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Vine Eatery & Bar

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Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I arrived last night I was served water by a very cute young man but...... He asked if I was ready to order and that he would get a waiter to come to my table. I waited for well over 10, may be 15 minutes and no one came near me. Very disappointing. I then went to ask at... More 

Thank rodneyp797
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here on several occasions now and I so much want to love it, and for most parts I do, great vibe, great decor, great drink selection, great food selection, all done really well......but.....I so wish the service could match everything else.....at best it is inconsistent, at worst its plain non existent......walk in for a drink and table and... More 

Thank Mike B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Vine, it never disappoints!! Friendly service and the food is always delicious!! Only down side is high ceilings and concrete floors makes noise echo and can be quite loud in there if busy other than that Vine is a lovely restaurant.

Thank Tamara T
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a few times, on all occasions the food has been up to standard and consistent in taste and quality. Service is great, I couldn't decide what to drink so the bar lady kindly let me have a taster! Decided on a cocktail in the end ! Waitresses and waiter very good! We booked last minute on the weekend... More 

Thank Arowin67
Geneva, Switzerland
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enticed in by an attractive frontage and equally compelling interior, plus the promise of a free bruschetta with a large draft Perroni, we went in early (6.00 p.m.). We were immediately seated in the bistro area (there is a posher area at the back for later evening diners) by a friendly server, brought two glasses of water, the menus and... More 

Thank SKIClub
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here. The food is great but a little expensive. Big wine list and fantastic staff. A great place to share a special occasion. Would have given it a 5 Star if it weren't for the price.

Thank EricJ123
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building. Good quality service from everyone we encountered. Excellent food. Both my wife and I were very impressed. It was recommended to us by our local hosts and their judgement was spot on. Liked the approach to wine list too. Everything is out on display and one can browse at leisure. Simple idea but a good one. It sits... More 

Thank Paul M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant we have visited in Taupo. Great vibe, decor, wine list, music and food. We dropped off two rainbow trout we caught on a morning outing and the chef did a pretty good job in preparing two different baked trouts. Also had salads, risotto, pasta, and desserts, not to mention perfect martinis and wine. Bonus was local musician on... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was recommended to us as a good value, and I second that. We had good small plate items along with decent local craft beer. Pleasant place, sometimes with an acoustic guitarist. Right in the town a block from the lake.

Thank JrMushroom
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booking this restaurant is essential,the food &service is great.They have a huge wine selection you choose your wine from the racks & take it to your table & waiter rapidly cools it, ready to drink.

Thank Dennis F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.

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