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Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

This restaurant is no longer here. It is now The Blue Door. I ordered a $28 wagyu brisket burger. It was flavourless and the chips did not appear to be hand cut like the menu promised. I left a lot of the meal. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Second time during our stay, the food except baby chicken was a mess. Burger chicken was so well done that you probably could have killed someone with it. Wonder how the chef was acting in the kitchen. When checking out we found out that they...had charged extra for a wine!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

We came across Alfresco’s on our first evening in Paihia, and what a find! We ordered the seafood platter and loved every last bit on there, the waitress let us know that the oysters weren’t good at the moment due to high volumes of rain...so they replaced them with some other shellfish. Friendly staff and we would love to go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

The four cheese soufflé on top of fresh greens, poached pear,goats cheese beignets, walnut and parmigiano was excellent. The five spice duck and shitake mushroom pie was a great disappointment: no evidence of any duck, a thick mushy internal pie cover soaking in a non-complimentary...gravy. Have had better won ton. Inattentive server: had to make special request for water refill. If your not local your not important.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

We walked in and waited by the bar area. There were a couple of staff members behind the bar, but no-one even acknowledged us. In the end one staff member said to the other 'You should probably serve those guys'. Beef burger pattie was very...dry, and the fish was just ok. Not worth the money.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

We had breakfast here and would highly recommend. The eggs Benny was delish. The coffee was also unreal. The place accommodates to children and the staff are super friendly

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Heard live music playing from the street and decided to pay a visit. Friendly fast service and variety of drink options. Was quite windy so grateful we had a wind shield. Live music was fun to listen to. The place to be rain, wind or...shine, a shame we found it on our last night here.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022

I called in the morning to book a table for 7.30 for two people. We arrived at 7.20 and sat there until 7.45 when someone took a drinks order from us. We were advised there was a delay on taking orders. Just before 8pm we...were told they were sorry, but food would still be forty minutes away if they took our order. Other people who were advised the same, left. We finished our drinks and left without eating, which was such a waste of an evening, as it was too late by then to go anywhere else. I understand, that places are short on staff, but DON’T TAKE BOOKING’S THEN! Really disappointing.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2022

Don't take a booking for a meal at 7.30 that you cannot accommodate! We didn't even get offered a drink ! Don't mind waiting but that was nothing but ridiculous! If your chef can't cope maybe get a new chef who can !

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Great bar food, good beer and excellent live music. Las t restaurant before Paihia road turns inland, but worth the short walk.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Pleasant little place with live music. Decent menu reasonably priced. Quick service, tasty food, pleasant staff. Thank you Team Alfresco.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2022

We were met by friendly staff - and very large mocktails & Gin glasses were quickly served, I ordered the Seafood Chowder it was delicious and my husband ordered the Thai tasting plate - which was a large plate he said everything was delicious too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 November 2022 via mobile

This is a 5 out of 5 dinner and service. We arrived just before closing and the lovely waitress welcomed us in. Our dry& food arrived quickly and it was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

Our experience was mixed here. My pie meal was pretty good however my wife’s linguine was inedible as it was covered with oil. The waiting staff tried to remedy the situation so that was a positive. Overall not the best. It may be that we...were just unlucky tonight.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast thanks. Tasty homemade mushrooms and baked beans, nicely presented. Friendly service. Hit the spot!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lee A
17 November 2020|
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Response from traway F | Reviewed this property |
There is currently a crayfish risotto on the menu (entree). Unsure if there is a crayfish main though.
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Pouvie
25 October 2017|
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Response from ToddEvers | 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
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17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
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ALFRESCO'S RESTAURANT AND BAR, Paihia - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4