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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 platter” (75 reviews)
“venison” (37 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

I had just read some of the bad reviews on this restaurant and I would have to highly disagree with some of the comments as this restaurant serves and produces great food . I went there with my mum to have a late lunch, the...More

Thank whanau101
Reviewed 2 days ago

First I would like to start off with how amazing my experience was at this 5 star restaurant. I've dined there plenty of times and have no complaints about the lovely food and beautiful customer service. The waitresses are so nice and welcoming, and the...More

1  Thank MeaganVJ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My dad wanted to come here as he thought the lamb was amazing. Friendly staff, food mediocre. Dad's comment was 'just ok not as good as last time....disappointing.

Thank V8380QZkarenm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was alright but service was pretty average, I think they get lots of regular local customers & we're from Auckland, the service we get from Auckland cafes are so much better.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Writing this on behalf of my parents. My Dad took my Mum here for her birthday last night, however they had nothing good to say about their experience. "Waitress told us dinner would be 30 mins. 1 hour later I called a waiter over. He...More

Thank Tamsin V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't expect to get a table as soon as we arrived and that was the case; we were asked to come back in around forty minutes which we did. When we came back a staff member asked "what can we do for you", which...More

Thank Alene Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Alfresco based on the reviews and ordered the Seafood Platter for two, the hot dishes were luke warm and the overall food was below average. Maybe we ordered the wrong dish but we couldn't recommend the Platter.

Thank skeltsAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Alfresco's on our second night in Paihia. I ordered their ceviche and then followed this with "fish and chips". Well, the chef has no idea as to what a ceviche is. I was presented with a stack of fine salad greens topping...More

Thank spmmik53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for lunch AND dinner. Even on the same day, like what we did! We made the most of this conveniently located restaurant that remains open after 9pm in summer. It also overlooks the water (although cars inconveniently parked on Marsden Rd can block some...More

Thank Ian-Down-Under
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two wonderful weeks exploring New Zealand during Christmas/New Year holiday. Our dinner at Alfresco's was definitely a low point. After a wait, we were seated without menus. After a while our waitress (trainee?) did arrive, and incorrectly placed our drink order. We then...More

Thank William C
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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