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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely meal here. We enjoyed the aquarium, the bar, the view, the food. It was so nice to have fish on the menu with vegetables, as well as the traditional 'fish & chips' option.

Thank Rebecca G
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review - that's awesome feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future. Regards, Sarah

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing beats sea food at the source except maybe when you are sitting over the water looking at a stunning view with a giant aquarium behind you – priceless. This is a kid friendly environment and the menu is wide enough to suite most tastes....More

Thank TigerGuyNZ
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review - we appreciate your time in placing your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and found your experience to be awesome. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Safe travels,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

35 Degrees looked the goods but did not deliver. Slow service, not sure if more staff would help. Took the drink order and had to ask if they were coming? Mains took 55 mins, not very well presented and quite small. Hope we caught them...More

Thank PotOz
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience with us. I'm sorry to hear that it wasn't to your expectations. There has been a shortage of staff in the local area amongst the hospitality industry which has been reflective at our restaurant, never the less,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very average food. Not cheap. There are much better restaurants, don't bother. View is lovely, though.

Thank LondonSoulgirl
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. It's a shame your experience was not to your expectations. I appreciate you taking the time to place a review. Regards, Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a family group. Wrong dishes sent out for multiple persons of group. Popcorn clams was terrible, like little buttons of rubber. Bouillabaisse was sad and tasteless, very disappointed for a favorite dish. Tonight there was also no garlic bread or clam chowder. The...More

1  Thank Paul B
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Paul, thank you for taking the time to place feedback on our restaurant. It sounds unfortunate that you have had a less than exemplary experience, I apologise for that. If you could pop your comments into an email for me and give me...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will have to book to get a seat in peak season. Fantastic location to eat overlooking the pier. The meals are lovely not to big but just right. Price is average too. The wine is fairly priced but the beer is very expensive almost...More

1  Thank DANIEL W
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Daniel, thank you for your review. I will consider your comments and pass it onto our team at our next meeting where we will review our services. I appreciate your feedback. Regards, Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd visit to this Bar and again disappointed. Nice building and set out but that's where it stops. Drinks expensive and Boutique beer style mainly Service was virtually non existant with staff too busy moving furniture around which appeared more important than serving their customers....More

1  Thank dennisp859
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, I will take them into consideration and present them at our next team meeting where we will review our processes and performance. I appreciate your time in placing your feedback. Regards, Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was almost comical -- like a Fawlty Towers Kitchen Nightmares mash-up. The wait staff seemed to go out of their way to avoid us -- pretty sure they're just sick of hearing the complaints. 30 minutes to place an order, over an hour until...More

4  Thank Daniel M
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Daniel, I appreciate you taking the time to place your feedback on our restaurant. If you could pop your comments into an email me to further clarify your experience (when you dined, your waiting staff name/description, what you ate) then I could action...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi We were at Alongside last night! What a stuff up. We had booked tickets for $50 and $45 tickets to an event that promised a live band from 7pm at New Year’s Night. Well we got there and found us a comfortable seat .We...More

1  Thank skywalk2017
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time at Alongside for New Year's Eve because of the genre of music played on the evening. I extensively tried to advertise the band and their style of music via our website and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I went to this restaurant for lunch just recently. It was the most awful experience we have ever had dining out. The food was terrible to say the least. We BOTH were some how served dead flies with our food. On my...More

1  Thank MarniekateP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 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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Description
The perfect spot to watch the Paihia Wharf where boats depart for the islands while you indulge in a meal carefully prepared for you by our fantastic team of chefs while being looked after by our front of house team who just love to make you feel at home. Whether you are after a coffee, a naughty dessert or cake or a full meal pop in and say HI. We are a team who enjoy sharing both their love of food and the Bay of Islands.
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