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Parua Bay Tavern

€€ - €€€Pizza, Seafood,
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (45 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 358 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys make suuuch a good vegetarian pizza, I get it every time. Awesome place, caters to all ages. The views are great, you can sit outside in the sun and walk down to the water out the back. Perfect in summer, open, nice vibe.

Thank Dani1133
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the feedback Dani!!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having a well earned beer after climbing Mt Manaia, along with some late afternoon fries. Both were great along with the atmosphere and the views. Pub is child friendly so it was also fairly busy. The service was very good and although busy the food...More

Thank BruceWE
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the visit guys.....Mt Manaia is a magical spot in the heads ⛰

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

eating and drinking with family and friends good food and beer order and pay for food at the bar reasonably priced can recommend the stake

Thank johndaviddouglas
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback 👍

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying up north wanted to take the family out for a treat and ‘tis was a good location for us. A typical Saturday night and a typical NZ pub but it stood out with exceptional friendly service and the food was great! There were 9...More

Thank aliebeau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch on a trip out to Ocean Beach with some family. Managed to find a table that on e clear day would have had great water views. Sadly this day the weather was overcast and a little showery. A reasonable range of...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here twice, both times the beer and food was good. Hoping to go again to try out the monthly quiz night. Good solid pub food with New Zealand style and amazing views.

Thank Emily T
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback......our quiz night is every wed from 7pm.

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The service here remains good, the food always delicious and the surroundings just fabulous. It is extremely popular on the weekends so best visited for that intimate family lunch celebration during the week. We and our elderly parents live the place!

Thank Bronwyn C
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The service is great and the food was amazing. The setting is beautiful and you have a choice of inside or outside with great views.

Thank dianesander2016
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Sat outside on the terrace at about 2pm. The place had obviously been through the lunch rush and needed a clean with spilt drinks and chips on the floor etc. I ordered the burger which came with a mountain of salad stuffed in the bun...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We have been staying in the area and have visited twice over the past few days. The meals are fresh, well presented and tasty! The staff are very friendly and make a huge effort to make conversation. Even though the weather was stormy the view...More

Thank Vicki C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
23:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 22:00
Thursday
23:30 - 22:00
Friday
23:30 - 22:00
Saturday
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
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Description
Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.
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