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Vine Eatery & Bar

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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice. Great tapas and mains. Excellent wine list and atmosphere. Plenty of room and deco amazing.

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Thank Debbie C
Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The ambience was really nice, the food couldn't be faulted, and the staff were very attentive and helpful.

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Thank TouquetK
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent platter for two, alot of thought has been put into this and it shows ! Perfect selection of flavours

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Thank JanelleNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This venue has a very nice decor and friendly if not over attentive staff. The tapas was generally very good, with the scallops in mozzarella, and croquettes being a stand out. Chorizo was good but was a little overpowered by the onion and patatas was good but essentially wedges with a bit of sauce. Extensive wine list although it would... More 

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Thank wrhauck
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Monday night , good , busy atmosphere and very tasty and well presented meals , good portion sizes too !

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Thank TandC111
Taupo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A party of 4 of us went there for lunch. Great Food and selection, very busy. Service was slow and food was slow coming out. Otherwise nice atmoshphere and restaurant.

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Thank TaupoGlennis
Taupo, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very nice atmosphere. Food was very pleasant. Service was very good. Bar and wine selection were both good. Reasonable price.

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Thank trickypig
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Came across this restaurant as it was easily the busiest in town, great atmosphere, food superbly presented and the soups went down well on a cold evening, waitress was fun and informative regarding the wines, value for money, the lamb hit the spot

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Thank Don-Michael-A
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit this week and is the stand out eatery in Taupo. Wonderful Tapas selection - a huge wine selection, as well as more contemporary food such as steak, chicken, risotto etc. Truly memorable.

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Thank Michelle P
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great atmosphere, great service and superb fine dinning menu. Great for a special event or business dinner. The bar has an extensive range of fine wines and beer. Love the fire place in winter.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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