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“35 DOWN UNDER” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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Ranked #19 of 44 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $8 - $27
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The perfect spot to watch the Paihia Wharf where boats depart for the islands while you indulge in a meal carefully prepared for you by our fantastic team of chefs while being looked after by our front of house team who just love to make you feel at home. Whether you are after a coffee, a naughty dessert or cake or a full meal pop in and say HI. We are a team who enjoy sharing both their love of food and the Bay of Islands.
limerick
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“35 DOWN UNDER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Food and drink was very good value, only problem the love to leave front door wide open and it can get very cold

Visited September 2011
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Laer11, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 26, 2011
Thank you for your review, and your great comments about our good value food and drink. Unfortunately we are very aware of how cold it can become , so our passion has been to fill the place with open fire places, unfortunately we try to keep the front door open with fire places in place, so to create a welcoming ambiance, I guess we should have moved a fire place closer to you. Please feel free to request this on your return visit.
Kind regards
Lee-Ann
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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great coffee, loved the atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We arrived in Paihia on a Sunday - every other restaurant in town was virtually empty, and 35 South was buzzing - Rugby (Union and League) on the screens (it was World Rugby cup time) - a good mix of locals and visitors.
The atmosphere was great, the staff friendly and the location excellent - we came back for more each day of our stay

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laer11, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 26, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Yes we so enjoyed the Rugby hype and the atmosphere was great, I'm pleased that you , and thousands more guests were able to share it with us
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Northland
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“Nice night out for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

We booked dinner primarily so our children could see the aquarium. Had an early dinner - 5:30pm - with three young kids on a Friday night. We were given a table in the best vantage point to view the aquarium and the kids absolutely loved it. The waitress was really friendly and the kids had a ball watching the fish and crayfish swimming around. We ordered sirloin steak (well done) and pork belly. The kids had fish and chips. The meal was okay but the highlight was of course the aquarium. The restaurant and adjoining bar started filling up around 7pm and we soon after. Overall enjoyed the night out.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laer11, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 26, 2011
Thank you for posting this positive review, we do believe that we have a special place and are very proud of 35 Degrees, I pleased that you confirmed our friendly hospitality and that your children were entertained by our ever changing Aquarium, we now have children"s activity packs to further entertain them. We look forward to being of service to you again.
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“Always good food & friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

I have been to 35 South a few times now. My clients and I have not had any problems with the staff or the food. Always recommend it as a place to go. The atmosphere is good and the staff are great along with the food.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laer11, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 26, 2011
Thank you for your positive review, we are delighted with your comments and look forward to welcomming you back
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Lee-Ann
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taupo62
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“fish bone in a meat dish!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

I ordered the mutton shank with vegetables and found two fish bones in my meal. I called the waitress over and she very quickly took the bones out to the kitchen and disposed of them.
After a long wait I asked to speak with the manager. He arrived looking very uncomfortable and was argumentative.
He bought from the kitchen a mutton shank in his hand. Not on a plate and asked was this the bone I found in my meal. I explained to him that I do know the difference between meat and fish bones. Mistakes can happen in a kitchen, but there is no excuse for bad service and argumentative staff.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Laer11, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 26, 2011
Thank you for your review, I am sorry that you did not have a good experience in 35 Degrees, we strive to provide good service and food to all our guests, I have followed up on this situation and can assure you that we do not have any fish bones on our premises, as all our fish arrives, skinned and boned. The chefs sent the mutton shank on a plate to explain the situation, I also am aware that the cost of the shank was removed from your bill and that you were offered a substitute meal, which you declined. Im sorry for this situation .
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Lee-Ann
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