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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this Floating restaurant on Saturday 27/05. Person with white shirt and humor welcomed us on the door. We finally got a nice table but my girl was not happy, she wanted table by the water view and then this lovely Indian manager helped us in moving on this table by the water which my woman more hungry and... More 

Thank Kochar K
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited this beautiful town on a cruise recently (17th January) The location, food and wonderful service from Kaira (our waitress) at lunchtime was amazing. So good in fact, it was the deciding factor in us booking another N.Z. cruise, yes we will return there for a looooong lunch.

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Auch, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff at 35 degrees are very obliging the atmosphere is very nice, food is good a bit on the pricey side but taste.

Thank Geoffnkath
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We'd had dinner here four years ago and enjoyed it. This time we called in for lunch and were promptly seated. It is the low season but, in comparison to the other restaurants we ate at in Northland, it was so quiet - in fact for some time we were the only diners. The window tables are right over the... More 

Thank josied1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was tasty but very expensive for what was served. Cous,cous with lamb tangine. no vegetables and a very small portion. Any make with an appetite would leave restaurant hungry. I was also told could only book for 7.30 pm but when we got there only 2 takes were occupied Very disappointing.

Thank Suzanne S
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year my wife and I celebrate wedding anniversaries and a birthday at this great location, and have done for around nine years. Last visit 15th May for lunch, we were greeted by waiter Leve who proved to be a great exponent of his craft, just the right amount of attention and conversation, should be a Maitre De, well done... More 

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Opua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another over priced place. Service and food do not match the price charged, Sure as hell not on the go back or recommend list

Thank hepburn2017
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the glass conservatory on the stilts over the water, enjoyed some lovely wine and garlic baguette as a snack, loved it.

Thank Cheryl H
Maungatapere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out with my Miss 9 year old. She loved the aquarium! Really good food and the service staff were just awesome!!

Thank Bronnie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a few drinks and small plates with friends while passing through Paihia. Was convinced to try the Feast of Sea Board by Violet-Rose which were so happy we did. The freshness of the fish, oysters and clams were a treat and Chef Rado done a fabulous job with cooking the Fresh Fish of Day. Only let down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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
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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