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150 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-571 0520
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sitting on the water, over looking the tauranga harbour. Great food, and location. A short walk from town, or they have their own car park.

Thank Kate F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. Our waitress was attentive to our every need. The ambience of the restaurant was quite intimate and romantic with our table facing the harbour. We enjoyed a tasty and beautifully presented 3 course meal and wine and look forward to coming back here very soon.

Thank Colnden
Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harbourside is right on the water with superb views. The food is exquisite and staff very attentive. It has a great atmosphere - busy for the right reasons - so it probably would be wise to book.

Thank Adrienne N
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Harbourside a few times over the years and as far as I remembered the meals were exceptional but yesterdays meals were very below average. I had the duck dish and it only had a few Udon noodles, one small piece of broccoli and one small slither of mushroom. Very disappointing. My sister did not like her fish and chips... More 

Thank Steve J
Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thought it would be a great venue to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The ambience is good with a nice setting overlooking the tauranga harbour. Unfortunately we felt the quality of the meal in some respects was not up to standard with the prices they charged. The pork belly dish for starters was great. My wife... More 

2 Thank Lindsay P
New Delhi
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I landed up at 6:30 PM on a Saturday evening without reservation during a recent trip to Tauranga. The hostess was very kind to accommodate us though they were booked up. We had the salmon and mussels accompanied with some great wine recommended by the hostess. Fantastic ambience and great food. Overall a wonderful experience.

Thank Apratim
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a rather long absence from Tauranga, my new partner and I decided to treat ourselves to a quality dining experience. We were mot certainly not disappointed! From the mouth-watering, interesting and quirkily presented menu, to the beautiful, attentive service we received and a high quality (and presentation) of meals, this establishment is an absolute delight. Rather surprised with some... More 

Thank AnaWhiteNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Tauranga for the weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday and on the Sunday evening thought it would be nice to go to a quality restaurant for diner. We found the Harbour Side web site advertising: As you dine, you’ll take in views across the blue expanse of Tauranga harbour. (Reservations are recommended, especially if you would like... More 

1 Thank robsonphilip
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not usually one to complain.. But for the prices i feel it's important to make people aware of what they are in for. A host who clearly doesnt want to be there with a rather unwelcoming attitude, a wine list which lacks any passion or interest, prices which out weigh the quality of the food and service which is scarce... More 

Thank JHansen26
Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family adult group were enthusiastically met by our knowledgeable waitress (K.....) who quickly and efficiently processed or drink and food orders. Very acceptable waiting time for superb main courses which all met with 100% approval all followed by yummy deserts. Lovely to be served by a waitress with a fun, good sense of humour!

Thank davemarg2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?