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Parua Bay Tavern

1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
+64 9-436 5856
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (44 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1034 Whangarei Heads Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing quite like ripping out to the Parua Bay Pub for a cold beer and some reliably good food. The service is friendly and there is always a diverse mix of patrons. The food is always nice... my husband is pretty fussy about...More

Thank Bronz8
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I have eaten here several times over the past few months. Friends that have been living in the area showed me this hidden gem. The location is very nice, the fish and chips is the best I have had so far. I know this is...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely wee gem set in a fantastic waterfront spot out of town. The menu was a classic pub fare but super yummy and reasonably priced. We were with two young boys and the outdoor space was appreciated so we could enjoy a drink and...More

Thank NicolaFoote
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a cold one with friends from Australia. Happy friendly staff with prompt service. Great views looking out over the water. Was very busy with many family groups. Thank you Parua Bay Tavern :-)

Thank mysistersam
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Unpretentious hidden gem. An old style kiwi pub with modern fare. The Spicy Pizza is simply the best. Not more can be said. Always friendly and accomodating and never dissapointed bringing friends there everytime I come back to New Zealand. Superb

Thank dwaotearoa
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great location with wonderful views overlooking the bay, a varied lunch menu selection available with all the usual soft drinks, beer, wine etc. I chose a medium pizza for lunch, was disappointment when it arrived as it was more like a small than medium. Apart...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A family group of about 20, of all ages stopped here for lunch. The service was great and the food was lovely. There was a little delay in getting our food but it was a big order so that was to be expected. I will...More

Thank Anji503
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a family dinner, food came out fast and together. Food was great and couldn't fault it. View and vibe was great, we will be back next time we are in Whangarei.

Thank Lightguy101
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A very popular place with locals, there is a car park opposite the pub. There is indoor and outdoor seating and be aware of seagulls scavenging for food, as soon as we left our table a whole flock descended to eat the leftovers. The beer...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by the young lady at the information centre. The fish was beautifully battered and tasty. Great view, you can sit inside, outside covered or outside. Some of the other mains looked good, but we were there for the fish and chips. We...More

Thank sspall49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Description
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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