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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice wine and ok pasta, although the service was very poor. I had to go to the bar to ask for a menu. No one came to take my order so ordered at the bar too. I then had to ask twice for my...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the food at Vine very much. Innovative menu with a good wine list and cocktails, from which we had good drinks. It came as a strong recommendation from the hotel we stayed in. The service, however, was the most disorganized we've ever experienced....More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday night and it was packed. Staff were really accommodating and friendly even though it was really busy. Food and cocktails were delicious, especially the venison.

Thank Erin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to Lake Taupo after several years having great memories of Scenic Cellers which I find now operating as Vine. Although the wine choices were great, the Meditaranian Seafood dish was overly tomato and way under in seafood. Wife had the mussels which unfortunately were...More

Thank BangkokLeeky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vine has a great vibe & was very busy when we arrived on a Friday night. Inside was completely booked out but we found a nice table outside. We chose a bottle of wine & then ordered a Vine Sampler for 2. The platter had...More

Thank GippyTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food options will suit every taste, tapas or full menu. The service was stretched on a busy Friday night but it was friendly and cheerful. The good range of wines by the glass were very well priced, and an extensive range by the bottle....More

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at this restaurant. Both ordered the lamb. It was superb. Two reasonably sized double chops. The jus was excellent. Big building inside but doesn't lack atmosphere. Good value. Worth a visit. I would go in evening in future as it looks like it...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Taupo every year and part of the highlights is the Vine Eatery and Bar. The food is great and the service is excellent. The sommelier knows his wines very well, trust him to select for you. On top of that the location works...More

Thank PeterV771
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find in Taupo. Friendly attentive service and great food Good choice of options on the menu

Thank simonmD1663QL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tapas, reasonably priced. We enjoyed the wine list and the Friday night vibe! The staff, despite being fully booked, were able to seat us in the bar where they provided excellent table service!

Thank Claire S
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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