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“Great food and location” 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 43 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.
northland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

this place is ever popular , sit right over the water and be amazed. Dine in with the fish swimming past or just have tapas.would recommend

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great seafood with a great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Excellent location with a terrific view of the harbour and Bay of Islands. Great selection of local and NZ wines. Our waitress was friendly and helpful in assisting us with our selections. Hard to beat as the best view in town.

Visited January 2012
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Paihia, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Definitely the Best Spot In The Bay! Nice Atmosphere and a great Place to enjoy a Beer after a Hot Day In The Sun.

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Perth, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Lovely setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We popped in in the afternoon to book a table and asked for one looking out over the sea. Probably worth booking as it did get very busy. We all enjoyed our meals and the waitress was chatty and friendly. The only downside to the evening was that the meals did take a long time to come. The waitress did apologise and I didn't really mind as we enjoyed a glass of wine looking at the view and at the aquarium. I had the oven cooked chicken breast for my main course, which came with a mushroom & rosemary sauce, broccoli & sour cream crushed potatoes. What made the meal for me though was the dessert, I had the orange and ricotta cake but substituted the ice cream it came with for the liquorice ice cream which came with another dessert. Probably not a good combination but the liquorice cream was delicious.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great View and Location, so-so Food & Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012 via mobile

Probably the stunning view it offers ,its location and its beverage selection are what gets this place going. food quality was average, not what you would expect for the price they charge. service was a bit chaotic too (mind you, I was there over the peak lunch period). If you are keen on views and picturesque settings, this is probably the best on the waterfront you can find.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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