We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Service and food superb”
Review of Vine Eatery & Bar

Vine Eatery & Bar
Ranked #21 of 145 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our talented chefs invite you to indulge in the dishes that have inspired our Mediterranean & NZ 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. There's awesome Allpress coffee if you just want to relax and a full bar specializing in whisky, craft beer and a huge wine selection reflecting over 25 years in hospitality and wine Along with the many varying areas to enjoy, we have private areas such as 'The Balcony' and 'The Vintage Room' upstairs for groups of ten or more. Specialising in Long Table Shared Plate Dinners' makes Vine Eatery & Bar the perfect place for larger groups who are looking for something a little different and entertaining. For this we offer affordable $45 to $65 including a full tapa menu at $49. All options include dessert and can be paired with some great beverage options. For more casual gatherings we have some amazing platters full of fresh delicious meats, seafood and local produce. Open daily from 11am - Coffee by the fire, lunch, dinner or a drink and catch-up with friends, we look forward to hosting you soon.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined on a busy Saturday night, the waiting staff were amazing our young gentleman waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Ordered tapas as well as seafood soup. Soup was very nice great amount of seafood.
The paella balls were awesome the lamb cutlets too. Croquettes were not to my husbands liking as he ordered lamb and they were a bit to cheesy for him. All in all great experience

Thank Erin L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (875)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

12 - 16 of 875 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible Mediterranean Fish Stew. Tastes like Heinz canned pureed tomatoes, heated and poured over some seafood. So fishy and no flavor. Go some place else if you want food with flavor. Wine Pours are half the size at full price. They put them in large wine glasses to perceive you but i was in the wine business for 8 years. I saw right thru it. This is a total tourist trap. Not a real restaurant.

Thank Dhanvantre
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you chose to eat inside or out, weather permitting, you will be pleased by the service, menu and wine list. With many eating choices in the area this has to be one of the best for couples. Menu best described as Tapas style, it certainly suited my style. Presentation and combination of flavours are excellent. Top notch service, efficient and professional.

Thank Dawne B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is really interesting. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was really good. However, something happened, still not sure what. But it took a VERY long time to get our dinner course. But it seemed to be the exception, not the rule. But due to the wait, I can’t give 5 stars. But I’d still for sure recommend.

Thank Cbenedict
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tapas and pretty good value for central location. Decent wine list also. Very attentive waiting staff and quick service. Was full inside, we sat outside but there was no drop in service standards.

Thank Martin_qld
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Vine Eatery & Bar also viewed

Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
 
Taupo, Taupo District
 
Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
 

Been to Vine Eatery & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing