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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, 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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  • 38
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Rose B
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Casablanca, Morocco
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A few questions for you from the “American Sl#t”: 1) Why are you in the restaurant business? 2) Do you enjoy the frequent conflict that you experience or does it leave your stomach in knots? 3) After following me back to my accommodations and screaming “YOU AMERICAN SL#T” at me twice from the end of the driveway, I’m wondering how... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Splash B, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

same response as the previous three you enjoy your BI ANNUAL golf trip.Guess thats four reveiws down 18 to go.Real people can see these reveiws for exactly what they are.Bad behaviour will not be tolerated at all in this bar NO exeptions.This bar is for nice people not rude obnoxtious drunks. More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Experienced the worst customer interaction, most rude person serving! Took our buisness elsewhere after being spoken too rudely

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misymoo123, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

way to go CAMPSYTH as part of MIKE D and FRASER M golf trip i expect nothing less.Good luck to you on your Bi annual golf trip.I think there is a CHEAP pub and golf course at poroti maybe thats more up your ally for the next one More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Spent an hour or so at this bar last week with some friends and found the beer pricey and the guy behind the bar had a bad attitude. We were going to eat there but moved on.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Splash B, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Frazer thanks for your response just to let you know your mate MIKE D from the previous reveiw is know saving to go on the boys trip every two years so he can afford it.Maybe this is an option for you to consider as well.Another option is you and Mike D could buy one beer between you and... More 

2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I am here at Splash Bar with 22 mates on an annual boys golf weekend. I have just been charged extremely high price for a pint of beer. We are all here supporting the local bar, and have received very poor service, and prices that one would expect in major cities around the world, not in a local bar here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
misymoo123, Manager at Splash Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mike D thanks for your feedback.Its a bit perplexing that you think our beer is expensive given that you have no idea how much we pay in rent.The rent we pay is very compatible to the rent that is paid in the viaduct basin in Auckland per square foot as i have a freind that owns one there.I also... More 

Devon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had a pizza which is a rare occasion. Very friendly staff, tasty pizza, great harbour view. What's not to like?

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England
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Comfortable seating nice location. Good selection of beers,unfortunately no cocktails. The bar also offers food which looked to be popular but we had reservations elsewhere.

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very relaxing to sit here for a few drinks and watch the world go by. Lovely views overlooking the bay. Bar snacks were pretty good as well.

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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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