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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Disappointed with the food, ordered the fish and pork, fish was totally over cooked, a lot of butter/oil left on the bottom of the plate which made me feel a bit sick. There was no presentation on the pork, the price that I paid I would expect a better plate. Big restaurant only has 2 waitress. Will never go back... More 

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3 Thank Mercer14
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - we are sorry to hear that you felt there was a lack of presentation and size with the food you received. Our team try to deal with all food complaints as soon they happen with a table check back and the offer to recook if something is not up to standard. We hope that the staff dealt... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

We shared a main meal with extra veggies, and the staff were very accommodating of our (slightly odd) request. The wine was lovely, and the food excellent. The one waitress was certainly kept busy, until the bar next door closed and extra help appeared, but she provided great service and had a lovely friendly attitude. This was not the cheapest... More 

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Thank Jill S
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jill - thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your feedback and pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time here. Kind regards More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2015

What an amazing location - looking out over the water made for a lovely evening. The food was very good although service was slow and we had an issue with a voucher we were trying to redeem. The staff were very friendly and did try to resolve it.

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1 Thank Cheryl P
Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

great food, great views, lovely service. Well priced, would recommend this place to people. ask for a window seat.

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Thank oxoamy
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed yourself with us here at the restaurant. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope you enjoyed your time in Paihia. Kind regards More 

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142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to 35 Degrees South twice. Once for lunch and once for breakfast. Both times the food and service were excellent. The manager is very friendly. The food is fantastic. The location and views are beautiful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank Suesuetonge
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us here at the restaurant and appreciate the recommendation. Hopefully you can call back again. Kind regards More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Beautiful spot on the water, good service and excellent food. Right in the centre of town, and an easy walk from most hotels.

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Thank David M
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dave, thank you for your feedback - we are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us at the restaurant. Kind regards More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Pleasant surroundings for a leisurely meal. Watch the fish and seabirds, boats and people going by. Casual dining. Almost feel at sea.

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Thank Rob H
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Rob - thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Hong Kong, China
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939 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not as good as our last visit a few years ago. Seemed less choice on the menu and more "nouveaux cuisine" Accommodated Dairy allergy food as we e mailed before and booked.

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Thank Dkkeeling
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't find as much choice as you had previously. Our menu has approx 10 entree and main options that cover a wide range of palates and tastes, based on using the freshest and best quality produce we can source. We are very pleased to hear... More 

Bridgehampton, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Were there for dinner on july 25th Had the local catch of the day which was delicious, the beet root risotto and the salmon dish! Very tasty and well composed. Nice view over the harbor and aquarium inside the restaurant were real eye catchers. The service however was very poor! Although the restaurant was almost empty we didn't see our... More 

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Thank carina s
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Carina. We are very disappointed to hear that the service you received wasn't up to our usual professional levels. Your feedback has been raised with the team. It is a shame that this tarred your evening seeing as you enjoyed the food and the location and thank you for informing us of the evening you dined as we can... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2015

Quite expensive but very nice The setting was great with the position and variation of where you preferred to sit . The staff were very friendly

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Thank Gary R
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - we are sorry to hear that you found your dinner expensive. We do feel that are prices are inline with other similar establishments in the Bay of Islands and reflect our fresh produce used. We are pleased to hear however that you had a pleasant evening and hope you enjoyed your time in Paihia. Kind regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6220
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.

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