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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • 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 via mobile

The fig salad was very good - lots of textures and flavors. The lamb was good, but not the potatoes au gratin - dropped the ball on that part. The tapas were good to great. Our waiter was super friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mk256
Reviewed 4 days ago

Menu looks inviting but if they are busy it seems that they cannot cope.... We came to Taupo for a friends 50th and as one of our group had dined here before (albeit on a quieter week night) we choose this restaurant for dinner. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joeyg1967
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really cool looking eatery and we had high hopes when we picked it for dinner whilst in Taupo. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the experience which is a shame. Our waiter was very lovely but the service was just very slow and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 974marianw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing time at the Vine Eatery last Saturday evening. There were 14 of us in our group, the food was divine the service outstanding. Our experience was faultless, special thanks to Claire for helping us organise this night and to John...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu, delicious food, very friendly attentive service, good ambiance. Highly recommend would return again given the chance.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daydream741621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience, we had 6 people on Saturday night and the atmosphere was great , food was good but the service we had from Clare was outstanding! Best in our tour through NZ ! She made the night !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank R4754LJmichaelm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love great food? Amazing service? You must check out this 5* establishment. Had the best experience our with friends for dinner. I must mention Josh who was our server - he was a fabulous host and have us the best night. We planned a quiet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Seannaturner81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and the wine selection is phenomenal. Really good atmosphere and great service. I even forgot my water bottle and was able to go and collect it the next day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C6503AZnicoleb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve ordered some starters to share (mussels, scallops and mushroom), which was disappointing. Scallops were in cheese (fair enough, mozzarella was written on the menu - still we expected something more subtle). Mussels came in a rather thick, hollandaise type of sauce and half of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TravelTheWorldIn85Ds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food. We went on an Friday night and it was busy but our food came out quickly and our server was always on hand for drinks etc. We enjoyed the experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gina H
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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