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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (45 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us turned up Easter Sunday having mistakedly booked for the previous day. Still greated with a smile and "no problem, we will fit you in." This on a day when everyone was eating! They were flat out and we were not surprised that...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spot for lunch or dinner. Variety of seating indoors and out. Seafood Chowder was really good. Entrees a good size, didn't need a main. Busy Easter weekend but, service was good and didn't wait too long. Love this place

Thank taniamr2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still serving what looks like the same menu as my last time here two years ago (and the year before that) but I suppose if it works then OK. It makes me think where else good I go for something different but I don't run...More

Thank keithhd888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice of the past three weeks; a hot and a miss. The first light lunch meal was fabulous, I had the chicken salad and my wife had something along the same lines. The second meal was more substantial; I had the...More

Thank ScampinIzzy
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

My favourite place in Whangarei! Great food, friendly staff and plenty of space for the kids to run around outside. I would highly recommend. This is not fine dining just good pub food with loads of variety and something for everyone.

Thank Twinkles33
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Always good atmosphere and a nice place for a beer after the beach. Friendly staff, quick service and a good view over the bay. Average wine taste, OK beers, but the galley really needs new ideas and a new menu. Hasn't changed for years, still...More

Thank Tom M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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