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$$ - $$$, European,
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“comfy sofas” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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 809 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re after a drink with great views and comfy seating, then this is a great place to be. The food on the other hand was a total let down. Perhaps the chefs need to go to chef school? Food was undercooked and substandard. Such...More

Thank GTMT
Reviewed 5 days ago

An International standard setting for a restaurant, jutting out into the bay with a vast sail-cloth and umbrellas - just a gorgeous setting. Unfortunately it goes downhill from here. Worth coming here for a drink perhaps just for the setting, but forget the meal as...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful night out in Paihia, alongside has the perfect location. But the Menu/ chef needs to be turfed! I would be too embarrassed to serve those meal portions and quality to paying customers. Honestly the big plates, as you put were a disgrace. shrivelled...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked along the pier at Paihia this spot has the location but lacks great service. Our party of four was surrounded by empty tables when we decided to eat at 3:30 and the wait for water, a cocktail or wine was pretty disappointing. We had...More

Thank marksmail
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is an excellent environment to sit and have a drink and a snack. Unfortunately we had a meal which was barely average. Would recommend a drink here, then elsewhere for a meal.

Thank MHOConnor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous views from the outdoor deck over the water. Mediocre menu, no fresh local fish available, oysters naturale-ok, service pretty average to crappy, but this place could be an absolute goldmine IF it offered decent to superior food. Tourists are happy to pay for top...More

Thank GorillaKilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning setting on the water with absolutely beautiful views. We both loved our breakfasts. My waffle with apple syrup, banana and coconut yoghurt was perfect and the mince on toast was lovely too. Would be a great venue for a special function in the...More

1  Thank MinkaJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early breakfast was ok...granola was excellent, eggs on toast less so. Good juice and coffee. Service a bit slow. View amazing!

Thank Fusspot100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is just perfect unfortunatly the food was just terrible. They served the smallest mussells i have ever seen, the steak was extremly poor quality and poorly presented, no oysters or Kumera available?? The 4 tables around us were all receiving apologies from the...More

Thank Mischa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and drinks here lovely place and amazing view. Had two very friendly waitresses and one not so fluent one but was still pleasant. We ordered the fish and chips and the cheeseburger. Both were sub par by any standard let alone the...More

Thank Ben B
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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|
Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
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$8 - 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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