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“Good seaside atmosphere”

Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #12 of 63 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$32
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We had a quick evening meal here - we had no booking but the place was only half full. It seemed quite cosy when we arrived as they had a gas heater going near the entrance. It was cooler where we were seated, and a bit of warmth would have been nice. I hindsight we should have asked for a table closer to the heater.
Service was OK - nothing special but no complaints. The food was OK too - not fancy but enjoyable and good sized servings.
The general nautical/seaside décor and atmosphere was good. Marred only by a large and somewhat scruffy dog that wandered in and poked around the tables. This seemed normal as the staff didn't seem to mind. But in my view dogs and restaurants don't mix.
Overall an average sort of experience.

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1  Thank Tassiegolly
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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Hi There
Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I was disappointed to read that you only found the food and service to be average. I will be feedback this to my kitchen team and front of house staff. Ruby is our resident dog who is allowed in our courtyard and proves very popular with our guests however if anyone has an issue with during their visit we are more than happy for her to be removed from the restaurant.
Many thanks and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Paihia
Todd

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We met some friends here with their wee baby for brunch. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is just great, and we were able to look out across the beach while being shielded from the wind.

We all enjoyed delicious meals which were served promptly and were very tasty. This would have to be one of the best brunch spots in NZ. I only wish we could have tried more on the menu.

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Thank Sheridan2808
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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Hi Sheridan
What an awesome review! We'd love to have you come back and try more delicious dishes off our menu!
Many thanks and hope to see you again
Todd

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

this place is amazing! we ate their our 1st night and were going to go somewhere else the 2nd night, but we loved it that much we took our friends and ate their the 2nd night as well. excellent service, very friendly people :) thanks so much!

Thank Jenna F
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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Hi Jenna
Thanks for such a great review! I'm very happy to see that you had such a good time at our restaurant that your brought your friends with you, always a great sign!
Many thanks again and hope to see you again soon
Todd

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We went on a number of occasions when we were staying in Paihia, Bay of Islands NZ.

The food was excellent. on each occasion.

Whilst on the beach the décor understated the quality of the food and service that was to come, don't let the décor deter you.

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Thank Russell B
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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Hi Russell
Thanks for the great review! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed several visits to our restaurant during your time in Paihia. We'd love to see you again the next time you are in Paihia!
Many thanks again
Todd

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Fantastic Sunday afternoon with live music, table service drinks and wonderful crowd of locals and out of town visitors.
I would recommend it as the best place to be in Paihia on Sunday afternoon.

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2  Thank Murray C
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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Hi Murray
Thanks for the awesome review! Delighted to hear you enjoy our Sunday music session so much, it always proves popular and is a great social event every week in Paihia!
Many thanks and see you again soon!
Todd

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