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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 6 days ago NEW

Bar staff she was great . Food terrible poorly presented the worst meal I have ever had we left after a few mouthfuls of food .Paid the bill will never go here again or recommend to friends .This could be a fabulous restaurant great views lovely atmosphere.So disappointed

Thank Ian W
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.

Thank 299foodlover
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Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and friendly service. Would highly recommend. Nice surrounds and a nice bar area to sit at before entering the restaurant.

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Thank Bigboldo
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well below average for a restaurant anywhere, with the only redeeming feature being that Kids Mains were free when we bought regular mains for ourselves. We both had the Cioppino, which had 3 mussels, 3 diamond clams, and a few small bits of salmon and some other unidentified fish - possibly trevally. The overall taste was chickpeas - there were... More 

Thank gregd47
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly waitresses and fast service. A satisfying meal.no complaints. We had a window seat which overlooks the harbour,a beautiful setting at night.

Thank Jono H
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such lovely staff but the meals were way below standard. We ordered the charred octopus (listed under salads) and got a plate of rocket a few pieces of potato and 4 octopus legs. Well we think it was octopus. The legs were a little more than 1 cm long and so skinny you could use them as tooth picks. So... More 

Thank kdblanch
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after looking around numerous menu and not fussed by any. These guys tho... the menu.. the bubbles... that view! So glad we came here for our 5 year anniversary we are a couple who are a chef and restaurant manager so not easily pleased but these guys looked after us so sooo well we look forward to... More 

Thank Jacqui P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting on the pier with plenty of seating looking straight out over the bay. On arrival we thought it looked a bit fancy and would be expensive (and to be honest nearly walked on by) but we took a quick look at the menu outside and were pleasantly surprised to find the prizes very reasonable, so quickly found some... More 

Thank Footyems
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view right out over the water during sunset. Slightly odd aquarium/fish tank on one side of the bar too. The food was tasty, not the best we've had but above average, and cocktails were nice. Not too expensive either.

Thank Matthew C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of those places that has a good location, so relies on that alone and serves average food at high prices. Could be really good if they put a little effort in.

Thank travelingOC

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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$7 - US$24
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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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