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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just had our 30th anniversary dinner at Alfresco's and it was outstanding. When we booked the day before in person, Adi (aplologies if mis-spelled) came out on to the footpath with a menu. When we told him it was our anniversary he couldn't do...More

Thank Scooter2004
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yummy seafood chowder and lots to choose off the menu. Took home their yoyo biscuits - which are shortbread with passionfruit icing absolutely delicious! Plenty of parking (in winter). Will definitely stop in again.

Thank VeeNZed
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful pork belly and an even more delicious sticky date pudding dessert! They were both to die for. Great customer service as well!

Thank marshtee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat. So good we went 3 times! Friendly helpful staff who couldn't do enough for you. Range of food amazing; able to cater for vegetarian teenager and fussy fish conniseur. Food delicious. What more could you ask for?

Thank haltstp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal, staff and service. Decent value for money. We both had steak for our mains. Didn't have a starter. We would happily go back for another meal. .

Thank mljohnson00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dropped in after reading some reviews on here. We both ordered the steak and were not disappointed. Done just as we asked, (British chef of course) with very tasty veg n roasted new potatoes. We both had a couple of local...More

Thank davidjdoherty00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were up early (well it was early for a Sunday) and looking for breakfast. It had been wet so it was hard to tell if the place was open, but it was very welcoming when we entered. Breakfast was yummy and staff were friendly....More

Thank Maree B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who ever painted the bush scene did a great job in setting the atmosphere for this bar and restaurant. Almost felt like being in the bush. The food was pretty good. Fish of the day was fresh, nicely cooked and well presented and as a...More

Thank MartyPN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bay of Islands is our family favorite holiday destination. So no visit is complete without a visit to our favorite eatery - Alfresco's Restaurant. This visit, our group chose the fish of the day (Kingfish and prawns on risotto), the aged steak and the no...More

Thank Arhbus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just across from the waterfront, we were able to watch the day turn dark and appreciate the changing hues of sky and sea. All while having a great food experience. Four people and four different really exceptional dishes. The calamari starter was the best I...More

Thank Keith C
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
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UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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