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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

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6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended to this restaurant but was very disappointed. I had booked a table for six earlier in the day for 7pm but had to wait ages for our order to be taken, then we had to wait an hour for food which one persons was cold. We then had to keep asking where our drinks were. After such... More 

Thank Kim B
Istanbul, Turkey
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Meal was good. Although did send back the oysters as they should not have been served. Our mains were very good, I had the chefs special and my husband had the rack of lamb.

Thank NicoleMcG1
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal overlooking the beautiful bay of islands - great location. Service was fairly quick and the waiter very friendly. Food was excellent although the lamb rack maybe a little small. Fairly priced so all in all a good experience

Thank oconnersean286
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Followed advice on here and enjoyed a lovely meal. Staff were very pleasant and the food was extremely tasty.

Thank Jenny L
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our stay both times although service a little slow the food was excellent and good value.

Thank nessmorgan
Paihia, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we go there we have great food, nicely presented and very tasty. The service is fantastic too, always with a smile! I like to recommend this restaurant to anyone. Breakfast is the best you get in Paihia!

Thank Beat W
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived on a Saturday evening with three other couples. Two of the couples had to a hour to be served. It took 30 minutes to get a drink that was only because I flagged down a server. The food was nice but the wait spoiled the evening. Avoid.

Thank mcburger2016
West Yorkshire
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fish and chip lunch here. It was delicious and the service was great. Well worth a visit, although it can be very busy here.

Thank WestYorkshireTaffy
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived with three other independent couples, all with reserved tables. Two were out front adjacent the beach road, two including ours at the rear behind the original glass facade. The service was appalling! 20 minutes to be acknowledged, with glasses of wine provided 15 minutes later when we were asked for menu choices. It was 65 minutes until we... More 

Thank Alan J
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for my partners birthday, at first i was a little bit unhappy because when I called a day before to make a reservation the Indian guy I was talking to said "no need for reservation" but I insisted as he obviously didnt know that there was a big ship arriving that day so they would be busy. And... More 

Thank Ricalabonita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?