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“Lovely meal and nice staff”

35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #26 of 58 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $7 - $25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely meal and nice staff”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We booked via the internet and got a prompt confirmation. We (six adults) didn't have to wait long for our meal which was very nice and the waitress was very patient with the "prankster" in our party.

Visited April 2014
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Thank LADsFit
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Hi there - thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to learn of your pleasant experience and glad our front of house team took time with your group! We hope to see you again, kind regards.
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Hervey Bay, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't be fooled”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

It was quite apparent to us, the reviews by some of the patrons were put on trip advisor to get you to go to another restaurant. It almost scared us off. ALMOST. This place is fabulous. This service was exceptional. The food was perfect and the view and ambiance were magnificent. I had the Salmon and my wife had Kingfish. Both pieces were done perfectly. If you REALLY know anything about great food.... You will love this and not mind paying the price in this beautiful resort town.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Mark M
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Hi Mark, we are very pleased to hear that dined with us despite some of the comments you read on Trip Advisor and thank you for your kind words on our food - our seafood really is a must have while in the Bay Of Islands and we trust that you enjoyed your time here. Kind regards.
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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Wonderful food and service in a great location. We went for a family reunion and found the place accommodated us beautifully.

  • Visited April 2014
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Hi Fiona, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your family reunion at the restaurant and the food you received was to your liking. Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Kind regards.
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Marlow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Stunning location,excellent food,great friendly service”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

We discovered this restaurant looking for a quality brunch and discovered a real gem of a restaurant.Situated on the bay side, sunny with stunning views of the Bay of Islands. Top quality establishment with cotton serviettes, immaculate clean toilets with up to date modern hand driers and comfortable seating near the Pier side, Bayside or Aquarium or outdoors on the deck.We had 4 different dishes from the menu that covers small and large appetites as well as adequate meat / fish options.The food overall was freshly prepared and exceptional and delicious.The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.Everything we asked about from the wine cellar to the meals they were able to advise us.Overall both lunch and dinner were thoroughly enjoyable experiences.We rank this restaurant above Alfresco's and the Waterfront and our meals ranked amongst a handful of top eateries out of 20 plus days of touring New Zealand as good foodie lovers.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Peter W
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Hi Peter, thank you for writing such a wonderful review - we are very pleased to hear that your experience with us was an enjoyable one. It is wonderful to hear that our front of house team were able to advise you adequately - we feel that thorough knowledge of our menu is important for our team to provide the best customer service possible. We hope that you had a pleasurable trip to the Bay Of Islands. Kind regards.
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great location over the water”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I dined here on Saturday night after having an entree and drink at their outside area called Alongside(went back for breakfast the next morning).Our mains were very good,I had the lamb shoulder and my wife,pork belly.
The only complaint I would have was there wasn,t enough lighting where we were seated.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Neville R
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35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Hi Neville, thanks very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback regarding lighting and are pleased that you enjoyed your chosen dishes. We hope to see you again. Kind regards.
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