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Vine Eatery & Bar

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I had a very similar experience to Sarah M ("A bad Good Friday in Taupo).... The restaurant was extremely busy and the staff were doing everything they could to ensure that all the tables were serviced as timely as possible..... I guess the biggest difference is that we had patience and respect for how hard the staff were working to... More 

1 Thank Stephen-NZ1
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We went to Vine for dessert on a busy Saturday night and clearly the staff aren't used to being busy, nor are they used to being friendly to customers. When we arrived the wait staff were friendly and pointed us in the direction of a table and that's about where the customer service finished. We were clearly forgotten about and... More 

1 Thank RRB2016
Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 7.45pm as booked that afternoon. Told there would be a short delay as problems in the kitchen. Asked what they meant by a short delay and told 15 minutes but our table was ready and we were seated. Drinks order was taken and took 25 minutes to arrive. Food order was taken at 8.10. We were given... More 

8 Thank Sarah M
Hastings, New Zealand
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A bit disappointing, food lacked wow flavour and portions small for the price. Very busy place, staff were very efficient.

1 Thank Kath K
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The food and drinks were great. We loved it so much we ate there two of the three nights we were in Taupo. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank moserdvm
Taupo, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Vine has had ahuge make over, It is a pleasure going into the building tastefully decorated. with different area for dining and having a casual drink arround the fire. Out side dinning is also avalible. The food is brillent, Service is great most of the time . Great location.

Thank maryan_ray
Napier, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Our group of 5 enjoyed a lovely lunch last Sunday. The service was helpful and friendly. While there was some confusion with what was available on the day the quality of the food more than made up for it. You could chose from tapas to a full meal.

Thank Sally C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was the first restaurant I visited in Lake Taupo, and it was not a disappointment. The wait staff was friendly and provided great recommendations, the drink menu was pretty robust, and the food was perfectly prepared. I got the lamb rack, which was one of the best lamb dishes I have had (definitely recommend), while my partner tried the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazed how they can charge such high prices for such low quality meals. Guy behind the bar ignored us for ages whilst waiting for a seat and also when paying for the bill. Not agreat experience overall. Wish we chose another restaurant for our only night in Taupo.

1 Thank Nicole F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Went here for a pre dinner drink. Had two cocktails both were great and very nice. Good service and the food that came out looked amazing.

1 Thank LisaMackenzie29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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