Got a date night coming up? Or trying to organise a meal out with some friends or family? We all know 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 easy to find the perfect place to eat! However, it doesn’t need to be so hard. 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 – verified by Papamoa locals.
Go on, gobble it up!
Best Places To Eat In Papamoa & Beyond
In Our Hood
- Pap House
Sliders, tacos, burgers and more. Fancy pub-grub that works for the whole family.
1072 Papamoa Beach Road
- Mumbai Masala
An Indian restaurant and arguably one of the best around!
30 Gravatt Road
- Thai Thani
Delicious Thai food with fresh, exotic flavours. Thai Thani has a relaxed atmosphere perfectly suited to the Papamoa Beach laid back lifestyle.
30 Gravatt Road
- Rain Bar & Restaurant
The ideal spot to enjoy a delicious meal or a night out with friends. There’s often live entertainment.
30 Gravatt Road
- Henry & Ted
A hip and cool café that’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
5 Golden Sands Drive
Right on the beachfront and right next door to Papamoa Beach Resort, Bluebiyou has a delicious seasonal menu with an emphasis on seafood.
559 Papamoa Beach Road
Bringing The World To The Bay
East meets West-Pacific with a selection of titillating dishes designed around the idea of the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table.
59 The Strand
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!
85 The Strand
- Talk Of India
Organically sourced quality meat, bonafide flavours and a friendly welcoming environment.
356 Cameron Road
- 88 Chinese Restaurant
When only dumplings and pork buns will do. The best YumCha restaurant in the Bay.
801 Cameron Road
- Bobby’s Fresh Fish Market
Internationally famous for their fresh kai moana wrapped in crispy batter. While based in Tauranga, you can also find these guys in Papamoa.
1 Dive Cresent
- 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 world-famous-in-the-bay ensemble.
91 Willow Street
- Café Istanbul
A family owned and operated Turkish cafe & Restuarant. These guys do a mean kebab!
47 Cherrywood Drive
A Bit Different
- Somerset Cottage
Bringing elegance, sophistication and delectable mouth-watering dishes to the Bay well before any of the other fancy-pants restaurants were..
30 Bethlehem Road
- The Nourished Eatery
This Vegan-friendly, sugar-free, pay-it-forward café oozes credibility. If you’re looking for a healthy snack or drink pop in!
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.