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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (74 reviews)
“venison” (37 reviews)
“chowder” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant looked appealing offering local fresh seafood, you could sit inside or under a cover outside. The tables and decor is unique! The staff were very helpful as menu items were foreign to us. They made recommendations and kept coming back to see if...More

Thank bear5002
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four and a half hours on the tourist track from Auckland to Paihia and we were feeling peckish. First stop as you roll around into the main drag in Paihia is a restaurant called Alfresco's. A bar cafe combo , it had everything we were...More

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate a 3 course dinner here. Starter and Main were great. As a starter I had the Seafood chowder and it was amazing. The fish of the day as main was good. But avoid the desserts. I recommend you take a digestif instead of a...More

Thank jonas r
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful setting right across from the beach. Reasonably priced food with awesome service. The restaurant is decorated in a cool rustic style for indoor/outdoor dining. They served really good coffee too!

Thank TStevenson77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First place on road into town...hubby saw it & I don’t know about you but when arriving into new area one cannot take in all that’s around ...so, when he said we’ll go back to the beginning...around we go....probably the most over priced under sized...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee friendly staff dinner last night was really nice not too expensive great service busy spot looking over water

Thank Keith Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rolled into Paihia for the first time mid-afternoon on a Sunday, cruised the main street and decided that Alfresco's looked like the most fun with it's Sunday music. Not having had lunch yet, we ordered a couple of drinks and perused the menu. The...More

Thank Eatsmeister
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the recommendation of our accommodation host and was not disappointed. Both the food and service was good. Reasonably priced.

Thank DanandLiz3107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Persuaded by the positive reviews and online menu, my wife and I decided to get Alfresco's for breakfast, unfortunately this turned out to be a mistake. Service was fast, however after ordering the special breakfast tea blend we were advised there was no more. We...More

1  Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reserved in the afternoon for the early evening (almost empty). Definitely a good move, since at 1830 itĺ was full. The seafood chowder was average but the fish of the day with risotto was very good. Nice service but a bit overloaded

Thank rara49152
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25 October 2017|
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Response from Scooter2004 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I couldn't say if they will be open Christmas Day. Perhaps check their website or phone them. Would thoroughly recommend though if they are.
17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
17 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
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UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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