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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%
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“seafood” (68 reviews)
“flounder” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, incentive and fresh. Good service and a great location. Heading back to Auckland I found my favourite around the corner had closed. Headed to my back stop and it didn’t disappoint !!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Hurra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a scale of one to five, the food would be a five, the ambiance would also be a five and the service would be a six! Excellent seafood (perfectly cooked snapper was the boneless market catch) and associated sides; expert preparation let the quality...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nikonnex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a seafood meal near to the harbour and the Hilton Fish restaurant was closed so we saw this one and went in to book it for that evening for four people When we arrived we noticed a table set for about 16 people...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank haleharris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A packed night at Harbourside with 20 or so colleagues enjoying a Xmas catchup. We all had the $85 per head set menu and it was ok. Overall the service and food was great and I would like to return to try some more seafood...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thedannibal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner. Had the seafood chowder for entree and it was delicious. Not a lot of seafood in it really but so tasty. Market fish was a nice main. The pavlova was a bit of a miss for me as a dessert but overall...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sharpei72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated our anniversary with another couple after getting off cruise. Oysters are pricey, but rest of appetizers were fantastic. Very knowledgeable waiter guided us through wonderful seafood courses and recommended spot-on wine pairings from their superlative wine list. Tuna, Snapper, Flounder all perfectly cooked and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Central_TX_HAM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place through web search and made online reservation for dinner. They have different time slots for dinner. I made one for 6.45 pm. It’s easy to locate and you can’t miss the ferry building, brick color and on the harbour. Welcome and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Shib32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat outside on enclosed deck--most diners were seated there. The view was cluttered with ferries & sort of noisy. Reservation honored. Service good. Good list of wines by the glass. Tried the green lipped mussels--broth was good, but 20-25% of the mussels were not very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jmurrayolympic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this restaurant and went back several times during our week stay in Auckland. We found the oysters to be delicious and they had a seafood tower (not sure they call it that but something similar) which was wonderful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JAMfuntimes
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I don’t mind paying for excellent service and amazing food - thank you David for making our lunch so special.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PaulCSy
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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!
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$17 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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