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Alongside Restaurant

) #22 of 38 Restaurants in Paihia $$ - $$$ , European,
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I visited in winter I did not dine outside, but I did enjoy a glass of wine while sitting on the deck over the harbour. Light meals were available with some good options.

Thank Leighton R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alongside is on the water with a mix of tables and sofa lounge settings. It's al fresco or al fresco. Visited Saturday night when temperature was around 10 degrees - they provide big fleece blankets which keep you toasty warm. We were 4 adults and...More

Thank essl20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came twice for this as the first was so good. We had a voucher for burgers and they didn't disappoint. So we came back for a drink again. The seating is lovely, right onto the ocean, though best to book ahead as it gets...More

Thank MYSB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has magnificent view and location . Friendly staff and good food made our day . Must try their green lipped mussels in Thai curry sauce . Simply amazing. Very cozy and nice place for any occasion, either just to watch sunset while sipping...More

Thank 132rimis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at alongside, the food was very tasty. I had great service from two English girls (Emj and Martha) who made us feel very welcome. They recommended me some of their favourite dishes and gave an honest opinion when we asked questions,...More

Thank Steph W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice sitting out at the porch looking out the Islands on a sunny day. We really enjoyed the environment and setting of the restaurant. We ordered three dishes, the smoked salmon sandwich and Rocket pear and Parm Sald that was nice, but we...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok to be honest we had a wait for our food but it was crazy busy, the staff all worked together and never seemed stressed. Ashley was amazing it was her second day there and she just kept on smiling and looking after everything really...More

Thank Mishy001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had been here for a drink & found this place a very decent setting with beautiful lights and sitting couches but to my fear the service expectation broke down my evening :( after paying & getting assurance for good service with a smile it took...More

Thank Himanshu M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read some not so great reviews we almost passed on by, but the location won us over and we are so glad we stopped for lunch! We were 3 families (6 adults and 5 children) looking for a light bite for lunch. Alongside was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch here twice with friends. The menu is quite extensive and it was difficult to decide on what to have. Lovely location on the wharf and very relaxed atmosphere. The comfy couches were nice for mothers with small children. The menu was a...More

Thank TropicSplendor
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9 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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