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Vine Eatery & Bar

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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (109 reviews)
“flounder” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to have a night out after a few nights of takeaways. Locals recommended Vine - Great menu/food (value for money) wine list and ambience

Thank CKwalking
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are here to hang out at the lake and don't mind how long you will take at a restaurant you won't mind but the waiters are in no rush to move along the process. Food was very nice and it is more upscale,...More

Thank Louise1706
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to agree with the other comments. Had tapas on Wednesday and back for mains on Tuesday. Exceptional waitress Barbara served us both nights. Food wow. Wine wow. Service wow.

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you hit Taupo; bugger everything else; just come here. We did entrees & desserts. GREAT CHOICE Service was superb. Never had better; our waitress was nothing short of brilliant. Food; just look at the photos. One of those meals you crave to never end;...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I had dinner here last night and, after many years of having another Taupo 'favourite' I think our allegiances may now lie elsewhere with Vine being the new favourite. The decor and atmosphere was right on trend and buzzing. The cocktail list was...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service every time by Michael and delish cocktails. And good banter 😊 Favorite spot thank you so much!

Thank Cecelia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s no shortage of food in Taupo but if you’re looking for something more upmarket or special occasion then Vine Eatery is the place to go. It’s the sort of place where you go to look into your partner’s eyes, not at the lake which...More

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice just for drinks before dinner. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The seating is comfortable and the place was nice and warm even on a fairly cold night. The food that we saw being served to tables...More

Thank travellingkiwi57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tapas plate for four. Dessert was awesome. Customer service was a bit average in attitude. Mid week and this place was very busy.

Thank Eli2478
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to dine, had the garlic prawns and I have to say they were the best I’ve ever had, followed with flounder which won’t be for everyone but very well cooked and presented for me, we also had chicken wings and Cesar...More

Thank darryn J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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