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Rain Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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30 Gravatt Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-572 3066
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rain Bar really hums and has a great atmosphere. The service was great and the drinks and meals well priced. Well done.

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Thank brg68mga
Timaru, New Zealand
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to eat at. Great service. Good atmosphere. Food was cooked and delivered to the table quickly. Seems to be a popular place.

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Thank Murray K
Papamoa, New Zealand
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rain Bar offers a good variety of food that are good value and tasty. Servings are good and service friendly, atmosphere casual. Good place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Desa2000
Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A favourite of ours as the food is awesome and the service is excellent . The menu is always good and there is something for everyone with a great indoor/outdoor flow

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Thank Roger S
Te Puke
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233 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for Christmas luncheon. Pretty standard place. Feels more like a sports bar with lots of screens and sports type posters. The food was average. The service was good. The location is good. The place is bright and airy. All in all it is just a local pub that serves food. Not much to shout about here.

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Thank TOPPROFILE
Cairns
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A modern restaurant & bar - great for couples or groups. Platters are ideal for sharing. The Wednesday ribs special is certainly worth a visit! Friendly efficient staff. A great vibe.

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Thank BeachbumsCairns
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We tried the Rain bar as we hadn't been there before. The bar area was vibey and noisy but there is a sizeable dining room beside the bar area with comfy chairs. We ordered from the quite wide menu ..great to see local wines on the wine list. The food arrived quickly...beer battered gurnard with beer battered chips and a... More 

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Thank Montessoriquiltr
New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is the second time we have been here, the first time was in the winter for lunch with friends from out of town, delicious then. We went again for dinner just the two of us to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the service was extremely superior and the food was very tasty, well presented and tasted amazing.

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Thank deanyboy
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best place to go in Papamoa. The atmosphere is great, service tops and the food amazing.. You have to try the potatoe skins . Only problem is that they are only available over winter. If I have one complaint is the meals are too big. I have to eat everything on my plate because it tastes so good.

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Thank John B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Came here with family for an impromptu dinner. The service was relatively fast, the portions were HUGE! I ordered a veggie salad which was fresh and delicious, and well presented. My partner ordered the nachos - probably a little too much cheese but they were tasty and super filling. The beer battered fries with a generous serving of aioli were... More 

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Thank Hayley A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Gravatt Road, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 3066

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