The Bistro:
A delectable culinary experience

Ignite your senses with our local twist on International cuisine

At the Bistro, enjoy tasteful New Zealand cuisine, paired with world-class wines and cocktails. Choose a cosy seat indoors, or a table under the stars – perfect for all seasons, our restaurant creates an atmospheric dining experience for lunch or dinner! 

Setting the scene for our Tauranga restaurant is the historic building we reside in. Located in the heart of the city, the Bistro has a rustic, vibrant ambience.

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“Our experience at Clarence couldn’t have been more fun! Truly excellent food and service – the staff were friendly, attentive, and had a flawless attitude and presentation. The manager even went the extra mile to get me a coffee before opening time!”   TripAdvisor, Tom, Taipei

Join us for a candlelit meal or a glass of
wine on the terrace

The Bistro, open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner

Our Tauranga Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Treat yourself to anything from a 7 course Tasting experience, to a casual lunch or dinner. 

Enjoy a serene meal on your own, a flirtatious date, a family celebration or a business dinner – the Bistro has a taste for everyone.

Tauranga Restaurant Hours:

Monday and Sunday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm  /  Dinner: 5.30pm – late

Hand-picked and sustainable

As a New Zealand business, we aspire to embody clean, green values. We follow a farm-to-plate process, serving dishes created from fresh, well-sourced produce. 

Uniting us with Clarence Hotel, and connecting us with the European heritage of our unique building, is our logo, the ‘bee’. Our bee symbolises our role as custodians of the environment and value for sustainable practice.























Sophisticated,
award-winning flavours

A kitchen led by our award winning Chef Perrin Yates, our lunch and dinner menus celebrate the seasons with local produce, alongside a substantial, international wine list. Our award-winning menu has proudly made our Tauranga Restaurant  the best in the Bay!