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.

What’s on at Clarence

Kitchen Mutiny

Kitchen Mutiny launches Wednesday
27th January

The Bistro Chefs are taking over the ship for one night every 2nd Wednesday until March 24th (except March 10th). Executive Chef Perrin is stepping aside to let his team create a 5 course tasting menu to showcase their talents.

$95 set 5 course tasting menu

Long Lunch @ Clarence

Every Saturday 12pm – 2pm

 Set Grazing Menu $85pp
Includes a glass of Prosecco or tap beer on arrival

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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

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:

Tuesday – Friday: lunch 12pm - 2.30pm / Dinner 5.30pm – late
Saturday: Dinner 5.30pm – late
Sunday, Monday: Closed

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.

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!