Vine Eatery & Bar

37 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
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11 am to 11.30pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Vine Eatery & Bar

Mediterranean & New Zealand Cuisine
Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Cocktail Lounge. Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our New Zealand and Mediterranean 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.
We offer fabulous Coffee by Allpress Espresso, and Harney & Son’s Teas. Our full bar specializes in whisky, craft beer, and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality.

There are many spaces to enjoy; sit around the fireplace, a variety of table and booth settings indoors and out, or for groups of ten or more there’s our private rooms upstairs – “The Balcony” and “The Vintage Room”.

Specializing in “Long Table Shared Plate Dinners”, Vine Eatery & Bar is the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $50 to $65 menus, including a full tapa menu option at $49. All options include dessert and can be matched with some great beverages. For more casual gatherings we have amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce.

Open daily for Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon..

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Great service, food and atmosphere. Loved the music too. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Music was a bit loud for group conversations, but food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Awesome place Thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 08 April 2021

The waiter from Missouri was excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 April 2021

Lovely place, lots of ambiance. Service was very good. Good music was playied by live band when we were there. Food was good, unfortunately it was not very hot. Lovely deserts.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 April 2021

My partners tomato based seafood dish was unbearably chilli hot. She sent it back only to be replaced with a tasteless version made with tomato purée that surely came from a can. Also it took so long, my meal was completed, she had to eat on her own. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

While the food was lovely, the seafood chowder was pretty disappointing. There were no full bits of seafood. In fact, all there really was was cut up bits of calamari & maybe 1 prawn cut up into 3 pieces. I ordered that because I thought a restaurant of your calibre would have nice fresh seafood in the dish but no. Disappointed.

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Visited On Monday, 05 April 2021

The atmosphere & food were good, but the restuarant was very full and we had to wait a very, very long time for even the drinks & also the food.

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Visited On Monday, 05 April 2021

Love the food and atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 05 April 2021

On arrival there was no Maître d. We waited while the staff made and served drinks. (We had a booking) There was absolutely no system, with the staff all over the place. They were pleasant enough. We waited 40 minutes to get our first drink & even then had to get up and ask. This is our 4th visit & sadly the 2nd time we have experienced a similar situation. The food was average and overall it was very disappointing

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

just excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Quite disappointed with the food and service. After waiting an hour for our meals 3 of our mains came out cold as well as one of our shared plates. We sent these back which meant 3 of the diners had to wait another 45 minutes while the other two diners finished. This meant no one was eating altogether which ruins the whole experience of the night. When the second round of food came out it was still luke warm but we dealt with it as the table was very hungry. We were offered 3 free drinks, which I believe is not sufficient enough considering our overall bill for the night was $400. Staff weren’t very friendly as stress levels were notably high. Won’t be recommending this restaurant at all.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Incredible night at Vine. Excellent food, tasty cocktails and great staff. Thanks guys

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Visited On Friday, 26 March 2021

Great food and service. Can't wait to visit again on our next trip to Taupo.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 March 2021

Great night out. Raoul was a fantastic waiter

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

great food perfectly prepared and an excellent waitress

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

Entree and desert were delicious and fair price, mains were okay but felt they were over priced

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

Beautiful food, great service. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal and would recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Just a small comment .Unfortunately you didn't have a chilled Jules Taylor ready to serve. The heater gas went out. But all good . When we are back defiantly will see you . Thank you. Robbie

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

One of the guests I was with commented that her chicken dish was a little dry, but otherwise we enjoyed ourselves

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Visited On Thursday, 18 March 2021

had a great evening at the vines. Food was lovely, nice atmosphere, serve was excellent. Went back the next day for brunch, was just as good.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

Very nice kai thank you, we will definitely be back : )

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

The food was absolutely divine & couldn’t be faulted in any way. The service was just as high standard. Look forward to returning on our next visit to Taupo!

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Visited On Friday, 19 March 2021

Great restaurant with wide ranging menu and wine list. Large and nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 March 2021

We enjoyed our dinner at the Vine very much. The food was really good. Although it was a Wednesday night the place was very busy and the staff was struggling hard to maintain the level of service, which suffered somewhat. We didn’t get the same level of service as before. Nevertheless the food was amazing and the kitchen was very efficient so we didn’t have to wait very long. Well done!

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