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“Superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Legends Restaurant

Legends Restaurant
1 Joyces Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6037
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Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Description: Legends Restaurant in Paihia's Ex Service Men's Club re-opened under new management in November 2012. Clint & Sasha bring many years of hospitality experience and enthusiasm to their new venture providing delicious food and friendly service for the whole family.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were looking for a meal and Legends, in the RSA, Paihia, was suggested. What an absolute gem. The food was superb, exquisitely displayed, and so much more than what one expects from a RSA and with such a great price. I had the pork chops, (mmmmm), one of our table had sirloin and said it was cooked perfectly. Another had a massive burger (more than your average burger, and beetroot, too) and one had the lamb roast (and had served in 5 star hotels in England and declared that equal to that standard.

My follow up was brandy snaps, certainly no complaints there. One had pavlova, melt in the mouth and 2 had steamed puddings and we all waddled home after that.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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krave123, Owner at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Hi Lesley,

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us.

We hope to see you next time your visiting the Bay.

Kindest Regards,

Clint and Sasha
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English first
Kawakawa, New Zealand
1 review
“Quality Food Value for Money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Legends Restaurant is definitely value for many and the quality is just superb. Always a pleasure to dine out there. This restaurant is ideal for anyone including couples, friends, family, backpackers, tourist and the elderly.

We have young children and it is a nice relaxed environment where parents can eat without worrying about their children. You wouldn't be disappointed. A couple of times I've ask if they could whizz up a birthday cake and they are only too happy to accommodate my needs. Our last birthday party there were balloons and decorations on the table. Just these small gestures makes our dining more memorable.

If your in Paihia you have to visit this place the best freshest food at great prices. The presentation of the food makes you feel like you are sitting in a restaurant that charges you double the price.

Thanks to Clint, Sasha and the staff.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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krave123, Owner at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Hi Chevy,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write an awesome review. We are glad you and your family enjoy dining with us!

We are happy to do any little extras, given a little bit of notice, its our pleasure.

Look forward to having you all in again soon.

Kindest Regards,

Clint and Sasha
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Fernie
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“Great eats in Paihia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Before we left Canada for our trip to New Zealand someone suggested we eat at an Ex-Serviceman's Club. You don't have to be a member to enter.
Legends was great. My seafood plate was a work of art! The hot veggie and salad bars were included. My only suggestion is a salad plate rather than a bowl so as to separate all the amazing flavors.
My husband inquired what night would they be serving a roast of beef. The chef said "What night would you like?" Thanks Chef! We returned for that as well. Another enjoyable meal!

Visited January 2014
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krave123, Owner at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Hi there!

Thanks so much for an awesome review! What a great suggestion, we can definitely offer salad bowls or plates :-) The seafood plate is one of the best sellers - Im glad you enjoyed.
We hope you enjoyed your time in the New Zealand and the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Safe travels,

Clint and Sasha
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Belfast
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“Weirdly wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Came here because of trip advisor reviews... Was very unsure when I arrived.... It is far from salubrious! (But not in a grimy way)... The service and the food though didn't just make up for it, it exceeded all expectations!

Great food, great portions, great staff!

Visited January 2014
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krave123, Owner at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Hi there,

Thanks so much for coming for visit us and taking the time to write a great review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your night! It is a bit of a strange set up, but we try really hard to provide awesome food and great service!
Hope to see you again.

Kindest Regards,

Clint and Sasha
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
“A must visit restaurant if you're in Paihia, NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Thanks Clint and your team ! Great food, great venue, excellent service and No1 in value for money for the whole family. We drive from Kerikeri & my family love dining here especially our 9yr old daughter who wants to celebrate her next birthday here too. Not one of us leaves this venue still feeling hungry.There is MORE than enough on your plate with more to choose from in the salad bar. Legend has become our favourite restaurant in the whole of Northland/Auckland . Everybody should come and experience Legends in Paihia for themselves. You will be back....thats for certain.
http://www.paihiaxservices.co.nz/restaurant.htm

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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krave123, Owner at Legends Restaurant, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Mike!

Thanks so much for a wonderful review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoy our restaurant. We try really hard to provide simply awesome food and great service.
We would love to be host for your daughters birthday dinner. With a little bit of notice we can do something special for her. We can also make wonderful theme cakes, if you are interested. :-)
Thanks for making an effort to travel over from Kerikeri.

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kindest Regards,

Clint and Sasha
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