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Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

) #59 of 1,911 Restaurants in Auckland $$$$ Seafood, European,
99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 0556
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (55 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The definitive lunchtime venue downtown Auckland, and always outside on the patio even when its cold and blustery (courtesy of the new awnings and heaters). Classic NZ grill-room menu: Surf with a bit of decent Kiwi Turf also on offer. For me the starter is...More

Thank VincentBSwift
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our Hotel Concierge. Thoroughly enjoyed the fine dining experience. Lovely Bar with terrace overlooking the Harbour and the food was to die for.

Thank perky123275
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had been keen to find a good seafood restaurant for the whole trip and we got in there on the final day of our visit. Harbourside is a smart and stylish place to eat. a great wine list and wide range of food. The...More

1  Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We telephoned this restaurant who fitted us in for a last minute lunch. Great food, service and staff

Thank dony122
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great lunch even though the heavens opened and tried to spoil the parade. Lovely atmosphere on the balcony. Food was great, my wine choice matched it perfectly and very good service. Last time on the balcony was for the Rugby World Cup opening day (which...More

Thank kerryh164
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Good food, we were a large group but the service was good, food also. Big room not really intimate - there might be other places that are more quiet/secluded within the restaurant. Pleasannt but not outstanding

Thank chitake
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant along the harbour, with great views if you're lucky enough to get a window seat! We had dinner here one evening and weren't disappointed. We booked in advance. The attention to detail and presentation of the food is stunning. It was almost too...More

Thank Jfh2805
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Auckland the same day and were looking for a quick dinner. We had a starter each, prawn cocktail and seafood chowder, both of which were very good with a bottle of wine. My only observation, apart from the busy ferries buzzing in...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a complete place to have a good lunch, diner or happy hour. You can eat from seafood, japenese food and Bistrô. The servers and atmosphere are fantastic. The view of pier and of the Ships, boats and people... Good wine list and affordable...More

Thank Linoadv
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This 2nd floor rstaurant in a 19th century setting has a picture perfect view of the working ferries and the main harbor. We came for a (very) late lunch but staff were welcoming, for our 1st meal in New Zealand. The game fish of the...More

Thank Arcee_CO
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • 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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