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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (14 reviews)
“potato skins” (12 reviews)
“seafood platter” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

35 degrees South offers really good food served inna unique setting in Paihia , as the restaurant is actually out on the wharf. Great to sit back and watch life on the docks as the food is being prepared. Tourist boats coming and going, snapper...More

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here after running the Keri half marathon, we were given a great spot overlooking the water and our waitress Charlotte was lovely and even let us try some of the wine we weren't sure about (after making a joke about Usain Bolt drinking...More

Thank pamdav79
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here based on previous reviews and the menu looked good. However, things went downhill fast. We placed our drinks order first, but found it hard to make it clear that it was a bottle rather than a glass we were ordering. When the...More

Thank NFPonies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We met up with a friend and her daughter and went for lunch in this restaurant. We had a calamari starter, which we shared, and we all had fish and chips as a main course (the fish was Trevelly - not a fish that I...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service was friendly and nonbiased, food was delicious, second time we visited was for coffee and dessert, took a long time to bring out the desserts so they removed the desserts from our bill

Thank Shanrocketraccoon777
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I'm glad to hear that you were happy with the service and our team took good care of you. Hope to see you again soon! Sarah

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a few times while staying in Paihia. The food is phenomenal as is the service!! We are going again tomorrow night before we have to go home.More

Thank fluffyunicorn7
35DegreesSouth, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow - thanks for that awesome review! We are happy to hear that you are satisfied each time you return to our restaurant. I hope that you are a part of our loyalty programme as one of our valued customers. If not - speak to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Paihia for 4 nights and tried a few of the highly rated seafood restaurants for both lunch and dinner (including the top rated). 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant was by far our best seafood experience here! Would highly recommend a visit here......More

Thank Dimitrios S
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your glowing review! We are so pleased to hear that you were well looked after by our team during your visit to our restaurant! We love hearing great feedback from happy guests - so glad you enjoyed your seafood feast! Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geat location on the water waitress Charlotte was great but steak was stewed and overcooked when asked for med rare poor the fish was nice but some greens not available very average restaurant sure are better in town disappointing

Thank Keith Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a chance having just arrived, curtaintly weren't dissapointed, the staff were very friendly and helpful with our choices, great wine selection beautiful location right on the water fantastic views, feel like you're sitting right over the water

Thank pwld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, been to this restaurant a few times over the years and while it is a good place to eat, the food was not as good as it was.

Thank Billis1965
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
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, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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