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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 8 January 2019 via mobile

So nice to sit in comfy lounges & be propped up by pillows (& later blankets!) as we ate our nice meal, drank our cocktails & watched the sun go down over this beautiful view from Zane Grey’s. Situated in a prime spot, right over...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1AnnetteA
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you so much Annette! We're glad you had a great stay and we hope we can welcome you again some time!

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

we had a very well priced breakfast and very tasty. The waffle and creamy mushroom were really good and coffee was best as well. beautiful views highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JackRobert789
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Beautiful location right on the waterfront and lovely atmosphere. My partner and I had our last night here for dinner and ordered the fish and chips and half a dozen oysters. The food was so declicious and the cocktail menu was great too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tamara B
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Hey Tamara! What a bliss! Big thanks from all the team here at Zane Grey's!

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We came here just before Christmas and it was busy but they managed to seat us (thankfully). Our food was served quickly and it was delicious. Would return here again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LoriYau
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Fantastic Lori, A big thank you from service and kitchen! We would love to see you back on your next trip to Paihia!

Reviewed 5 January 2019

We enjoyed the location at Zane Greys. The service was off when we were there and the dishes came out in the wrong order. Food was acceptable but nothing special.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LarryandTim
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Hi Larry and Tim, Thank you for taking your time to review us! I'm sorry for the mishaps. I have some new staff that needs to be trained and I apologize that this affected your experience. I hope you have a wonderful stay in Paihia!

Reviewed 4 January 2019

I found this place average service and average food. Didn't feel like we were made was welcome, just felt like it was "what do you want" order, pay, sit eat and go, next. Food was average bar type food . setting was very nice though,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rizzla33
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Good afternoon Rizzla, Most of our guests outside enjoy the informal, free atmosphere outside and spend hours in the sun, nibbling snacks and having refreshing drinks. We have our other restaurant inside which is a bit less casual but with table service. I'm sorry that...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We were booked in on new years eve for dinner and expectations were high. The restaurant was almost full at our 8pm seating and the kitchen was in full swing. Our French waitress Ines was a lovely attentive girl and she made sure I got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ikat58
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

It was great to listen to music and have a wine. Ordered dinner food pork ribs was so so not bad not great. The burgers looked really good though. Musician quite good enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank B5751CHandreag
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We decided to stop in and have breakfast here as the setting on the waterfront looked good. Our breakfast was well priced and what we would expect to pay for a nice breakfast. The comfy couches out the front were a nice touch but unfortunately...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Great location on a summers day. Food really disappointing. Great service and friendly staff, beer was cold and the wine all good but so average when it came to the food,we had the Spicy Salt and Pepper Squid, way to salty and the sweet chilli...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jessbC2382AI
Michaela-ZaneGreys, General Manager at Zane Grey's Aquarium and Dock Restaurants and Bars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Good afternoon! Thanks for taking your time and giving us helpful feedback! We got lots of new staff in and I am very sorry that the senior chefs missed checking the produce. We can pride ourselves usually with great feedback and I'm very sorry that...More

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