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Alongside Restaurant

$$ - $$$, European,
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“fish and chips” (33 reviews)
“comfy sofas” (8 reviews)
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 774 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The service and food here was absolutely amazing. Abbie, who worked in the kitchen, went to so much effort to ensure my partner who has nut allergies, was able to enjoy whichever meal he chose without worry! The waiting staff were just as amazing too....More

Thank Nic2114
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by for breakfast before leaving NZ. Service was good, food was yummy. Great view on a beautiful spring morning. Good coffee.

Thank Rusty M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a few glasses of wine and beer to celebrate the hubby's birthday. Beautiful setting, watching the sun go down. Thank you to Violet for Craig's surprise cake which we both loved. 🖒🖒🖒

1  Thank journeywithjaydn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here a few years ago and it was amazing, so high expectations when we visited again on a recent holiday. Service was very lack lustre, coffee weak and luke warm, food was bland. Location and views amazing but totally let down where it counts....More

Thank LucasPR2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome, really great wine selection and a great menu. Our family of 3 adults grannie to 3 kids had a great time. Mum and I enjoyed Crayfish brioche that was served at the perfect crunchiness with fresh fresh crayfish and a delicious home-made...More

Thank Kinloch_Lodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice chilled vibe on the deck. The open Salmon Sandwich was lovely and a really good choice of wines. Excellent service and it was nice to be outside in the July sun. A really enjoyable afternoon.

Thank JimCo72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place twice - firstly for a coffee and cake - great on all accounts. Very relaxing on the sofas in the sun. Then went back for dinner. We had great meals and lovely service. Definitely recommend.

Thank karensmith2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner...always amazing choices, food and excellent service. Friendly staff and superb food...and OMG...the view is to die for. Yesterday I had the dark choc orange muffin with my latte....wow wow and wow!!

Thank Hermien V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called into Alongside for lunch after the Hole in the Rock trip. Had a great meal and the staff were very friendly. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my partner to Paihia as a surprise for his Birthday. I booked us at Alongside for after dinner drinks because the view from this place is stunning. We ordered a dessert that was delicious! And man what an awesome time we had!! the...More

Thank WinesieTime
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9 March 2017|
Response from overnightcruiser | Property representative |
Hi JTscarb, Thanks for your question. I think to amend reviews you have to get in contact with TripAdvisor. We can request changes if the review has been made on the wrong place but it would still need to be confirmed by the... More
9 March 2017|
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One for Trip Advisor or write another one and cross reference I would suggest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6220
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Alongside is an exciting social space situated over the water in the stunning bay of islands. There is no place quite like it in Northland and we are proud to be different! While there is an overall laid back, casual feel to the huge decked area, its style and touch of class makes it the perfect place to get together with friends and family for a relaxed bite to eat and a drink to cool down in the beautiful winterless North. Take in the breath taking views, relax on some of our comfy loungers and soak in the great community feel that Paihia has on offer. We offer all day casual dining . Our menu is designed for sharing - small plates and boards boasting local seafood and fresh produce. Choose a drink to match from our extensive drinks list boasting a wide range of exciting wines to speciality rums and mouth-watering cocktails.
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