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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (64 reviews)
“flounder” (7 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (11 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has been my favorite since the 80's and I visited in a regular basis. My husband took me out for dinner the last week of January. I order the sashimi as starter that was tasty, and supper fresh. As a main I ordered...More

Thank lobetravel58
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The above is a quote from the maître d at Harbourside when I commented on how the staff seemed overwhelmed and run off their feet - apparently the new government’s immigration laws are the cause for the average service at this restaurant. In addition to...More

Thank Maxamillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent spot for good food and great selection of wines. We set out overlooking the water and Ferry Terminal. Excellent setting to meet and served by good humoured staff. The outstanding food & wine spot made up for poor company of ex-colleagues.

Thank Wanake
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ll often shy away from eateries in the touristy areas, as the quality can be suspect and the value missing. Well, don’t shy away from Harbourside, they were outstanding, quite possible one of the best pieces of fish I’ve ever had. All else about the...More

Thank KuwaitiBob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time at harbourside in 6 months and its definately one of my favourie finer dining and seafood restaurants.in auckland. Lovely atmosphere and evwn raining its nice to sit outside with heaters, staff are attentive and helpful with menu choices. All the meals ive tried...More

1  Thank Philippaac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal. Fresh and tasty fish and meat. Very friendly and competent staff. Long list of wines. The only downside is that it was a little too expensive. Nous avons eu un excellent repas. Le poisson et la viande très savoureux. Le...More

1  Thank pegase175
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a table for three to treat her mothers birthday (we mentioned this in the online booking but there was no acknowledgement...) Service was how it should be from our waitress, attentive and friendly. We shared the smoked Snapper pate, Squid...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Steak exactly as I ordered it, great oysters & Scampi, great service great view. Definitely going back.

Thank Spencer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the Glory Bay Green-lipped Mussels for lunch, they are excellent and so is the service. The wine selection is good.

Thank fgeiser2017
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

A beautiful conclusion to our New Zealand trip. On our way back to our hotel on Princess Wharf we stoped at Harbourside . We lived the food ! We lived the service ! We lived the venue, overlooking the harbor! PS. -Panacotta was overly ambitious.

Thank Rafi E
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16 February 2018|
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Response from lobetravel58 |
Tris Is a very unusual question. I was there in January at dinner time and I had not seen a Malaysian waiter. The best suggestion I can give you is to call the restaurant I'm so sure they will give you a better answer.
20 December 2017|
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Response from Vanessa Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they sure do! Enjoy!
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$18 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, 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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