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“Enjoyable food and atmosphere”

Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #15 of 58 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed February 25, 2013

There's a wider range of food, and a more laid-back feel, than the next-door 'Only Seafood' restaurant. The latter probably wins the cuisine award, but we enjoyed the Waterfront just as much.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We arrived a little late than intended in Paihia and needed to get something to eat. The waterfront looked good and the special they were advertising sounded delicious!! We were met by a loud but friendly waitress who said she would PREFER us to sit at this table when asked were would you like to sit!! A bit unusual even for me and I work in hospo!! We had our food and it was absolutely delicious!!! The villa Maria wine was a bit pricey but then so is the whole of Pihia!! We wanted to chill a little bit after our meal, but got hurried to their sofa area so that they could clean up as they were closing soon!!! This is definitely not the norm!!! Don't get me wrong I would go back purely on the food!!! The staff really need people skill training!!!

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Thank Kayleigh M
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were in Paihia for 3 nights and after a dreadful meal at another restaurant some friends recommended the Waterfront. We booked a table so we had a sea view and could watch the sun go down, blankets were provided in case it got a little chilly, but were not needed. The food was excellent, we selected from the "specials" menu and had the Snapper, which was cooked to perfection as were the vegetables. The Waterfront has a relaxed atmosphere and attentive young staff, it was faultless, so we decided to book for the next night to repeat the experience. You won't be disappointed if you book the Waterfront.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great location and attentive, friendly service but unfortunately it stops there. Wife and I both ordered the Pork Schnitzel with Rosti which arrived at such lightning speed it lent a whole new meaning to the words "Fast Food". Both had obviously been pre-cooked and was dry and lacked seasoning.

We followed with a desert of Apple Strudel, which was also turned out to be a disappointment, A mushy but tasty filling wrapped in a limp and stogy pastry.

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Thank Exaviator
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Lamb dish was good value. The Seafood Chowder at over $20 was not. Half a dozen small pieces.
Service good.

Thank garyjohn951
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