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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 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 8 February 2018

We were in the area on recntly and called in with friends for lunch. Oldie style but their own beer was super on a very hot day and I had the fish and chps which were very tasty and the pizza and burgers looked just...More

Thank CherryB138
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a very busy Saturday afternoon, the staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was great and the beer and food were FAB, will defiantly be back.

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Staying out nearby - lucky for us. Nice open waterfront location. Good beer and bar food - fish and chips, pizzas etc. Great friendly people.

Thank John K
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Good wholesome and tasty food in a lovely setting with friendly staff. The view is lovely and it is nice to get out of town to a coastal setting.

Thank GDBNanjing
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Blown away by the attentive and individualised service we received when had a wonderful evening meal outside. Good pub menu, full bar and choice of seating.

Thank C_Taliax
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the deck. The meals are large and tasty and the place was packed with locals - always a good sign!

Thank Louisehod
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The food is very good, but don't expect a gourmet meal per se since it is a pub. The prices are very reasonable and good selection of tap beer.

Thank GenN37
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

There is nothing quite like ripping out to the Parua Bay Pub for a cold beer and some reliably good food. The service is friendly and there is always a diverse mix of patrons. The food is always nice... my husband is pretty fussy about...More

Thank Bronz8
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I have eaten here several times over the past few months. Friends that have been living in the area showed me this hidden gem. The location is very nice, the fish and chips is the best I have had so far. I know this is...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely wee gem set in a fantastic waterfront spot out of town. The menu was a classic pub fare but super yummy and reasonably priced. We were with two young boys and the outdoor space was appreciated so we could enjoy a drink and...More

Thank NicolaFoote
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Lynette H
25 July 2018|
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Response from TFD79 | Property representative |
Hi there yes we have wheelchair access & a wheelchair toilet 👍
8 August 2015|
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$20
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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