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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 4 weeks ago

We frequented Zane Grey's Dock numerous times during our 4 day stay. The setting is spectacular with breathtaking views and a lovely seating area. Even though the menu is not large, it provides enough variety for a group. This restaurant must have an excellent chef...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank fishertrick
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love Craig, too! Thanks so much for your review! Much love from the whole team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and staff here are incredible. Ordered the fish of the bay and seafood chowder and it was the best meal of my life. Would definitely recommend for everyone to try!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jyang8905
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Amazing Jyang! Thanks so much for this - a big thank you from all the team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, the wine not cold enough and the service not great, the waiting staff pleasant enough, but causing unnecessary delays.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank petern156
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, thanks for stopping by and leaving a review! We have a couple new staff members so I'm sorry if they did not have their routine quite yet. If you like to share a bit more, please feel free to contact me under michaela@zanegreys.co.nz

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a lunch the day we arrived at Paihia and went for the view on the water. The food was pub quality and good, the service was better.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stewart_Tauber
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed the large, relaxing veranda! Cheers

Reviewed 14 January 2019

The outside seating is fantastic if you just want a beer or wine, But the food is pub fare, frozen limp calamari, same with the spring rolls. Inside is another story, same bland Calamari but the meals are made with more care and imagination. Nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LauraappleBNB
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We had a good family meal with teenagers here. Nothing super special but far better than some others in town. We ordered in the restaurant section which had a much larger menu than the pub section next door. Great views.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chriscJ2789MR
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thanks Chris! We're glad you enjoyed the food and menu with us!

Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

I visited this spot during my Northland trip. I must say, the aquarium was really nice! Was feeling like I was in a mini ‘National Aquarium of NZ, Napier’. I got a table alongside water. The wait stead very polite and had good customer service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sachindri1785
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Fantastic Sachindri! We would be thrilled to see you back! We hope you have a fantastic stay in NZ!

Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Oysters very fresh, steak was cooked perfectly, carrot and walnut cake delicious, prompt service, highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scott V
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Fantastic Scott! I'm glad it all was a great experience!

Reviewed 10 January 2019

Drinks on the deck followed by dinner in the aquarium, with arguably the best seat in the house, watching the sun go down and the ferries and tour boats come and go.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dmjplus3
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thanks so much for this review! ~we love it here, too~

Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. I had my wedding reception here a few days ago and not only was the food for me delicious but the staff were helpful and friendly,very nice vibe, and leading upto the day the general manager had great communication with me she made...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GrandTour515456
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thanks Oryn! It was a pleasure being your host! I hope you had a fantastic day and whenever you like to come back for your anniversary, we're here for you!

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