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Vine Eatery & Bar

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Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
11:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Love the decor and the cosy atmosphere .Been twice and intending to go again . The first night we had a main each , the second night we shared their platter and have already decided on the small plates we will have next time .

Thank Ann H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Liked the look of the place while walking around looking for somewhere different to eat. Very nice decor , with vines espaliered along the walls. Big fire burning in the bar/lounge one of the best Appletinis ever. Won't say how many were quaffed. Lovely meal, great wine selection. Will definately eat there again on our return to Taupo.

Thank Cher99
Brisbane, Australia
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162 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Returning to Restaurants that were good on the previous occasion can be a risk especially when they are under new management, I am please to say that this was not the case on this visit, even though we had heard it may not be as good. My wife and went in unannounced for dinner and were immediately give a table... More 

Thank Barry T
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Tapas are seriously sensational. Wine list is superb but didnt get to indulge to being pregnant. Definately loved this place and visited a few times. Highly recommended musscles✔😍🍻

Thank Sarah R
Cambridge, N.Z.
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We recently had dinner here. The menu read well and we began with a very tasty shared tapa which we complimented the chef on. Our mains were also tasty. I had the risotto and my partner the pasta. The service was a little slow but the staff were friendly. The ambience is very French/Italian with real vines growing on the... More 

Thank Wendy K
Taupo, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Has the potential to be one of Taupo's finest, however the service is shocking & there is lack of management overview. Being long time Taupo locals & highly involved in the industry, constantly giving it the benefit of the doubt, we hesitantly returned after a long period of not going & we were very embarrassed and dissapointed by the fact... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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296 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Have been here before and reviewed it before food was good and it still looks like they have a reasonable cellar where you can buy your wines to have with your meal at a good price. What let it down was the service, slow. One waitress came out served food to a table walked back empty handed came back with... More 

1 Thank Shane B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

25 minutes for 2 coffees when not overly busy, hard to recommend on that. Appeared to be not that unusual with staff attitude. Great clean bathrooms though.

Thank NZCarl88
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times and always enjoy going, the food is nice and atmosphere pleasant. We went recently on our holiday for a mid afternoon coffee, on a not so nice day to warm up. The only complaint I would have is that we were asked 3 times if we would like a drink when we had... More 

Thank calebstrawbridge
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Food, wine and service was fantastic. Made our trip to Taupo. Well done. All our family met there and it was absolutly wonderful.

Thank AJAustralia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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