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Carpe Diem

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2/154, Harbour Village Drive | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
+64 9-424 6250
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My Mum didn't get her drink.My sister ordered ham and cheese pizza and she got pepperoni.the pizza wasn't very good.

Thank Jordan_Patmore
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went here as a large party of friends ( approx 18 ) I had the pasta marinara, my wife the fish of the day served on a risotto and our friend had the ribs. We all enjoyed our selections and thought they were reasonable value for money. Some of the other people in our group were not very impressed... More 

Thank Bob P
Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

One of those bars where an attractive maiden suitably dressed holds court to intoxicated salivating males and a clientele that likes to party. The restaurant section provides excellent food in a sort of localised Italian manner. We had a garlic,rosemary and cheese pizza bread, Caesar salad, and pork belly. The pizza dough/base was the best I've had in NZ; the... More 

Thank Baronclog
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely, nautical location. Good choice of food. Good service. Music ( live) a bit too loud, made conversation difficult.

Thank cruise11
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service, food and atmosphere. We decided quite late to go for dinner and we're welcomed with a lovely seat by the windows. The lovely front of house was so attentive and friendly. The food was incredible and the chef definitely deserved our praise. We tried nearly everything on the menu and couldn't have been more impressed (and we are... More 

Thank JoJo252
Winterthur, Switzerland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this place and not to pay attention to some of the poor reviews. The staff were super attentive and professional, and the quality of food was great. We both had pizzas that were made in a wood oven, crispy and filling. Would go back again.

Thank kcamos
Gold Coast, Australia
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The pizza and kumara fries were great but the highlight was unquestionably the live music provided by the duo Acoustic Intent. An outstanding acoustic set playing a varied range of greatest hits from Crowded House, Pearl Jam and Eric Clapton to Prince and The Beatles. Sensational. They only play Sundays and I assure you, if you enjoy contemporary live music... More 

Thank jimmyhendriks
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here - food was good but service was shocking. Started off badly by waitress dumping our $70 bottle of wine and glasses on the table - had to pour the wine ourselves. Didn't stay for dessert as waitress and staff were of the extinct variety, so travelled elsewhere for desert. International boa ties who visit Gulf Harbour,... More 

Thank Tremayne999
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Brilliant seafood platter for 2 for only $28 - excellent value. As always a lovely, lovely setting on the Gulf Harbour Marina in the sunshine. Food and wine and service - great. Would highly recommend

Thank Eve364
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Myself, my partner and my daughter came here and were pleasantly surprised. It was our first time, and didn't have a booking, yet we were seated and tended to straight away. They had a wedding reception on so food took longer than expected, but it was no worries as one should expect they would be focusing on that. The outside... More 

Thank Holly_34cat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 103
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/154, Harbour Village Drive | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-424 6250
Carpe Diem, a common Latin phrase meaning "Seize the day", reflects our Restaurant philosophy. "Carpe Diem" reminds us to seize each day and cherish it dearly. Everyday opportunities await us and we must decide whether to take the chance or play it safe. We encourage you to take risks, for nothing is gained without them. It is this Carpe Diem spirit to which our Restaurant is dedicated". Pacific Bar was named to encompass the connection with the marina and the outlook of the water we have. Together Carpe Diem Restaurant and Pacific Bar provide a stunning venue and everything you need to embrace and enjoy your time with us. The Bar and Restaurant were some of the first structures to be built in Gulf Harbour back in 1996, Whilst there have been a few name changes in this time, Pacific Bar and Carpe Diem Restaurant named in 2004, have continued to become a popular venue for locals and visitors to enjoy ever since. We offer a wide variety of menu from Breakfast in the weekends, Lunch, Brunch, Entree's, Mains, Desserts, Platters, Bar Snacks, Cheese boards, Wood fired pizza and skilfully crafted Cocktails. We have a team of professionals from charismatic bar staff, attentive waiters, to our culinary master chefs that are only too happy to cater to all of your needs and ensure you have the best experience with us. Our quality fresh food encompasses fresh local produce and only quality New Zealand premier meats will be prepared for you in our restaurant. With traditional fayre and a slight Mediterranean twist, our menu compositions include perfected recipes from our talented chef's, who are certain to tantalise your taste buds and give you an experience you have been waiting for. We offer a wide variety of menu's available on our menu page.

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