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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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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
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31 - 40 of 221 reviews

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...More

1  Thank Polrbr
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...More

Thank Damian M
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...More

1  Thank Doug121
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...More

Thank StephGSuffolk
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...More

Thank Bglbudi
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...More

Thank 155richard81
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.

1  Thank J C
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
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

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
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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, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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.