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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fine dining restaurant located on the second floor of the ferry terminal on the waterfront. As expected, the views of the harbour and ferries coming and going cannot be beat, but most importantly the food ans service were also excellent. My wife and I had a memorable dinner here and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank KJS882
Menlo Park, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a restaurant in downtown Auckland on Saturday evening about 6pm as foolishly had no reservation. We had seen the diners here from the Devonport Ferry, and decided to try it as our guide book recommended it. We were met by the manager, who got us seated at the last table for 2! While not on the... More 

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Thank Diane F
Gold Coast, Australia
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to harbour side on fine occasions up until this visit they have been aloof and snooty!! This time around very attentive and welcoming, excellent food this time and good wine recommendation from sommelier. Cool place for casual or serious dinner Give it another chance I say !! Well worth it.

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Lancefield, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to dine here Had a combination of different natural oysters excellent John Dory fillets and flounder were of the best and freshest quality served with fries and chargrilled brocollini Great selection of sorbets Always great to dine here Only issue was inconsistent wifi which kept falling out Will certainly return but hope they do something about the... More 

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Thank William B
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on Good Friday Fantastic location great food and great service. Brilliant wine. Highly recommended

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Thank Warren F
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 11 of us all dined at Harbourside to celebrate my birthday. We booked more than a month in advance as it was our first time visiting this restaurant. I chose this restaurant because I wanted a seafood platter. I researched and Googled seafood platters in Auckland and Harbourside kept coming up. I liked the pictures and that's... More 

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Thank Preston H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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349 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice restaurant right on the harbour great menu!!,,plenty of dishes to choose from!! something for everyone great wine list nice view!!! very good service

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Thank Brycee10
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on a rainy night. Manager had just had a big booking but fitted family of 3 in. Roof was leaky in places due to rain, but the tables affected kept clear. Plastic shutter kept rain off but view open. Food was good. Good size portions and they made modified maki for child. Good wine list.

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Thank Jamie H
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked into the Harbourside last Friday (31 March 2017) to look at the menu and the venue as I was meeting my cousin and her partner off the ship "The Pacific Princess" the following day and wanted to treat them somewhere "special" in relation to seafood. From start to finish when we arrived on the Saturday for lunch, everything... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. Good service not great. Okay value. The food was very good, did a rookie job on removing the fish bones. I would go back, but order more carefully​.

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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
US$17 - US$34
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
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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