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Phil's Place Restaurant

) #40 of 292 Restaurants in Tauranga $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
+64 7-574 4147
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (20 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“chowder” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All 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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Reviews (225)
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21 - 30 of 225 reviews

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 ReisenEssenWein
JoatPhilsPlace, Owner at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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
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 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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