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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

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48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
+64 9-402 6701
08:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the rib eye steak and added prawns. Prawns weren't shelled and there was no finger bowl provided. Steak was well cooked. Wine selection great. We had an early dinner and therefore received 15% off our meals. Thought this was a great touch. Blankets provided. Great array of seating with indoor patio heaters and gas flame coffee tables. Great little... More 

Thank Been_and_Gone94
Lancefield, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good selection on the menu, with a great location Rib eye was good and calamari tender Service was attentive and professional

Thank William B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service - fast, efficient and friendly. Amazing food - we had the Surf and Turf and the Monkfish - all perfectly cooked, served hot and delicious. A bit on the pricey side but all top quality and if you're seated before 6pm you get a discount - totally worth it.

Thank Mel S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love the Mediterranean tacos and returned a second consecutive night just to have them. We have since tried to replicate them at home and are thrilled to have a new recipe in our midst! Thank you to the staff for a delicious experience!

Thank D K
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here. Choice of food and wine was great. Staff were friendly and professional. Definitely recommend.

Thank Aileen M
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check out the menu - Good food and wine selection although a little expensive for some budgets. Really enjoyed meal and views.

Thank David M
Northwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on the seafront, and their is a really good choice of starters and main courses on offer. Staff were very attentive and definitely worth a visit if staying in Piahia

Thank john r
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw the sign about the early bird offer and decide to eat here on my first night in Paihia. What a lovely place! The menu was interesting and provided a good range of dishes. I had the catch of the day - mahi mahi and wasn't disappointed. Beautiful fish with unusual but tasty accompaniments. I also had a fresh... More 

Thank SHUK
Bingley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

With great views over the Bay of Islands this restaurant was by far the best meal we ate during our stay in Piahia. The staff were more than helpful and the service excellent. Fish dishes excellent good choice of salads for non meat eaters. Early bird option before 6pm . Good selection of wines to choose from.

Thank mmccabe873
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Overlooking the Bay of Islands in Paihia this is an excellent position. We had some really nice food, mixed starters followed by a delicious seafood chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. The meal was accompanied with local red Pinot Noir. Would recommend for a good meal.

Thank Cassie2808

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6701
Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is centrally located in the heart of Paihia. with breathtaking views over Russell & outer islands. Watch the sun set over the bay with local & award winning New Zealand wines fresh seafood, prime meats, vegetarian & gluten free options

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?