Visited here twice for drinks. Lovely ice cream much enjoyed by our 10 year old. Presentation and service good with a good location.
the aquarium was amazing and the service was great very busy place, the food was interesting simple and tasty
Hi Britt300. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We have to agree that the aquarium is pretty amazing! The building was solely an aquarium at one stage and made into the focal point when the restaurant was created. We take a lot of pride in maintaining it! We are very pleased to hear that the service... More
Did not eat here, however it was a nice place to pop into at the end of the day for a quick drink. Very nice view right on the harbour
Hi Heatsfam - thanks for dropping in for a drink with us. We are very lucky to have such an amazing backdrop and very pleased that you had a pleasant experience. We hope you enjoyed your time in Paihia and thank you for the review. More
Used the restaurant for both lunch and dinner and enjoyed both. Service was very good and while my steak was a little fatty the fish was excellent.
Hi TobyW. Thanks for your review of the restaurant, it's great to hear that you made a second visit! The cut of meat that we use for our steak is a scotch fillet which comes from the upper rib of the cow, an area that is very flavoursome due to the fat content. We are sorry to hear that you... More
We came here for breakfast as we were leaving Paihia to head back home. We chose 35 Degree South as it was right on the water and had a nice view. Unfortunately, the view is where the good stuff seemed to end. While the staff were all very friendly, the wait for our two dishes was excruciatingly long. It wasn't... More
Hi AEM967, thanks for taking the time to review your breakfast with us. We are pleased that you felt the staff were very friendly and the view very nice however we are sorry to hear that you waited so long for your breakfast. This is something I have raised with the kitchen staff after your feedback as this is not... More
Had dinner here, wonderful location, excellent views but shame the food did not match. Found every dish I chose was unseasoned and therefore bland. Other dinner companions enjoyed theirs to be fair. It was also rather dark and therefore we were unable to see our table and dishes on it. The coffee was extremely strong, in fact we left it.
Hi Ladiesabouttown, we are very sorry to hear that your experience at the restaurant was disappointing. Our aim is for all our customers to leave being completely satisfied with their meal and the service they received. If a diner is dissatisfied with their meal we do offer a replacement if our team are made aware of this during check back.... More
This spot on the wharf in the centre of Paihia is a great place for people watching, a drink or two or a fantastic meal. Staff were friendly although a little distracted on a busy night but everything we ordered arrived and they were very happy to answer questions about the menu and wine list. Recommend the seafood options
Hi Sheryl B, thanks for taking the time to write us a review after your visit to the restaurant. We agree that it is an excellent spot for people watching and we are delighted you gave us a 5 out of 5 rating for atmosphere. We try to source the best local seafood we can and do serve fish which... More
I am still thinking about the delicious taste of the small plates we shared. Very good value $14 each .. 4 between 2 plenty. The main dinners did not seem such good value.
Hi Lyndy - thanks for your review, it sounds like you enjoyed a tapas style dining experience with us. The small plates are perfect for sharing and come in handy when you can't decide on just one dish! Although the mains may not have seemed as good value compared to the small plates, they are substantial portions and we do... More
The location is lovely and service very friendly. We just had a quick lunch there and thoroughly enjoyed the food, which was from a short but creative menu e.g toasted lamb sandwich with raisin puree and goat cheese...yum!
Hi Wilhem_7, we are very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience at the restaurant. We strive to provide friendly and efficient service and the location really is a bonus! The lamb sandwich is a personal favorite of mine, quite a difficult one to resist. Our menu has been created by New Zealands award winning chef Michael Van... More
An interesting building close to the pier in Paihia. The service was friendly and efficient, the food, especially featuring local fish, was delicious and well presented. We were not invited to choose from the aquarium! We would be happy to eat here again.
Hi there, we are delighted you had a great experience at the restaurant. We strive to have efficient and friendly service so its always great to hear feeback about this! The tank is a great focal point in the dining room-the building was a full time aquarium before it was ever made into a restaurant and the fish are just... More
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