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“Not just a hotel restaurant! And family friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nikau Restaurant

Nikau Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 57 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: US$26 - US$45
Cuisines: New Zealand, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located within the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands the Nikau restaurant offers true New Zealand cuisine and wines served with traditional "kiwi hospitality". The menu is predominantly a la carte with occaisional buffet dinners offered.A relaxing house bar adjoins the restaurant and outdoor seating is available adjacent to the swimming pool.Special beverage offers are available at all times as are special incentives for childrens meals.
Queenstown
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“Not just a hotel restaurant! And family friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

We dined here recently - and had a really enjoyable time. It was a lovely sunny day, and we enjoyed a few drinks out by the pool area with some friends that were staying nearby. It was a lovely and relaxed area, the staff were very attentive. When it came time for dinner we figured we would eat at the hotel restaurant and we are pleased we did. The restaurant is very nicely decorated: smart, clean and fresh with plenty of natural light. We had out young daughter with us so asked if we could dine in the bar area, which was fairly quiet and away from the rest of the guests. Staff happily set us a table with a high chair and our order was taken promptly. Dinner arrived in no time - which is so much appreciated when you are trying to entertain an 18 month old child that is hungry and getting tired - the "witching hour" is one to be dreaded, so we rarely try to do this in public! Loved the meals (fresh and tasty), and the kiddies meals were good also.
Overall a really good experience - would not hesitate to go back another time. Thank you!

  • Visited February 2013
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Graeme H, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent dining experience at the Nikau Restaurant. As you say we offer more than the traditional hotel restaurant and pride ourselves in our menu offerings, surroundings and friendly service. Hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future!
Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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“best value meal in a loooong time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

We dined at our hotel restaurant because we couldn't be bothered going out again into Paihia. I'm glad we did. The choice on the menu was extensive and varied. The kid's menu was full of favourites with lots of veggies and salad too. The wait staff were relaxed and very friendly. The meal deal when dining with kids was excellent value - I ordered 2 courses which meant that the 2 kids had their mains for free.

Visited January 2013
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Graeme H, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent dining experience at The Nikau Restaurant. As most of us have families we understand the complications that can arise when travelling with children and feel that we offer an affordable, stress free atmosphere for family dining. We are very pleased you found everything to your liking. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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