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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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (47 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 382 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We often have a meal here. Always a great time. Always a great meal and great service and the best view!

Thank jansandmike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a neat atmosphere! I had the honey chicken salad, which was so tasty, I would highly recommend it. My 6 year old enjoyed the aloha pizza. Great place. Great atmosphere. Will definately return.

Thank Lynley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view, cold beer, fresh seafood and friendly staff. What do you want more? This bar/restaurant has a nice atmosphere. It's worth the stop if you are on the way to Whangarei Heads!

Thank Florian K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a few times. Like that you can sit inside or out side and hve the water view. Can also walk along the jetty. It's a relaxing casual tavern with parking outside or heaps of parking across the road. Staff are friendly, the food...More

Thank SPCasey
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback 🙏

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This local pub is a great spot to call into for a drink and a meal. Of course the drive around the waterfront is always a pleaser too I have always received prompt friendly service from Paris Bay Tavern. The meals are consistent and the...More

Thank ChristineS6319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Good food. Good service. Amazing setting. We have been on several occasions. Good to snuggle down inside in winter with the fire going or eat on the deck in the summer. Always a super chill atmosphere. We love it here!

Thank Annaliese S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined here several times - a huge fan of their vegetarian pizza. Meals are simple but delicious and you'll never leave hungry.

Thank tarnzs20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short distance (20 minutes) from Whangarei via a scenic waterfront drive to this historical tavern turned restaurant. In the summer there is an expanse of lawn and outdoor picnic tables to have lunch or dinner or to simply enjoy a quiet drink. or if...More

Thank Debbie G
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words Debbie 🙏

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch, service, food and cold drinks were fabulous. Fish was so delicious and fresh. But the location is magical, beautiful drive along all the little bays of beautiful blue and green waters, and then sitting at our table looking across the bay at...More

Thank Deborah F
TFD79, Manager at Parua Bay Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback Deborah🙏

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Went for a family dinner to celebrate a birthday had the best vegetarian pizza super cheesy and had some awesome different flavours. Have returned many times

Thank ShelbyP209
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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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