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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

48 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
09 402 6701
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Ranked #4 of 40 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $17 - $26
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is located in central Paihia with views overlooking Russell, with our large al fresco area. Relax & unwind with local wines, seafood & prime beef while watching the sunset over the yachts in the bay.
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213 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I had dinner there with my husband last night, and it was really goood!! I love the location, the service, the wine, the foood and the desserts are simply amazing... Recommend everyone to try it out.. Great value for moneyy..

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My parents and i spent two nights in Paihia and were enticed in by the specials board on the sidewalk when we walked past. We had dinner there on the first night and it was AMAZING. The food was divine. The service fantastic. Best night. We went back on our second and final night because when you find a good... More

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Haifa, Israel
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had both seafood and it was very good, simple an tasty. The wine was excellent an the service pleasant and helpfull. I would send all my friends there - but unfortunately I have none living there :-)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The waterfront is well positioned on the shoreline with pleasant views over the bay. We didn't have a booking but the friendly staff found us a table. An interesting menu, my husband enjoyed his green mussels. Reasonable value for money.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I have been to this restaurant a number of times over the last 6 months. Recently I have hosted colleagues from overseas and had to be careful about where we eat because of their dietary requirements. On each occasion that we have dined at the Waterfront Restaurant the food has been exceptional. Great taste, smooth flavours, well... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I am a regular as I live locall. I choose to support this restaurant simply because it offers consistently high quality food AND welcoming friendly service. The owners work the business and set and maintain high standards. I am mystified with some past comments regarding steaks - I have medium rare steaks perfectly cooked!! Good range of meals and reasonably... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The squid and pork special had lovely sweet potato garnish, which i loved. Everything on the plate, and even the side salad had so much flavour, and there were lots of different elements on one plate. A really lovely meal! We ordered bread, entree squid, side salad and pork and was quite filling. I was a bit annoyed that I... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Food was brilliant, staff great, service excellent, view wonderful (even in the rain). What else do you want !!!

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Had dinner here one night. Extremely busy but they still fitted us in. Bread entree was delicious with paprika/cream cheese spread. Next was the pork fillet with bacon wrapped and yummy mashed potato and beans. My husband had the salmon with a pearl barley and dill risotto. We shared a Bailey's cheesecake with cream and icecream. All was delicious. Only... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We ate a well-cooked dinner beginning with chips to share, a meltingly good grilled fish of the day (Snapper, as advertised on the board outside) with a tasty salad instead of the Risotto which we pushed to one side and finally a Creme Brûlée. I ascribe our enjoyment of the dishes we selected to TripAdvisor and the reviews of its... More

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