Got a date night coming up? Or trying to organise a meal out with some friends or family?
The biggest challenge – finding the right restaurant.
Not too far away. Not too boring. Not too loud. Not too spency.
Argh. Sometimes, it’s just not too easy to find the perfect place to eat!
But, it doesn’t need to be so hard. And, you don’t have to waste your hard earned moolah on a sub-standard eatery. Here’s our gratifying guide for eating the best food in town – whatever style you’re after.
Go on, gobble it up!
Eating Like A Local Guide
In Our Hood
- Pap House
Sliders, taco’s, burgers and more. Fancy pub-grub that works for the whole family.
- Mumbai Masala
An Indian restaurant and arguably one of the best around!
- Thai Thani
Delicious Thai food with fresh, exotic flavours. Thai Thani has a relaxed atmosphere perfectly suited to the Papamoa Beach laid back lifestyle.
- Rain Bar
The ideal spot to enjoy a delicious meal or a night out with friends. There’s often live entertainment.
- Henry & Ted
A hip and cool café that’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Right on the beachfront and right next door to Papamoa Beach Resort, Bluebiyou has a delicious seasonal menu with an emphasis on seafood.
- Papamoa Tavern
Full of warm beachy vibes and good times the Papamoa Beach tavern is a fun option for anyone looking to kick back and relax during the day, dine with friends or party in the late evenings.
A Lil Bit Posh
- Post Bank
Sumptuous seasonal dishes that are nothing short of world class. Enjoy a culinary adventure within a cosy historic building.
Contemporary small plates menu, perfect for the indecisive among us. Devour locally sourced and seasonal produce, delivered within a simple and inviting environment.
- Somerset Cottage
Bringing elegance, sophistication and delectable mouth-watering dishes to the Bay weeeell before any of the other fancy-pants restaurants were. Bring your Nana, your hubby or your best girl.
Inspired by a nomadic way of life, Nomad offers fresh, vibrant and exciting dishes for everyone to enjoy – plus it’s a cool place to hang out.
Bringing The World To The Bay
- Mr Miyagi
Authentic, fresh, affordable and lip-smackingly good. What is saved on simple décor is made up for in these quality Japanese dishes. Perfect for a date night or dinner with friends.
East meets West-Pacific with a selection of titillating dishes designed around the idea of the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table.
Rich Italian dishes delivered in a casual dining environment. Far more than pizza and pasta, you’ll wish you saved room for one of the decadent desserts!
- Talk Of India
Organically sourced quality meat, bonafide flavours and a friendly welcoming environment.
- Octopus’s Garden Café
A hidden gem, open for breakfast and lunch serves vibrant, uncomplicated, fresh and healthy meals that will put a pep in your step.
- The Nourished Eatery
Long awaited, this Vegan-friendly, sugar-free, pay-it-forward café oozes credibility. If you’re looking for a healthy snack or drink pop in!
- 88 Devonport Chinese Restaurant
When only dumplings and pork buns will do. The best YumCha restaurant in the Bay.
- Bobby’s Fresh Fish Market
Internationally famous for their fresh kai moana wrapped in crispy batter. You can find these guys in Papamoa and Tauranga.
- Johney’s Dumpling House
For the best dumplings and pork buns in town, washed down with a selection of local beers (from The Rising Tide). You can’t go past this newly created ensemble.
- Istanbul Turkish Café
Family owned and operated these guys do a mean kebab over in Cherrywood.
So whether you’re scouting for the perfect dinner-date location, popping out for a cheap mid-week munch or looking to fill the troops bellies – there’s plenty of local options to suit every budget and palette.
For these and other options, talk to one of our friendly Reception Team for top local tips.