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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews burger bacon wrapped chicken salad curly fries chowder fish and chips stone grill deck area staff were super friendly water front lovely spot huge portions food was great beer waterfront wharf kitchen
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wouldn’t waste your time or money, bad food, overpriced and mediocre service. Waited 20 mins after being seated to even have drink order taken, then another 10 minutes for someone to come back for the food order, the waitress had no idea what “the cut”...steak was, ie scotch or other, it’s rump as it turns out. I ordered the 21 day aged rib eye, “rare”, and hubby ordered the pork belly but requested it as a main, presuming it would be larger size than an entree, how wrong could he be, not to mention the over priced Caesar salad, menu says $9.95, charged $19.95. My rib eye was stone cold in the middle, rare should be warm in the middle, lucky I don’t mind blue steak, but even that should be room temp, but 21 day aged steak should melt in your mouth as steak from another local restaurant did, cbk’s steak was quite chewy. Wouldn’t recommend this place, lots of better places in paihiaMore

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for lunch right next to the water. Super clean and great views. Lovely friendly staff. We had the CBK Salad with bacon wrapped chicken. It was yummy. It does have chilli in it (not mentioned on the menu) which I’m not keen on....But I managed to survive and I should have asked. Still enjoyed our lunch and would happily return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn’t have a booking for breakfast but that was not a problem at all, very accommodating. Staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Great atmosphere, definitely go back again.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 23 May 2022

The staff were excellent, friendly, always smiling and happy, very refreshing. The food, service etc was awesome, We had a great night out.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 May 2022

Had driven up from Auckland super early for a boat cruise I'd booked and decided to get breakfast from The CBK. They had just opened the doors when I arrived, so I was the only person, but the staff were super friendly and good breakfast...portion. Would recommend - especially the eggs BenedictMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 May 2022

The food & drink menu is good & varied. The service & welcome from the staff is excellent. This is consistent at every visit, even during the covid hard times. Thank you team :) The location is perfect, right on the waters edge. Do book...at weekends.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022

Food was delicious, service friendly and welcoming. Nice looking out over the water watching boats and people coming and going.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

The pork belly was amazing but that was where the good part ended. Calamari was pasty and barely cooked and the curly fries were overcooked and overly salty. Caesar salad was a joke ... half a dozen cos leaves, a handful of packet parmesan plonked...on top with some greasy tasteless croutons and dressing pooled in the leaves. No egg, bacon, or attempt to shred or toss the salad at all. The waiter even commented it looked awful and gave us a discount because he felt bad about charging $20 for it. The other issue is the way the verandah outside is set up. When sitting the window frame is right at eye height completely blocking the view - not well thought out at all. With so many other top notch places to eat in Paihia, CBK really needs to up their game.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 March 2022

we ate here today at lunch and we had exceptional service and amazing quality food big meals and super tasty and really good genuine service. Thanks to the team on today not to mention the gesture of kiddy sundays! Amazing thank you

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 28 February 2022

great space enjoyed outside deck area. staff friendly we and drinks and snacks both well priced. Would go back

Date of visit: February 2022
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Nope. Walk in would be OK. Sorry for the late reply
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CBK Craft Bar Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4