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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Stratford, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a lovely place to visit. We only stopped by for a drink but could imagine taking our children there in the future to sit in front of the aquarium and have a meal and watch the fish at the same time.

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Thank jjamies0n
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location just by the water. The market fish was quite good and not to prick. The service was great.

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Thank Erik B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I went and had dinner and drinks here just a short while ago. The cocktails and the oysters were great. The dinner however was overpriced and small and very ordinary in terms of taste. Go here for a nice view and a couple of drinks, then go somewhere down the road for dinner.

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Thank SuzyW87
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Suzy, Thanks for taking the time to review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the cocktails & we secretly (ok not so secretly) think our local oysters are the best in the country so chuffed you enjoyed them. I'm unsure what you had for you dinner but my apologies it didn't meet your expectations. Our meals are designed so... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lovely staff squeezed us in and gave great service, drinks were very good and our meals were good too. It was nice to be overlooking the water while we ate. The kids enjoyed spotting fish, etc in the large aquarium tank.

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Thank 348stefr
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We hope to see you & the family again soon. Kind regards, Sarah More 

Tweed Heads, Australia
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located on the wharf near the ferry point and has great views. Menu is appealing and the food was very good. One negative - service was done efficiently but with little or no 'human touch'. Staff rarely smiled and were not all that friendly. However I would recommend this restaurant based on the other positive factors mentioned.

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Thank Nigel P
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased your enjoyed the food & location. Kind regards, Sarah More 

Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Paihia I had plenty of choices for dining. I ended up here as I liked the look of the menu. I started with the salt and pepper squid and finished with the fish and chips dish. I have to say that both dishes were excellent and certainly the best I have had for a long time. I sat... More 

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Thank Nigel H
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Nigel. We certainly try to take a moment as the sun goes down to enjoy where we work, live and play it's a pretty special place. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sarah More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sea side setting of the restaurant was very pleasant. The staff were friendly and tried to be helpful. I had fish and chips. The fish was beautiful, as it has been in other Bay of Islands restaurants. However I was very disappointed that my meal came out with no salad or coleslaw on the plate, just 2 pieces of... More 

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Thank Cressida_7
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Cressida. I am so pleased our team resolved your issue on the night. Our menu does state that the fish & chips are just that and we get great feedback about our fresh, sustainable line caught fish all the time. Kind regards, Sarah More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a drink and the live music next door at Alongside, then decided to pop into this place for dinner. Bad choice. I think they seated us, took our order and forgot us.We thinking about leaving when the manager came to our table and apologised for the lack of service we'd received. He told us there would be no... More 

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1 Thank Lola122014
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review & apologies again for the lack of service you received. It's great that our team spotted the error & resolved it on the night for you. Kind regards, Sarah More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service...lovely food...a view to die for and a great cocktail, all at lunchtime for a lovely birthday surprise for my hubby, he loved it too. The ribs are scrumptious! You must try the Summer-Colada cocktail, it was a special treat.

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Thank Joanne G
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Happy Birthday to Steven! Pleased to here he had a fabulous day. Look forward to seeing you again for a Summer Colada sometime soon. Kind regards, Sarah More 

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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at this restaurant was simply the best. The location and food are a match! Staff were friendly and helpful. We were early for dinner so didn't have a booking but I would imagine during the busy time a booking would be a necessity. Food was well presented and arrived hot with not too much of a wait. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Jan M
overnightcruiser, Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Jan. We hope you get the chance to visit again soon. Kind regards, Sarah More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6220
Description
The perfect spot to watch the Paihia Wharf where boats depart for the islands while you indulge in a meal carefully prepared for you by our fantastic team of chefs while being looked after by our front of house team who just love to make you feel at home. Whether you are after a coffee, a naughty dessert or cake or a full meal pop in and say HI. We are a team who enjoy sharing both their love of food and the Bay of Islands.

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