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50 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Mako Beach Bar)
+64 9-402 5069
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a nice welcome from the staff

we moved here after trying to get service at 35 degrees restaurant. What a great welcome from the staff, nothing was too much bother food was good too and it was lovely sitting outside looking straight across to the beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Guest_06_2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

we moved here after trying to get service at 35 degrees restaurant. What a great welcome from the staff, nothing was too much bother food was good too and it was lovely sitting outside looking straight across to the beach.

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Sydney
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice lunch here. We ordered Green Lipped Mussels and Salt and Pepper Calamari, which was washed down with a bottle of Sav Blanc from the barrel. The food was very nice, we had been looking forward to some green lipped mussels for some time and were not disappointed. Both portions were of a good size and... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Ordered a sandwich which came it could have fed 2 but it was lovely. Nice spot facing the beach. Nice cold beers and lovely helpful staff.

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United States
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Just what we hoped for from a bar when looking for a simple dinner. The food was provided quickly and was pretty good, and there was a nice sports game to watch on multiple TVs. I saw some reviews about poor service. We didn't need much help as we just ordered our food and sat down, but we didn't have... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a great place to pop in for a relaxing cold drink on the comfy couches with an amazing view over the Bay.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was completly blown away by the lack of customer service at Splash Bar. The bar manager was rude and obnixous and as the sober driver I was made to feel bullied into drinking as the manager made an enormous scene in front of the rest of the bar. To quote him if I was "in his bar then you... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful views across the bay, and right next to our motel Ala Moana. Reasonably priced food and drinks with a friendly service.

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Piako, null, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As a group of 8, Came in to watch the rugby 7's Final on a Saturday night. Hadn't even been there for 2 minutes and the Manager Rudely the told the two people in our that weren't drinking that they had to leave if the weren't drinking. Obviously we weren't happy with this response, so we tried to reason and... More 

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very disappointed in the service we received from a man behind the bar. My friends and I were all excited to spend the night at this bar because of its awesome location, relaxed atmosphere and because the bar was airing the NZ sevens game on sky tv. A few of us out of our group had already ordered some drinks,... More 

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Busselton, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good service, relaxed atmosphere. Nice food, not too expensive. Had the nicest green lipped mussels.

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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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