Tuatara Brewery
Tuatara Brewery
4.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Tuatara began as a backyard operation in the hills above Waikanae. Founded by Carl Vasta, an engineer with the taste buds of a wine critic. Carl is the living, breathing epitome of "Kiwi ingenuity". If he needed a shed or a bottler or a tank, he’d just go ahead and build one. Before too long, he’d managed to brew a superb range of ales, porters and pilsners for his friends under the name Tuatara. To say that Tuatara Brewery has taken off in the last few years is an understatement. Heck, we’ve been propelled into orbit. We’ve become one of the leading lights in the craft industry. Tuatara Brewing Co's on site Tap Room is a non-pretentious, casual, and relaxed environment. Visit us and taste our superbly fresh range of beer on site in our unique dining and garden bar setting, maybe even a bite to eat or fill a rigger to take home. Now with a plethora of regular gigs and events.
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Jeannette B
Auckland Central, New Zealand71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
A beautiful day to visit the brewery for a tasting. It was very hot. There are plastic drop down curtains to protect you from wind and cold but they amplified the heat so people wanted to be seated out the front. There was no seating out front so we enjoyed the cold beer and left.
Once again… busy time and limited staff but they were upbeat, pleasant and obliging. Would highly recommend a visit.
Written 30 December 2022
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Lucinda J
Wellington, New Zealand1,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
In a backstreet of paraparumu. Nice ambience friendly service and good beer what more can you ask for in the most beautiful part of nz
Written 25 October 2022
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Melissa
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
My husband I attended a birthday celebration this last Saturday at the Tuatara Brewery in Paraparaumu- Kapiti Coast. We were impressed with the friendly & attentive staff but most of all the incredible food. Beautifully displayed & colourful the spread was more like a work of art!! , the nibbles & finger food were taken to the highest level !!! compliments to the chef & his team.
Written 28 June 2021
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Bel
Porirua, New Zealand10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
I had a bad experience here with indifferent staff and average food. It was hard to get a drink at a brewery! Not worth it for the prices and I was a little embarrassed that I had suggested we go there. Thankfully I had some great company so the evening was somewhat saved.
Written 4 June 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We like to deliver a good service and so would like to better understand what went wrong for you. Would you mind letting us know in more detail? It is easy to order a drink at the Tap Room - did you realise that all service is at the bar though? We have a small team and don't usually offer table service. We usually get great reviews about our food so please let us know what exactly you were unhappy with - we would have loved the opportunity to address this directly with you when you were here. As the manager I am particularly interested in addressing your comment about "indifferent staff". Some detail of the service you expereinced and who by would be much appreciated. Please feel free to email your feedback to taproom@tuatarabrewing.co.nz. We look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks in advance.
Written 7 June 2021
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Lucinda J
Wellington, New Zealand1,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
In a backstreet of paraparumu. Nice ambience friendly service and good beer what more can you ask for
Written 28 March 2021
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Steve M
Auckland, New Zealand757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Our group stopped in for lunch and ordered several pizza and beers. The pizzas we had we all enjoyed. Our favourite being the seafood pizza. It had big juicy prawns covering the pizza that where delicious. Ofcourse the pizza went particularly well with the beers on offer.
Written 31 January 2021
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David P
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Being a regular to Tuatara I was extremely disapointed by my last visit
The beer was there Redeeming feature HAZY PALE ALE is truly a great beer
Our group of 4 ordered 4 pizzas t
Written 18 December 2020
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Hi Paul. Thanks for your feedback. We have just launched our new menu and are getting great feedback about our pizzas. Unfortunate that you had a bad experience on a day that our kitchen was slammed. Our team work hard to deliver a quality experience in a very challenging environment and your feedback is a key indicator that we need to do better. We think, however, that it's a fair request to ask our customers return any meals they are unhappy with to the kitchen if they would like an issue addressed and not consume the meal and then expect a refund.
Written 26 January 2021
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Dave W
New Durham, NH38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Having tried Tuatara beers a few times, I came to their brewery in Paraparaumu to check them out - and found they have a relaxing, comfortable place to enjoy a wide variety of excellent brews as well as superb pizzas and snacks. IMHO it’s the best of New Zealand’s craft breweries - with a friendly and knowledgeable staff - and a great place to meet others who appreciate a good pint! I’ve been here 5 or 6 times now ... and plan to return often.
Written 20 February 2020
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Thanks for your great review. We work hard to deliver a quality experience and look forward to seeing you back in the Tap Room soon. Cheers.
Written 26 January 2021
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Patchy
Paraparaumu, New Zealand49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great variety of their fraft beer. Excellent seating indoor or out. Friendly informative staff. Pizzas looked fabulous
Written 7 January 2020
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dandeluxnz
Auckland Central, New Zealand163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Awesome location, awesome beers on tap. Stumbled upon this spot while visiting the Kapiti coast. Recommend for a visit and get some tasting paddles!
Written 22 December 2019
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