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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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All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Good lunch good service and a fabulous spot. What more could you ask for. Seafood chowder calamari and lamb tapa. We loved it! Kahurangi Rose to wash it all down with

Thank PamBick
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Have only a couple of options for vegetarians/vegans in the mains, and those are not that good. Coconut-lentil fritters were too dry while pasta was too cheesy. It was a disappointing experience.

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

On my previous review some 2 years ago, I rated this lovely restaurant the best in New Zealand. So I booked it for my wife birthday the 17January, for 18:00. We planned for an awesome evening because it was the 1st time in 20 years...More

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

Thank you for your comments. It was an extremely hot day and of course this terrible wind that has affected most of NZ meant we could only open certain windows and doors due to the winds.

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A sun-soaked dining room that faces the evening sun during summer. The restaurant running right to the waters edge of the marina. A relaxing dining experience as the sun sets. The staff are also friendly and engaging without being too formal. The food is nice...More

Thank krise582
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went here as a special treat. Lovely ambience right beside the marina. Good service. Meals of reasonable size and we'll cooked.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We went some friends from Auckland who enjoy fine dining, we had not been here before but had only heard good things about the place. The experience started right from the beginning with our lovely but not over bearing waitress who was an absolute pleasure...More

Thank Kiwi904
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments we appreciate them.

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great service. Some tasty vegetarian options, we really enjoyed the lentil fritters. Excellent value for money, would definitely return.

Thank twinnie18
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The service was good ,staff were very helpful and friendly, the food was amazing and the price was reasonable, the restaurant is in a beautiful setting especially in the evening the sun set was amazing. Well worth a visit to Phil's place

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. See you again.

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Best thing was the size of the meals. We only wanted light lunch but food would have been enough for 4 instead of 2. Good view of the marina from tables at front. In back you are in the dark. Good value though.

Thank brianrs2
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I won't go into too much detail about how our main meals of Sticky Pork Ribs and NZ Salmon in Ginger and Asian Sauce were superb or our dessert of Double Chocolate Mousse Tart and Creme Brule were heavenly ... just do yourself a favour...More

Thank HelenWindle
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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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Response from JoatPhilsPlace | Property representative |
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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, 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.