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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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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (47 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 370 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and always go here when I can....lovely staff and fab food....a bit pricey but its a good treat for my hubby and son

Thank Calida R
TFD79, Owner at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the feedback Calida 👍

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice food, excellent views over harbor and very friendly staff. Outside seating during warm days

Thank R0bm2016
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback 👍

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great pub food. Very friendly service. Beautiful setting looking at the water. Lovely big deck. Lovely outdoor grass seating. Casual and relaxed with friendly staff.

Thank Nicola A
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great bar with amazing views and awesome food. It's better in summer overlooking the water but even on a winter's day the view is something special. This place ticks all the boxes

Thank Scott H
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for the feedback Scott.

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Lovely spot to have some great food! Especially on a lovely summer day! :) Drive out is also very nice.

Thank Janelle L
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for the feedback Janelle 👍

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It was a brilliant sunny day and to sit here right on the water, eating the best fish burger I have ever had was perfect. This is a hidden gem and well worth the visit.

Thank travelfurtherafield
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for the feedback a fish burger 🍔 on the Waters Edge 👍

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Great little tavern right on the water's edge. We had the pizza, delish. There was a little wedding party going on in the garden when we visited - real small like the groom, bride, celebrant, and max five others. So cool. Heaps of seating outside,...More

Thank Hannah C
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for the feedback Hannah 👍

Reviewed 19 June 2018

just an old fashioned pub with pub food but add a great outdoor BBQ and a lovely lawn looking out over the harbour and you have the ingredients of a special venue. Good for families with children.

Thank brucensel
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Randomly ran into friends at the tavern while on trip in the area. Great food with a fast service, right next to the water, so no better place to be on a nice day.

Thank ChamonixAccomodation
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for the feedback 👍

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Always welcoming friendly and fun. With a view to die for a great menu and cold beers Try the pizzas. They are yum.

Thank MiroWeka
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Lynette H
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Response from TFD79 | Property representative |
Hi there yes we have wheelchair access & a wheelchair toilet 👍
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I dont know what a Fiafia is. Cheers. Tom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 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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Description
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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