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Only Seafood

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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 164
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 17
    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
The one meal I shall remember

I've been touring Australia and NZ for 6 weeks now, this is my final day and I've found the one dish which I shall remember - and try to recreate! Fabulous food, great service - with genuine smiles - in a beautiful setting. The 'early bird' menu is delicious, varied and plenty. Wish I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
meganwonderdog
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Leeds
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I've been touring Australia and NZ for 6 weeks now, this is my final day and I've found the one dish which I shall remember - and try to recreate! Fabulous food, great service - with genuine smiles - in a beautiful setting. The 'early bird' menu is delicious, varied and plenty. Wish I was staying longer.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you like great food and good value - this is the place to eat! Lovely garden setting opposite the water! Good wine selection too!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It is hard to comment on service when there was none! Girls fluffing about but no one services us. Almost dehydrated waiting for water - and drinks. The deal said 3 courses for set price (I forget price) before 7pm - we arrived at the quiet time just after 6pm and no one even informed us the "deal" was for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On our last night in Paihia we decided to treat ourselves to just what the restaurant was called, "Only Seafood" We were greeted by a lovely young waitress (who was studying in hospitality) showed us to our outside table (we had a choice of sitting inside or outside) and were very happy at where we sat. The menus were given... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent presentation n flavours. Highly recommend the seafood salad. Husband had bluenose with great lemon n parsley sauce. Great outdoor area.... So long as no smokers about.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was excellent: sashimi starter for my wife and lovely plump oysters for me, followed by the Chef's Special (Blue Nose) and char grilled Snapper for me. Everything was cooked to perfection and the whole experience was enhanced by the friendly and efficient service. A lovely evening. We'll be back.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food, service, atmosphere, wine, it was delightful and I highly recommend you go there if you are in Piahia.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I would rather gone to the local fish and chip shop started with a supposedly 10 minute wait that turned into 25 minutes could not order straight away waited for 30 minutes ordered told them I was allergic to tomatoes but came with a salad with tomatoes drinks finally arrived a straw in my husband's beer instead of my drink... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

1st look and very impressed. Arrived at 730. Greeted with a smile and made to feel very welcome. Staff were very quick and helpful. Drinks were brought very quickly and often. Dinner was quick to arrive and delightful to eat. Desert was just as good. We toped the night off with a special coffee and left at 1030. Meals around... More 

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Edzell, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent meal here tonight. I had the char grilled snapper and my husband had the snapper with a banana and Galliano sauce. Both were excellent and very well presented. We followed this with a shared posts of cheese and biscuits which again was very well presented and very much enjoyed. The staff were superb and so attentive. I... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?