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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” (120 reviews)
“flounder” (12 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We had some tasty Tapas in this modern casual bistro. Very good service and food and highly recommended.

Thank vanessacM6802GF
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff very welcoming and very knowledgeable regarding their menus both food and wine. Definitely recommend the muscles as well as both the chicken and beef options. Service was fantastic. Well done.

Thank MichaelV395
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came in for dinner last night and had a fantastic time. Food was delicious, great atmosphere and service from Josh was outstanding. My husband and I are both in the hospitality industry in Wellington and we both agreed that you're setting a new higher standard...More

Thank Abigail O
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently had a large group go to Vine for drinks and Tapas. Our Host was amazing - he looked after us very well and was quick to get drinks organised and food on the tables. The Tapas were all very tasty and we enjoyed...More

Thank Carly B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doesn’t serve solo customers. I stood waiting to be seated for dinner and 5 staff decided to look straight through me. Went elsewhere.

Thank suesgoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The two previous visits here we ordered Tapas which we really enjoyed. This time we decided to order from the Main Menu, Although our meals were OK they were nothing special - the 'Crispy Skin Duck Breast' definitely wasn't crispy, the skin was soft, chewy...More

Thank njp67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on advice of Trip Adviser. 2 of our party do not drink. Not at all happy with comment from waitress asking if drinks were required as only 2 folk had drinks and ‘that was unusual’. Food fine except for dessert - panna cotta solid....More

Thank EileenStewart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic venue, excellent service & pretty good food. We chose 5 tapas courses to share. 4 would have been plenty. They were all delicious except the portabello mushroom dish which was laced with gorgonzola cheese (I didn't see that when I read the menu). The...More

Thank shazhan472
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu, extensive wine list and terrific service, thanks Barbara. All our dishes were well prepared, savoury and attractively plated. The lamb was some of the best we had in New Zealand.

Thank Tony Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well firstly this place seems to tick all the right boxes - live music if a little repetitive, great space with cool décor, great busy vibe. BUT.....we waited 15 minutes for a waiter to fill our water glasses, no wine list offered but I had...More

2  Thank jenniferqs9
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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