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The Bay Bar & Brasserie

) #44 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo ££ - £££ , Pizza,
703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8886
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a couple of times in the last three weeks. Each time enjoyed the food and the vibe. Entrees are great and good size. Pizzas are great. Try the new special desert of churros. Decadent.

Thank TimN451
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Bay Bar for the Sunday roast , food was tasty and homely but a good night was spoiled by the young waiter with short dark hair not once but twice belching loudly as he stood over the food on the serving plate -...More

Thank Coffeegirl07
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great night next to the fire on a cold night great service and great food the staff are very friendly and accomodating and the service is great

Thank Zoran1
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great surroundings. Resteraunt was full so we sat in the bar area. Great surroundings and friendly staff.

Thank John N
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Going to The Bay for the tea was the perfect way to finish our time in Taupo and catch up with friends. The service was excellent, suggestions to have the kids meals first, happy to provide extra plates for the kids to share. Then the...More

Thank Palmymumof3
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a neighbourhood "bar" restaurant recently bought out by one of the staff members and totally redone. Our hotel recommended it and we had a good time, had a chance to try different wine and beers, were treated like locals, and had a very...More

Thank HelmutS2000
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Bay bar and restaurant is a very popular restaurant that is popular with locals and tourists. It was recommended to us by our B and B hosts and we booked which was just as well as we wouldn't have got in otherwise. We ordered...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The food choices here were excellent. More than we expected from a local Bar & Eatery. Great service even on a busy Saturday night. seemed to be able to offer something for everyone. Bar snacks / meals, pizza and sit down dining.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I recently dined here and it was pretty good but I would say there is some room for improvement within it's genre as a local bar and bistro. The atmosphere is lively with a good crowd and the restaurant staff are really...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had their piazza on our first night in taupo...did a take away. .soooo delicious..excellent service. Partner enjoyed a nz beer while we waited. Lovely sunny spot...handy, down the rd from the b&b we are staying at. Definetly recommend to all. Best piazza i have had...More

Thank earthangel11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 8886
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