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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 985 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Had a great night in the “Vintage Room" last Wednesday night. We couldn’t fault this restaurant from the moment we walked in the door, management were more than happy to change our party number from a 19 to 10 at short notice. Live music and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sandajohnson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most amazing food, wine and service. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. If you eat or drink anywhere else in Taupo you are making a mistake. Props to the chef, owner , manager, and servers for ensuring an amazing night. Thank you!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cathy C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Order the onion soup as entree first thing you can taste is the onion soup powder and super salted maybe cause keep warm for whole night over reduce..... 2. Pasta with chorizo and prawn small size First thing first over cook pasta+tasteless tomato can sauce....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank angell342
Reviewed 2 days ago

step one, book by email.....no reply step 2, phone to book......noisy background, confusing and swift step 3 turn up on the evening we thought we had booked....no booking but they had room step 4 wait ages for our order to be taken step 5 they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank puka7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our recent dining was again a most enjoyable experience. Great staff ex service & we both enjoyed great meals, fresh tasty & are never dissapointed as regularly visit on our trips to Taupo.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife thoroughly enjoyed her lamb salad. Nice atmosphere and good service despite being very busy. Would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LGFoodieInc
Reviewed 5 days ago

At last i was able to book in advance and dine at this restaurant after such great reviews by many friends. The food is really good and great wine list and the atmosphere and staff are 100%

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose this after a walk around Taupo only to find that all tables were booked. A very good sign. However we were accommodated at a less formal outside table and the full menu was available. We had to wait a considerable time because the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MJWyatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice find. The interior is modern and a bit industrial. It had a nice ambience and feel about it. The food was really good with just the right options. Very popular so it’s a good idea to book, unless you want to take...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vickyl151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered food and waited an hour and a half having a few beers in between the waiting and then to be informed by our waiter that the order was lost and not coming! Was not impressed at all as it was supposed to be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank D H
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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