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Sitting adjacent to the Waitemata Harbour( Auckland), Swashbucklers has been Auckland's pre eminent seafood restaurant for 20 years.Indoor and outdoor dining. Casual relaxed environment for dining or for bar snacks or drinks in the famous/ unique Boatshed BAR
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

Had a feed tonight. Nice Fish. Service good too. The Chips tasted Stale as. Couldn.t eat them. Old or Cooked earlier. Owner didn't. even care. At least the Gas Fire was going for a change

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2021

Today five of us went for lunch. Four ordered the seafood chowder. Unfortunately today's chowder was laced with garlic and rather disappointing. None of us ate more than half. When we told the duty manager the chowder was not up to standard he became very...defensive he replied no one else has complained and did I at least enjoy the bread!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

What a great place this turned out to be. Great location by the water, awesome interior with 3 fish tanks to keep our two little kids entertained. Service was A+ fast delivery and super friendly staff and the food was excellent! Would happily go back...there with the family again. Thanks for a great nightMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

was very cold room our group all very cold had to wear jackets. Manager on duty told one of us off for failing to order a drink while waitress was at our table. We were shocked. Would never go back again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021

When we ordered, we were told it was a ten min wait for food, how many times have you heard that before, and then its 30 mins, well not here, it was out in ten minutes, The fish was fresh, cooked perfectly, and nothing was...expensive. No issue tying up our horses to the railing outsideMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 February 2021 via mobile

Regular visitors to this great restaurant and the reason for that is the quality of the seafood, the attentive service & the setting with its combination of inside and outside options. The restaurant caters for groups and families. Popular all year round so reservations are...recommended. The John Dory and Snapper in plain butter is fantastic It's all about the wonderful NZ seafood.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021 via mobile

Hidden gem in Auckland waterfront,outside seating has got water views which adds the extra bit on overall experience, fairly priced menu with nice presentation.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Lunch and beer with a couple of mates. Beautiful spot over the water. Amazing and huge platter and ice cold beer. Even got to see a stingray right by the restaurant. Pretty cool spot so close to town but felt like we were miles away...from the city.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 November 2020

As usual this time of year the family met and ate at Swashbucklers. About 15 of us....all eating and sharing food and good humour. After disastrous chowders throughout our trip through Hawkes Bay and Tauranga we struck the usual gold with Swashies chowder. The real...thing. You can see the seafood before you taste it, plenty of it with a huge variety. And most of all it’s gorgeous!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

Haven't been here for a while but after last nights meal I am asking myself why not. Food and service were excellent and for a fish restaurant the steak was excellent. Very fresh oysters, wonderful calamari, melt in your mouth eye fillet, scampi - great....Not only all of the things you want in a dining experience but pricing is very fair. Great atmosphere and fun staff. Can't wait to be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Swashbucklers Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4