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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” (59 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (11 reviews)
“crawfish” (19 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 5 days ago

My wife and I had a late lunch so we started with the Stuart Island Oysters, they were ok but not freshly shucked, they looked dry on top like they had been sitting refrigerated for a while, We ordered seafood chowder and a whole crayfish...More

2  Thank tonitoni123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The venue is in the upstairs floor of the old ferry buildings. The large area offers in door and out door seating with sea views. The food was great the service was quick attentive and professional.

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harborview has both in- and out-door dining, including heated patio for fine dining overlooking the harbor. The excellent menu includes extensive seafood options as well as limited roasted meat entrees. My wife sampled the oysters and enjoyed a Pacific salmon entree. I opted for the...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last evening after 3 weeks in Australia and NZ The Location overlooks Auckland harbour and we were treated to some of the best sea food we have experienced on our trip. The service was on a par with the food. We look forward to...More

Thank C775MPalexanders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location on Balcony, very good professional service, meals were of top quality if not a little too small. Fish mains were very small and not cheap. I suppose paying for the service and the location. Nice place to take a visitor.

Thank AucklandDevon11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate two birthdays & we all had three courses. The only issue two of us had was with the smoked snapper pate which tasted fantastic however the toast you had to put your pate onto was too thin & just crumbled...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here before about six weeks ago and we couldn't fault it so we went back tonight and received the complete opposite! The squid was over cooked and you could tast the oil, yuk!! The prawns were so over cooked it wasn't funny,...More

1  Thank SandyB027
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.. on a beautiful sunny Auckland afternoon. Harbourside turned on the spectacular food to match. A great sashimi and oyster starter platter was followed by an excellent seafood main of crayfish tail, salmon and miso glazed toothfish. The crayfish was delicious, as was the salmon...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We asked seafood and also a lamb, both were perfect. Good service and great view. Prices in the average of good restaurants in Auckland (wich is not a cheap city). Worth a visit

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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
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Tina H
20 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$16 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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