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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” (46 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
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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 12 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a cold one with friends from Australia. Happy friendly staff with prompt service. Great views looking out over the water. Was very busy with many family groups. Thank you Parua Bay Tavern :-)

Thank mysistersam
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Unpretentious hidden gem. An old style kiwi pub with modern fare. The Spicy Pizza is simply the best. Not more can be said. Always friendly and accomodating and never dissapointed bringing friends there everytime I come back to New Zealand. Superb

Thank dwaotearoa
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great location with wonderful views overlooking the bay, a varied lunch menu selection available with all the usual soft drinks, beer, wine etc. I chose a medium pizza for lunch, was disappointment when it arrived as it was more like a small than medium. Apart...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 7 January 2018

A family group of about 20, of all ages stopped here for lunch. The service was great and the food was lovely. There was a little delay in getting our food but it was a big order so that was to be expected. I will...More

Thank Anji503
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a family dinner, food came out fast and together. Food was great and couldn't fault it. View and vibe was great, we will be back next time we are in Whangarei.

Thank Lightguy101
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A very popular place with locals, there is a car park opposite the pub. There is indoor and outdoor seating and be aware of seagulls scavenging for food, as soon as we left our table a whole flock descended to eat the leftovers. The beer...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by the young lady at the information centre. The fish was beautifully battered and tasty. Great view, you can sit inside, outside covered or outside. Some of the other mains looked good, but we were there for the fish and chips. We...More

Thank sspall49
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My friend and I had salads I had the honey and chicken salad and she had the harvest salad. OMG best salads in Whangarei

Thank kathybeckham
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The food is nothing fancy and to speak off, bu they have a beautiful deck and lawn towards the bay at the deck that one wouldn’t assume looking at the place from the front. There is even a dock that one can jump off to...More

Thank traveller1711
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Try the burger. No, seriously, try it. It’s honestly the best burger I ever had. And I went to NYC. Simple, elegant and delicious. I want to marry this burger. And have his baby burgers. And eat them.

Thank julieta67
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$21
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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
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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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