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Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

₹₹₹₹Seafood, European,
99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 0556
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“flounder” (7 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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 6 days ago

Had an excellent dinner at the Harbourside. Very good Dover sole which they filleted at the table. Excellent service.

Thank Travelingaddicted
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the restaurant on a quiet Friday night for dinner. Food was great - everything we tried was excellent. The service was awful. Our waiter, Adrian, was MIA most of the meal. We literally had to flag down other waiters to...More

1  Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is well cooked and delicious. They catered for 1 coeliac guest also, which was great. However, the service was less than impressive. Our French waiter made some very rude sweeping comments which made it very awkward for a group who hadn’t been United...More

Thank Chez029
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a terrific choice for a special dinner in Auckland. The mostly fish menu is creative and features the best of New Zealand's waters, the extensive wine list is superb, and the direct view of Auckland Harbour is superb. We three shared a 900...More

Thank Gardensalot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first inning experience in New Zealand and it was quite enjoyable. We sat outside on the terrace and had a good view of the harbor. They had a large variety of shellfish, sushi and seafood offerings. My friends had the green mussels...More

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I booked a table for a special dinner to celebrate her retirement and this restaurant certainly delivered - from the beautiful view of the harbour to the charming Italian waiter, exceptional food and lovely interior decor, it was an experience we will...More

Thank sweetchilli87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not my first review of the Harbourside - which up until now has been one of our favourites. Don't get me wrong, they still have excellent food - although we do believe that it is more expensive to dine here than it was...More

Thank Takapuna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came off a cruise ship and came across this wonderful location looking out on our ship. A varied and interesting menu. The sushi was amazing as was the flounder. The only problem was the organisation of the staff with some meals coming out late....More

Thank jbr74360
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon here enjoying some cocktails on the balcony and watching the sites of Auckland harbour pass by. It is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and the cocktail list is impressive. Between us we had five different cocktails from...More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on the second floor of the old ferryhouse on the waterfront. If you're lucky enough to be seated on the patio you'll have a great view of the harbor. I had a truly amazing red curry with a local fish. It...More

Thank artbacis
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Response from Vanessa Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they sure do! Enjoy!
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19 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$ 17 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Groups
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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