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Shippey's

Next to Waitangi Bridge, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 43 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited a week ago & it's just an empty hulk. It's for sale for $350,000 & needs mega bucks spent on it 2 make it an attraction again.

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Wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The food was great we had Dory and chips. It was slightly help yourself to cutlery etc and the tables and chairs were plastic patio type but don't let that put you off as it is a great place with great food.

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Mount Maunganui
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went here on our first night in Paihia. There was only one fish to choose from and it was pretty average (and mine had bones left in). The chips were quite nice and served in wire baskets. We were a party of 6, but tables only seated 4 which made it a bit awkward. There was a huge screen... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to Shippey's because of all the positive reviews. The food was good. It is known for it's fish and chips. The fish is lightly battered and there are a number of different types of fish to choose from. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the view.

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Canterbury, NZ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well perhaps not our catch directly, but a share of the catch from the mornings fishing trip! It was great to be able to get this cooked up with some yummy chips to make for some pretty awesome Fn'C! Excellent value for money if you can do it this way but also worth it if you're less adventurous & don't... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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473 reviews 473 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I ate here with friends for dinner. The restaurant is set in a ship that sits near to the bridge at Waitangi. As it was winter we were taken down in the ship where there is a bar area, large tv and tables. Unique setting that was very well set up. We all ordered the fish and... More 

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Logan City, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stopped for lunch at Shippey's and enjoyed some oysters, and fish and chips. The fish and chips were very well done, and we really enjoyed our meal. It is definitely not the cheapest fish n chip shop in the world, but the prices were still quite reasonable the quality was great.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I went with my son for a basic cheapish meal on the last day of our trip to the Bay of Islands. We were pleasantly suurprised and had an excellent meal. I had a starter of the most huge delicious oysters I've had in years (and I have had many around the world). I then had the Dory which they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Good old fish 'n chips served her in a fun setting ... no frills and well priced. Highlight was the sunset .

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Bristol, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Having enjoyed great fish and chips all around New Zealand we were disappointed with our fish here at Shippey's which was too wet and made the batter and the chips soggy. The worst we had in our whole trip.

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Additional Information about Shippey's

Address: Next to Waitangi Bridge, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
Cuisine: Seafood

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