Situated over the water in the Bay of Islands our menus had to be designed to complement our location and views over the water. Martin Bosley, NZ's most awarded chef & lover of all things seafood has put together a menu that highlights our local shellfish & line caught fish.
Paihia Aquarium Restaurant
Come join the 35 Degrees South family right on Paihia's waterfront. 35° South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to relax, recharge and unwind, with what we call a taste of Bay of Island's life. Enjoy dining above the water or grab a drink with us and enjoy stunning sea views. As a family owned and operated restaurant, with a strong connection to the region and the community of the Bay of Islands, we are delighted to welcome you to our place.
It's been an adventure full of fun, family, fish, food and the odd fine wine. Every single one of us has grown every single day as we continue to share this special part of the Bay of Islands with you and here is our story of how we got from back there to here.
"Dinner at this restaurant was simply the best. The location and food are a match! Staff were friendly and helpful. We we..."
"Firstly the service was amazing. Went tonight and we were waiting to look at the menu which we placed outside the restau..."
"Just had a fantastic meal. Beautiful food and very generous portions. Attentive friendly staff rounded off a great exper..."
"Went out to dinner here with my family. It had an amazing view, awesome food and a good atomsphere (my mum approved)......."
"We decided to eat lunch here mainly based on the beautiful location. We had the seafood platter for 2 and were extremely..."
"The best seats in the house are looking out over the water, so go early or book ahead so you get one. We had great servi..."
"Amazing service from Hannah and Mark! Amazing views and location! Drinks were great and food was amazing! Would recommen..."
"A big thanks to Karls, (the chef) who created the best meal my wife had eaten all weekend at the recent Bay of Islands J..."
"We dined here 3 weeks ago with friends from Auckland. We had a super meal and fabulous service from the lovely Hannah. W..."
"We were locked out of our suite and spent the time at 35 degrees. The staff went out of their way to assist us. Enjoyed ..."
"Loved the location was perfect and our host Hannah answered all our questions and was full of local knowledge. Food and ..."
"After having such a welcome and being able to see the chefs in action we had to order the seafood platter which was made..."
"We really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. We had a table by the water with a lovely view. The aquarium inside..."
"The place to be in Paihia, delicious menu with lots of fresh seafood as well as other yummy options! Awesome views and l..."
"Had a grand view from our waterfront table. The Lamb and the Beef were excellent and the service was excellent - even wi..."
"We were served by a lovely member of staff. Not only was the food fabulous but Hannah was so nice, she made our night!"
"We had a lovely meal, with great service from Hannah. The view was stunning, & prices great. Will definitely be back!! A..."
"Food was great, location perfect! Service even better thanks to Hannah, we had a beautiful day and don't want to leave! ..."