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Vine Eatery & Bar

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Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The meal we had at the Vine was the best one we had in Taupo - in fact it rates as one of the best we had during our stay in New Zealand. The menu had a good variety of choices and there was also a children's menu. Our grand-daughters enjoyed their food here because it wasn't the cheap battered... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We opted for this place as it seemed quieter than some of the restaurants on the lakefront. We were pleased we did! My husband opted for the risotto and I had two tapas dishes as my 'main' - the bruschetta with Brie, prosciutto, rocket etc and the scallops in a cheesy sauce. Both were delicious and we enjoyed our meals.... More 

Thank Christine R
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled upon Vine whilst exploring the streets of Taupo and decided it would be a great place for our anniversary dinner. Initially seated in the bar area waiting for a table we relaxed with a drink in the comfy chairs taking in the atmosphere. Upon being seated at our table we were greeted by friendly staff who couldn't help us... More 

Thank EMutch86
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240 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cool looking place with live music. Great menu, made it very hard to choose. Food was great but service was quite slow, took a long time to get our entrees, girl who served us was very nice, just took ages to get our food

Thank NaomiBUK
Binfield, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by our hotel we drove up from Rotorua and on arriving at Taupo went on a 2 hour boat ride then visited without booking. It is a bit dark inside and whilst served promptly we were advised of a 30 minute wait for our one main course each. In the event 35 minutes for what turned out to be... More 

Thank Paul S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy day in Taupo as there was an event on. Even so Vines Eatery found a table for us. Good service and a great selection of wine. However, both the fish and the steak were a little over cooked, but still very nice so didn't complain. It would not stop me returning again another day. Cheese board was worth looking... More 

Thank Laurie R
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us went for dinner, booked and arrived at 7pm. Great looking decor, very innovative and funky. Restaurant wasn't too busy, ordered drinks and meals, waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for food to arrive. We asked if it was on the way after an hour and the manager said it should take at least 40 minutes. Very ineffective.... More 

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Novafeltria, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have some wine and tapas for dinner at Vine Eatery & Bar. They have a large wine menu with a lot of quality New Zealand wines which is really nice! On beforehand we didn't expected a lot from the tapas but they were surprisingly tastefull and well prepared! The restaurant has a diner part and a bar... More 

Thank AAJvdS
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a lunch after a mornings wander in Taupo. Initially because of my wife needing a place to sit down to rest her back. I ordered a risotto, she had a Moroccan Lamb salad. The waiter was attentive and engaging, making suggestions based on our choices, and sharing items from the extensive list of beers. Then the food... More 

Thank Bartus1967
North Shore City, New Zealand
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Moroccan lamb salad and it was outstanding! I don't like spicy food but this was more salty and an amazing infusion of flavours that had me pretty much inhaling every mouthful. Desert for me was the apple crumble cheesecake with salted caramel sauce. Again outstanding! I have travelled to many places and eat out regularly and this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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