26 November 2019 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Where to eat in Tairua

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Tairua restaurants – what should be on your list!

No seaside holiday is complete without a few excellent meals added into the itinerary! Tairua restaurants are some of the best in the Coromandel, from creative fusion to classic fish & chips. To help you have more time playing in the sand and sea, we’ve put together our list of five essential places to eat out for your next holiday in Tairua.

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1. Flock Kitchen & Bar ($$$)

Flock Kitchen and Bar exterior Pauanui

Open for lunch and dinner, Flock Kitchen & Bar is one of the best along the coast for a quality meal! Their poke bowls are jam packed with flavour and their pavlova is one of the most refreshing – and classic – desserts in the Coromandel. It’s also a perfect place to simply grab a drink and watch the sun set. There’s definitely a reason why people are flocking here!  

Cuisine: Kiwi cuisine

Budget range: $12-$39

Opening times: Wed-Sun: 11AM-late

Address: 227 Main Road

Contact: 07 864 8811

2. Colenso Country Café ($$)

Visitors eating at Colenso Country Café

Of all of the Tairua cafes, this one grabs our top spot. With a menu full of quality seasonal food available for brunch or lunch, and a super cute homewares shop, Colenso County Café is a delight. The property is lined with gorgeous mandarin orchards, incredible organic gardens and they even have workshops to learn how to make some of their fabulous dishes at home. Oh, and we can’t forget about their custom platters, which are reason enough to come to Tairua alone!  

Cuisine: Café

Budget range: $4-$18

Opening times: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Address: 895 Tairua Whitianga Road

Contact: 07 866 3725

3. Marina Bar and Grill ($$$)


Hands down some of the best seafood in the Coromandel, Marina Bar and Grill also comes with world class views. One of their quirkiest and most popular options is the ‘cook your catch’, where you can bring in your haul from a day at sea and they’ll prepare it for you to eat that very evening. They also serve their own craft beers – from their Paku Bay Brewing Co., which is all brewed on-site.

Cuisine: Seafood

Budget range: $17-$39

Opening times: 12PM-10PM (summer only)

Address: Level 1, The Marina

Contact: 07 864 8800

4. Tairua Beach Club ($$)

where to eat in tairua

Located in Tairua’s oldest building, the Tairua Beach Club is the perfect place for a romantic date night or a social gathering. Part of the international slow food movement, they only use locally sourced foods—like their delicious Coromandel oysters, Cathedral Cove hazelnuts and herbs grown on-site—which makes each dish a feast to remember! But nothing really beats their seafood linguine…words will never do justice to the amazing flavours in this dish!  

Cuisine: Mediterranean + Fusion

Budget range: $5-$35

Opening times: 9:00AM-9:00PM

Address: 128 Paku Drive

Contact: 07 280 0185

5. Surf and Sand Takeaways ($)


Sometimes you just need a quick bite to eat after a day out at sea. Surf and Sand Takeaways is the perfect go-to spot for a takeaway meal. Their battered fish and chips and their scallops and oysters are absolutely world class. Plus, the short waits and classic friendly kiwi service will keep you coming back for more!

Cuisine: Seafood

Budget range: $4-$14

Opening times: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Address: Main Road Shop 7/236

Contact: 07 864 8617

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