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Selwyn Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
(09) 402 7185
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lovely Food

a delightful meal was had hear with lovely service and a short walk from our accommodation. Really lovely

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Lesley0906
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Mandurah, Australia
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Paihia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

It is hard to understand last review when this lovely restaurant closed in January.many reviews are obviously written either for the wrong establishment or without any meaning

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Staff brought 2nd course while we were still eating our entree. When I said we were not ready for it, the waitress was extremely rude. The main course, vegetarian delight, was more like a vegetarian disaster - with oily crepe thing, and topped with a wedge of pumpkin with skin on, and not cooked. Stay away if I were you.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

looks like they've closed down! used to go there for a bit of brunch each time we visit Paihia. shame!

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Mandurah, Australia
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

a delightful meal was had hear with lovely service and a short walk from our accommodation. Really lovely

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great little town, restaurant not so great. In- fighting between staff. No interest taken when placing order, felt like I was rushed. No manners or skills when order was brought out just thrust on table with no comment. Very dark interior not welcoming atmosphere. Needed to finish and get out in a hurry. However it would appear locals are treated... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Lips does not have the front street location of others, but they make up for this in the excellent food they produce, great meals.

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New Zealand
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After a hard day's graft my folks (who live in Paihia) were looking forward to a meal they didn't cook themselves. Sadly this one didn't stack up ... the greeting was warm and the hosting attentive - but it all went downhill from there. They could forgive having to send a dirty knife back, and a waitperson not 100% familiar... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

there were 6 of us for the meal. All our starters, main courses and sweets were great. We would recommend this as the best eatery in Paihia. Don't be put off by it's ordinary appearance from the road.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Grumpy, rude lady. If u can't smile and make people feel welcome in your cafe don't have one. I was paying customer

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Delicious food served promptly by very helpful staff. In good location just off main road in Paihia.

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Additional Information about Lip's Cafe

Address: Selwyn Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 402 7185
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Selwyn Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: (09) 402 7185

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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