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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6701
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hopefully owners of this place read it. When we have arrived, we were greeted with the "oh no" look on waiters face. Than we were left to wait for another waitress to take us to a table. On arrival to table it was wet after...More

Thank fanga607
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just wandering past and decided to check out the menu. Booked a table close to the front to enjoy the waterfront views. Chase the Mediterranean chicken for myself, partner had the lamb. Both were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed it so much...More

Thank Pukeko54
Reviewed 3 days ago

Top notch food and service from staff. Ocean view dining is superb. Real Value for money. Wonderful menu options and very generous portions.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No faults we were 100% pleased with our meals and yummy cocktails, Staff were lovely and friendly. Beautiful view as well.😁

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were recommended this restaurant from the receptionist at a hotel we stayed at as one of the better restaurants in the area, however we were highly disappointed. The waitress was very courteous and friendly however the food was very disappointing. The bread was doughy...More

Thank Welltravellednz007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With some recent negative reviews, I was a little concerned. But while yes some of the staff were young and maybe a little raw, they were all friendly and accommodating, yes serving sizes weren't huge by some standards they were fair, and the food we...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day lazing on the beach we went to the Waterfront for dinner. My starter of scallops wrapped in bacon were lovely as was my wife’s roasted pumpkin, aubergine and pancetta. We both delighted in our main course of perfectly grilled tuna. Deserts of...More

Thank mrt2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very nice to sit at and enjoy the view. We found the service and food to be very good, although it was very slow and the portion size was pretty small.

Thank PerthJulie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on our Summer holiday after seeing the menu which looked promising, however the entire experience failed to deliver. The entree of Tokyo fried chicken took over half an hour to come out following the order, and it was 5 tiny strips of...More

Thank vict0riab91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... this had been well recommended and its position was rather nice with its lovely views. The staff were all very courteous and attentive. Having chosen from a very limited venue we were disappointed with our meals that were at best unremarkable with mean portions...More

Thank gehdev
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19 May 2015|
Response from waterfront48 | Property representative |
Hi there im not sure why you are not receiving our emails regarding christmas lunch, this has not yet been finalised yet but will be a la carte menu as soon as this is done it will be available on our web site
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6701
  • E-mail
Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is centrally located in the heart of Paihia. with breathtaking views over Russell & outer islands. Watch the sun set over the bay with local & award winning New Zealand wines fresh seafood, prime meats, vegetarian & gluten free options
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