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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (49 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub to have a few quite drinks and a meal on a summer's day. Set right on the water front nice relaxing place

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank angelar686
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently stopped here for a drink on a drive out to Whangarei Heads. The day was overcast but the view was still great. The verandah was full with people having lunch. We sat just inside but could still enjoy the water view. The staff were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KerryL1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the fish and chips and were extremely impressed. Really great pub food. Washed down with a great tap beer. Had it outside on the deck with fabulous views. Definitely worth the drive out. Thanks so much for the great memories.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Solace4me
Reviewed 1 week ago

And my husband's fish burger was outstanding! Really nice spot, historic setting, excellent food and service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sburkerd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great venue, indoor and outdoor seating, food is average but with a group of friends is a great day out. Kid friendly too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ziwis2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chipped Mason jar glass was covered with a rusty lid. Traces of rust on the rim of the glass too 🤮🤮🤮 The milkshake itself is bland and watery... definitely not worth $6. The curly fries were more like curly crumbs... you'd expect better for $9....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 657moniquef
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Visited this place on Sunday 4th November 2018. A website recommending places to dine in the Whangarei area gave this Tavern a good writeup so Hubby and I went for a drive to check it out. We found the fish & chips very good with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank thornybird
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Family friendly with outdoor space for kids to make some noise and kids menu and great location by the bay just out of main town Friendly fast service Yes prob get better value - decent enough but not far off big city prices for nothing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sunnyhamiltonnz
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jansandmike
Reviewed 6 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lynley M
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Response from TFD79 | Property representative |
Hi there yes we have wheelchair access & a wheelchair toilet 👍
9 August 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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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