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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, 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 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lunch with great service and the view was wonderful, however the half lobster was very small. If you can afford it go for a full lobster.

Thank O2968QPdavidb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the oysters mignonette and grilled market fish off of the bone (snapper). Portions were generous and I felt comfortable eating here solo. I travel regularly to Auckland alone on business, been to all of the best restaurants here, so feeling cool solo and...More

Thank jerzgrl69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Harbourside for a group dinner on a saturday night. Great location and the service was prompt and friendly. But there was little atmosphere, it was cold dispute the heaters and the meals were very average for what they cost. Sorry, but I left...More

Thank TheMs4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and friendly staff but choose your food carefully. The prawn cocktail (yes call me old fashioned but thought I'd treat myself to something retro) consisted of three small overcooked prawns and some leaved. Definitely what the menu described at certainly not worth with...More

Thank Garth O
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, great view and atmosphere. Food is superb. Staff are friendly and accommodating and the decor is warm and inviting. Great place to sit and show off Auckland Harbour and NZ cuisine.

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went up there for dinner stood by the bar to be approached/seated one guy who was staff just ignored us walked past us twice it wasnt even busy. so went somewhere else. Wasn't really a loss though their menu looked quite average.

Thank Michaelaandjosh
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We accidently rolled in here one night and the food was amazing. So was the service. We had oysters followed by steak and it was all great. Daughter had the vegetarian balls and really enjoed them as well.

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

A group of us went in for lunch on a stunning Auckland autumn day and sat out on the balcony with nothing but sunshine, fresh seafood, and brilliant service. Our waiter was attentive, relaxed and suggestive when needed, recommending a seafood platter made to our...More

1  Thank Maria T
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a good meal and were not disappointed. What’s more, the service and the view were excellent! Well worth the price! Nicely situated and easy to find. Highly recommended!

Thank Crocodee
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Great location and fabulous food With an overseas visitor to entertain there can be few better places than Harbourside. Perfect location, immaculate décor , great service and excellent food. I strongly recommend their fish pie, fresh perfectly cooked fish with a divine potato topping.

1  Thank Bill D
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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!
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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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