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The Phoenix Tauranga

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
+64 7-578 8741
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went to the pheonix for a drink and some lunch we were asked to be seated to order our food, had to go back to the bar after a good 10mins of not being acknowledged at all. The waitress came over with the wrong food first, when our pizza arrived, we asked the waitress( Carolyn) if we are... More 

Thank Alice w
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Alice.Thank you for your constructive feedback as our passion is to strive for excellence in customer service and product and to maintain the positive experience our customers have come to love and know. We welcome all comments and are saddened to read of your experience. We have spoken to Carolyn and will be providing her with further coaching. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 9.00 to be seated and our order taken promptly, we didn't have to wait too long for our meals to arrive which was great. The sizing, presentation and taste of everything was spot on. We loved our meals and the friendly and attentive staff made our night that extra bit better. What a great place with great... More 

Thank Adele D
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi Adele. It really helps to make our day better when we receive such wonderful feedback."Many Thanks" We all look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places in TAURANGA that has a platter on the menu. Well presented and reasonably priced. Good value for money. Will be back.

Thank Doug S
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

"Thanks Doug" More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A table of 2 walk in we were warmly greeted and seated, we waited a while for drinks order to be taken, from experience it looked liked there was no sections assigned as waiters were everywhere. Another table was sat near us whilst waiting for our mains order to be taken they got there drinks order and mains order taken... More 

Thank fit f
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Hi fit f. Glad to hear we maintained our standard by greeting you warmly 'as a friend'. Sincerest apologies as the other table had hailed me to take their order as I was passing. I was floater that evening so in no way meant to cause inconvenience by facilitating their request. Regarding your further feedback, I have passed this on... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted on our arrival and our reserved table was beautifully positioned in the outdoor dining as requested. Service was outstanding. Our host/waiter was a young man called Dudley and he is the sort of bubbly, respectful, well mannered, professional person any restaurant would be proud to have on their staff. The food was of the highest standard.... More 

Thank collinz0188lsnt
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and the great rating. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here, service was excellent, food very tasty. Very attentive. Asked for no tomatoes on my open sandwich but came with tomato. Not a major, took them out. But could be a concern should someone be allergic to them. Would certainly come here again.

Thank cliffmate
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We do need to know this to speak to the team. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both the service and the food were great. Awesome attentive staff looking after us. There was a great menu to choose from and what we did chose was beautifully cook - yum.

Thank lynnrupe
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

"Thank You" for your 'fab' review! More 

Taumarunui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my husband here. Had the warm beef salad was delicious and my husband the calamari salad. Iced coffee was made with ice cream which is always better. Service was polite and quite quick on a busy Saturday afternoon

Thank johanneerceg
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review, trust we will see you again soon. More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here hours after touching down in Auckland after a fourteen hour flight from the States and it was just what we were looking for! It isn't haute cuisine but what it is, is tasty comfort food with some great wine and beers, friendly service, and a beautiful location! JUST what we were looking for in our sleep-deprived state!... More 

Thank WineTraveller
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Really happy to have made a such a good impression for you both of The Phoenix and New Zealand. You must have been exhausted by the time you reached The Phoenix. Really great that you recommended us to others. "Thank You". More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, reasonable prices and a good menu selection. This was my second visit, so consistency is being observed.

Thank David G
Ralph W, Owner at The Phoenix Tauranga, responded to this review

Great to read that both of your experiences at The Phoenix have been consistent and look forward to your continued custom, "Thank You". More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 The Strand, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 8741
The Phoenix is the latest addition to the family of Monteith's Craft Beer Bars. We strive to excel in what we do, and provide GREAT FOOD and FRESH BEER to the people of Tauranga.

We are passionate about the hospitality industry and strongly believe this is what helps us stand out in the crowd. The Phoenix is designed to be a place where people can come and relax, socialise and be themselves.

We hope to bring new, fresh ideas to Tauranga with our different menu, designer cocktails, craft beers and service.

We hope you enjoy your visit at The Phoenix Tauranga.

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