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Vine Eatery & Bar

) #10 of 92 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ European, ,
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (88 reviews)
“lamb rack” (7 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and magnificent food! All round this was a great experience. Just the right amount of input from staff re choosing wine and advising on the menu. Relaxed environment with interesting decor.

Thank naarah05
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very pretty,but i would not reccomend it if youre hungry.we had to visit burger king afterwards to satisfy our appetites!.I wouldnt call 3 very neatly trimmed chops a rack of lamb.The table spoonful of mash alongside hardly fills a hole!perhaps i should...More

Thank hungrypom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent. We both enjoyed the pork belly and mushroom entrees followed by the steak. I would go back for the creme brûlée it was delicious.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant. Service was excellent (thank you Claire) and food of high quality. The atmosphere was buzzing which we loved. Highly recommend.

Thank Judith1016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Italian style tapas, delicious flavours and generous portions to share. My hubby loved the rissoto. I was disappointed with the pork belly, quite tough and chewy meat but nice flavours. I should have stuck to a mederterraian meal, they were clearly better...More

Thank Nuttykiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing selection on the menu of both beverages and food! Delightful service with a smile and the meal you couldn't fault.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Risotto, great service from Sam with our special requests and need for menu information. A lovely night out, and looking forward to going again.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate and drank here 3 times during our 2 day stay at Taupo. Fantastic fire place and surroundings to eat, drink and be merry. Our first visit was on a Sunday night and was quite quiet. We went back there the following lunch time...More

Thank Kaye G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited whilst on a tour to New Zealand. Didn't book which I would advise. However we were greeted and seated within seconds. Very attentive staff who gave information on what was on the menu. Had New Zealand Lamb and my partner had Venison. Wine was...More

Thank Droglite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 7.15 , 8.35 pm still waiting for main course. Slow service, small oyster entree over priced, and under staffed, cannot meet numbers of diners requirements. Not good.

Thank F4472RLpaulk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
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Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.
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