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Bach on Breakwater

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Cafe, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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Oceanview parade, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-769 6967
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous coffee (Allpress) and a wide range of yummy food in the cabinet or from a busy kitchen. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the children sailing a regatta in the bay. A real surprise.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

6 of us arrived for lunch on a busy Friday without a booking, but they found us a table right in the window overlooking the Port. we were spoilt for choice with the cabinet food selection so can't comment on the menu options. even our Gluten free person found it hard to decide. the decor and atmosphere are quirky and... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had lunch here and was very satisfied with the food. The menu is varied with plenty to choose from. Yummy cabinet food is also available. My only gripe was the long queue at the door and counter to get served. Once we had ordered the food and coffees came very quickly. (perhaps choose your timing carefully) Watch out for parking... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I met with a dear friend for brunch on Fri 30th at another,one of my fav Restaurants in New Plymouth👌Beautiful morning,seated right by the window looking out at the sea.Service is always amazing with friendly Staff.I ordered Tomato soup,this arrived in enormous bowl and two sliced garlic bread,i couldn't eat it all my friend helped me😊Right outside the Restaurant are... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The cabinet food available for vegans is great, there was a various kinds of cakes, muffins and slices for me to choose from as well as a few pieces off the menu. Last week I had the lasagna and the chocolate cake which were both excellent and today I tried the vegan breky. The coconut bacon was too smoky and... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

There's nothing wrong per se with this cafe - it has great views across the habour, and is at one end of the Coastal Walkway so its position is enviable... but everytime we go, we leave a bit disappointed. Food is average. Cakes are pretty good. Nothing wrong with the menu, but not memorable. Service is fine, but not exceptional.... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

As a vegan I am always looking out for places to eat out, as they are hard to find. The Bach has a range of food to suit all tastes, and their foods are clearly labelled so that you can easily tell if the dish is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. The also cater to the meat eater, so a... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Good range of food with lots of vegetarian choice. Good atmosphere with views across the harbour. Menu and cabinet food. Good for coffee and cake or lunch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place overlooking the harbour. Plenty to see even during a storm. Pity port authority being pedantic about parking. Having said that meal and location worth the small fee. Staff pleasant and welcoming. Service efficient but measured. Bach brekkie was great. Will be back.

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New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

When obstinacy meets enterprise something has to give, and in this case it's The Bach in the face of Taranaki Harbour Board's spiteful parking restrictions. Braving the admonitory warning notices we circled the vast and empty parking area in search of a working auto-park money gobbler, then visited he Bach for lunch . Our first visit for more than six... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oceanview parade, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-769 6967

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?