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Phil's Place Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
+64 7-574 4147
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Suffolk, UK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Arrived to accommodation on Dive Crescent and checked TA for suggestion where to eat. Phil's place just 'spoke' to me. So an easy drive and we found it easily. Seated quickly. Drinks and food were fab. Friendly service even though there were a number of groups present being the Christmas period. Certainly gets the thumbs up from me !!

Thank StephGSuffolk
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were fortunate to be able to book a table for 5 at the last minute on what was a very busy night in the restaurant. I was delighted with my lentil fritters, a really interesting and tasty vegetarian option. My fellow diners chose the ribs, calamari, lamb, and beef salad and all rated their meals highly. Dare I say... More 

Thank Bglbudi
Tauranga, New Zealand
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212 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I visited Phil's Place with a large group. The staff were excellent. The food was very good. I had the 'fish of the day' which was really good. The pork belly was reported to be good as well. They have some very tempting deserts as well.

Thank 155richard81
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Read many good reviews about Phil's Place, but overall experience was disappointing. Food took forever to come, chowder was salty and calamari was soggy. Service was not up to par either, although portions were large.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious !!!Good selection of seafood and good selection of wines.Lovely location by the water .

Thank Kim C
New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location and service to match, every thing from drinks service to the food was on point, friendly wait staff and managers couldn't fault anything. Will defiantly be back.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We appreciate it. Cheers Jo More 

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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Four of us ate here last night, the food was of exceptional quality, staff were excellent and the location in the harbour was fantastic! All this and the bill was 256 nz dollars! Including drinks! Would definitely recommend!

Thank barrygChatham
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic all 4 meals were so superb no one wanted to let the others try theirs for fear of missing out.

Thank Steve G
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Whenever a few of us get together to eat out we invariably end up going back to Phils Place because-1-The foods always great. 2-We can actually speak to each other and be heard without shouting! 3-The Staff are so welcoming and efficient. 4-The view across the water is divine. 5-love the ambiance-(the open fire is so warm and cosy in... More 

Thank lonerangers2015
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was there for a Christmas work function tonight, absolutely beautiful presented and yummy tasting meals, our waiter was friendly, polite and knowledgeable, staff were wonderful, couldn't fault anything - would definitely go back again :-)

Thank amypie71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?