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$$ - $$$, European,
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

im curious as to booking for an event. is it possible to be sent a quote on pricings if venue can be hired?

1  Thank mickiewihongi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came into 35 degrees for dinner tonight food was average but bit too expensive for the portion size and food quality. But I saw a young gentleman serving and it look like he had an allergic reaction I know this because I am allergic to...More

1  Thank LauraGibbs
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your concern, yes the employee member was taken to the hospital. The employee in question had a reaction to peanuts in his staff meal, something he had never experienced before.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

As a regular visitor to Paihia, I have often eaten here and have always found it a good place to eat. The price is reasonable an d the food quality is consistent.

Thank KenM3156
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks Ken, We're very happy that we can accommodate your needs with every visit and we hope there's going to many more!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a place that you must have a meal if you are ever in the area. We have just spend four days in Paihia and had3 meals at the Alongside. It has a great selection on the menu, the staff were great, the food...More

Thank daharpers
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your multiple visit to Alongside! We hope you had a great time exploring the local area too.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

this place has so much potential because of its decor, layout and view. But that’s it. It claims to be family friendly but there is no kids menu for breakfast. My son’s fluffy was so hot it burnt his mouth. Ordered the waffles but got...More

Thank MoniBarry
35DegreesSouth, Owner at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your specific feedback, the G.M had informed me already of your complaint and that deductions were made to your bill as means of compensation. We do have a children's breakfast menu available and this was an oversight that it was provided to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Alongside has always been an enigma. Unbeatable location, decor and suntrap, that's where it ends. I haven't been for a long time but as a local, I'm trying again. Today, hesitantly, I ordered a double shot flat white. I drink at least one coffee out,...More

1  Thank anznzeire
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback, we will review this with the shift manager.

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here. It was great! The views were amazing. It is so relaxing sitting on the water. The staff were great. The waiter brought out toys for our daughter to play with. Great food and drinks.

Thank rj0nes13
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi R Jones, thank you for this, we really try to include all our guests from little to old to feel very welcome and entertained. Many thanks Michaela

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Would eat here again without doubt. Beautiful atmosphere to sit back and enjoy breakfast. The food was prompt and very nice. Cost was average.

Thank Joanne J
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Joanne, thank you so much for your great feedback! Many thanks Michaela

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We visited recently for a beer. It looked so inviting, over the sea, in the sun with lovely lounges to soak up the rays! That’s where the great ended and the ‘alright’ started. We ordered and the first mistake was adding coke to my wife’s...More

Thank Charles B
35DegreesSouth, Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback we will review this with the team.

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Was in need of a beer and this place looked good . Well the beer was good but food was very poor wont go back

Thank KelwynC6
35DegreesSouth, Manager at Alongside, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we would appreciate if you could provide us with more detail regarding the quality of your meal by emailing alongside@35south.co.nz. Many thanks

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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$17
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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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