Pure Tastes is, without a doubt, one of the finest restaurants in this area. Its calling card is fresh, fresh seafood done in what we can only call contemporary Pacific Rim–style. Diners sit next to a swimming pool (sounds odd, but the effect is rather chic) and are treated to dishes like cured salmon with smoked eel salad and horseradish panna cotta; seared snapper filet topped with oysters and dill cream; or grilled scotch filet with a monkey gland sauce (no, that's not a typo). Dishes are served a la carte or as part of a tasting menu; there’s also a kids’ menu (no monkey glands on that!).
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands› Restaurant
116 Marsden Road, Paihia
Our Rating Neighborhood Paihia Hours Breakfast until 11am; Lunch 12-4pm; Dinner 6pm-9pm Transportation
All buses from Auckland stop in the wharf, 5-minute walk from hotel and restaurantPhone 9 4020 111 Prices Entrees 29.50-35.00 NZD Cuisine Type Modern NZ Web site Pure Tastes
Map116 Marsden Road, Paihia Bay of Islands
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