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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (49 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank david h
Reviewed 1 April 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank taniamr2017
Reviewed 31 March 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank keithhd888
Reviewed 28 March 2018 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

Date of visit: March 2018
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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant evening. Super foid, hreat service. Felt embarrassed that people who had committed to attending did not. Emma, the proprietor, was really awesome about it. Food great Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Joan L
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I don't resent paying Auckland prices when the fresh fish was cooked to absolute perfection, and the seaside location is typically breath-taking NZ. Efficient service, fairly uninspiring menu given I'd been looking forward to the seafood platters I'd heard so much about. To be honest...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JafaAuckland
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Response from TFD79 | Property representative |
Hi there yes we have wheelchair access & a wheelchair toilet 👍
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I dont know what a Fiafia is. Cheers. Tom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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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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