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Splash Bar

50 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Mako Beach Bar)
+64 9-402 5069
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Ranked #26 of 41 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We needed a great bar with a rowdy sporty atmosphere in which to watch the rugby in on Sat night. Well boy did we find one. We had a fantastic time, you can't go past the seafood platter that was better than many top Cafés in Auckland. The service was so good that I was compelled to give our waitress... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Popped in for a few drinks with friends from Wellington....stayed to watch the All Blacks defeat England (again). All had a great night. Casual relaxed place to enjoy a few drinks. Bar food was delicious...try their platter-delicious. Will definitely be back

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Paihia, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice relaxing place to go, casual dining and bar, great spot opposite the beach!!! BUT!!!, very expensive! There is a minimum choice of food options but a burger and fries will set you back about $18.50 - $24.50 each!!! Too expensive for my liking and although the service is great, the food is very average and two of our orders... More

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Mackay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

great spot to survey the view and have a light lunch and a couple o beers, seems very popular with some local charaters

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Kent
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Splash Burger is quite superb and enjoyed eating it with a great view over the Bay of Islands and Russell in the distance

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went here from are nearby hotel great happy hour from 6-9 pm.Great view over the beach out to Russel could watch ferry coming and going had burger and steak.Not a long wait for food waitress came and apolgised for delay as steak was thick.Good place to eat and not to expensive.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not wonderful but they fed us. Wouldn't particularly recommend it unless everywhere else is full. Very strange place

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Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Located on the waterfront and within an easy walk of many accommodations. If needed there is plenty of free car parking nearby. Splash Bar has a very good selection of beers and better than average pub grub. Staff were very frindly and service was excellent. We sat outside and people watched.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A good place to watch the people go by and the boats in the bay. The beer is excellent. most of the seating is outdoor and the food is good enough. This is a bar not a restaurant and the food is not its main attraction. The Guinness is superb and I hardly ever drink the stuff anywhere else but... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I stopped at this pub after a long day of fishing on the Bay for a Guinness, which was properly served and an excellent tipple. I checked out the menu, and after the next long day of touring we decided to pop on down to this place for a late dinner. We were very disappointed. The hamburger I ordered was... More

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