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Phil's Place Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-574 4147
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork belly” (24 reviews)
“laksa” (3 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have just been for a late lunch at Phils Place. We eat here every time we are down this way. Lovely setting and views. Food was good this time but the service was a let down. Waitress not that interested and very slow. I had...More

Thank Wens H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place! staff were great, nice selection of wines, pork belly was delicious, seafood chowder was good, although it lacked quantity of seafood, hopefully next time it has more. We look forward to coming back.

Thank Th0r1958
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. The Seafood chowder should have four prawns, 2 scallops, 2 mussels and smoked fish for the price of $24.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I went for dinner on Friday night. We had pork belly & the steak both meals were delicious. Can strongly recommend the homemade cheesecake. Service was also very good Highly recommend Thank you

Thank Walandwendnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Setting is lovely. Beautiful views in the day, ambient and warm at night. Service is professional, friendly and attentive. Nice selection of wines. The food is delicious every time! Went the Oysters & prawns with garlic bread to start and tried the Green curry (fish)...More

Thank ExplorerGG
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We have worked hard to really put Phils Place on the map and have a great team here. Cheers Jo

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We turned up with our 3 kids and they made us feel welcome - made sure the kids were feed first and then attended to our meals. A great restaurant for those conscious of eating out with young families.

Thank David W
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner had the steak sandwich and omg fantastic would both go on to say best we have ever had. The other couple had the pork belly which was also very good and the seafood chowder which was good. Generous serving amd very...More

JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments

Reviewed 25 March 2018

Nice setting. Very rude staff. The steak was ordinary and expensive as it seems to be in this city. Why are these place’s selling sub-standard pricey food. Grr....

Thank Turresian
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We'd come across this place last year, and it was soon a must go to for each year. Food is excellent and all the staff are great, but Ryan was a stand-out. The cheeseboard was beautiful, as were the eye fillet steaks. Cocktails excellent!

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Had dinner a couple of weeks ago on a recommendation from our hotel. It was lovely, the dinner, wine, and service! We will definitely be back.

Thank Peggy675
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 23 January 2018

We came here for a work dinner, so I can't comment on prices. The service was good. The restaurant is classy. The waterfront location is nice. The food, however, was poor. My pork dish was smothered in a strong sauce, and most people who ordered...More

Thank Scott M
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Kiamaia W
17 March 2017|
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Response from HelenWindle | Reviewed this property |
they do have a function room so give them a call
William P
24 September 2016|
Response from JoatPhilsPlace | Property representative |
Yes you can book online, but best to give us a call.
31 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-574 4147
  • E-mail
Open 7 days a week from 11.30 am and serving food all day. We are located right on the waters edge at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. Large menus to suit all ages and we do have children"s portions available. Friendly staff in a wonderful ambiance. Delicious food and affordable prices.No surcharge on public holidays. Closed Christmas Day , 26th and 27th December and Good Friday.
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