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Vine Eatery & Bar

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Vine. Food was super yummy, great vibe to the place & our British waitress was very helpful. Would return.

Thank G2603
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245 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite enjoyed our last visits but this last one was really good. We shared 2 entree (3 of us) calamari and belly pork, very good. Then the mains 2 pasta dishes and a lamb salad. Again very good. The waitress was a lovely English girl who was attentive and friendly and had great help when trying to decide on a... More 

Thank TaupoSheryll
New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here as we were just passing through Taupo. We started off outside but moved inside to escape the breeze. Nice to have the choice of dining out or in. The lunch menu has plenty of choice. We had small plates: mussels, pork and chowder. I would have liked my food a little hotter but it seems in... More 

Thank ElaineDay
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner 3 times. Real good food, tasty, not so expensive and the service... ahhhh the service was really friendly. The second time we went there, the waitress remembered that my wife didn't like iced water. She came straight with what we wanted.

Thank Tristan L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Vineyard Eatery & Bar earlier this week while on holiday. We took a seat in the bar area under an exposed ceiling pipe dripping liquid onto the table. We ordered drinks then sat watching them sit behind the bar for about 10 minutes before they were eventually brought to our table. We ordered 3 tapas and 2... More 

2 Thank Tania P
Taupo, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is great and the food even better since the chef has changed. Service is excellent, our waitress memorised approx 20 orders without noting a single down! Will definitely be back and recommend

Thank Gemma B
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This didn't start so well after being shown to a table wedged between a post and a noisy table of 6 who had obviously been waiting a long time for their main courses. We heard our waiter tell them that their main courses were on the way and wouldn't be long. However, after waiting nearly 20 minutes before we were... More 

Thank Malcolm H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here before so had to go back. Love the share plates so ordered 4 between us. Also love the wine wall where you can go up and browse the wines available and choose which one you want. Food was delicious as our last visit. Staff were friendly and attentive. We will return.

Thank SuenAndy1983
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined with friends last night and was an amazing experience. From the moment we walked in till the time we left the service was excellent. Food was even better. Had a couple of share plates to start with and we thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I had the duck main which was cooked to perfection. Very tasty and good size... More 

1 Thank Steve H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food tasted wonderful and the service was good. I had the ragout pasta - there were two prices, a smaller and larger portion, I chose the smaller. I am not into big servings but this was much smaller than I thought any meal would be. However it tasted divine. And it left me room for dessert, the chocolate one...also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?