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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having ordered the fish burger, which was nice enough but not outstanding, I had food envy throughout my dining experience of all the other fish dishes served around our table. The oysters looked amazing, and the calamari was mouthwatering! In the end, I should have gone for the (no batter) seafood platter. Service was quick, accommodating and friendly, despite it... More 

Thank redjasper
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a couple refreshing drinks and afternoon cool desserts. We were very impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff, especially Patrick who served us probably the best mix of cocktails I have had. It was well worth our return visits the next evening, which we enjoyed with his custom mixed drinks again.

Thank Tim R
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed a gluten free meal and got a salad nicoise, delicious! My partner got a beef burger and chips and was happy with his meal.

Thank you3912
Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there busy time in January but scored a table for two and ordered the Caveman's Platter (for two) wow, chorizo sausages, lamb chops, sticky chicken wings, mushroom, meat patties (only disappointment - too dry), kebab, and more - plenty more than enough for two. we also ordered garlic bread to go with it.It came with chips and sour... More 

Thank PatLy
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Melbourne and Oysters are never this size there. They were more than twice the size and so fresh. (Rich volcanic waters of the Bay of Islands). We have never tasted Garlic bread so delicious. The Burgers were not only scrumptious with huge tasty patties, but really good value for money at $19. My wife had the Fish... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was busy but we were seated quickly and once our orders had been taken the food arrived in minutes! Amazing fresh food and cheesecake to die for. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. The best place we ate at our whole holiday, definitely would return.

Thank AmberT287
Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Entrees are a generous size which appealed. Waiters were fantastic. There was a bit of a wait for our mains, 35m ish, but it was worth the wait. Waiter "Ardie" was fabulous. Professional and very courteous. Im glad we chose this restaurant over the others on offer tonight. I will definitely return again!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had Dinner at this restaurant , new years eve 2016. I would not rave about this restaurant but they serve a reasonable meal. The service was good but the choice of music was not.

Thank BCFenwick
Narrabri, Australia
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table midweek in the holiday season and it was busy. The atmosphere and ambience is excellent The menu was limited but would cater for most. The staff were friendly and reasonably attentive but the meal service was slow. We did notice one diner abandoned his table due to slow service It took over 2 hours from start to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alfresco's was one of the highlights of our trip to Paihia. We ate there twice, for dinner and for breakfast and the food exceeded expectations both times. If you enjoy lamb, we would highly recommend ordering the Lamb rack - the best meal we've eaten in a very long time. Thank you Alfresco's for your brilliant service and delicious food!... More 

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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 22
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?