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Harbourside Restaurant

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150 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-571 0520
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family dinner on the outside deck looking out over Tauranga harbour as the sun went down. Service was attentive and all agreed their meals were superb. The highlight was the beautifully flavoured agresto crusted lamb back strap with couscous, hummus, crumbed eggplant and burst cherry tomatoes. This dish was simply exceptional and I will remember it for... More 

Thank Calum G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. We weren't disappointed. I had the pork cutlet and she had the rib eye. Both were very delicious and more than ample serving size. The iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing was tasty. The only (very) picky comment had to do with our waiter. He failed to tell us the Specials... More 

Thank M R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second favourite restaurant set on the water of the stand from the outside gives no indication of the lovely feel when you walk in looking out towards the matiphi bridge and the inner harbour its beautiful as the sun sets. the meals are as expected and dont disappoint. The kids are catered for to .

Thank gargoyles50
Ohope, New Zealand
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harbourside is tucked away beside the rail bridge right on the waterfront. If you book ahead you can request a table in the annex that sits out over the water. During the day you have views over the harbour and at night the twinkling lights reflect in the sea - very romantic! I have been to this restaurant as a... More 

Thank Stew54
Tauranga, New Zealand
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch here and we're lucky enough to be sitting by the windows with lovely views out over the harbour. The waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable and able to give us suggestions for matching our food and wine. Great menu, all the food sounds delicious, it is difficult to make a selection! The found was delicious, beautifully... More 

Thank Judave
Auckland, New Zealand
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119 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a booking for 8pm with an overwater table. We were promptly greeted and our table waiting for us. Atmosphere was lovely, not too noisey but a general level of acceptable conversation level. Our waitress was prompt and our meal choices taken quickly. Food arrived quickly and was presented beautifully. My choice was the pork loin, scrumptious, and I... More 

Thank sneezydownunder
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a special dinner. Food was delicious, service was excellent. We had a lovely young man waiting on our table,who was knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour. He advised us that a couple of meals that we ordered would take a wee bit longer to cook that the other ones, which we really appreciated. Only thing we... More 

Thank Kazza314
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your ever in Tauranga you need to look up this gem. Best Pork cutlet I've ever had. Even devoured the day it was that good. Colleague had the Tuna which looked sensational

Thank Geoff R
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mother to treat her for a night out at a fine dining restaurant. Really disappointed. Served by a grumpy male waiter who looked like he wanted to be somewhere else. Pork starter was dry and chewy. Venison was also chewy yet pear and Walnut salad was very tasty. Total cost of $170 for 2 people was pricey for... More 

Thank Nikki I
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us for a post-dinner dessert. The Molten Chocolate Fondant was chosen, but when it arrived, it was not that at all. It was just a tiny chocolate pudding with the same consistency throughout and there was nothing molten about it, although the flavor was fine. We think at least part of the problem is that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 0520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?