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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (39 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
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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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11 - 20 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We seem to have birthday lunch here every year and again , pleasant and tasty. Portion size is generous and food tasty.

Thank tg034
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very busy tavern on a Saturday night but friendly staff found us a table.Would be lovely on a sunny day with the views.We had squid and steak.Both very nice but the steak was cooked to perfection.Great atmosphere.

Thank a f
Reviewed 11 August 2017

One of our favorites! This lovely pub has friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. Great pub food at a good price and lovely outlook to the Whangarei harbour

Thank theresaandross
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A great place for a meal, burgers are amazing. Friendly staff and good water views. Great in summer or winter, love the fish and chips.

Thank Karen Hunt H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This never fails to deliver. Food , views , ambience and staff come up tops ever time. Great outdoors seeing or take a walk down to the wharf. Plenty of space great place for a romantic rendezvous and a family place. The menu provides more...More

Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A nice place to visit for a meal, with great water views, dine in or outdoors. Nice pizza and fresh seafood dishes, friendly staff!

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

fabulous food and service. The view over the water is great with a great selection of food available, it is a relaxing place that you come back for more

Thank trainman164
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We always come here when visiting Whangarei . We love the happy atmosphere , beautiful view and lovely food . I had a fabulous warm salad with delicious seeds and warm Kumara . There is something for everyone .. Huge pot pies , pizza ,...More

Thank 920lorrainec
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We have eaten at Parua Bay Tavern three times now.Can not fault the meals.salt and pepper squid comes with salad, very tasty.steaks so tender.very friendly staff we will return

Thank suzy_sam2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Awesome food with great service and friendly staff. The views are fabulous and it is a very relaxing venue to have a great meal.

Thank hawkeye828
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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