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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“seafood platter” (32 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
“lovely view” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a magnificent time here! Our server/bartender, Mark, was delightful. He was very friendly and made the best Old Fashioned I've ever had! The food here was delicious, and the view was lovely. Best restaurant I've been to on holiday so far.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were walking around looking at menus when we wandered to this place. We were greeted by Mark at the door before dinner service. We asked if we could get drinks before dinner started and he helped us out then helped us when dinner started....More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed yesterday

This is a good spot for a meal, a drink at the bar or just a coffee. Beautiful location right on the water. Meals are good, try the chowder.

Thank HelenG724
Reviewed 3 days ago

The service was great, the view was a highlight and the food was better than okay. We asked for our steak to be medium and not bleeding, and was served exactly this, my husband loved it. The chowder had a very strong bacon flavour which...More

Thank Abby852
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there for dinner as the restaurant that we were going to was closed. No one at front desk. Had to wait. Finally we were taken to a table. Asked for a window seat but were told there was none available. No one was in...More

Thank gayle s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here. We were greeted and seated promptly which is always a great way to start off. There were some wait times due to short staff but the staff were informative and apologetic and the scenery is so beautiful we didn't mind...More

Thank Preston H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered 1x medium..1xmedium/well..got 1xdripping blood 2thirds fat and grissle..1xmedium dripping blood..never experienced cooking so bad..will not recommend.. Had a better burger next door..same kitchen.. Got a shrug on complaining

Thank Edward H
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention we are surprised to learn your complaint was not resolved at the time as we complete regular table checks. Kind Regards Sarah

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a grabone voucher to use. We ordered the Angus sirloin steak. One medium to well done, and the other medium. Husband was not happy with his rare steak as it was still bleeding. Presentation was good. Service was a bit slack but it...More

Thank kamo63
35DegreesSouth, General Manager at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As per response to your husbands review, thank you for bringing this to our attention we are surprised to learn your complaint was not resolved at the time. Kind Regards Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place .. friendly staff .. only bif is not much food on plate for the price. Extensive menu but not very flavorsome a little disappointing. Top waiter Carlos thank you for your top attention.

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our grandson loved the aquarium. Spent hours looking at the fish. The staff were so friendly we went back for a meal the next evening. The meal was very good and again. Very friendly and helpful staff.More

Thank jane a
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Jane. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant. We really do appreciate your kind words about our establishment and it's awesome to hear that your grandson enjoyed the aquarium. It's always a winner with children! We hope to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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