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Phil's Place Restaurant

) #42 of 291 Restaurants in Tauranga $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
+64 7-574 4147
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork belly” (20 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Rainy day nice table near a window - good food and service . I brought my daughter here for her birthday. We enjoyed a shared feast of different small dishes. A good choice of dishes to choose from. The Lamb Tapa highly recommended. The scallops...More

Thank JanenGeoff
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I went there with my family from overseas and they were impressed with the beautiful view and lovely service. The waiter bring us some taste of NZ beers and also reserved a table inside for us when the weather got cold. The food was really...More

Thank mlmayara
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

2 lunch meals both disappointed: steak open sandwich with overcooked leathery steak ; seafood skewer 2 tiny scallops over cooked and dry, prawns & squid ok. Wild rice dry and boring, made edible by tasty coriander dip. Salad not dressed. Fortunately desserts were delicious -...More

Thank BeachFoodie528
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

We apologise if you didn't enjoy your meal and appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The venue is great - affording views of the harbour and tons of parking. Staff reception is warm and welcoming. As a party of eight mature (or thereabouts!) and discerning diners, we were given the private room adjacent to the restaurant and were smothered in...More

Thank KFG2004
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Phil's place sits on the edge of the marina looking towards the sunset and on the night we went to celebrate our wedding anniversary it was a stunning evening, the restaurant is lovely, and the service is reasonable/good/average. Mains run at about $36 -$39 so...More

1  Thank RussRascal
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stunning sunny day, sat overlooking water, friendly prompt service without being IN YOUR FACE! Both meals ceviche and prawn salad superb, could have been in one of our favourite holiday places with ambience, weather and such fresh light food. Easy parking too, and setting puts...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Love this place so much. Great tunes are always playing in the background with amazing food served every time. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff are always welcoming. My family and I always keep coming back as we know we will always have a...More

Thank Bo Q
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

There is ample parking and the venue and menu are great. Service was personal and efficient. There is also a good wine list but beer selection was mainly bottles. bookings are optional but because it is popular one should.

Thank Rodney B
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 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

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
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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, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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 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 and Good Friday.
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