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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

) #41 of 92 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ , Pizza,
703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8886
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to The Bay for the tea was the perfect way to finish our time in Taupo and catch up with friends. The service was excellent, suggestions to have the kids meals first, happy to provide extra plates for the kids to share. Then the...More

Thank Palmymumof3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neighbourhood "bar" restaurant recently bought out by one of the staff members and totally redone. Our hotel recommended it and we had a good time, had a chance to try different wine and beers, were treated like locals, and had a very...More

Thank HelmutS2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bay bar and restaurant is a very popular restaurant that is popular with locals and tourists. It was recommended to us by our B and B hosts and we booked which was just as well as we wouldn't have got in otherwise. We ordered...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The food choices here were excellent. More than we expected from a local Bar & Eatery. Great service even on a busy Saturday night. seemed to be able to offer something for everyone. Bar snacks / meals, pizza and sit down dining.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I recently dined here and it was pretty good but I would say there is some room for improvement within it's genre as a local bar and bistro. The atmosphere is lively with a good crowd and the restaurant staff are really...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had their piazza on our first night in taupo...did a take away. .soooo delicious..excellent service. Partner enjoyed a nz beer while we waited. Lovely sunny spot...handy, down the rd from the b&b we are staying at. Definetly recommend to all. Best piazza i have had...More

Thank earthangel11
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Not impressed by the meal we were served. Very basic, was recommended to us, but very disappointing.

1  Thank Jan W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great menu and wine selection. Had a calamari entree and pear and blue cheese salad. Hubby had a perfect steak.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were staying locally in the Acacia Bay area and this restaurant was recommended to us. It was busy, but we were seated quickly without a reservation. They serve gourmet pizza as well as a full dinner menu. The restaurant was filled with locals. My...More

Thank minic00per
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had a lovely meal here last night. Really good food. I had heard about the Pecan pie but couldn't after the delicious Veal Medallions.Yum !! Great food and wine selection. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. We will definitely be back to try the...More

Thank lakegallery
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 8886
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