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Parua Bay Tavern

1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (41 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Blown away by the attentive and individualised service we received when had a wonderful evening meal outside. Good pub menu, full bar and choice of seating.

Thank C_Taliax
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the deck. The meals are large and tasty and the place was packed with locals - always a good sign!

Thank Louisehod
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is very good, but don't expect a gourmet meal per se since it is a pub. The prices are very reasonable and good selection of tap beer.

Thank Gen N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing quite like ripping out to the Parua Bay Pub for a cold beer and some reliably good food. The service is friendly and there is always a diverse mix of patrons. The food is always nice... my husband is pretty fussy about...More

Thank Bronz8
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times over the past few months. Friends that have been living in the area showed me this hidden gem. The location is very nice, the fish and chips is the best I have had so far. I know this is...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely wee gem set in a fantastic waterfront spot out of town. The menu was a classic pub fare but super yummy and reasonably priced. We were with two young boys and the outdoor space was appreciated so we could enjoy a drink and...More

Thank NicolaFoote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cold one with friends from Australia. Happy friendly staff with prompt service. Great views looking out over the water. Was very busy with many family groups. Thank you Parua Bay Tavern :-)

Thank mysistersam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unpretentious hidden gem. An old style kiwi pub with modern fare. The Spicy Pizza is simply the best. Not more can be said. Always friendly and accomodating and never dissapointed bringing friends there everytime I come back to New Zealand. Superb

Thank dwaotearoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location with wonderful views overlooking the bay, a varied lunch menu selection available with all the usual soft drinks, beer, wine etc. I chose a medium pizza for lunch, was disappointment when it arrived as it was more like a small than medium. Apart...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family group of about 20, of all ages stopped here for lunch. The service was great and the food was lovely. There was a little delay in getting our food but it was a big order so that was to be expected. I will...More

Thank Anji503
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
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Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.
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