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The Phoenix Tauranga Restaurant

$$ - $$$, European,
67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8741
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“angus burger” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been quite a few times to The Phoenix. Visited for lunch early on a weekend this time around. This place has good food, good staff and good beer. The menu is a cut above standard pub grub, but not too pricey. Plenty of delicious...More

Thank Spency83
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice bar with good atmosphere and nice food. The beer is more mainstream than craft beer and strangely more expensive The decor is nice as is the outlook. The steak I had was good but at $39 you'd expect that! On the...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Wednesday night before a show so time was limited. Upon arriving were greeted warmly and orders taken promptly. Meals arrived quickly as did our drinks. Great food, and most impressed with service. Will return when I'm in less of a rush.

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for brunch prior to the Emirates Team NZ arrival, luckily we got there relatively early as it got quite busy. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but it was nice and warm inside the restaurant. Extensive menu but because I'm doing low carbs...More

Thank fortunatefew
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We certainly look forward to seeing you again and our Head Chief is always happy to accomodate dietary needs. Cheers :-)

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went in for a quiet meal and a few drinks with friends on the weekend, had a smalll wait for our food, but it was deffinitly worth it. everything was spectacular. and while we were waiting the bartender was fantastic at helping me choose a...More

Thank carlosjj2017
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks for your outstanding review. HUGH thanks to 'The Phoenix' team on the day, you certainly did us proud guys! Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Hubby and I had a meal there while waiting for the preview of the Mary Poppins crew to appear I had waagu and hubby had chicken He scoffed his and was eyeing mine The meals were beautiful and plenty so I gave him half of...More

Thank maryQ6906RX
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

On behalf of Chef Rami and the team, we all thank you for the outstanding feedback! What an amazing evening the Mary Poppins launch was, so pleased you joined in the festivities. Cheers, Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Cold Sunday evening and this place was still busy, a testament to the quality of food as our meals were excellent and partner is extremely criticle and he could not fault his steak, thank you to chef Talor. Will be coming again and recommending to...More

Thank Gaylene O
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

"Thanks" Gaylene for your outstanding recommendation! Hugh "thanks" also to Chef Talor and the team for a great job. Cheers, Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The burgers are brilliant and the Caesar salad. Always a good meal with a great view of the harbour. It's a great place to sit for a few hours on a weekend have a meal and a few drinks and watch the world go by.

Thank Shazza252015
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for the positive comments of your experience yesterday and in general. See you again soon. Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were looking for an easy dinner, and The Phoenix didn't disappoint. A great selection, great atmosphere with out door dining as well. Recommended if you're in the area...

Thank Glenn H
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Many thanks for putting out the recommendation Glenn. Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Very good service. They forgot our entree, entirely. But brought it while eating our mains and didn't charge us. Food was delicious. The wardens were great, bar one, who rolled her eyes, (when we asked for another wine) strange Behaviour when your there to serve...More

Thank VGirl333
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I gratefully appreciate the positives and equally am concerned about the negatives. Although it can happen that something is forgotten, it is not my expectation, so it is good to read that there was recovery made on the matter with...More

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Menu is on their website thephoenixtauranga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 8741
  • E-mail
The Phoenix is the latest addition to the family of Monteith's Craft Beer Bars. We strive to excel in what we do, and provide GREAT FOOD and FRESH BEER to the people of Tauranga. We are passionate about the hospitality industry and strongly believe this is what helps us stand out in the crowd. The Phoenix is designed to be a place where people can come and relax, socialise and be themselves. We hope to bring new, fresh ideas to Tauranga with our different menu, designer cocktails, craft beers and service. We hope you enjoy your visit at The Phoenix Tauranga.
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