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Phil's Place Restaurant

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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 to deal with. One of the group had mussels to start, luckily she shared them... More 

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

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Matua, Tauranga
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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

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

Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Ipswich, Australia
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 and go there ... you will not be disappointed !

Thank HelenWindle
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Tried Phil's Place as rated top 10 in Tauranga, nice relaxing setting, staff friendly, however I ordered the lamb and unfortunately was over cooked. For $39 was disappointed. Even the waiter admitted it was overcooked, but no consideration was taken when paying the bill. Other meals were ok. Not sure if we will go back though :o(

1 Thank Polrbr
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were decent enough, but seriously, the food is sub par. Soggy vegetables, mash with no real texture or flavour, fish that is oily and overly battered. Very loud restaurant, which just adds to the disappointment. My suggestions, unless your after average food, don't come here!

Thank Damian M
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Where to start I organised birthday dinner for partner.put us in bk room that was nice .I ordered my food first out off 11pl my main came wen everyone else was finished.... the manager was so rude ...looks as she should be on Wentworth as a screw one rude woman... I would never recommend this place to anyone shocking ..wanna... More 

1 Thank Doug121
Suffolk, UK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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
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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?