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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The super-smart but un-fussy decor and the immediately attentive staff were a good sign for what turned out to be an excellent night. We got through a large chunk of the tapas menu and there wasn't a dud amongst them. They also make a mean...Negroni.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been here four or five times and can not fault the wonderful food ,wine and ambience but tonight epitomized the wonderful service, we were waiting outside for a table that we had booked on a very busy night but getting colder with every refill and...sensing us being uncomfortable Michael our server squeezed us In an hour early. Hats off to a first class establishmentMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Over Easter we called into Vine twice for drinks and a free bruschetta which was a nice touch. Beautiful modern restaurant with lovely fittings. Plenty of room to sit outside as well.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting beautiful restaurant with friendly staff and a nice outdoor area. Definitely a fine dining feel

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to this resteraunt made our holiday that bit more special. It felt like somewhere to go for a special treat. The service was very friendly and attentive, . I had the seafood chowder which I really enjoyed, if I had a complaint it...was too many muscles.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap but who cares when you get quality food and service. Huge wine list. Welcoming and attentive staff. Always seem pleased to see you. You should try it and see for yourself

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really friendly welcome into this very well presented eatery. We shared three of the broad range of tapas along with on tap craft beer and a lovely cocktail - nothing to disappoint with any of these, that was for sure. Just what was needed. Plenty...of indoor and outdoor seating for lunch, though we were kindlymade aware that bookings were safest for dinner. Would have happily stayed half the day but had things booked to do.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch or dinner many times over recent years. Always selecting the tapas options. Same good service and comfortable setting. Alas standard of the tapas selections have slipped badly. Even the potatas bravas very ordinary, soft, uninspiring. Other dishes, including our favourite scallops,...fall well short of good tapas standard. Lucky to get 3 stars. Will need to seek alternative.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended for an obvious reason. The food was excellent ! A wide choice of food from plates to share or an a la carte menu. It was a hard choice everything looked so good, you would have to stay in Taupo...for at least a week to try all the dishes that appealed. In the end I had an entree of scallops and a venison main they were each cooked perfectly. This restaurant is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

The food and service ( female waitress ) was very good for our lunch - After reading the reviews I was hesitant about eating here as had popped in for a drink the night before and the unfriendly service (from a male member )was a...put off. The inconsistency of staff is obviously an issue for the owner however the food is very tastyMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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