7 days from 11:00am
- Alfresco Dining
About Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill
Our menu is classically inspired yet always creative, our wine list is elegant without being complicated, and our service is both polished and friendly. What sets us apart is not only our location but also our ability to make everyone feel welcome and a part of the upscale-relaxed atmosphere so rare in Auckland.
My partner and I both felt this was one of the worst restaurant experiences we've ever had. We came specifically for your seafood and dining experience in order to celebrate a combined birthday. We arrived at 7pm for our reservation and departed by 7:45pm it was so terrible. The seafood was terribly prepared (anything that required cooking was dry and overcooked, which is a travesty when this is prime ingredients like Moreton Bay Bugs which where charred and dry. Prawns were soggy from defrosting and the mussels were chewy and tough). The oysters were poorly shucked and many of them had broken shells. We didn't want to eat anything else because we were so concerned we were going to get food poisoning from what was on the seafood platter and what we'd consumed. The service was poor and unattentive...fine if you're not spending +$200 on dinner out, but if you're trying to set your restaurant apart in a positive way, the service didn't meet that standard. We were disappointed in the wine and when we expressed this, the waiter simply said he can recommend others but didn't offer to take the wine away and replace it. If you are genuinely wanting feedback, then I will happily give it, but I won't waste anymore of my time if this is just a survey that nothing will be done with.
A great night, enjoyed by us both immensely. Cant wait for next years event!!
Our lunch was wonderful, our waiter was attentive, informative and funny. The food was beautifully presented. The champagne was perfectly presented in the mumm glasses which made drinking it seem even nicer ! The staff presented me with a happy birthday dish also. Was a fantastic lunch and lovely afternoon.
Was okay and tasted good
A very pleasant way to spend a winter afternoon - fabulous food being well attended in a very relaxed atmosphere
Great atmosphere food and service Excellent wine choice and advice
The food was delicious. The plates could have been a trifle warmer. Our waitress was very friendly and most knowledge re the food and wine list. A perfect spot to enjoy the beauty and comings and goings on Aucklands harbour.
Great atmosphere, great food, a bit pricy on the drinks, but overall good value
Food was good. My wine was delicious. Our waitress wasnt that great. She was nice enough but just didnt seem a friendly as the others
Great location & view.
Really good experience.. a notch above Botswana Butchery downstairs.. our waiter/sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable... 100% will be back Great place to spend my gfs birthdthsnk you! Peter
Beautiful setting and food to match. The West Coast whitebait was an amazing dish. Our overseas guests were impressed with the friendly and attentive service.
Great lunch and service thanks. Also appreciated you ensuring our request for John Dory was kept.
Great value lunch special - 2 courses with a glass of wine for $39. Lovely! Harbourside never disappoints.
Let down by wait staff & also table position in front of cold draughty service door, which was un-necessary since restaurant was less than half full Bar was also understaffed For first timers who booked a month ahead it was a poor performance What can you do to bring us back? that's what we want to know
Everyone was so helpful
The view was awesome and the service was impeccable
The desserts were quite average and not great on flavour but the mains were lovely.
We went to have my daughters 18th birthday as a nice family meal together. I was really disappointed as the waiter was very rude to my 14 year old son.
Perfect spot for a long lunch.
All staff are nice
We had a fantastic evening - great food, fun and superb service. We would love to thank our waiter, whose name, sadly, we did not ask - the lovely Italian gentlemen who looked after us as we were royalty and his best friends at once. Thank you and we will be back!
Fabulous bar staff, friendly and welcoming. Fantastic cocktails and wonderful food. Absolutely recommended!
Great overall would come back
The Jon Dory was delicious and very fresh. My only complaint is someone was smoking outside and I could smell it but tgats nit the restaurants fault.