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Vine Eatery & Bar

$$ - $$$European, ,
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We asked the locals for a recommendation is this was their spot. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed but nice with sufficient room between the tables. The manhattans are good. The decor is eclectic and playful (wine vines and a prison cell?). The...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered cocktails and tapas. Was brilliant. Service was lovely, more than happy xpected in Taupo. Would recommend this for professional adults.

Thank teresapope
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal here. I really liked the layout of the restaurant, the staff were very friendly and professional. We were really impressed with the menu, which gives you the option of either choosing tapas or your traditional “mains” meals. The food was...More

Thank Irish_Kiwi77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lively and buzzy restaurant and bar. Really good atmosphere especially on a Friday night. Food was great and as we didn't know what we fancied we choose the sharing platter which had lots of small tastes. Really good value and great food. We added...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large bar/restaurant, very busy with a happy buzzy atmosphere. Excellent happy staff, good service. Best of all the food - delicious, we had Pork Belly and Lamb Racks, both delicious, with the pork belly moist without too much fat. It was an...More

Thank markilee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few of the small plates accompanied by a salad. Well prepared and presented, very nice meal. Good range of foods, wines and craft beers. Not the cheapest place to eat in Taupo, but the meal was well worth the price.

Thank R_and_D_NZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had quick luncheon there, the food was lovely. The young waitress serving us had not been there long but was very polite, professional and even offered advice on some activities to try. All in all, an enjoyable experience.

Thank Kenni L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I experienced a lovely evening dining at this very popular place as it was recommended to us as we were tourists. We made reservations the night before. The restaurant can be noisy at the front near the bar but we were placed...More

Thank Sandymt51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing. It was cooked to perfection and the knowledge of the staff was great. The manager really recommended the right wine with the right food and didn’t go for the expensive one. It is reasonably prized for what you get.

Thank Chermene
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great to be able to have a nice wine in nice surrounds away from the kids for some adult time

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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