Rain Bar & Restaurant
Tauranga 07 572 3066
- Mon – Sun 11am – Late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Private Dining Room
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 120
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FREE TAP BEER FOR YOU! Including Heineken, etc . . .*
RAIN Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place to savour a delicious meal or have a great night out with your friends. Situated in the seaside town of Papamoa, RAIN has a stylish but relaxed ambience, with both indoor or outdoor seating. There’s a fabulous all-day menu, plus live entertainment and a chilled out bar area that has its own bar menu.
RAIN prides itself on an excellent team of chefs and waiting staff who will look after, whether you’re wanting brunch, lunch or dinner.
If you fancy a cold Heineken on tap while watching the rugby on the big screen . . . or if it’s a 42 Below cocktail you’re after whilst getting cosy on the couches beside the fire. Rain is the place to for fun and relaxation.
*see ‘Special Offers’ for terms and conditions of Free Tap Beer!
20 Reviews for Rain Bar & Restaurant
Although after reading the reviews I was a bit concerned about what to expect but Rain Bar is our local and I’m big on supporting local business. We were immediately greeted by a friendly young man who gave us a choice of seating (didn’t book), the menu and new beers were explained to us, our waitress was fantastic, the food was prompt and like I said faultless, my husbands steak was cooked to perfection and the deserts were to die for, and pricing- very comparable to any where else, we were two very satisfied customers! We will sure be back!
We were seated and waited and waited so after 15 mins we had to ask can we please order? Our order was finally taken, the place was not full.
The waitresses were standing around talking and had no get up and go about them, even the table beside us had to go and get them to place their order.
Couldnt fault the meal it was devine, after our meal we decided we would like to look at menu again to order desert, once again i had to ask the waitress walking past can we please order a desert, her comment was i will get menu for you, once again we waited and waited and watched the girl lean over the bar talking to the guy behind it.
We never received the menu after being very patient so we got up and left.
The service was very poor, will not be going back very disappointing, and it wasnt cheap, food and drinks expensive.
Same day went for dinner for 6 people, with friends and family. Although the restaurant was full, the staff was polite and caring and did everything they could. Atmosphere was 7/10, would be lot better if there was some background music. For starters we had garlic bread 2/10 ( it was burnt and soggy), seafood chowder 9/10 (recommended) and salmon gravlax was 10/10, best ever gravlax! Boys had nachos, the plate was huge and they rated it 10/10.
then we were waiting our mains for ages and they came and told us they run out of pork dish (for my husband) and duck dish for me. We reordered fish and waited for a while. then they told me that they run out of fish too. I reordered third time and i had risotto, which had beautiful flavour, but appeared a bit too salty for me 8/10. People who had steak, rated it 9/10. Steak did look great! While i was waiting, i had a few cocktails, pina colada 7/10 and cosmopolitan 9.5/10. I was given 1 free cocktail on the house to ease my disappointment about orders.
My husband had the beef burger and thought it was really stodgy too.
We have eaten here quite often, but it has never been this bad before.
We are very disappointed that o staff member talked to the kids parents. In fact we were apologised to by staff members.
Very disappointing. Do you want regular, paying customers or a kindergarten??
Always wanted to try new cocktails but too shy to ask. They have a huge menu board up on differnt cocktails so that was great. Definately loving the Chocolate Storm!!!
Only probablem I had was that its too far out to be my local!!!!!! Other than that would highly recommend!!
Would dine here again happily.