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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood was spot on. Good food, easy parking, great view, A++. Friendly smiling service. Have to get in quick as we missed out on prawns and oysters but still highly enjoyed the mussels, calamari and scallops

Thank 409ashleighl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my parents and Partner to Phil's Place on Sunday for Father's day and we all really enjoyed it. It has a good variety of food, and although not fine dining, it's nice and the service was awesome. It's location is right near the...More

1  Thank donnaburton1469
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Donna for your lovely comments. Its was a huge day ( the second biggest of the year behind Mother's Day) so glad you enjoyed the busyness and our food. Cheers jo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely setting by the harbour and we were lucky enough to be in the private dining room. There were 14 of us and I know it can hold 14, but it is a bit cramped with 14 adults! Great menu with lots of...More

Thank Judave
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a special birthday with a large group of people, the service was impeccable, our waiter had everything under control, the kids had their own special booth and the waitress made them feel really special and grown up! They raved about how awesome it...More

Thank rochellep123
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did a long lunch here for Her Majesty the Maori Warrior Princess' birthday. Nice views, well trained waiting staff with a bit of humour, and a marina view . Started with Seared Scallops and Her had SalltPepper Squid. Both absolutely top end in flavours, cooking...More

Thank AlainBron
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments .

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

If staff maketh the place then the young Scots woman waiting on us yesterday would put Phil’s Place near the top of Tauranga must go to restaurants. But food has to be considered... and found it ho hum. With no focus. And no consistency of...More

Thank Brigid G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The decor may be dated by the food and the service are number one. We have dined here several times and never once have been disappointed. The latest outing was for an 80th birthday, for which we had the use of the private room. Everyone...More

1  Thank michaelH2016AD
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We went as a family for dinner here what a wonderful place the view is awesome the service was excellent food was amazing highly recommend

Thank Mark G
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you Mark for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Joined a group of family and friends for a celebratory dinner. Enjoyed the surroundings, the view and overall service quality given that it was a busy Saturday evening. Did not enjoy the lack of timely drinks service upon being seated and menus given where initial...More

Thank lachie2015
Reviewed 23 June 2018 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

1  Thank Wens H
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Questions & Answers
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
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
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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