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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 41 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Surrey, UK
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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ate here a couple of times during a three day stop in Paihia. Looks a bit temporary, but is not. The food was excellent, and the service friendly and prompt. It's best for straightforward food, rather than being terribly sophisticated, but the quality is excellent. I highly recommend the John Dory fried in tempura batter with chips. As good a... More

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AUCKLAND
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We dropped in for dinner. The staff were attentive and our waitress most personable. The food was to a good standard, well-presented and with a good range on the menu. Prices reasonable. Walking past a few nights later we noticed it to be quite busy so we guess it would pay to book in the high season

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Ended up going here and having a three course meal as the food was so nice. I had the lamb chops for main which were lovely. The staff were great too, everyone was so friendly and very attentive.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We turned up on a busy night but the staff worked hard to get everyone waiting through. Nice food, good service. Excellent location near the water.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Really attentive staff and a wonderful menu and wine list - not too many options but all bases covered. We enjoyed a shared starter and then steaks - both cooked to perfection. Too full for dessert but they looked and sounded awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A solid 3 for this place. We ate on Easter Friday and didn't need a booking. I ate snapper which was very good. My girlfriend had pasta which was basically all she could eat on the menu and it was a bit basic for the price. Overall service was good though. Wine wasn't great but we did choose the cheapest... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Beersheba, Israel
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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