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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

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48 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swiss Cafe & Grill)
+64 9-402 6701
08:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here. Choice of food and wine was great. Staff were friendly and professional. Definitely recommend.

Thank Aileen M
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Check out the menu - Good food and wine selection although a little expensive for some budgets. Really enjoyed meal and views.

Thank David M
Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located on the seafront, and their is a really good choice of starters and main courses on offer. Staff were very attentive and definitely worth a visit if staying in Piahia

Thank john r
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the sign about the early bird offer and decide to eat here on my first night in Paihia. What a lovely place! The menu was interesting and provided a good range of dishes. I had the catch of the day - mahi mahi and wasn't disappointed. Beautiful fish with unusual but tasty accompaniments. I also had a fresh... More 

Thank SHUK
Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With great views over the Bay of Islands this restaurant was by far the best meal we ate during our stay in Piahia. The staff were more than helpful and the service excellent. Fish dishes excellent good choice of salads for non meat eaters. Early bird option before 6pm . Good selection of wines to choose from.

Thank mmccabe873
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the Bay of Islands in Paihia this is an excellent position. We had some really nice food, mixed starters followed by a delicious seafood chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. The meal was accompanied with local red Pinot Noir. Would recommend for a good meal.

Thank Cassie2808
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entusiastic, helpful service on the terrace overlooking the bay. A request to have the starter, scallops wrapped in bacon made larger as a main course was dealt with quickly and the dish was well worth waiting for.

Thank Blade4ever
Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant surrounding, friendly helpful staff, good food. Parking easier then on the main drag. Menu has a good choice, vege options and lovely deserts.

Thank 963Lesley
Cust, null, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food on the waterfront with a great view. My cousin had the fresh mussels and there were a lot of them, I ate a chicken dish which was delicious. Not too expensive and worth it for the view and ambiance.

Thank Lala G
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in this area for three days. The Waterfront was a great place to have a glass of wine, appetizers, then dinner. Very relaxing and fun place to people watch. We had the fish specials and all tasted great! Good value for the price.

Thank drwillie78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
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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