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Rain Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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30 Gravatt Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-572 3066
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have a saying in Maori: HE KAI KEI AKU RINGA It talks about someone who can use their basic abilities and resources to create success. This is how i would describe the Rain Bar. Pleasant atmosphere sometimes too rowdy, nice staff and consistent comfort food.

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Thank Hinerau R
Province of Granada, Spain
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice greetings from the staff. Chose the salmon but when I cut into it, it was not cooked through. Called the waiter. No issue and apologised straightaway. Took to the kitchen and returned within a minute. Chef said he could cook a fresh piece or can choose anything from the menu for same price. No arguments. Had the fish and... More 

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Thank Barry G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to rain bar for food twice now. The first was for brunch which was excellent. We were very impressed with the portion size to cost ratio. Being from the U.K. And canada the cost of eating out here in New Zealand seems extortionate so to find somewhere that is fantastic value for money with massive portion size is... More 

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Thank charlottesykes
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a return visit in the future. Exceptional coffee to start( thanks Keri)sure thing the meal will be great and it was. The lamb salad was full of flavour and colour. Presented beautifully as well as the second meal pork belly for my husband. Service quick Scott tentative as any good wait staff should be. Could not fault prices reasonable.... More 

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Thank Florathexplorer
Hamilton, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great staff who are keen to look after you Good well presented Pub Food and very popular with the locals many of whom are regulars. Always a good choice when in Papamoa. Hard to find at first

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Thank John F
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and very generous servings. Good value for money. Service great too. Will be back again.

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Thank Michelle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The service is always superb in Rain Bar. You can see a great work team :) Fast, smooth and friendly . Brunch menu is good. Breakfast cooked well and coffee is great! Easy parking outside

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Thank Adrianna L
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit back to Rain for Brunch this week. Staff are very attentive and friendly. The meals are a great size and taste amazing. Will definitely be my new local :)

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Thank bhamchick
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

My friends who live in Papamoa took us here while we were staying with them, they go all the time and I can see why ! Great food and you sure don't go away hungry ! A guy called Scott was awesome at his job, every time he saw our glasses empty as he walked past he offered another drink,... More 

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Thank Jamesbigsnoozer
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Last Thursday we had dinner at Rain. It is very popular with lots of people enjoying food and drinks. Our meal was beautifully cooked and presented and generous. The staff were attentive and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Gravatt Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 3066

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