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Parua Bay Tavern

) #3 of 101 Restaurants in Whangarei $$ - $$$ Pizza, Seafood,
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location but service takes a while. Call it new and inexperienced wait staff or plain laziness, this has to be improved.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lunch or dinner, or a quiet drink watching sport, this is the place to be. Family owned, food great, service great, and such a special venue with the views. Cannot beat this as simply unparalled in all areas.

Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service - we came on a busy holiday weekend and the staff quickly found us a table. All our meals were generous and great tasting.

Thank HelenYorke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would try this restaurant after reading the amazing reviews. The seafood chowder and garlic bread was tasty. I had salt and pepper squid which was very salty, didn't think it would be that salty that it was not very enjoyable. Didn't quite...More

Thank Finz2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service in a fabulous setting and awesome food. It's my favourite spot around Whangarei. Will definitely be back.

Thank Twinkles33
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very lovely views of the bay. Limited menu and you place your order at the bar. Fish and chips are very nice.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive out of town to see the awesome view. A favourite place of ours to catch up with a group of friends. Great atmosphere and service and plenty of good fresh food on the menu

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

we went last night and had a fantastic meal - weren't expecting it as on first appearances it seemed a bit like a typical kiwi pub (albeit in a stunning location on the waterfront!) but from the minute we walked in the place felt friendly,...More

Thank Martine B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Beer and fish & chips on the wter at the Parua Bay Tavern can't be beat and this is one of the must do pubs on the Whangarei Heads and surrounding areas!

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Menu choices not as good as a couple of years ago. Too much fried stuff, especially in kids' meals. Fish still good though battered and deep fried, (would have chosen if crumbed), chips nice and meal did come with 2 sauces but mini salad a...More

Thank rosiesview
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-436 5856
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Parua Bay Tavern is nestled on the waterfront of the beautiful Whangarei Heads harbour under the majestic Mt. Aubrey and Whangarei Headland.With its own jetty and picturesque outlook the tavern is a favourite for lunch and dinners, groups and large functions whether downstairs on the covered dining deck, on the lovely lawn or upstairs in the function area.
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