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“Fantastic staff and ambience”
Review of Nikau Restaurant

Nikau Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 60 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: US$26 - US$45
Cuisines: Contemporary
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.
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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.
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We ate recently at this nicely appointed restaurant and found the staff to be friendly and attentive. We also enjoyed the ambiance and decor of the restaurant and had the place to ourselves as we were the only diners! We weren't entirely happy with our meals but didn't say so at the time, because the staff were so wonderful! In contrast to a previous review, my fiancé had the pork belly and found the combination of flavours to be a little strange and the pork itself very stringy. I had the fish which was drowned in sauce. The fish itself was tasty, and the calamari i ordered for a starter was also great.

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I have past your review on to the chef and he has taken your comments on board. We hope to host you again. Kind Regards Ross Brljevic GM

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Dined here twice for dinner, highly recommended. We had the pork belly with champ mash and apple & bourbon sauce, and the salmon on potato gratin, both gorgeous! Dessert was just as good, open one in Auckland!

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Graeme H, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Wow! Thanks for your wonderful review. We have only just started with our new winter menu so it's great to read your comments. I'm sure the team will be very happy with the results. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager

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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!

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Graeme H, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

1  Thank Stephanie A
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Graeme H, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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