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All 44 Paihia Restaurants

Splash Bar

50 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Mako Beach Bar)
+64 9-402 5069
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Ranked #34 of 44 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: SPLASH BAR Pub Grub & Bar located on Paihia's waterfront serving up New Zealand & international beers the only bar in paihia with Guinness on tap, watch all your sport LIVE with us, wine & dine your self with simple fresh local grub from seafood to salads & everyones favorite crispy fish n chips & classic hamburgers overlooking Russell & the bay, family friendly & fun for all ages.
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Called in to have a drink but didn't eat any food. I had a wine on tap which was very nice. We sat at an outdoor bar table and soaked up the wonderful views of the bay. Recommended as a place for a drink.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were left completely disappointed by our meal at Splash Bar. The menu looked inviting and reasonable but we was the complete opposite. My husband and I ordered the Seafood Platter for two for $35. What arrived was more like an entrée for one! 2 oysters, 4 tiny mussels, 5 squid rings, 4 tiny toasted crostini, and a big leaf... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I cannot believe the rubbish I received for my $18. The pulled pork burger is terribly! Some sort of pork slop, with a spoonful of mayo coleslaw put on an Untoasted bun. All this topped off with rubbish service. I think the sports bar look let's it down. Prime location, needs a complete revamp inc staff

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Starting on a positive note seating area outside was nice yet inside was not of high standard as what was reflected on the outside..... ...... and the food was very poor for amount paid. Ordered pulled pork burger and chicken caesar salad .burger sounds good but meat content hardely existed and the salad was not a decent portion. Will not... More 

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent set up, excellent service and excellent view. The only down side (but of course it isn't really) is that you could sit there all day enjoying a drink and a bite to eat.

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Best view in town to have a quiet drink and a snack followed by breakfast with a view and a comfy lounger!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

everywhere in paihia is dog friendly and people friendly. we had been to the splash bar for a drink at 10am wed 31st dec and it was okay. we decided to go back for lunch on the friday and the owner was sitting down chatting to a young girl. his greeting was rough not like a staff memeber. when i... More 

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misymoo123, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

Hi there MONACO2015 just to clear a few things up we dont supply bowls for dogs as after they are used we have to throw them away for health reasons.dogs are welcome in the bar but must be on a leash and restrained for other peoples saftey yours wasnt.Also the issue of your dog drinking out of our water glasses... More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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426 reviews 426 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Yes, it's across the street from the beach...but everything on the menu is expensive and the servings are very small...drinks are crazy priced too...to be fair everything is expensive in this town...but our food was just OK and the portions very small (fish and chips...one piece of fish)...there have to be better places...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The bar staff and bouncers were great but the Manager very rude and shouldn't be in the hospitality business! Needs to go on an extensive customer service course!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to this place on NYE, yes it is one of Paihia's busiest nights, but this place wasn't that busy. The manager of this establishment was rude and condescending right from the beginning. However the bar staff were great! The place also needs a bit of love

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Additional Information about Splash Bar

Address: 50 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Mako Beach Bar)
Phone Number: +64 9-402 5069
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
Cuisine: Brew Pub

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