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Phil's Place Restaurant

101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
+64 7-574 4147
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (20 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“chowder” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

There is no better place to dine on the waterfront for fabulous views of the water and the iconic Mt Maunganui, however our last 3 visits to this beautiful restaurant have not been nearly as good as we have experienced in the past few years,...More

Thank Jenny M
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your visit wasnt up to standard. Some of our staff we employed over summer have now moved on and I apologise for any slack service. Our prices havent increased in 2 years . As far as checking meals we dont come...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We called in here on a busy Friday night. Although we had to sit outside we were pleased to have done so - inside was very crowded and noisy. Also, the view over the harbour was great. Staff were attentive and helpful. Food was delivered...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great Place Phil on the water veiws, atmosphere,great imformitive Floor staff,but I got sucked in to ordering a meal which i didn't receive Shame! Driving all day to see a friend and family for the evening we were delighted to be told that we were...More

Thank Nic H
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place, responded to this review

I spoke the chef and it was mussels that we had sold out of not the fish. Our apolgies for any inconvenience

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Loved everything about this place - the food, the service and the atmosphere. Would never have picked it from the road, so was grateful some local friends recommended the 4 of us go there. It's now on our list for next year.

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had dinner there with a couple of local friends during a business trip and I'll definitely be back on my next visit. The service staff were polite and enjoyed a laugh and the food was DEVINE! Definately recommend.

Thank issaiabrent
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stopped in here for a small bite to eat after our Dolphin Seafari. We just had the soup and bruschetta. The soup was Thai pumpkin, GF and extremely tasty. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. Has a few memorabiila from ACDC drummer who...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Business lunch recently & comments about the food were positive. I had the chowder, & it's was the best chowder I've had for a long time. Nice & thick & full of top quality seafood. Service was friendly enough without being over the top, and...More

Thank G00nerNZ
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Bonnie Zinsli at the reception was in a bad mood, she dind't say "Welcome" nor "Hello" to us, when we entered the Restaurant, just showed us the table without a word. Not a good start, and absolutely not the way to do it! That's why...More

Thank XyBarbara
JoatPhilsPlace, Owner at Phil's Place, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you for you comments. We apologise for any of our staff not welcoming you as usually everyone is great. I will however look into this. Many thanks Jo

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sent an email to make a booking for Valentine's Day dinner and got no response. Thanks for the lack of customer service. Had an enjoyable dinner elsewhere. Maybe this correlates to Mr Rudd not being able to hold his spot in the band - missing...More

Thank Darren C
JoatPhilsPlace, Public Relations Manager at Phil's Place, responded to this review

Hi there We were fully booked days before Valentines Day and the reason your email wasn't answered was that we never received it. I have also checked my spam folder and there is nothing there. We always answer our emails. Many thanks Jo

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had great expectation of Phil's Place but it was underwhelming. The wait staff seemed bored. The meals for the group were served well over an hour after we were seated. The actual meals ranged from mediocre to pretty good. Some were more impressive than others...More

Thank Chris T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kiamaia W
hi do you cater for birthdays...groups of approx 30
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
Can i book online.?
24 September 2016|
Response from JoatPhilsPlace | Property representative |
Yes you can book online, but best to give us a call.
Do you cater for vegetarians Cheers
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, 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.