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“Very expensive!!!”
Review of Splash Bar - CLOSED

Splash Bar
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
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.
Paihia, New Zealand
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very expensive!!!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Nice relaxing place to go, casual dining and bar, great spot opposite the beach!!! BUT!!!, very expensive! There is a minimum choice of food options but a burger and fries will set you back about $18.50 - $24.50 each!!! Too expensive for my liking and although the service is great, the food is very average and two of our orders were not well cooked. Disappointing!!! Yes, it is by the beach, but I don't expect to pay more for food for that reason! There are other places with higher quality food and ambiance that cost much less (even a burger) on the same road with the same view. This is a "dress casually" place with a champaign price tag!! Bit unfortunate, but if you are wanting snacks and a beer or a wine, then its great. Not very wheelchair friendly though, too many narrow places and steps.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Sandra310
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English first
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

great spot to survey the view and have a light lunch and a couple o beers, seems very popular with some local charaters

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jules H
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
424 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Great burgers”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Splash Burger is quite superb and enjoyed eating it with a great view over the Bay of Islands and Russell in the distance

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank geordie9Kent
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great pub food.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Went here from are nearby hotel great happy hour from 6-9 pm.Great view over the beach out to Russel could watch ferry coming and going had burger and steak.Not a long wait for food waitress came and apolgised for delay as steak was thick.Good place to eat and not to expensive.

Helpful?
Thank rosiejacq
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It was food”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Not wonderful but they fed us. Wouldn't particularly recommend it unless everywhere else is full. Very strange place

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Pat J
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