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Phil's Place Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
+64 7-574 4147
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga 4550, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Had and outstanding first visit see previous review. Booked a table for early evening, arrived early for a drink when we were seated were told our table was reserved at 830 some 2 .75 hours away. The waitress was straight on us for our orders...More

Thank davidlinton001
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Hi Jo here the Manager or I should say old lady that opened your twist top bottle with my hands ( thats why they are twist top bottles). Sorry that you felt that you were rushed through your meals but it may have been a...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a surprise we had a private room spacious looking out to the beautiful boats a tv if you want to watch a game and attentive service but not in your face. The meals and everyone had something different were equally great .it...More

Thank gargoyles50
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Rainy day nice table near a window - good food and service . I brought my daughter here for her birthday. We enjoyed a shared feast of different small dishes. A good choice of dishes to choose from. The Lamb Tapa highly recommended. The scallops...More

Thank JanenGeoff
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I went there with my family from overseas and they were impressed with the beautiful view and lovely service. The waiter bring us some taste of NZ beers and also reserved a table inside for us when the weather got cold. The food was really...More

Thank mlmayara
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

2 lunch meals both disappointed: steak open sandwich with overcooked leathery steak ; seafood skewer 2 tiny scallops over cooked and dry, prawns & squid ok. Wild rice dry and boring, made edible by tasty coriander dip. Salad not dressed. Fortunately desserts were delicious -...More

Thank BeachFoodie528
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

We apologise if you didn't enjoy your meal and appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The venue is great - affording views of the harbour and tons of parking. Staff reception is warm and welcoming. As a party of eight mature (or thereabouts!) and discerning diners, we were given the private room adjacent to the restaurant and were smothered in...More

Thank KFG2004
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Phil's place sits on the edge of the marina looking towards the sunset and on the night we went to celebrate our wedding anniversary it was a stunning evening, the restaurant is lovely, and the service is reasonable/good/average. Mains run at about $36 -$39 so...More

2  Thank RussRascal
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stunning sunny day, sat overlooking water, friendly prompt service without being IN YOUR FACE! Both meals ceviche and prawn salad superb, could have been in one of our favourite holiday places with ambience, weather and such fresh light food. Easy parking too, and setting puts...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Love this place so much. Great tunes are always playing in the background with amazing food served every time. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff are always welcoming. My family and I always keep coming back as we know we will always have a...More

Thank Bo Q
JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

There is ample parking and the venue and menu are great. Service was personal and efficient. There is also a good wine list but beer selection was mainly bottles. bookings are optional but because it is popular one should.

Thank Rodney B
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Questions & Answers
Kiamaia W
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
24 September 2016|
Response from JoatPhilsPlace | Property representative |
Yes you can book online, but best to give us a call.
31 August 2016|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Te Awanui Drive | Tauranga Bridge Marina, 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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