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Restaurants in Bay of Islands

35 Degrees South, Aquarium Restaurant and Bar

A Unique Dining and Bar experience for families over the water in Paihia with a central 60 000 litre Salt water Aquarium, filled with local fish species caught in the waters of The Bay of Islands. The Restaurant is beautifully situated over the water in the heart of Paihia, with spectacular views of The Bay of Islands and daily activities. Seize the opportunity of watching a marlin being weighed, or sighting the day’s catch, while sipping on a drink on the waterview decks.

69 Marsden Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 6220


Charlotte’s Kitchen

Charlotte's Kitchen established in 2015 is relatively new to the dining scene in Paihia and brings a fresh approach to dining – with a killer view right at the end of the Wharf in Paihia, Bay of Islands. The menu is designed to be shared – from delicious free range pork knuckle to slow cooked lamb shoulder, plus a pizza selection hand crafted with the same love that Charlotte felt for all her conquests! If you’re not a sharer (and let’s face it some of us just aren’t) there is quite the tasty selection of dishes for one.

69 Marsden Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 8296

Alfresco's Bar and Restaurant

Alfresco's Restaurant & Bar  is a family run business located on the waterfront in  Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Alfresco's opened it's doors in October 2008 and has firmly established itself as a favourite for locals and tourists alike. They are simply aiming to serve fantastic food, great coffee, delicious desserts and offer outstanding service. The team is proud to deliver warm and friendly service that is at the same time both professional and knowledgeable. The menu has a wide selection of freshly prepared seafood as well as plenty of options for the carnivores and vegetarians !

6 Marsden Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 6797


Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant

Vineyard REstaurant is renowned for serving fresh seasonal local produce to complement the wine thats from the vineyard. Set amongst the vines the restaurant is an ideal place for lunch, dinner. 

165 Waunate Birtg Riad, Kerikeri, Ph 09 407 8230

Bars in Bay of Islands

Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

Waterfront Restaurant & Bar sits overlooking the beautiful bay of Island in the heart of Paihia’s waterfront. Relax & unwind for the evening while the sun sets over Russell & the outer bays with our large alfresco dining area. Serving up New Zealand’s finest cuts of meats, seafood & local produce. Dishes created by our culinary team enhancing fresh, mouth-watering flavours of New Zealand for a memorable evening.

48 Marsden Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 6701



Welcome to Thirty30, we are a craft beer bar located in Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. These people are passionate about beer & source some of the best New Zealand craft beers available including beers from Hawkes Bay Breweries, Moa, Tuatara, Panhead, Sawmill, croucher,Hallertau, Stoke & McLeoad’s. A great range of wine, spirits and soft drinks are also available. They specialise in house-made burgers at Thirty30 offering a range to tempt your taste buds. Also on offer is the delicious fish & chips with other seasonal specials. Take a look at tje menu & pop in for a burger & beer

16 Kings Road, Paihia, 09 402 7479


Pippi Patch Bar

Come and join the Pipi Patch team through the day offering great food at an amazing price and then join the team every night from 5pm onwards. Great fun to be had. Brilliant drinks deals, great food offers including BBQ. Nightly events running all year round with a chance to win a wide variety of prizes and then dance the nightaway. All are welcome.

18 Kings Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 7111


Rayz on the Bay

Friendly staff, great food, and even better location. This place is right across from the beach in Paihia, close to the village centre, within walking distance to everything. Superb views across to the beach, good simple bar menu, pool table and offer all the sports events – rugby, cricket, soccer, and American/British matches if they’re open at the right time. Good range of beers and ciders on draft and a wide range of bottled beers.

50 Marsden Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 5069

Cafes in Bay of Islands

Cellini's Ice Cream and Espresso Bar

World famous in Paihia, Cellini’s produce their own range of ice cream and specialty ice cream products and they now have a dessert menu! Cellini’s is a local favourite for coffee made right, by their top-rate baristas. Cellini’s also specialises in iced coffee, iced chocolate and smoothies, and has a recently upgraded and exciting milkshake menu.

Cnr Williams and Marsden Roads, Paihia, Ph 09 402 5198


El Cafe

Funky looking small Cafe with a quality coffee; awesome latin style food and refreshing drinks. All this with a free high speed WIFI and good prices. The Cafe is situated on Kings Road in Paihia, Bay of Islands.

2 Kings Road, Paihia, Ph 09 402 7637


Hansens Cafe

Breakfast 6.30am first to open, on the waterfront with great views. Watch the boat activities while having breakfast. Muesli and fruit, pancakes, bacon & eggs, sausages & eggs, tea & toast or whatever you fancy. Try Hansen’s huge brekkie $13.50 including coffee. Lunch and Snacks. A great variety of savouries, quiches, cakes, desserts, muffins and hamburgers, sandwiches, pies, fish & chips.

Maritime Building, Marsden Road, Ph 09 402 8526


Orange Frog Cafe 

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers some vegan and gluten free menu items. Food is organic and affordable. Drinks include coffee,superfood smoothies and juices. This is a hidden gem in the back street of Paihia. Beautiful vegan vegetarian food.

11 Selwyn Road, Paihia,

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