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50 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Mako Beach Bar)
+64 9-402 5069
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Description: SPLASH BAR Pub Grub & Bar located on Paihia's waterfront serving up New...
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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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 5
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
$2-buck Oysters n' Blue Nose <*}}}><

Lunch in Paihia... menu board out $2 Oysters so that's Us... Lovely Fresh Blue Nose Fish and of cos lovely fresh battered Oysters... Sensational Lunch so Fresh starter (shared) bowl of Kutai (green-lipp mussels) in white white & coconut cream Yumm... following by Grilled Blue Nose Fish/Oysters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lunch in Paihia... menu board out $2 Oysters so that's Us... Lovely Fresh Blue Nose Fish and of cos lovely fresh battered Oysters... Sensational Lunch so Fresh starter (shared) bowl of Kutai (green-lipp mussels) in white white & coconut cream Yumm... following by Grilled Blue Nose Fish/Oysters... beautiful fresh compliments to the Chef...! Beautiful eazy deco and lovely views of... More 

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Alston, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Average really sums it up, not cheap, not a lot of it and not very good. Bar was dead and now we know why.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a glass of house sav and got this. I have to fill in the word count but the picture says enough really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food is very good and a good range for pub grub, if you want to watch the sport action a great area for this, and if not you are not annoyed by the back ground noise, lovely views across the bay to Russell. The only draw back a very limited wine selection

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went to watch the Warriors play and then the Hurricanes.The lagers were fine and I enjoyed the games and the banter with the other people watching. I did not eat so can't comment on the food although others did eat and it looked OK. However the guy who served me each time had a surprisingly unfriendly attitude. If it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here one day mid to late January this year. We were up visiting from Queenstown which is notoriously expensive, so we were pretty surprised that the burgers here were $18 each, but we figured they must be big. Back in Queenstown we worked in a restaurant where I was the manager and my boyfriend was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good food at a good price and cold cider! Buy one get one free on food at the time so even better! Quick service and good music to boot!

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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to have a drink and dinner here. Bloke was so indifferent and arrogant! Ordered a beer and soft drink. The bloke poured from a half empty can from I don't know how long it been in the fridge for and then opened a new can to top mine up with! It tasted terrible! We have moved onto another restaurant... More 

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Splash B, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

Hi Suzan S just to let you know i agree with you COKE ZERO does taste like crap thats because the sugar has been removed i know its not good for you but thats what makes COKE taste good its the sugar.also the can had just been opened as there was another couple drinking bourbon and coke zero who i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Ordered calamari and fries and a couple of beers, very friendly service, good food, great location to relax and enjoy the views. Tables clean and tidy with good music playing. Had another couple of cold beers and enjoyed the sun. Would eat there again,no worries.

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Splash B, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Rose B thanks for your review great to here the food and beer was to your liking hope we see you again sometime cheers More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Service was awesome. Beer was cold. They had run out of snapper so we ordered the blue cod with chips and coleslaw. Meal was average but they did make sure the fish was not over cooked, Cricket was average as India did not win.

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Splash B, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Clashcal sorry to here that you thought the bluecod was average as this is fresh fish we bring up from the south island and is very popular we did cook it properly as you said mybe it just didnt taste right as your cricket team lost i know when we lost the final the beer didnt taste quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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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