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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 good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (112 reviews)
“flounder” (11 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 today via mobile

On the way home to Wellington we decided to break our long journey with a night in Taupo. Not always a good idea on a chilly winters evening. We ventured into town in search of a meal and happened upon Vine Restaurant. The menu looked...More

Thank Les C
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped off in at the Vine Eatery for dinner on our way south. Awesome place and ambience especially the fire as was cold.. two of our group had the duck and I had the flounder. All meals were superb service excellent especially our lovely French...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We headed to Vine on Saturday night 11 August for my partners birthday. As locals I wanted us to go somewhere that we hadn't been and so finally decided to try Vine. I am so pleased that we did. From the moment we walked in...More

Thank Songbirddreams
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here for a mid-week dinner. The menu has lots to choose from, we enjoyed the rack of lamb, sides of garlic potatoes, steamed vegetables, and a cheese board. Good wine/adult beverage selection. Personable service. We will definitely return!

Thank Polly N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Taupo for a mini honeymoon beginning of August and myself, my new hubby, my sister and her man were blown away by their place! Atmosphere..... 10/10! It’s the place that makes you feel like you’re somewhere fancy but without the snobby vibe. Check...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great venue but shame about the food...and cocktails. Oysters were TERRIBLE and overpriced. Cocktails super average. Don’t get the small sized pasta, it’s mini - not small. Asked for a non dairy pasta and got one with cheese. Thank goodness vegan dessert was...More

Thank tarynshae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vine is a gem in Taupo and boasts an amazing selection of wine and food. A wine by the fire or a full meal. Beautiful.

Thank Racheal G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our “go to” restaurant in Taupo - but tonight not quite on top of their game. Two seafood stews excellent. Two sticky date puddings - one barely warm (and dessert forks would have been helpful). That said I’m sure we will be back here again...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told that this is a good place to have a drink and a meal. We had lunch there and the service was excellent and the food great. We had an array of plates between 4 of us for lunch which were really nice....More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here 3 times over 2 days because the food was so good. Barbara who looked after us gave impeccable service as well as suggestions for places to see around Taupo.

Thank Harry L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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