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Vine Eatery & Bar

$$ - $$$European, ,
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 yesterday

The restaurant was busy on a Sunday evening - we got there just after 7pm and had not booked but we were told a table would be available in half an hour and as we live in Taupo we went and had a coffee and...More

Thank Cherry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the restaurant a Friday evening at 18.45 without a reservation. Got the message that we could get a table at 20.30. So we spend the waiting time enjoying a bottle of rosé and the table was ready at 20.00. So thats an...More

Thank Mette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of friends and we thought the food was wonderful and the service too. It's a very popular restaurant so you really need to make a booking. The wine selection was pretty good too.

Thank Penelope P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice last week- beautiful meals, great service. Three of us had steak & one had Venison - all agreed superb. Wine on the pricey side or we would have eaten there a 3rd time . Scallop entre good , apple crumble cheesecake...More

Thank retmarahau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to endorse Mary G’s recent review of the duck, although my overall assessment is more favourable. I am not keen on pan-fried duck breast at the best of times but my wife fancied it and she too went home hungry. First, it...More

1  Thank Chris_and_Jean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 14 ladies and had a set Tapas menu which was ideal for u. The service was excellent and the food really good with a good wine selection as well.

Thank helenpZ623UG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several locals recommended this restaurant for the last night of a three week holiday round the upper North Island. We knew it was expensive, but to finish a nice trip we were happy to pay. Unfortunately, it was not a great experience. This is mainly...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for brunch in Taupo on our way home from Taihape - initially we were looking for a Thai restaurant but luckily for us the two we saw were closed and we happened upon Vine. The service was excellent, staff were friendly and efficient and...More

Thank birdgirlme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonable sized restaurant. Well patroned. Nice decore and I love the exploded wine barrel displayed on the wall. The service was right up there. Seated in a good spot to see all the comings & goings. Plenty to watch. Excellent menu with a good variety....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times here and never disappoints. Great outdoor dining or even just a beer. Last time i visited stephen in the kitchen i found excelent to speak wuth

Thank Chopper C
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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