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$24 - $49
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Met friends at the bar for a couple of drinks in the afternoon. Had to leave my credit card at the bar and started a tab. Everything seemed normal until the next day. That is when VISA fraud department called and asked if I spent...more that $1000 at Best Buy on-line. I know the bartender stole my CC numbers because this restaurant is the only place I used that CC. It is a shame that the restaurant employes people that commit blatant fraud.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Our first night in Auckland and we were looking forward to a lovely dinner on the waterfront. The setting outside on the balcony was very nice. But the food was a huge disappointment. Our lettuce salad (large enough to share) came with a very bland...vinaigrette no tastier than water. Even the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was lackluster. My husband's lamb chops were OK, but my fish pie was absolutely awful. It was nothing more than two cups of mashed potatoes and cheese, with maybe 12 peas and 4 bite size pieces of snapper. I spooned the potato glop onto the side of the plate, ate the snapper and peas and went home hungry. By far our worst meal traveling for 21 days in Australia and NZ.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

This is a white tablecloth and cotton napkin restaurant which was exactly what we wanted. The meet and greet was excellent and we started with a couple of cocktails, I can particularly recommend the Mexican Mistress if you like it hot😉. We didn’t have a...reservation on a busy Saturday night but we were seated within 20 minutes. This gave the opportunity to have more than one Mexican Mistress🤣🤣. The Oysters were excellent and the pan fried Snapper was to die for! We loved being able to see the kitchen and the ‘pass’ from where we were seated. It was like watching a well oiled machine. Well done to the chef and his team. Great last dinner in New Zealand👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

This is rated one of the better restaurants in the area, we were looking forward to it. Unfortunately it was a huge disappointment. The food was very good but the service was horrible. Severely understaffed. When we were asked about our experience by the manager,...we let him know. His excuse? They let too many people in for the staff they had on that night. Really?More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Great view over the harbour, our French born waiter was excellent and went over and above with filleting our fish making sure we got the cheek meat for example. At seafood restaurants my go to starter is the chowder , this is possibly the best...chowder I have eaten. Full of seafood and potato and totally delicious . Excellent dinner rounded out by a lovely Marlborough Sav BlancMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Excellent oysters and seafood stew, great service by Merryn, great te mata wine from hawked bay. Probably our best restaurant experience in Auckland

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Great to sit and watch the activity in the harbour sipping a top notch Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on a summer’s day from the first floor balcony. There is a huge wine selection, and great beers. A bar area (not table service) is available overlooking the...harbour. Bar staff were friendly and helpful. Top notch place. Enter from the road up the stairs rather than harbour side.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

We went to Harbourside to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service was extremely slow and when our food did arrive some of it was burnt. It was a real let down, we had been looking forward to it and left feeling very disappointed. It wasn't...just us, we heard several others from nearby tables complaining about the service.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

The restaurant has a very nice outdoor eating area the over looks the harbor. They also have a bar area with lots of tables inside for dining. I got the fish and chips. It came with two large pieces of fish in a light batter....They had tartar sauce and vinegar if you needed anything else for the fish. The fries had a parmigiana topping that was a nice touch. My wife had the seafood chowder, which had fish, scallops, shrimp and potatoes. We shared an order of the shrimp Mac&cheese. It was excellent. The service was very good.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Sat overlooking the ferry terminal, fun to watch the boats coming and going. We had a seafood overload with the small platter, 6 extra oysters and seafood chowder and side of fries! So much food! Very good and the oysters were so buttery. Seafood chowder...was one of the best I've had. great variety of seafood in the soup. Very good.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

A lunch on our last day overlooking the harbour. The hit was the wonderful tomato salad. The fish and chips used Snapper and was very good. Friendly and efficient staff.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

Perfectly cooked whole snapper, lovely butter sauce. Fish pie was tender and delicious. The heirloom tomato salad side with buffalo cream was superb, as was the stone fruit creme brulee. We're a bit surprised at the lower reviews, we thought this was a top notch...meal with competent, relaxed service. Absolutely recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

From the moment you arrive you know you are going to have a very special experience. Service perfect, food perfect, atmosphere perfect. Has to be one of my favorite places to dine. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

Party of 5. Table ready on arrival although we had some drinks in the bar first. All the menu was available and most chose ocean themed dishes. 5 empty plates at the end says the food was delicious and well cooked. My prawn cocktail starter...followed by the game fish main was a standout but I’m sure my friends would say their dishes were the standout. Dinner was rounded out with a crème brûlée which could not be faulted. I’d recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Great service by Jake and Aki, and the food was divine. Make sure you ask for a table with a view. My table overlooked the wharf and the view was awesome 👏

Date of visit: August 2023
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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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HARBOURSIDE OCEAN BAR GRILL, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4