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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6701
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  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service without a smile Good was costly for what we ordered. We were recommended to go there but I guess it was more for tourists not locals.

Thank patonsusie56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very nice setting, wife and I were not too sure when we went in as the restaurant was empty but looked respectable enough. It took a long time for the meal to be served, fish was fine but the mussels were not. Disappointing end to...More

Thank Grant A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ha dinner tonight at waterfront there was four of us .The lamb fell apart and had lots of flavour and also the chicken was very yummy .The waitress was very professional and made a our last night in Paihia very enjoyable .She was very good...More

Thank rosko123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As its name suggests, this restaurant is on the waterfront in Paihia. Food and service were excellent. The lamb was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to have a table with a seaview. A short walk from our accommodation about 5.30 p.m. Menu looked good. A sign indicated we'd get 15% off the bill if we were seated before 6.00 p.m. We opted for the chef's recommendation of roasted tomato...More

Thank Denjenz
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The venue is lovely - the "tent" was warm and beautifully decorated, with blankets if needed. The Service as great - The Hostess was very attentive, but gave us enough time to enjoy our meal. The food was fantastic - A lovely menu with plenty...More

Thank kathryng001
Reviewed June 19, 2018

A very bright and airy Restaurant to visit, food was good, a few issues with availability of advertised products, nothing that could not be sorted.

Thank v0nney
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I arrived in Paihia later in the evening and just took a punt on where to go for dinner. We were so impressed with our meal that I felt I have to write a review. We shared the scollop special and the...More

1  Thank ShellsfromSnells
Reviewed May 21, 2018

As we weren't doing usual family Xmas, I wanted to make sure our dining out experience was special. The Waterfront really ticked every box. Firstly, even though it was a small set menu, it was not 'production line' food. Quite the opposite. Staff were attentive...More

Thank gardneronly
Reviewed May 19, 2018

We had dinner at this restaurant, good ambiance with good service. Highly recommend and value for money.

Thank HGC_13
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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
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Average prices
$11 - $24
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
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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