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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6701
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice place located at the beach in Paihia. Disadvantage is you are sitting in a tent and it was chilly outside and there was a breeze so this makes it a bit uncomfortable when that breeze comes in. Food was OK nothing really special but...More

Thank huub9999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by friend who had a good experience a few weeks previously. Food edible but disappointing , no flavour but paying fine dinning prices. Waitress not even sure if G&T would be availabile (it was). When Dinning out you expect something a bit special you...More

Thank bernie560
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible. 3 skinny lamb chops and a green salad which was described as a Greek Salad! We couldn’t get out quick enough after a bill for this for 30 dollars!

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located right on the waterfront in Paihia, the Waterfront offers a chance to dine in an open fronted marquee over looking the bay. For mains we went with the Hawkes Bay Lamb shoulder and a serve of the Salmon. For dessert we tried a serve...More

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of the owner of the accommodation where we were staying. The service was a bit on the slow side but the food was good, if a little expensive. My wife had roast lamb with a side dish of...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner with our daughter and the food was amazing, great service too. We would highly recommend. We tried a variety of all courses and couldn't fault anything! Hubby and i had the steak which was to die for but i also enjoyed...More

Thank TStevenson77
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Drawn off the st for a blackboard offer which we made quite clear on booking. Meal nothing to write about. Went to pay the bill and blackboard special of 15% does not apply to us. Really!!!. The owner is a horid person who should be...More

Thank Robertc447
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Ordered fish and chip meal. Overcooked slab of batter with little bit of fish @ $26.50. Very poor value..

Thank Takahe155
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We were greeted by the person at front of house and although busy she made time to find out why we were there etc. We had the specials of the day being whitebait fritter and scallops wrapped in bacon. Both were excellent, but the whitebait...More

Thank Glenny49
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Decided to treat ourselves on first night of holiday. This place looked cosy and welcoming. Service was very average, disinterested and the waitress actually wrote our order on her hand! Food was bland and looked cheap and horrendously over priced. Wine glass dirty. Will never...More

Thank LucasPR2017
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May 18, 2015|
Response from waterfront48 | Property representative |
Hi there im not sure why you are not receiving our emails regarding christmas lunch, this has not yet been finalised yet but will be a la carte menu as soon as this is done it will be available on our web site
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6701
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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is centrally located in the heart of Paihia. with breathtaking views over Russell & outer islands. Watch the sun set over the bay with local & award winning New Zealand wines fresh seafood, prime meats, vegetarian & gluten free options
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