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Alongside Restaurant

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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has some of the best views in Paihia, but the food choices were limited and two of the items on the small menu were not available. Staff were friendly and there was a good magic show on the Tuesday. It took a while to order and the starter never arrived.

Thank Robshack
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Start the day with exquisite breakfast in incredible Seaview, strongly recommended. Photo: waffle, toasts

Thank Kayun Y
New Zealand
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ignored recent reviews and had lunch here twice this week. The waitress remembered us 4 days apart. The second visit had a time limitation due to our flights and the staff obliged with prompt service. We shifted tables to take advantage of the sun and this was no problem. Snapper sliders were great. Good burgers. Mostly foreign visitors today... More 

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in Paihia around lunch time and went to Alongside for a simple meal. The menu has plenty of options to choose from, and the outdoor dining views and atmosphere is among the best in the world. Only negative would be the few staff on hand to attend to requests. When we could get their attention, all went well, always... More 

Thank John C
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location in Pahia, shame the same cant be said for the service. Waited over 10 mins for a drinks menu, I wouldn't have minded so much but they were not busy. When menu did arrive staff were polite an friendly, no apology for the wait. Food was average and that's being polite, I ordered a scotch steak, med and... More 

Thank Samantha P
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on sunday for a breakfast .It took 10 minutes for us to get the menues .After that we had to wait an other 15 minutes to give our order.It took almost 45 minutes for the food to come out . Coffees were cold . Will never go back .

Thank prince98114
35DegreesSouth, Owner at Alongside, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had delay on your breakfast, we do get extremely busy over Holiday weekends and our staff should be making guests aware of wait times when applicable. No one likes a cold coffee! If we had been aware we would have happily remade them for you. Sarah More 

Lancefield, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was dreadful. Not many tables but waited over half hour to be served and another forty five minutes for food to arrive After the long wait and terrible service I eagerly anticipated my breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausages and salmon Worst breakfast ever. Sausages boiled as the skin was off and still attached and they were tepid Salmon was... More 

Thank William B
35DegreesSouth, Manager at Alongside, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't receive prompt service during the busy Holiday weekend, we do make our guests aware there will be wait times as we make you food from scratch.Our sausages are fried not boiled and as they have a natural skin (rather than processed ) this can often result in the skin detaching during cooking.Our salmon... More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location on the water with nice tables and umbrellas & that's about it. Coffee was ok. Food was good eggs benny with ham and eggs on toast with mushrooms. Service took 1.30 hrs for the food. Had to ask for a 2nd coffee. Tables sat with cups and saucers on them so new people couldn't sit at a clean... More 

Thank josso_4
Fareham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A decent bar with average service and a good pint of beer. Great views out across the bay and the place was fairly busy. Did not eat here as we had already eaten, but the food look good.

Thank Brigham69
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful setting but table quite dirty. Fish (grilled) was a little over cooked but tasty still (I was hungry) Service was good - probably a little too quick & multiple people serving me. Good setting with great view of the water. Relaxing & trendy outlook. I would try other places before I returned here but it was ok. I only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?