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Nikau Restaurant

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands | Corner Seaview and MacMurray Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7826
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
15 Feb 2017
“Valentine's dinner”
27 Jan 2017
“Brilliant dining experience”
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands | Corner Seaview and MacMurray Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Was welcomed by friendly staff.Warm and not overbearing. We where seated and well attended too. The food was good the desert was outstanding.The overall feeling was we felt welcomed,the restaurant had a great feel about it. The staff were professional .a great way to spend...More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent dining experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 27 January 2017

I took my Mum here tonight for a birthday dinner. Neither of us had been before. From the moment we entered we received a warm welcome and friendly service. Our meals were delicious and great portion sizes. The waitress we had was absolutely beautiful and...More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your recent visit to our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us , and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying here so had breakfasts in the restaurant and desserts in the bar. Staff in attendance at breakfast were very friendly and attentive. The fruit and yogurt bar is very good. Each evening we were sitting in the bar area by the fire...More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 29 March 2016

Service team was excellent. Very attentive & always with big smiles. Food however was only average. Had the buffet dinner & nothing to shout about. Selection wasn't great too.

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had taken a buffet meal which was quite good but the thing which we loved most was the Coffee along with a chat , enjoying the scenic view!

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 20 February 2016

We are not normally fans of buffets but this one was the best we have ever had, great ham and very clean settingMore

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review on Tripadvisor. Our kitchen team pride themselves on the food they present to our client's and I am greatful that you have acknowledge this. We look forward to welcoming you back again....More

Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands for 3 nights over Christmas, and decided to book an evening meal for Christmas Day. The menu was varied and our meal was very pleasant. The service was very good, but the only criticism I have...More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Located in a small resort this restaurant caters for a mixed group of tourists. We went for dinner and had lamb shanks and lamb blackstrap. Both fine but nothing special. Good service. Ok wine selection. A rowdy group of young men in surf clothes ate...More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager.

Reviewed 4 October 2015

Small menu but nice food. Very Good service. Staff are very helpful and courteous. Our table was beside a window that looked out over pool area.More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. We put a lot of time into training our staff and a are please you have acknowledged the fact they go out of their...More

Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel whilst in Paihia for the weekend. We decided last minute to eat at the hotel's restaurant, Nikau, and we were definitely not disappointed. We each had three courses and each one was cooked to perfection and full of flavour....More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Tim Crawford -our Head Chef takes pride in putting together his menu's and we are glad you have expressed your delight in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$45
Cuisine
New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands | Corner Seaview and MacMurray Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7826
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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.