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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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Cairns
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
21 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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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
Tauranga
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff and atmosphere, but the food was a bit of a letdown. The spicy chicken wings were good but the pork belly skewers really weren't, I didn't even finish them. The crackling was not crispy at all. Very mushy and was just like I was biting into fat. My friend had the open pork belly sandwich and it was... More 

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Thank sarahbearnz
Tauranga, New Zealand
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Good atmosphere, but the acoustics are terrible for the older generation, particularly on a busy Friday or Saturday night

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Thank bartholomew123693
Tauranga, New Zealand
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The last time I went to Rain Bar for dinner a couple of years ago I lost my voice from having to talk so loud to be heard, it was so noisy and this time was no different. It's not the sort of place to go It you want a nice quite dinner although I have been there for lunch... More 

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Thank fortunatefew
Tauranga, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service. Had the Sunday roast. Very good food. Solid pub meals that fills. Would recommend

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Thank Will M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Excellent ribs 1kg $15- so meaty, and tasty- also so man, Asked for doggie bag -Thanks Sarah for the lovely doggie bag

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Thank Jackie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?