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Shells - CLOSED

Main road, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-864 8811
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
14 Mar 2016
“Great Food”
12 Mar 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main road, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice place, maybe a bit dated décor. Food great. We had tried to go to this place many times only to find it closed often on a weekend night.

Thank Brierley1234
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My family stayed at a nearby hotel and I ordered take away food to bring back to our hotel. The food was very good. I recommend eating here.

Thank Gordon K
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Centrally located. The food was good and can recommend the fish. ..it s possible to eat outside in the good weather.

Thank bantickr
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Tiarua doesn't have a huge number of restaurants to choose from, but this one was definitely the best in town. We ate here two nights and found the food to be good, but what really bought us back for a second night was the friendly...More

Thank lagomaggiore2013
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We ate at Shells two nights running and very much enjoyed the friendly relaxed atmosphere sitting outside on the covered terrace. We were also impressed by the very good standard of food. In particular the duck liver pate was delicious. The service was great -...More

Thank SixNineOne
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Mostly seafood but we had the steaks with red wine jus. They were excellent. Very spacious and comfortable seats. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient as was the rest of the staff.

Thank John B
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We enjoyed some delicious mussels with Thai sauce and prawns, followed by fresh snapper. All the food was delicious, and service was friendly. Altogether a pleasant evening.

Thank FSW29
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. Bit pricey but the steak was worth every penny and beautifully cooked. Only managed to eat half the chips because the portions were so big.

Thank janeburrage5WC
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We had dinner two nights during our stay. The food was top notch and our servers were nice and friendly. The first night we did not even get to ask for desert and after a 40 minute wait, paid our bill at the register. The...More

Thank JoyDevine
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I rarely give a bad review due to service when the food is good, as it is here, but read on! The good: Selection of appetizers were inventive, tasty, well-executed. Fish of the day main was truly delicious. The sort of place I'd give a...More

Thank Montrealais
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 8811
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