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Phil's Place Restaurant

) #39 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)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Overlooking the marina I couldn't go past the seafood platter as I perused the menu. Mussels Scallops prawns. Oysters. Salmon. Balmain bugs and lobster. A perfect size for one and washed down with some lovely craft ale as well. Prices were pretty reasonable and selection...More

Thank crocteaser
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Dined for lunch 31 August. Food and service were good. But nothing spectacular. Lovely decor, top spot to check out boats in the marina. I thought the food was a bit pricey for what we had.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Whether it's sitting outside in the sun with a seafood chowder and a craft beer, or inside by the fire on a cold evening with a pork belly and a glass of pinot, this is fast becoming one of our favourite places to eat. The...More

Thank Jodi_Shaun
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Went last night with my work colleges... main meals were delicious. .. great range if drinks, service was awesome. .. place was clean... only comment would be the deserts were 'just ok' but large, ... will be going back.. this time I will be having...More

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Great that the new management have it right this time! The greeting we received in the bar, just on the closing of happy hour was very enthusiastic and friendly and even though happy hour was technically finished we received our drinks at these cheaper prices....More

Thank ZaZaPapamoa
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I booked "the back room" for a party of 14 people, for lunch. At the time of booking we selected a customised menu comprising three choices of entree, four mains and three desserts This was quoted at $50 a head and I was told that...More

2  Thank harlequin2
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Attended my Mother in Law's 70th birthday dinner last Saturday night. The whole evening from the prior organisation of set menu, to the the food, & a private dining room was perfect. The service from Ryan and the lady with the Northern Irish accent (sorry...More

Thank Kiwisofhigh
Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere with attentive staff shame that it has been closed due to the antics of an aging rock star!!!!!!! Hopefully it will re open soon maintaining its previous high standard. It would be so sad to see this establishment go down market.

Thank Cadgiebin
Reviewed 25 September 2012

The hype about Phil's Place bringing international standards to NZ. Like nothing we had ever seen before. What a load of crud. Booked for Christmas day lunch. At $100 per head for lunch I did expect a half decent meal. The food was rubbish. The...More

Reviewed 12 August 2012

We needed somewhere for lunch and was passing the marina and spotted the restaurant there, thought it was a cafe initially and yes you can get coffee there or a beer as there is a separate bar but the restaurant is quite stylish and i...More

Thank Chrissyr6
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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