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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (37 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son myself and partner went to dinner Spent $60 on pre dinner drinks. The tavern Advertised and also we were told by very rude staff that kitchen closes as 8.30pm They stopped serving at 8.10 and simply said sorry only fish and chips available...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best burger meal I have had in Whangarei - most enjoyable. Husband had small "hot" pizza which he really enjoyed and said had a great kick. Staff were not overly friendly and smiley but more than efficient.

Thank Petrina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a fairly large family group, out there for a Sunday lunch. Great food, great service, lovely views, and the setting was fabulous. No wonder I always used to stop there on Fridays after school!! Try it, and see for yourself!

Thank timoti_h2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favourite place to dine for special occasions or just because. So welcoming, awesome food, beautiful out look and good prices. Always a pleasant outing😊👌

Thank fryers2016
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We seem to have birthday lunch here every year and again , pleasant and tasty. Portion size is generous and food tasty.

Thank tg034
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very busy tavern on a Saturday night but friendly staff found us a table.Would be lovely on a sunny day with the views.We had squid and steak.Both very nice but the steak was cooked to perfection.Great atmosphere.

Thank a f
Reviewed 11 August 2017

One of our favorites! This lovely pub has friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. Great pub food at a good price and lovely outlook to the Whangarei harbour

Thank theresaandross
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A great place for a meal, burgers are amazing. Friendly staff and good water views. Great in summer or winter, love the fish and chips.

Thank Karen Hunt H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This never fails to deliver. Food , views , ambience and staff come up tops ever time. Great outdoors seeing or take a walk down to the wharf. Plenty of space great place for a romantic rendezvous and a family place. The menu provides more...More

Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A nice place to visit for a meal, with great water views, dine in or outdoors. Nice pizza and fresh seafood dishes, friendly staff!

Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
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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