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Phil's Place Restaurant

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options

Location and contact

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.
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, New Zealand, European
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to waste time. Beautiful food, faultless service, right beside the marina, absolutely fantastic! Just don’t forget a hat, great outside tables to let you sit in the sun.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KiwiAO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing setting overlooking the harbour, you’d never know a busy road was close by. Very nice food and good wine selection.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KatreenaNZ
JoatPhilsPlace, General Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you xxx

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great marina views especially during summer. Excellent service today from Ryan, nothing too much trouble & so welcoming. Food is usually tasty & served on time, even though it can get very busy. Fish & garden salad & thai beef salad today were both big...More

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

Hubby took me here for my birthday lunch and it was AMAZING (except for the weather). Staff were friendly and welcoming, food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing and the view of the water was absolutely beautiful 🖤

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank raakel-joy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Time for a change, had my christmas birthday dinner and the two ladies who operate this place could not wait to get us out before we even started. Given this place many times to provide good food and it mostly disappoints. Luckily waitress and water...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Coastal558253
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

There were 20 people in your xmas eve group and we only wanted to get your order in before other diners so there wouldnt be a wait for you. Sorry if you misunderstood.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

A group of us went to Phils Place for a meal. I found the food to be average and small portion sizes. Several of our group found the food over priced compared with other eaterys nearby.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Visited with work for christmas dinner We had the set menu with limited choices but still a good meal incluiding desert Great night out beside the marina Service was also good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim2beverly
Reviewed 10 December 2018

second time for lunch in the last month, my food was very nice and well presented. Good wine selection and varied menu. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julie W
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Good coffee and muffins. Plenty of parking nearby. Friendly staff. For a small place a good range of inexpensive food. Try the fresh muffins they are fantastic.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank martinaud37
Reviewed 21 November 2018

It took me a long time to choose where to go for dinner, since relocating to Tauranga. I really wanted oysters and this was one of the restaurants that had them on the menu so we choose this place, we got there and they had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Offie1706
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes Oysters are the first to go we order up to 20 dozen a week but can sell 10 dozen in one day. Next time ring ahead and I will put some aside for you when I can.

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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
24 September 2016|
Response from JoatPhilsPlace | Property representative |
Yes you can book online, but best to give us a call.
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