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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

££ - £££Seafood, European,
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (78 reviews)
“lamb” (39 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food .. could not fault any course ... all 3 courses were great.. best all round food I have had for some time .... would go back tomorrow.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed 3 wonderful courses. Beef Ragout entree, Lamb Rump main and shared Apple Crumble for dessert. Lamb was melt in the mouth. Definitely highly recommend.

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here recently and found the food to be of a good standard.The service was a bit slow but they did have a big table of about 20 people to deal with. The wait staff were polite but gave the impression that they hadnt...More

Thank gandschristmas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for the lovely breakfast Alfresco awesome service friendly team cosy and quaint love you guys.

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for dinner on a quiet wet evening. I had the fish of the day and my partner the chicken. Both were excellent. The fish was served with a shrimp veloute sauce which can be highly recommended. Desert was pear and berry crumble which...More

Thank marklarge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here two years ago and returned this year. Like most places in Northland they could improve the warmth for this time of year. That said the food and service is consistently friendly and great. Oysters where local and fresh. We both had the Hake...More

Thank Georgeat1
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear George, Thank you for writing such such a nice review . We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Boys in the kitchen would be very happy to know that you enjoyed the meals. Hope to serve you again thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food and great service, even on a grab one deal everything was superb. Love alfresco. Food is delicious, had the breakfast and dinner here but must try the Sunday lunch one day.

Thank princesskizzy
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, we are glad that you enjoyed your dinning experience with us. You must visit us on Sunday it is live music, $15 roast meal and happy hour between 3-6. thanks hope to serve you again soon

Reviewed 5 June 2018

We went for lunch yesterday. We both ordered the Minute Steak Sandwich and were really pleased with our choice. I read a reply, from management, to a 'disappointed' diner/reviewer. They said they had rectified the problems and I do believe they have. Everything was hot,...More

Thank margdenington
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to write us a review . We as a team appreciate your feedback. we hope you return. Thanks

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

On a recent visit for a birthday celebration we were very disappointed with food.As we had dined at this restaurant in the past we expected the food quality to be of a high standard. This was not so,on arrival we noticed different hosts and not...More

Thank Skdmrk
Alfrescos Resta... P, Manager at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Hi Guest, we are really upset to hear about your experience with us was disappointing. Yes there is no excuse and we have rectified the problem internally. Such negligence with our standards is not acceptable. Thank you for taking time to write us a review....More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I had the most delicious pork stir fry for my dinner , my husband had the seafood platter which he really enjoyed . The service was excellent . A great choice for dinner .

Thank SGT1967
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Alfrescos Resta... P | Property representative |
hi sorry for the late reply but we are not open on Christmas day.. but while you are here in the bay you must try our new summer menu .. hope to serve you soon
17 December 2016|
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Response from SunshineCoastView | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do so go and enjoy
17 December 2016|
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Response from Ngatiwhatua | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE 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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