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“Quick coldie”
Review of Splash Bar - CLOSED

Splash Bar
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quick coldie”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stopped in for a couple of cold beers after a walk along the beach front. Ended up playing pool, enjoyed ourselves.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Kirstine W
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137 reviews from our community

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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Great spot, Great bar staff. However didn't feel comfortable in the outside bar. Very smoky and quite cramped.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Sharon1157
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Carmichael, CA
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious first meal in Paihia”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Having just arrived in Paihia (after driving from Auckland to Bay of Islands), we were hungry and weary. One of my traveling companions spotted the sign for Mako Beach Bar, and the menu enticed us to find a table and order a fish and chips meal, which was outstanding! A delicious welcome to beautiful Paihia!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank SactoJer
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Perth, Western Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“OK for a quick drink.....”
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
Helpful?
Thank Leelee63
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Casual and value for money dinning”
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
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Thank TortMad
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