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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (25 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“snapper” (19 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 472 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. We were unsure of which wine to choose as we are not familiar with the wines from this region. The hostess offered us a taste of the wines so we could decide. We both ordered the snapper and it was cooked...More

Thank CCMelinda
Reviewed 5 September 2017

All of us enjoyed our meals and wine, service was very good, nothing out of the exceptional but a reasonably well cooked meal

Thank Monty738
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The service was excellent - friendly and helpful. Our meals were nice and we enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere. This restaurant delivered good value for money and a good range of meals.

Thank HayesNZ
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Being an ex chef I'm fussy- I am a sales rep now and normally too tired to eat out but this night was different. It was treat time !! Kelly the host and owner I found out greeted us at the reception. There were tables...More

2  Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Beautiful location with excellent food and service. This location is overlooking the bay and has nice and cozy feel to it. I wish I could stay back longer

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I and 2 friends from Christchurch enjoyed a lovely lunch together.I had the calamari while the others chose the chicken salad.Good food at fair prices.

Thank Mediguru1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We went for a romantic dinner and loved this restaurant. The service was superb, waitresses friendly, attentive without being pushy. They had blankets, and heaters which was great as usually it's gets pretty cold. We enjoyed the food immensely and managed to have 2 bottles...More

Thank MYSB
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat. Lamb rump was yum. Pork belly was nice. Dessert was ok. Nice friendly staff. Convenient restaurant as it was located beside the apartment we were saying in. Great location across from the sea

Thank toshnz
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Questions & Answers
18 May 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
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
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 Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 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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