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Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

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99 Quay Street | The Ferry Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 0556
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11:30 - 23:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite accommodating of a solo business traveler during peak tourist season when the restaurant is fully booked at most times. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The curry hapuka was superb. By international standards the price was commensurate with the quality of experience.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We - two couples - had a reservation for dinner a week ago on a Saturday night. We arrived on time to a restaurant that was half empty. There were tables outdoors and inside. We asked for an outdoor table overlooking the harbor. They answered that they were all reserved. We sat inside. We ordered wine, appetizers and dinner. Our... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here on a lovely evening. We were seated outside and enjoyed the view of the harbor. All of the seafood was very fresh and well prepared. The presentation of our meal was attractive. We enjoyed fresh oysters and loved the smoked trout pâté. The grilled octopus Caesar salad was very interesting and delicious. Not in the mood... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had lunch here. My husband had previously been here and enjoyed it. We were early, so managed to get good seating on the verandah. The outlook over the ferry terminals was nice. Service was friendly and mostly efficient. Two of our family are vegetarian. There wasn't a lot to choose from for them, however, the chef did a... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's all the location you are paying for at this restaurant. Four dined for dinner and only one of us gave high marks for his meal, the Cloudy Bay Clams Carbonara. Glasses of wine were $18-25 and desserts were modest portions at best for $17 each. Two of us ordered the John Dory fish special of the night and were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a good choice - our last night in New Zealand for this trip, and we wanted a little pampering. The service was attentive, but not overbearing and the seafood uniformly delicious. An unexpected delight was the Blueberries Three Ways, which was a perfect light dessert to share.

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Kirkland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived in Auckland and we wanted to eat authentic fresh fish. We had a good choice of oysters and sushi, but we chose the market fish for dinner. My wife had the John Dory and I had the grilled market fish which was kingfisher. Both meals were simple and high quality, the way fish is best served. A... More 

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auckland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

looking forward to light lunch on waitangi day expected surcharge but not 15%. ordered three entrees between the two of us a measly 3 prawn cocktail (not black tiger by any means),3 dumplings,and miniscule amount of octopus had 2 desserts 1 beer and sparkling water $140. very underwhelming compared to previous visits. service reasonable.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of a private function, reduced menu, Empty restaurant and still a ridiculous wait. Some of the party had finished before the last peoples meals arrived. Food was nice but so disappointed this is supposed to be one of Aucklands top restaurants - would certainly not recommend.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, wine list and staff. We enjoyed a lovely evening on this balcony. Very friendly place. Go there!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 35
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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