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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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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (65 reviews)
“flounder” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 525 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Dinner was delicious. The prawn cocktail - while I enjoyed the flavours I expected more than 3 to appear on my plate, not what I expected at this seaside, seafood restaurant. The lamb rump meal ordered by my husband looked delicious. My mozarella and vegetable...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us for a work celebration. It was very quiet, Wednesday night. They just didn’t have enough staff on, so the service faltered a little. Food was fantastic however. Impossible to fault. We had a crayfish to share, outstanding. I will come back.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service:                     10/10 Ambience:                   10/10 Quality of Food:            10/10 Menu selection:          10/10 Wait time:   15 mins Cost:...More

1  Thank DFKAuckland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and the wine suggestions were perfect. Our waiter, Eugene (from Belarus), was professional, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable in his pairing suggestions. The balcony looking over the waterfront was a wonderful spot to sit...More

1  Thank NewJerseyNomad
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were looking for something special for a birthday dinner, and the Harbourside came up trumps, in every respect. Table staff are well trained, knowledgeable and pleasant. Starters of prawn cocktail and smoked snapper pate got us off to a great start and the mains...More

1  Thank malcsaville
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful quai-side building with magnificent interior. Great winse selection, super good and friendly staff (especially the Dutch waitress) and fantastic (sea) food to finish it off. Very very nice. Will be back.

Thank SwizerlandRoisindubh
Reviewed 17 April 2018

It looked one of the few fine restaurants around, very pleasant with balcony on the Pier from where the Ferries leaves for Waiheke Island. Very pleasant when visiting Auckland. I recommend.

Thank Marnierh
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really wanted to dine here for lunch but when we went up the stairs 4 daunting stairs faced us .. but with out even asking two strapping fellows whisked my husband up the stairs no problem and we had what can...More

1  Thank Rochelle E
Reviewed 7 April 2018

the fish was very fresh. we say outside overlooking the water it was very nice . the service was very good, friendly staff. would go back and eat there

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Dinner here was great with great service alongside. Extensive wine list - waiters seem to be all trained on understanding of different wine they serve. Food was good, although it was about a 60 minutes wait from ordering to getting our first course. By the...More

Thank itylernz
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aprillovely412
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.
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canuk47
20 December 2017|
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Response from Vanessa Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they sure do! Enjoy!
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$34
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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