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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

) #12 of 38 Restaurants in Paihia €€ - €€€ Seafood, European,
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6701
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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08:00 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I and 2 friends from Christchurch enjoyed a lovely lunch together.I had the calamari while the others chose the chicken salad.Good food at fair prices.

Thank Mediguru1
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We went for a romantic dinner and loved this restaurant. The service was superb, waitresses friendly, attentive without being pushy. They had blankets, and heaters which was great as usually it's gets pretty cold. We enjoyed the food immensely and managed to have 2 bottles...More

Thank MYSB
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat. Lamb rump was yum. Pork belly was nice. Dessert was ok. Nice friendly staff. Convenient restaurant as it was located beside the apartment we were saying in. Great location across from the sea

Thank toshnz
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had a very good dinner, I had the Seafood Chowder & my wife the Hapuna. The seafood Chowder was served in a sourdough loaf, it was full of seafood and the taste was really very good. My wife's Hapuka was cooked to absolute perfection....More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Came on a busy Sunday morning. Staff were on point. It was busy and our food came out pretty quickly. Breakfast was delicious and it was nice to just relax with a good view. Staff weren't push for us to leave. We had a lovely...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Great views, nice decor, good service. A pleasant place for a long lunch. Good range of food for most tastes.

Thank Chardnuts
Reviewed 25 May 2017

So we paid a little extra for a sea view balcony. Money so well spent. Unpacking we stared out over the sea to square rigger coming in over the horizon. The facilities, kitchenette, washing machine, fridge etc were well impressive. As was the view. We...More

Thank StevesDevon
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We visited this sea-side restaurant in autumn when the weather was unsettled and were welcomed with a warm and friendly atmosphere which was matched with good service. Menu presented us with some interesting options which were quite satisfying when delivered. Seafood chowder which was promoted...More

Thank DaFi11
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We chose to dine there as it was an organised dinner with a group from our resort. My husband an I had the Harpuka fish dish, it sounded so nice on the menu, but like others had mentioned it was a very small piece of...More

Thank craftychic2013
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Meals were presented and cooked to our liking and when you look at menu seem priced fairly but when served they are very small mains and you leave hungry. Venue is just a tent/ marquee with little and inadequate heating.

Thank Barry M
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18 May 2015|
Response from waterfront48 | Property representative |
Hi there im not sure why you are not receiving our emails regarding christmas lunch, this has not yet been finalised yet but will be a la carte menu as soon as this is done it will be available on our web site
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6701
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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is centrally located in the heart of Paihia. with breathtaking views over Russell & outer islands. Watch the sun set over the bay with local & award winning New Zealand wines fresh seafood, prime meats, vegetarian & gluten free options
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