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Parua Bay Tavern

1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (45 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My favourite place in Whangarei! Great food, friendly staff and plenty of space for the kids to run around outside. I would highly recommend. This is not fine dining just good pub food with loads of variety and something for everyone.

Thank Twinkles33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good atmosphere and a nice place for a beer after the beach. Friendly staff, quick service and a good view over the bay. Average wine taste, OK beers, but the galley really needs new ideas and a new menu. Hasn't changed for years, still...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant evening. Super foid, hreat service. Felt embarrassed that people who had committed to attending did not. Emma, the proprietor, was really awesome about it. Food great Thank you.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't resent paying Auckland prices when the fresh fish was cooked to absolute perfection, and the seaside location is typically breath-taking NZ. Efficient service, fairly uninspiring menu given I'd been looking forward to the seafood platters I'd heard so much about. To be honest...More

Thank JafaAuckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best views in New Zealand. Another example of the Whangarei area leaving the auckland area for dead on price, quality and value for money. a lunch time visit for three including drinks and food was only $63. This included 2 great pizzas,...More

Thank Pat and Bill G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous view of Mt Manaia and the bay. Chill in the grass, inside or on the deck. Food was fresh and full of flavour. Just watch the road when you cross from the car park it's a bit hairy being the main Rd and all....More

Thank traciegila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great setting. Overlooking the bay and the lovely yachts. Friendly and efficient . Good pub food. Well cooked and presented. Good wine, not overpriced. Glad we made the trip.

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice family type pub. We eat here regularly and that speaks for itself. The meals are great and the view is stunning, the staff are friendly say no more

Thank 11manager
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We were in the area on recntly and called in with friends for lunch. Oldie style but their own beer was super on a very hot day and I had the fish and chps which were very tasty and the pizza and burgers looked just...More

Thank CherryB138
Reviewed 7 February 2018

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a very busy Saturday afternoon, the staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was great and the beer and food were FAB, will defiantly be back.

Thank Robyn W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
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Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.
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