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“Stunning”
Review of Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $15 - $120
Description: "A contemporary neighbourhood eatery in the heart of Paihia with sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding islands. We offer a full à la carte menu including vegetarian options. Enjoy a dining experience you wont forget while we sharing our passion for modern dining, creative beverage design, global cooking techniques, food sustainability and the unique ingredients of the stunning Far North of New Zealand.
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Description: "A contemporary neighbourhood eatery in the heart of Paihia with sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding islands. We offer a full à la carte menu including vegetarian options. Enjoy a dining experience you wont forget while we sharing our passion for modern dining, creative beverage design, global cooking techniques, food sustainability and the unique ingredients of the stunning Far North of New Zealand.
Reviewed 16 March 2021

Stunning restaurant. From the venue (with views out over the beautiful Paihia harbour), to the service, to the food. The food was exemplary. Not huge portions, but perfectly balanced - my husband is a big eater and he left feeling replete, but not overstuffed. Very creative and artistically done - obviously food is their passion and they do it so well. Everything we ordered was truly exceptional and their drinks menu was perfect too. Highly recommend for a special evening.

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank traceyh201
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Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

We booked for dinner here on our wedding anniversary. We were offered two options - book for the 5.30-8pm slot or for 8pm til late.
We had a table right at the front with views across the grass to the wharf, the bay, and beyond. In one direction we could even see all the way to the treaty ground at Waitangi. On a fine February evening, what a beautiful spot to relax. And it’s not only the view that impresses here. Great food, we loved the side dishes, extra touches like a complimentary amuse bouche, an excellent cheese, fruit and treats option which went so well with port and dessert wine after the mains, good service .... and when they heard it was our anniversary, out came a little extra treat to finish with. Yup, the total package.

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank MichelleS948
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Reviewed 13 February 2021

Had a gourmet lunch and thoroughly recommend the very nicely cooked, tasty and well presented food. Wide selection of beverages. Service was excellent, nothing any trouble. View, most enjoyable overlooking the sunny bay.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank 438murraya
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Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

Have eaten in a number of restaurants in various parts of the globe and rarely give an execellent mark. Mrs and I were staying for a week up in Paihia and I was keen to try Terra given its high ratings and great reviews, I was not dissappointed. The up stairs setting with outdoor verandah and great views across the bay to Russell and beyond. The service was very good as you would expect from a fine dining establishment. The menu is obviously varied to suit the season and availability of local produce, which is a good sign of a good chef. The wine list is also good with some local, national and a few international wines to choose from . Our waiter suggested some glasses of wine to match our meal selections , thumbs up. We started with a scallop starter , which was excellent- followed by a local snapper and cauliflower and chevre souffle mains, again both were excellent and we finished with a couple truffles and a port to finish. Our dining experience from start to finish was excellent . Fine dining in Pahia , well done Terra

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank mccdzyne
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Really enjoyed our lunch here. Beautiful food, and lovely friendly service. By far the best restaurant in Paihia. Many thanks for a lovely experience!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Thank jkandmkmekong
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