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“Great Food and Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
48 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
+64 9-402 6701
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Ranked #6 of 44 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 11.30AM TILL 2PM & 5PM TILL LATE 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.
Sunset Beach, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is primarily a fish restaurant featuring good quality food cooked to perfection. I often judge a restaurant by the vegetables that accompany the main course and they were also good. Tried the grilled salmon. It was flavorful with a buttery texture. The snapper was also very good. Desserts are great too! Staff were friendly.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Verges Creek
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food with Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Our dinner at the Waterfront was fantastic. The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous. We would recommend a meal here. The view from the restaurant over the bay is lovely. Menu had something for everyone to choose from.

  • Visited September 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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Paihia, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Had an enjoyable evening here a few nights back. Sat outside...under cover as it was raining. Cosy relaxed feel with tables, leather sofas and flamed heaters. Best part was the cosy blankets proved to keep you snug. Very European and very practical.
Food was excellent. Good menu with something for everyone. Good sized portions and well presented tasty food.

Service was extremely good. Didn't feel rushed.

Not been here for awhile but will definitely be back

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had a great meal, one of our best for our trip. There was only one girl working and she did a fantastic job. She was very friendly
And cheerful to all the customers. There were quite a few people in the restaurant and we felt like she was checking to see if we wanted anything...very efficient.


Visited August 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Now it losses a little for atmosphere only due to the weather and they had those clear plastic walls but it was truly a stunning dinner.
They had a full house on a random Tuesday so there was only 1 waitress but she was a machine! Prompt and accurate with the orders.
The food was perfect, stater of calamari was juicy and not over cooked, I had eye fillet as main cooked exactly as I had asked and my gf had the catch of the day which was a lovely fillet of snapper.
We ended with a gorgeous piece of cheesecake.
We had chosen to eat here off the flip of a coin and were so happy it had gone this way! :)
I recommend that you choose to eat at this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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