We love what we do here at 35 Degrees South & sharing our special bit of the Bay of Islands. But you don't have to believe us let our guests tell you.

"Dinner at this restaurant was simply the best. The location and food are a match! Staff were friendly and helpful. We were early for dinner so didn't have a booking but I would imagine during the busy time a booking would be a necessity. Food was well presented and arrived hot with not too much of a wait. Would definitely visit again."

Jan M

"Firstly the service was amazing. Went tonight and we were waiting to look at the menu which we placed outside the restaurant but another couple were viewing it. A lady came outside to is with a menu which was great. We were served quickly and went with the 3 course early bird meal option. The choices of food for this were good and we couldn't fault the food. Might have been a bit too much food for either of us but would go again. $105 for 3 courses and a drink each is pretty resonanble for a high tourist town. Would recommend."

Lateisha Housham

"Just had a fantastic meal. Beautiful food and very generous portions. Attentive friendly staff rounded off a great experience. We'll definitely be back and I would highly recommend that you dine here!"

Alex Latimer

"Went out to dinner here with my family. It had an amazing view, awesome food and a good atomsphere (my mum approved).... what more could you ask for"

Oliver Howard

"We decided to eat lunch here mainly based on the beautiful location. We had the seafood platter for 2 and were extremely happy with our choice, loved all the fresh seafood and were pleasantly surprised to see there was not the usual stack of chips you get with seafood. There was not one element we didn't love and at $85.00 was great value for money. Would thoroughly recommend it"

Debbie C

"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 service from Kate and she offered some great tips on where to go and what to see while we were here."

Paul & Deb

"Amazing service from Hannah and Mark! Amazing views and location! Drinks were great and food was amazing! Would recommend to anyone!"

Chris B

"A big thanks to Karls, (the chef) who created the best meal my wife had eaten all weekend at the recent Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival. We all enjoyed our dishes here and we found the staff super friendly. We shared a couple of laughs with the team throughout the evening and enjoyed a high level of service during our visit. Highlight was the Chicken Breast with gnocchi & vegies, a real treat. Overall a great experience and we will definetly be back!"

Keith R

"We dined here 3 weeks ago with friends from Auckland. We had a super meal and fabulous service from the lovely Hannah. We couldn't fault the service or the food. Our friends from Auckland were really impressed with the overall experience - we enjoyed ourselves so much they literally had to kick us out ! Thanks to Nelson, Hannah and the team for a great job."


"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 some wine, coffee and oysters while we waited to get access to our suite."

Skywalker P

"Loved the location was perfect and our host Hannah answered all our questions and was full of local knowledge. Food and drinks were sooo tasty!! So happy coming back every day thanks Hannah!"

Tanya Grimes

"After having such a welcome and being able to see the chefs in action we had to order the seafood platter which was made up of everything on their seafood did not disappoint! The waiters and manager all came over to our table at some point to make sure we were ok and to fill up our water glasses. Defiantly a place to try when in the area...even if for just a drink at sunset!"

Vicki L

"We really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. We had a table by the water with a lovely view. The aquarium inside is a nice touch and I am sure children would really love watching the fish. The service was friendly and welcoming with nothing too much trouble. I ordered the small pumpkin rissotto with a side of steamed vegetables and this was more than adequate in size. My hubby had a small duck confit which he enjoyed. I liked the fact there was a choice of big and small plates for our choices."

Lenore H

"The place to be in Paihia, delicious menu with lots of fresh seafood as well as other yummy options! Awesome views and lovely, friendly staff who make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. Will be back very soon."


"Had a grand view from our waterfront table. The Lamb and the Beef were excellent and the service was excellent - even with a new waitress"

Matthew R

"We were served by a lovely member of staff. Not only was the food fabulous but Hannah was so nice, she made our night!"

Alison C

"We had a lovely meal, with great service from Hannah. The view was stunning, & prices great. Will definitely be back!! Aquarium adds to the attraction!"


"Food was great, location perfect! Service even better thanks to Hannah, we had a beautiful day and don't want to leave! Highly recommend this place, Thanks Hannah!"


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