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Only Seafood

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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 25
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great seafood

Excellent service by a charming French waitress. Lovely seafood, very nice interior and good wine recommendations. Would love to visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Kristin_HOslo_Norge
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Oslo, Norge
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lautoka, Fiji
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

One word: DISAPPOINTED! We made a reservation for a very special occasion dinner after reading some great reviews. We were sadly disappointed. We were seated in the back of the restaurant, no view except for the fire door and toilet doors and our group of 10 was squeezed into a corner. We asked if we could move to the front... More 

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Oslo, Norge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent service by a charming French waitress. Lovely seafood, very nice interior and good wine recommendations. Would love to visit again!

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Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Service was a little slow, but you need the break in between courses! No need to book, plenty of seats and staff very accommodating. Food is outstanding!

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Unquestionably the best meal that we had in New Zealand. We sat outside overlooking the Bay of Islands and were served simply delicious seafood by people on the top of their game. Each course was presented perfectly and the whole thing was complemented by an excellent bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Memories are made of moments like this. Well... More 

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Hawera
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Feel the meal was overpriced, the older waitress clearly did not want to be there. The food was delish, but were not offered desert. Maybe she had somewhere else to go.

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had two wonderful meals in this restaurant whilst staying in Paihia. As the name indicates it only serves fish so no good for meat eaters. Fish of the day, snapper, and scallops were both excellent, as was the marinated fish starter. Puddings just as good. Lovely setting across the road from the beach with a choice of indoor or outdoor... More 

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Kent
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely setting , with friendly, helpful service. Food is reasonable in the context of this being in this holiday resort . We really enjoyed our meal.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The weather was rather unsettled the evening we visited so we opted to sit on the terrace, which had been covered in. We really like the décor and ambiance and the food was delicious. The portions are very generous, so after the chowder to start and scallops (amazing) for a main, I sadly had no room for dessert.

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent food - good value $45 for 3 courses Friendly efficient staff. Loved it. Terrific location on Main Road right across the beach.

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112 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place so much we returned on our second night. The decor is really fresh and inviting with lovely indoor, outdoor and terrace options. This place is all about the seafood and everything we had was super fresh and beautifully cooked. The theme is simple - good seafood and salad plus potatoes done a couple of different ways... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 6066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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