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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“potato skins” (13 reviews)
“seafood platter” (28 reviews)
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Upon arriving at the restaurant I was pleased to see that we had such a good table which views over the water. Once we had order and received our meal no one enquired if our meals were okay as my steak was undercooked. We then...More

1  Thank jawoods
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2015

Hi there - we are very sorry to hear that no one did a meal check on your table. This is a practice that we advocate as any food issues that can sorted then and there which would have avoided this situation. In relation to...More

Reviewed September 21, 2015

Had a lovely dinner here and were amazed at the amount of customers they had during the evening. Staff were very nice and helpful and our meal was served promptly and was plentiful.

Thank Pamelala_12
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2015

Hi there - thanks for the review. We are pleased that you had a pleasant experience with us here at the restaurant on what sounds like a busy night! We hope you can visit us again. Kind regards

Reviewed September 20, 2015

This restaurant sits out over the water at Paihia and so I was expecting a bit of a nautical theme. There is a very large sea water aquarium inside but it had been cleaned out of fish and only had a couple of large crayfish...More

1  Thank Richard B
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2015

Hi Richard - thank you for taking the time to write your review. We apologise for the aquarium not being well stocked during your visit. We have just completed by annual maintenance and are slowly refilling as we monitor the ph levels of the water...More

Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch whilst waiting for our return ferry to Russell. We ordered the fish tacos and fish and chips, both were adequate and for a cheap(ish) meal we were quite happy with service and good quality. Certainly not the best dining available but...More

Thank dastickman
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2015

Hi there - thank you for providing your feedback. We are pleased you were happy with the food and service and hope you had a wonderful time in Russell. Kind regards

Reviewed September 18, 2015

Really great views. Good for outdoor eating if the weather is good. Very comfortable seating and good staff. Only there for coffee but it was good and the menu looked interesting but not there long enough to eat.

Thank Leem1948
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2015

Hi there - thank for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn't have time to dine with us - hopefully if you are back in Paihia we can look after you again. We trust you had an enjoyable tie in Paihia. Kind regards

Reviewed September 17, 2015

What a great experience on our last night at the Bay of Islands. Beautiful location and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful night so we could watch the colours change as the sun set. Lovely food.

Thank JenBoote
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2015

Hi there - we are delighted to hear that you had a great experience at the restaurant with us and delighted we could play a part in your trip! Kind regards

Reviewed September 15, 2015

You can't find a much better situated restaurant anywhere in the world. Right on the waterfront. Nice food reasonably priced. Wifi good

Thank bitterntraveller
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Hi there - thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and location of the restaurant and trust you had an enjoyable trip to Paihia. Kind regards

Reviewed September 5, 2015

we had a nice meal ...the service was good by the wait staff.....the food was good but I felt charging $10 for a bottle of tap water really not good ..More

1  Thank Sharon M
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Hi Sharon - thank you for your review. We just want to clarify that we don't charge $10 for tap water, we do charge $11 for a 1L bottle of Antipodes mineral water still or sparkling and all three options would have been presented to...More

Reviewed September 4, 2015

I had dinner here on a Saturday night, considering it wasn't that busy, the service was a little slow, we waited a while for someone to take our order and then seemed to wait even longer for our drinks to arrive. When our dishes arrived,...More

1  Thank Natasha R
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

Hi Natasha - thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to learn that you felt disappointed by your experience with us. If you would like to get in touch to discuss your issues with the service and atmosphere, please...More

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...More

3  Thank Mercer14
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $26
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene
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
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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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