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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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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 have visited this place a few times and never get disappointed. I will recommend their Tapas .. nice portions and very clever tasty dishes . Love this place for sunny afternoon or cold and chilly evening. It’s perfect either way

Thank 132rimis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not eat here but we heard from locals it was one of the best in Taupo. Has an amazing ambiance as you walk in offering both outdoor and inside seating. Very high ceilings give the place an airy feel. Excellent bar area with...More

Thank Islandhacker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late at night, tired and hungry. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. We were instantly made welcome and were seated quickly. The menu is fantastic. We chose both an entree and a main each. Food, service and atmosphere is excellent here. Will...More

Thank hausfrau841
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I were presented with a voucher to dine. We had heard that we would not be disappointed, and knew that we would not be - having reviewed our 'Go To" CafeBaku on a regular basis. On entering, the décor impressed us immediately,. It's...More

Thank karinording
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been here for a few years. Still a great place to have a quiet drink. Fantastic drinks selection, with a huge variety of wines a available by the glass. Oh and the service is still fantastic.

Thank ScoopNSony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here recently for a friends birthday. Our initial impression was not great however once our waiter arrived everything changed. He was friendly and helpful! We ordered a selection of tapas dishes, cocktails & wine. A great night!

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have recently been back to Vine for a family birthday dinner and we dined on the Mezzanine Floor which is a very cool space (and a generous sized space at that) for a larger group. We loved it up there as we felt we...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group function here with tapas served all through the night. The wait staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. We never wanted for a drink. I have food allergies so they were bringing the trays of food to us all through the night...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with some good tapas style bites. Coffee was great and so were the lamb croquettes. If you are hungry, recommend going for their large plates as the small portion is really small.

Thank Kanika D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Taupo on a recent cold Wednesday night, my wife chose Vine Eatery and Bar to celebrate my birthday. Entering the restaurant, I was immediately struck by the its cheerful warmth, its unique decor, the pleasant playing and singing of a small band and the...More

Thank Kerryjay70
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Restaurant Details

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