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Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars

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Join us for a wonderful experience over the water in either "The Aquarium" or on "The Dock". Inside we serve up-market dishes situated in a cozy dining area with great views. Outside we have a big lounge area for you to relax and enjoy your day - completely casual and informal. All our locations can be booked for events as well and we try to cater for every wish that might arise.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
CUISINES
Fast food, Mediterranean, Contemporary, New Zealand, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews creamy mushrooms tagliatelle steak frites oysters chicken outside seating amazing location great view of the bay order at the bar food was lovely hit the spot last night new zealand greys trio views deck
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Started ok with greeting and seating by the window with a lovely view but sort of went downhill from there.. most of my reviews are very positive but this restaurant has so much potential and doesn’t quite deliver. The service got slower as the restaurant...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Castaway44
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking your time and reviewing us! I hope you could share your feedback with the team on the night so we had a chance to improve your experience. We take every comment very serious and we take all the feedback into account when...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us went here for drinks and a meal it’s a bit disappointing when each time you want a drink you need to walk up to the bar to get a drink when there’s 4 of you and you buy 10 drinks it’s a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank coreydick
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Corey, thanks for leaving some feedback! I'm sorry the pork ribs didn't fall off the bone, usually they do and are absolutely divine! I hope you helped us on that day telling someone about it so we can fix it right away. The drinks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

During our recent visit to Paihia my wife and I had three evening meals at Zane Grey's. The restaurant has fine views looking out across the bay. On each occasion the staff were very friendly and talked us through the menu of the day and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RonP967
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Ron for taking your time to review us! We're thrilled each night was a win for you! Thanks for coming back and whenever you're back in Paihia, please pop in and say hi!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first ever negative review. This spot has an amazing location with comfortable lounges and tables. My 3rd visit here and can’t say that I am impressed with the service or the drinks. The food was lovely but we had to send our drinks back...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank annamad2018
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Anna, as per my private message sorry again and thank you for the feedback! Hope you try again and we can show that we can do way better!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to ZaneGrey's yesterday. Welcoming staff, amazing spot and succulent breakfast! I recommend. Especially the Creamy Mushroom !

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 841cl_mentc
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic! We're happy you had a great morning! Please pop in again whenever you're in the area!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a window table 2 days previous but arrived to find no mention in their records. Front of house was confident , almost arrogant, and really made me feel like it was my mistake. We were offered another table, and 5 minutes after we sat...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Chris S
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening Chris, I have had a chat with my host for that night. Sincere apologies, he did not want to come across rude or arrogant. He was under the impression you had a good night after all. I promise this will not happen again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on our last night in New Zealand and truly enjoyed the oysters, mussels, fish and seafood pasta but you cant go past the North Island beef scotch fillet was divine. The location was amazing and sitting there looking out over the bay is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank triciaebb
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed all dishes and the view! Whenever you're back in the area, we would be pleased to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just eaten seafood tagliatelle with garlic baguette with a glass of Sauvigion Blanc followed by a trio of cocoa desserts all accompanied by a singer/guitarist. All perfect. Staff really pleasant and helpful too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank carolesE3169LW
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're really happy you enjoyed your night out! Thank you for leaving your feedback! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Paihia and maybe see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing night at Zane Greys we struggled to select our dishes as the menu is so good!! After much deliberation we all ordered different entrees so we could have little tastings - we were absolutely salivating - the oysters, scallops, prawns and calamari...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JoyM763
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Joy! What a fantastic review! So happy you had a great night! Please come back whenever possible for you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the burger and also the ceasar salad. Both large portions and delicious. Will come again. The location is fabulous.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank D5234UWtimb
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tim! We can't wait to have you back!

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