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Vine Eatery & Bar

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Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5704
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy day in Taupo as there was an event on. Even so Vines Eatery found a table for us. Good service and a great selection of wine. However, both the fish and the steak were a little over cooked, but still very nice so didn't complain. It would not stop me returning again another day. Cheese board was worth looking... More 

Thank Laurie R
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Eight of us went for dinner, booked and arrived at 7pm. Great looking decor, very innovative and funky. Restaurant wasn't too busy, ordered drinks and meals, waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for food to arrive. We asked if it was on the way after an hour and the manager said it should take at least 40 minutes. Very ineffective.... More 

Thank Jellybean5955
Novafeltria, Italy
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to have some wine and tapas for dinner at Vine Eatery & Bar. They have a large wine menu with a lot of quality New Zealand wines which is really nice! On beforehand we didn't expected a lot from the tapas but they were surprisingly tastefull and well prepared! The restaurant has a diner part and a bar... More 

Thank AAJvdS
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a lunch after a mornings wander in Taupo. Initially because of my wife needing a place to sit down to rest her back. I ordered a risotto, she had a Moroccan Lamb salad. The waiter was attentive and engaging, making suggestions based on our choices, and sharing items from the extensive list of beers. Then the food... More 

Thank Bartus1967
North Shore City, New Zealand
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Moroccan lamb salad and it was outstanding! I don't like spicy food but this was more salty and an amazing infusion of flavours that had me pretty much inhaling every mouthful. Desert for me was the apple crumble cheesecake with salted caramel sauce. Again outstanding! I have travelled to many places and eat out regularly and this... More 

Thank JudeAF
Reading, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vine Eatery & Bar is a great find in Taupo. The food is excellent and nicely, although not extravagantly presented. Tapas menu is great, but there is also good variety on the standard menu for those wanting that. The wine and beer selection is excellent with an appropriately heavy emphasis on NZ wines. Service is quite good at a... More 

Thank Tom01867
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined with partner for dinner on a weeknight. Attentive staff, nice portion sizes. Lovely food presentation and flavors. Recommend trying the tapas menu, although mains presented well also.

Thank Terry P
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, wine selection, food and atmosphere. Great experience. We felt that it was value for money.

Thank jeffbO123RG
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for classy tapas and an excellent selection of beers and wine by the glass. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly giving good advice on some of the less well known wines

Thank NeilPritchard
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large, busy establishment with a good atmosphere and attentive, welcoming staff. Possibly the best choice in a town full of formulaic restaurants. Reasonably sized and inventive menu and good selection of wines.

Thank Northerner11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Tuwharetoa Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5704
Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ influenced menus. Our extensive tapas menu is designed to be shared, and we also offer a full a-la-carte menu for those wanting a more NZ traditional approach to dining. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.

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