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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

drinks at happy hour were ok but small handles and selection of was ok but food ???? band on the sunday was not very good and with the mealMore

Thank lex18
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear guest, we apologize for your not so good experience. Firstly, we really appreciate your feedback and we will make sure our kitchen team will work on the points you have made. we did get mixed response on the band, being a small town some...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made this our coffee stop for the time we were in Paihia. Very good and very friendly staff. Evening meal was very nice although my medium rare steak was largely well done.More

Thank JohnspeedNZ
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to write us a feedback/ review. Firstly thank you for a lovely review but we sincerely apologize about your steak. we as a team will make sure such things if ever happen we fix it right away. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to dinner on a sunday evening, during happy hour, as the roast dinners were only $15. It was so noisy we could hardly hear ourselves talking, it was very crowded, obviously because of happy hour and the band playing. the place has a...More

Thank craftychic2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with three other couples and must admit we were not impressed. Not sure why this place is popular as the food was some of the worst we have had in Northland. Restaurant looks across busy road to beach, but tables so low...More

Thank Jane P
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review, that is the only way for us to rectify our mistakes and improve. we sincerely apologize about the outcome of your experience in our restaurant. especially about your review on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starters were ok, had to wait over 30mins for the mains. Waitress came around twice to ask if we were "still waiting"? Mains (burger and lamb) were not very nice and definitely over priced. Would not recommend and never go again.More

Thank iaveryu
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear sir/ madame, Thank you for your review, it is unfortunate you had to witness such bad service. We will make sure our staff is trained better. It is not acceptable and inexcusable but hopefully you give another chance to experience a much better side...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a booking for 16. We arrived on time, to find our table ready and eager staff ready to take our drinks order. The menus were quickly dispensed and explained by the great staff. The seafood plate was popular, but all enjoyed the service...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by our son and we were sadly disappointed!! Terrible service and terrible food, what more can I say! The service was slow and they forgot part of our order,in fact I think they forgot the whole order as we...More

Thank Shootingstars R
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madame, Thank you for you feedback, it is not acceptable the kind of service was provided to your table. We as a team have discussed about your disappointing experience. Following up with what had happened we had few issues in the kitchen which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from our 2nd meal here in 2 days. What can I say.....nothing but nothing is too much trouble. Fabulous service all round and boy do they turn out some amazing food. My partner had the seafood platter on the first night....it looked like...More

Thank andrea b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of sightseeing around Bay of Islands we were looking to end the day on a high by going out for dinner. Alfrecos didn't disappoint Great food but what made it a greater experience was the service by staff which was faultless.They were...More

Thank Tesi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast for the last 4 days of our visit. Wish we had found it earlier. Food is delicious, of ample size and reasonably priced. The position across the road from the beach is spectacular as the sun rose over the bay. If...More

Thank Michael L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you do a Roast Dinner on a Sunday please?
17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
Do you do a Roast Dinner on a Sunday please?
17 December 2016|
Response from Ngatiwhatua | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Sorry can't help furthet
Wondering if you allow well behaved dogs on your patio ?
16 June 2016|
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Response from Alfrescos Resta... P | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6797
  • E-mail
Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm.
Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm
Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.