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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8886
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

These are important prerequisites. We were looking for light fare close by our B&B and happened on The Bay. The staff were very friendly and even though the dining seating was full, they were able to meet our needs. The Thai Chicken salad was very...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with two young children and four adults. High chair was set up when we came, pencils for the kids too. Food was amazing, very delicious. Even the kids ate almost everything and sat still for most part. Not very expensive either, comparable to other...More

Thank Bolandunited
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant. The service was great and the menu looked good. Stuffed baby bird would have been even better with a bit longer cooking. It wasn't quite undercooked. Less topping on the pizza and it would have been perfect....More

Thank laksatwist
Reviewed 27 January 2017

What a great find The Bay Bar and Brasserie in Acacia Bay was for us! We called in the day before we were hoping to make a booking for, as one of our children has coeliac and we wanted to be sure that there were...More

Thank Blueskiesandsun
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is so good to find a great eatery in Acacia Bay, so you don't have to traipse into town. They were flat out the night we went, fortunately we had booked, and we were happy to have a few quiet drinks while we waited...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Full of hope with new owners, 4 of us had dinner on Saturday night. Menu change? Not much of a choice for the mains. Bar snack meal of fish with potatoes and salad, expensive and very average, the pork belly was dry also. Asked what...More

1  Thank T8114VFwendym
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Customer services was pretty poor, got told after ordering food and paying for it that the young boys in the kitchen didn't know how to prepare my meal after they had already served the other three at my table (one of those was sent back...More

1  Thank petewnz
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Average Bar food at a good restaurant price - $28 for small fish and chips and a pre mix salad - I was expecting more from the new management. I have been to this restaurant several times and are usually very satisfied - hopefully the...More

1  Thank Cheltenham99
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and made the experience great. The food was excellent and would definitely go back. They do normal meals and also have a pizza menu. We had the ribs and chicken. If going in the summer months book a table as it is very...More

Thank Bradleyrf
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The food is beautiful, plenty of it and the atmosphere just right. The staff and new owners are chatty , enthusiastic and pleasant. Highly recommended

1  Thank Vivien A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 8886
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