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The Phoenix Tauranga Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8741
10:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both the service and the food were great. Awesome attentive staff looking after us. There was a great menu to choose from and what we did chose was beautifully cook - yum.

Thank lynnrupe
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with my husband here. Had the warm beef salad was delicious and my husband the calamari salad. Iced coffee was made with ice cream which is always better. Service was polite and quite quick on a busy Saturday afternoon

Thank johanneerceg
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner here hours after touching down in Auckland after a fourteen hour flight from the States and it was just what we were looking for! It isn't haute cuisine but what it is, is tasty comfort food with some great wine and beers, friendly service, and a beautiful location! JUST what we were looking for in our sleep-deprived state!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, reasonable prices and a good menu selection. This was my second visit, so consistency is being observed.

Thank David G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been given a $25 voucher for Christmas I was looking forward to an evening out. The voucher was only valid for thursdays, so I turned up on that day which by coincidence happens to be the $15 gourmet burger day. The voucher was for a burger and a Pint. I ordered a cider and was presented with a half... More 

Thank Pat P
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Pat It’s very upsetting that we need to respond to someone who has been given one of our “free” charity giveaway meal vouchers. If I were you I would get in touch with whoever gave you this at Xmas as a gift as these vouchers have always been given away “Free” to a local charity so that they can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a Sunday lunch outing with 2 teenage lads. Good menu, reasonable prices for family & the food was definitely a notch up from traditional pub meals. I enjoyed a rare beef salad accompanied by crumbed camberbert wedges. It was delicious but I felt the cheese wedges would have benefited from being hot (they were cold & therefore a bit... More 

Thank kpnz62
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 retired couples from out of town. Lots of places to chose from, settled here and glad we did. Very good service from the great staff, we all enjoyed our food and ambiance. Well done you guys

Thank MerlinBlaise
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had several different meals here in the last weeks stay in Tauranga and loved every one for the quality of the food and the filling portions. I have eaten at a lot of similar places in Auckland and the quality has not been to this standard. I don't mind to pay for quality food and ambiance. An added plus is... More 

Thank sparkie101forever
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all (3 of us) had the lamb - it was perfection! Can't believe we we silly enough to have sweets as nothing could live up to the lamb. No it wasn't cheap BUT it was worth every penny. No the place is not soft lighting or crisp linen but the staff are efficient and friendly and the lamb! We... More 

Thank Lee W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a harbour cruise completed we were feeling peckish. At this time of year more venues than usual were closed. So we decided on The Phoenix as it looked busy and the menu seemed to cover all bases! We decided to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere there. The waitress who seated us said she would be back soon to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?