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Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 0556
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (55 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (11 reviews)
“crawfish” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a celebratory lunch. It was not busy and we had a front row table! The service was very good and the food was presented in a very creative manner and mixed interesting flavours and textures. Very special meal. Highly recommended.

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to book here for dinner despite everywhere else being booked : it seems. And for our party of four it was a brilliant night. First came our choice of a special bottle of wine advised by the head waiter: just Gorgeous, as...More

Thank Pep1to
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This restaurant is supposed to be "fine dining". Sadly it is full of Chinese wearing baseball hats and backpacks. The manager isn't savvy enough to ask them to leave. Because Chinese travel in enormous packs they place huge demands on the service staff when they...More

Thank rdonald
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Harborside Restaurant has been one of my favorite Restaurant in Auckland, for so many years. An I still dine there when I'm home in Auckland. When I was pregnant with my fist child I crave for sea food so much, my husband took me to...More

Thank lobetravel582014
Reviewed 23 August 2017

very nice setup, comfortable and good selection of wine.Order seafood platter $75.00 some was burn or undercook. 5 out of 10. For entree order the scallops and there under all other decorating stuff where four of them, yes only four smaller than a 20 cent...More

Thank 100claudio
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had originally planned to go to Botswana Butchery downstairs, but it was booked out so the waitsperson recommended to eat at Harbourside. Great recommendation! The food was beautiful, ambiance was lovely and the service very attentive and professional. From the outside I would never...More

Thank tash8888
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for my birthday with my wife, great service and food. The atmosphere is cosy, elegant, yet totally enjoyable. The meals and drinks are tasty and savoury. Great place, great food !

Thank Nicolas C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The definitive lunchtime venue downtown Auckland, and always outside on the patio even when its cold and blustery (courtesy of the new awnings and heaters). Classic NZ grill-room menu: Surf with a bit of decent Kiwi Turf also on offer. For me the starter is...More

1  Thank VincentBSwift
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by our Hotel Concierge. Thoroughly enjoyed the fine dining experience. Lovely Bar with terrace overlooking the Harbour and the food was to die for.

Thank perky123275
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had been keen to find a good seafood restaurant for the whole trip and we got in there on the final day of our visit. Harbourside is a smart and stylish place to eat. a great wine list and wide range of food. The...More

1  Thank Graeme M
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Tina H
19 September 2017|
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Response from lobetravel582014 | Reviewed this property |
It does not have to be expensive if you have a main only and a glass or two of wine each. It is worth the experience specially y you seat outside looking at the harbor.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-307 0556
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Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill reopened in October 2013 after an extensive, six-month refurbishment program that has taken the iconic Ferry Building's hospitality to a new level.

After buying Harbourside in 2012, Good Group committed to a major redesign of the restaurant, with the objective of keeping the traditions of Harbourside that were built up over many years but modernizing both them and the fit out. The result has been a cleverly designed premium seafood restaurant located in an up market environment that delivers a unique experience.

A key part of the redesign was the enhancement of the renowned outdoor deck area and the addition of a new retractable roof. Through clever architecture from Salmond Reed coupled with Good Group's own design input and the support from the Historic Places Trust a retractable canopy has been developed that ensures customers can enjoy dining on the deck in all weather conditions.

The refurbishment has also seen the linking up of Harbourside upstairs with Botswana Butchery downstairs, via a new internal staircase, creating a multi level precinct that gives customers the ability to dine or visit the bars at either venue and have the convenience of one bill.
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