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“Great Views and food” 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 #25 of 47 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $8 - $26
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Views and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Oysters were yum, smoked Kingi, and then a yummy dessert I had a decadent choc dessert to die for and I still keep thinking about it now. Staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly but not pushy.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Hi Debbie, thank you for providing us with your great feedback. I will be sure to pass it on to the kitchen and front of house teams. Sounds like the dessert you had was our chocolate fondant and we agree it is to die for! We trust you had a pleasant time in Paihia and be sure to call in again on your return. Kind regards
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of the best places to eat in Paihia, Bay of Islands, that is if you like seafood! The restaurant is nicely situated and close to boat trips into the Bay. Our friends had a seafood platter which came on a three tired stand (only ever seen cakes and sarnies on that before) it really looked amazing.

Definitely a place to visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Hi - thanks very much for writing a lovely review. We are delighted with your feedback. Unfortunately we now serve our platters on large boards since the addition of our outside area Alongside and felt the stands may be difficult to manoeuvre for staff! But still the same seafood. We hope to see you back at the restaurant soon. Kind regards.
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delicious food, great service. I had the Monteiths Wild Food Challenge Duck with matching Monteiths beer. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Hi - We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Wild Food experience and indeed your overall experience at the restaurant. Thank you for providing us with your great feedback and recommendation. Kind regards.
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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There were 5 of us travelling on a "girlie weekend" and all of us were really impressed. From the moment we walked in the door and welcomed by our amazing maitre 'd the whole experience was fantastic. The service was brilliant, the food amazing and the location awesome. As we couldn't decide what to eat we all shared a bit of several dishes and every one of them was delicious. the staff were friendly and the service was great - would love to come back next time we visit. I am a travel consultant and will be recommending 35 degrees to all of my clients.

  • Visited August 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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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Hi there - thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted with your feedback and will be sure to share it with the rest of the team. It was our pleasure to show you our great hospitality and we are pleased the food was to your liking - we hope to see you again and trust you had a pleasant weekend in Paihia. Kind regards.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“La la love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Amazing hospitality from when we walked in. The lady who greeted us also served us. We just dropped in for a beer and snack but will be back for a full dinner now!!!

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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Hi there - thank you so much for writing your review - we really appreciate your feedback and are very pleased the team got to show you some great hospitality. We hope you had an awesome dinner. Kind regards
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