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Nikau Restaurant

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New Zealand, Contemporary
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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands | Corner Seaview and MacMurray Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7826
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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352 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying here so had breakfasts in the restaurant and desserts in the bar. Staff in attendance at breakfast were very friendly and attentive. The fruit and yogurt bar is very good. Each evening we were sitting in the bar area by the fire enjoying a drink. We also enjoyed the creme brûlée one evening with our coffees and... More 

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Service team was excellent. Very attentive & always with big smiles. Food however was only average. Had the buffet dinner & nothing to shout about. Selection wasn't great too.

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Thank Carol S
Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had taken a buffet meal which was quite good but the thing which we loved most was the Coffee along with a chat , enjoying the scenic view!

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Thank Shobbyy
rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Australia
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223 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We are not normally fans of buffets but this one was the best we have ever had, great ham and very clean setting

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Thank Robert M
rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review on Tripadvisor. Our kitchen team pride themselves on the food they present to our client's and I am greatful that you have acknowledge this. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands for 3 nights over Christmas, and decided to book an evening meal for Christmas Day. The menu was varied and our meal was very pleasant. The service was very good, but the only criticism I have is that the restaurant has no atmosphere. This was particularly disappointing on Christmas Day. That... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Located in a small resort this restaurant caters for a mixed group of tourists. We went for dinner and had lamb shanks and lamb blackstrap. Both fine but nothing special. Good service. Ok wine selection. A rowdy group of young men in surf clothes ate soon after we arrived and left quickly -thank goodness!

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Thank Elizabeth W
rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Small menu but nice food. Very Good service. Staff are very helpful and courteous. Our table was beside a window that looked out over pool area.

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Thank Kevin T
rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. We put a lot of time into training our staff and a are please you have acknowledged the fact they go out of their way to help. We look forward to you returning to our property in the near... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel whilst in Paihia for the weekend. We decided last minute to eat at the hotel's restaurant, Nikau, and we were definitely not disappointed. We each had three courses and each one was cooked to perfection and full of flavour. Love the fact that each meal is also named after NZ's birds, beaches and plants.... More 

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Tim Crawford -our Head Chef takes pride in putting together his menu's and we are glad you have expressed your delight in the meal. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We had a bar meal at night, but used the restaurant in the morning for breakfast. The wine selection was good, and the coffee was spot on.

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your meals at our hotel and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

very good place to eat at the service was good there the food was good to good place for familys and friends

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rossbboi, General Manager at Nikau Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for placing a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to your return in the future. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 45
Cuisine
New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands | Corner Seaview and MacMurray Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7826
Description
Located within the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands the Nikau restaurant offers true New Zealand cuisine and wines served with traditional "kiwi hospitality". The menu is predominantly a la carte with occaisional buffet dinners offered.A relaxing house bar adjoins the restaurant and outdoor seating is available adjacent to the swimming pool.Special beverage offers are available at all times as are special incentives for childrens meals.

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