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“Impressive Restaurant”
Review of Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 51 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 7 June 2021

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary in Feb and we were so pleased we picked Terra. the weather was sunny so we picked an outstanding table with an excellent view of the water. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, delicious wine, meals were well paced and not rushed. We had a real dining experience, it was a great evening in a real elegrant modern restaurant. We also thought that the prices were very reasonable based on the auality of food. We will definitely go back when next in Paihia and recommend others try as well. Thank you for a lovely environment to celebrate our wedding anniversary Terra.

Date of visit: February 2021
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1  Thank Lynne M
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing what a wonderful experience and can only say you have to go there!

The staff wonderful the food exquisite the choice of wine perfect!

It is certainly a culinary experience that I have never had but spoilt now as want to have it again.

Honestly gorgeous!

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank 502gaylen
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Reviewed 4 June 2021

Might be a good place to eat, but do not rely on their website booking or telephone bookings. Booked on Wednesday for Sunday on the website, no reply or confirmation till Friday, called to confirm on Friday. The person answered couldn’t find the booking, but confirmed that they can accommodate.
4 hours later, the restaurant called and told us that they cannot accommodate anymore.
Useless , unreliable and unprofessional!

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank zoltanw2021
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Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

Although the reviews of this restaurant speak for themselves, I am usually sceptical about any place with such accolades and usually expect to be underwhelmed.

The restaurant itself is pleasant enough, situated upstairs above other lesser meal provides close to the ferry terminal but nothing which would indicate this could indeed be one special place.

However, the food snd service in Terra I can confirm were truly exceptional. It is the only place we have ever tipped (we don’t do that in Wellington) and possibly the best food we have experienced for many years - including all of restaurants we have visited in Wellington. I might go so far as to say that the last time I was this impressed with food was the ‘Fat Duck’ in Bray (UK) the home of Heston Blumenthal way back in 2002.

Every serving of food was exquisite - prawn toast, oysters, snapper, pork neck and the feta cheese in filo pastry with a yoghurt sorbet. All served in a relaxed and caring way.

So I give full marks to the chefs and their front of house staff. A memorable and unexpected pleasure. Thank you.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank philipharrison
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

We had wanted to come to Terra for a while and eventually went last night. It was beautiful. From the moment we stepped in the door to when we left, the service was amazing. Friendly, professional, faultless. There were four of us and we all loved everything! The food looks beautiful and also tastes beautiful, This will be our go to restaurant now - birthdays, anniversaries, a Saturday... :) We are so lucky to have Terra right on our doorstep.

Date of visit: April 2021
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1  Thank laura j
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