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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” (39 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a outing at the local Pub last night ....busy as, food coming out people everywhere lining up for tables wow. So this is a good indication on good food and service with a lovely view. Good pub grub.

Thank kathybeckham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and atmosphere great ,view makes it special place for relaxing couple of hours in the week end Staff offered very good service and made you feel welcome

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to meet up and chat over good food and enjoy the friendly service. They are very consistent in serving great fresh food

Thank BrendaMS59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Gorgeous views and really nice pub food. Lots of variety. Pool table if you like or just gaze at the view. Seating inside and out. Lovely friendly staff. Best to book over the summer months as very popular.

Thank Cherylcoutts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a beautiful location with a great deck looking over the bay. Food is pretty good fare typical of most pubs but some dishes do stand out

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limited menu, dirty tables and carpet needs replacing. Didn't enjoy my time spent here. Needs a big improvement.

Thank Tonker4
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 6 September 2017 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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 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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