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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
08:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stay on a regular basis here in Paihia. Alfresco' are a must visit. The menu is extensive and absolutely delightful. I normally have at least one meal here when in town. If I stay next door they are more than happy to deliver to your room. Such great service - willing to go the extra mile - hard to... More 

Thank Ngatiwhatua
Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent seafood, at a reasonable price, with a nice ocean view and atmosphere. The music playing is aimed at an older generation (than myself), but the staff is friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, and the atmosphere and view is wonderful. If we had stayed in Paihia longer, we would have visited multiple times!!

Thank Contruba
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good night out served by Andrew. Very personable & friendly. All meals were amazing & reasonably priced. Also a good variety. We booked for 8 people & no complaints from any of us. Berry mocktail for the non drinkers beautiful. Would definitely recommend & go again.

Thank Lynn F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my Uncle, friends and family to lunch for his 100th Birthday. The boss and the staff were great. The food was also great including the cake they arranged. The music that was being played were older songs, I don't know if this was for us or the usual music, but it was good.

Thank Andrew W
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably our fourth visit over the years and as always we had a beautiful dinner and great service.

Thank iti685
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here and the food was fine. The service was quick and pleasant. All you could ask for at a mid range restaurant centrally located. Avoid the happy hour though. You had to choose one of the house wines if you fancied wine. I chose the Dusky Sounds Merlot. Probably named after the gagging sounds you make after tasting it!... More 

Thank Paulboy100
Derby, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great welcome and super food.The red snapper,chips and salad was very tasty and the waterfront location made this meal the more special. Enjoy!

Thank Dave D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice as we liked the menu offerings. It sits on the main street across from the beach. In good weather it is open to the outside. Would highly recommend this restaurant,although it was closing the second week of November for renovations

Thank Sylvia A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place looked great. Great view and great looking food. I had the fish taco which looked and tasted great but should have come with either a warning or a bib because it had too much juice in the filling. A bit messy but still nice. The disappointing bit is the service, there isnt any. I asked for... More 

Thank BenNovice
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter and food excellent. Old dog obliging. What more can I say, the old dog, as doorman, was very obliging.

Thank Glem S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?