 

Thank funfoodies1
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Thanks so much! During the upcoming winter months we will be continuing the Sunday afternoon music 'inside'. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always looked at reviews before I go to places and I encourage everyone to ignore them and go try for yourself . The service was friendly and efficient and the food portions were a decent size. A special mention of the pork belly bites which my partner raved about. They were really busy with a table of 40... More 

Thank Hayley H
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Hayley, loved the good advice you posted out! Really appreciate your comments. "Thanks". More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sophisticated modern casual lunch enjoyed by our large group. Tasty large pizzas. Wash them down with a cider or beer!

Thank Philippa R
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Nice! Thanks so much. More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to the pheonix for a drink and some lunch we were asked to be seated to order our food, had to go back to the bar after a good 10mins of not being acknowledged at all. The waitress came over with the wrong food first, when our pizza arrived, we asked the waitress( Carolyn) if we are... More 

Thank Alice w
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Alice.Thank you for your constructive feedback as our passion is to strive for excellence in customer service and product and to maintain the positive experience our customers have come to love and know. We welcome all comments and are saddened to read of your experience. We have spoken to Carolyn and will be providing her with further coaching. We... More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 9.00 to be seated and our order taken promptly, we didn't have to wait too long for our meals to arrive which was great. The sizing, presentation and taste of everything was spot on. We loved our meals and the friendly and attentive staff made our night that extra bit better. What a great place with great... More 

Thank Adele D
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Adele. It really helps to make our day better when we receive such wonderful feedback."Many Thanks" We all look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few places in TAURANGA that has a platter on the menu. Well presented and reasonably priced. Good value for money. Will be back.

Thank Doug S
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

"Thanks Doug" More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A table of 2 walk in we were warmly greeted and seated, we waited a while for drinks order to be taken, from experience it looked liked there was no sections assigned as waiters were everywhere. Another table was sat near us whilst waiting for our mains order to be taken they got there drinks order and mains order taken... More 

Thank fit f
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi fit f. Glad to hear we maintained our standard by greeting you warmly 'as a friend'. Sincerest apologies as the other table had hailed me to take their order as I was passing. I was floater that evening so in no way meant to cause inconvenience by facilitating their request. Regarding your further feedback, I have passed this on... More 

New Zealand
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted on our arrival and our reserved table was beautifully positioned in the outdoor dining as requested. Service was outstanding. Our host/waiter was a young man called Dudley and he is the sort of bubbly, respectful, well mannered, professional person any restaurant would be proud to have on their staff. The food was of the highest standard.... More 

Thank collinz0188lsnt
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and the great rating. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 8741
The Phoenix is the latest addition to the family of Monteith's Craft Beer Bars. We strive to excel in what we do, and provide GREAT FOOD and FRESH BEER to the people of Tauranga.

We are passionate about the hospitality industry and strongly believe this is what helps us stand out in the crowd. The Phoenix is designed to be a place where people can come and relax, socialise and be themselves.

We hope to bring new, fresh ideas to Tauranga with our different menu, designer cocktails, craft beers and service.

We hope you enjoy your visit at The Phoenix Tauranga.

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