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Vine Eatery & Bar Restaurant

) #10 of 92 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ European, ,
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (87 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the 2nd time we have eaten here when staying in Taupo. Good food, great feel to the restaurant. Have told several other people about this restaurant and they have tried it also, with no complaints at all. Will visit again.

Thank pgburgess
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of having two meals here. Excellent food and large selection of top quality wines. Perfectly cooked and presented. Definite choice for a nice night out

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite having a prior booking it took three different people to finally figure out if we could have a table. Our waitress was charming and the food was okay. Live music played badly and loudly stifled our conversation. An unwelcome approach by a drunken stranger referring...More

Thank BrownsBHotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have just spent four days in Taupo and spent two of them in this amazing establishment. The owners know hospitality at its finest and have created a mix of atmospheres inside an amazing room. There is cozy fire corner for a chilled drink and...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very inviting from the outside and lovely once inside. We only had drinks here but the food coming out of the kitchen looked good. Bar staff ok, atmosphere ok maybe a little pretentious, beautiful decor and great big fireplace. Definitely worth a visit and you...More

Thank BattlinAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gives you a choice of Tapas or Standard main meals. Both options are very good. The wine menu is a bit unique as you make your way to the "Wine Wall" and choose the bottle you want (nice touch). Staff were very good....More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told the food here was great and I would certainly agree, the food was pretty decent and from looking there aren't many high end food places in Taupo. However, we weren't greeted upon waiting for about 2-3 minutes and we were kind of...More

Thank jacksont92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wide and varied menu. Our group ordered venison, duck, pork belly and beef ragu. All very well presented and tasted great. Attentive friendly service. Kids meals were on the small side for our 7 & 9 year olds which could have had adult sized mains....More

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vine Eatery was definitely a highlight of our one night stay in Taupo. After walking around for 30 mins looking for a decent place to have a meal, Vine was the first restaurant that was willing and able to accomodate for our group of seven....More

Thank Shalom N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Vine last night. Yummy. Recommend the spicey chicken nibbles as a starter. The eye fillet was extraordinary. Caesar salad dressing was a little ho-hum though. Not enough lemon or garlic for me. Large portions and good value for the quality of...More

Thank ZafKNZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
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Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.
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