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“Lovely spot”

Phil's Place Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 414 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open 7 days a week from 11.30 am and serving food all day. We are located right on the waters edge at the Tauranga Bridge Marina. Large menus to suit all ages and we do have children"s portions available. Friendly staff in a wonderful ambiance. Delicious food and affordable prices.No surcharge on public holidays. Closed Christmas Day , 26th and 27th December and Good Friday.
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Good lunch good service and a fabulous spot. What more could you ask for. Seafood chowder calamari and lamb tapa. We loved it! Kahurangi Rose to wash it all down with

Thank PamBick
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Have only a couple of options for vegetarians/vegans in the mains, and those are not that good. Coconut-lentil fritters were too dry while pasta was too cheesy. It was a disappointing experience.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

On my previous review some 2 years ago, I rated this lovely restaurant the best in New Zealand.
So I booked it for my wife birthday the 17January, for 18:00. We planned for an awesome evening because it was the 1st time in 20 years we had our children together for my wife's birthday. I had asked for a table with a view. It was a hot summers day, accompanied by a fairy strong wind.
We were seated right next to the windows, which were kindly standing wide open when we arrived. With the sun starting to prepare for setting, and it was shining directly into our eyes with a strong white glare, and the wind was blowing everything off the table. So we asked for the Windows to be closed. The glare was dimmed a bit, and the wind was contained. Not long, and we all started to begin overheating and claustrophobia started to rule.
We placed our orders and escaped outside to breathe. Our food arrived, so back in we go. It's is so hot in the restaurant, that all I wanted to do is get out. After a while, my wife noted an emergency exit door near to us that is shut. She asked for this door to be opened, and everything changed as a gentle cool breeze made its way through the restaurant. Unfortunately by now we rushed down our food to get out, and our plates were almost empty.
Well, it was one of those days you know the restaurant serves good food, but we did not care what is being served...we want out. Why this lovely restaurant does not invest in blinds or shades you can pull down to block the sun is so strange. And why no air conditioning? Small little detail like this will make a huge difference to a customers dining experience.

Thank WillemLab
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JoatPhilsPlace, Manager at Phil's Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for your comments. It was an extremely hot day and of course this terrible wind that has affected most of NZ meant we could only open certain windows and doors due to the winds.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A sun-soaked dining room that faces the evening sun during summer. The restaurant running right to the waters edge of the marina. A relaxing dining experience as the sun sets.

The staff are also friendly and engaging without being too formal.

The food is nice enough and much what you expect but isn't going to win any awards.

Thank krise582
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went here as a special treat. Lovely ambience right beside the marina. Good service. Meals of reasonable size and we'll cooked.

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Thank eliza836
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