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The Phoenix Tauranga

67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8741
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“angus burger” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (45 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was firstly greeted by very friendly and helpful staff then taken to the seating outside which looks over the harbour food here was amazing with something for everyone.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MichaelG11527
Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked a table of 16 for my daughters 17th birthday party. No mention in any correspondence or on website that they had to be 18 to EAT DINNER there! They turned them all away, 16 teenagers with no where to go, stranded in town....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sarahR4703EE
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Under 18's CAN EAT at The Phoenix between opening and 5:00pm, excluding our booth area which is a ‘supervised’ area under the law at all times. After 5:00pm the entire premise is a 'supervised' area as we are a Gastro - BAR. Regrettably as business...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

To start with let me tell you that this is a restaurant that I would generally rate highly but this visit was a huge disappointment. We were a family of 10 celebrating a special occasion. Because it was a celebration I was happy to book...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bigrinkles
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, we'd like to thank you first for writing us a review and for bringing this experience to our attention. We are sorry you had a disappointing experience with us during your time here on what should have been a special occasion. As the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect ending to a summer's day. Absolutely delicious food, pleasant atmosphere and attentive service. Thank you! We will definitely be back next time we're in Tauranga.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CeliaThompson123
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Celia for your vote and excellent recommendation, we are delighted to have ticked all the boxes. Trusting we continue to delight you and your friends and family in the future. Sincerely, The Phoenix Team, Ralph and Ana-Marie :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for a lovely meal! We came for late lunch/ early dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Had pizza which was just perfect and the cocktails went down a treat after a day in the sun at the beach! Thanks again, will be back soon

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shaydaniel
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear of your visit @ The Phoenix Shay and thank you also for your excellent feedback of a lovely day. Looking to welcoming you again soon! Cheers, Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lured in to this place as it was the busiest place on The Strand. The service was terrible, no one was proactive and it was slow. My in-laws asked for no dressing on their salads, and it was still served on the side...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AKRoss2
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologise as this is not our standard and I am not sure why this was not brought to our attention on the day. Please phone me on 07-5788741 Sincerely, Ralph Ward

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took us far too long to get seated - waited 45+ mins for food after ordering - the food was cold, and gross - big breakfast was meant to be served on ciabatta and it came out on one piece of bread cut in half....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TylaR2
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologise for your experience as this is not how we operate. We have had a recent tragic loss at our highest demand period that has created some delays and changes. I would appreciate it if you would consider to phone me on 07-5788741 Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times with a group and always enjoy the atmosphere. Inside and outside seating, music, sea air, great variety on the menu. I love the beef salad - very well cooked and fresh tasty salad. My friends had hamburgers, and fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank HeatherBallantyne
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Heather for your excellent all round recommendation of The Phoenix. We are delighted to read you have come often with your friends and that we have ticked all the boxes. Looking forward to welcomeing you again soon and wishing you and yours a...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Had a few drinks and nibbles here last week with colleagues and customers. Great selection of wines and beers, good location and the light meals selection to pick at was good, but the food was great. Great flow and atmosphere in the bar and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank E9286FOkeithw
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great all round review of The Phoenix. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and continuing to not only meet your expectations but to further exceed tham. Sincerely, Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

Reviewed 12 December 2018

On the spur-of-the-moment, my partner and I chose this restaurant for our lunch and we are so glad we did. From the time we were seated to the time we left, we found the service to be faultless. Our waitress was a lovely French woman...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tracey1902
755ralphw, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Tracey for your excellent review of The Phoenix. We are delighted that your had a fabulours experience from your waitress to the food and environment. We trust we can continue to surprise and delight you in the future. Cheers, Ana-Marie & Ralph :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
Description
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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