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“OK for a quick drink.....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Splash Bar - CLOSED

Splash Bar
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, View
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Rayz on the Bay Pub Food & Bar located on Paihia's waterfront serving up New Zealand & international beers, watch all your sport LIVE with us, wine & dine your self with simple fresh local food from seafood to salads & everyones favorite crispy fish n chips & classic hamburgers overlooking Russell & the bay, family friendly & fun for all ages.
Perth, Western Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“OK for a quick drink.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

The Mako Beach Bar is in a wonderful location, right across the road from the waters of the Bay of Islands. It has a great outdoor sitting area to enjoy the views and do some 'people watching' but I was disappointed in the service. With this location, this place could be a 'gold mine', but I never saw the place full in the week I was in Paihia. Management may need to have look at the service they offer. There is however a good wine selection on offer, and the menu (although we didn't eat there), looked good.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Leelee63
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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
168 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Casual and value for money dinning”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

A casual pub style eatery, popular with backpackers due to the casual friendly style and the value for money menu.

When I arrived and ordered my food, there was the small problem that the chef chose the middle of service to clean out the deep fat fryer so our menu choice was limited.

My choice of vegetarian nacho's are not a problem but my mum managed to strike lucky at the 3rd choice of the night. A chicken sandwich with a large side salad instead of the chips.

We both enjoyed our meals, they arrived quickly and was plenty of food on the plates. The view wasn't bad either.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TortMad
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
250 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Casual bar and eatery in great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

We thought this was a great little bar. The position is tops with rustic outdoor seating overlooking the bay. The food was casual and fairly priced. No-one from our group of six were disappointed with their meal. We all like the casual feel to the place and felt it had great atmosphere. We have been back for a drink and will probably go again before we leave Paihia.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Mackasx2
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place to people watch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

We stopped here two evenings in a row to enjoy happy hour, bar snacks, and great music. Comfortable; relaxing; good service; reasonable prices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MarionIlene
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

stayed here for drinks at happy hour, great service and even better views over the water. loved it there just chilling with a beer.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Steve M
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