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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family of 6 ate dinner on a quiet Monday night. No reason everything should have taken so long. We had a server who was very nice, but pretty incompetent. Couldn't answer even basic questions about the fish of the day, forgot multiple items (including...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chickyskids
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant with a beautiful beach setting, cosy atmosphere and good food. And Alfrescos met that criteria. Kris had “the best fish and chips ever” which was kingfish and a special on the menu. I can also attest to that! I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jelando
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our first time to Paihia and our family that visited with us recommended this restaurant for our brunch. We weren’t disappointed. All of the meals were very nice (except on of our group wasn’t happy about her poached eggs with eggs bene and got them...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KPwhanau
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was nice to find a restaurant that served more local cuisine. Food was great and large portions so glad we only had a main each. Very reasonable would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emmamU3255DH
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A group of 11 went for dinner and had a very good experience. Food was very good and plentiful. Staff were friendly and efficient and nothing was too much trouble.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q2259UFangelas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed next door at the Edgewater Palms and decided to eat here. Menu is great and has a good variety of options to appeal to everyone in our group. Our food order was mixed up and we had a long delay for one of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wombat2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Piahia after a long journey from the UK, getting to our accomodaton at about 7pm and just wanted some food and our bed! Our hosts recommended Alfrescos so we trundled down, ordered beer, coke & the battered fish & chips. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulinel931
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are there today for a late lunch after hiking to two waterfalls, so we had a big appetite going in. I was too early to get shrimp and crap linguine, so we “ settled “ for a bowl of the BEST seafood chowder either...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner guy forks night restaurant had arranged fireworks very enthusiastic staff plenty of entertainment on the beach. Place was full of locals and tourists plenty of options 3 different menus with specials a little confusing. Food was okay but nothing fantastic a lot of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 587markd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Alfresco's 3 times in the week that I stayed in Paihia, and was impressed every time. The food was well-seasoned and the menu well thought-out. I highly recommend the calamari, which had an amazing lemon thyme aioli, and the beef bourguignon, which had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chllc
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25 October 2017|
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Response from Alfrescos Resta... P | Property representative |
hi sorry for the late reply but we are not open on Christmas day.. but while you are here in the bay you must try our new summer menu .. hope to serve you soon
17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
17 December 2016|
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Response from Ngatiwhatua | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
  • E-mail
UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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