We’ve been spending plenty of time at the newly revamped Harbourside restaurant with friends of Remix lately, and we can officially say we’re OBSESSED. The premium dining venue may be a multi-award winner, but we feel like the real winners every time we go!
The long-standing institution is famous for its unparalleled views over the viaduct from the iconic ferry building. The masterminds behind White + Wongs, Botswana Butchery and Barmuda took over a few years ago, so rest assured you’ll be in extremely capable hands when dining at Harbourside. These masterminds have undertaken a massive mutli-million dollar refurbishment, and we couldn’t be more impressed.The sleek new look allows guest to dine in glamour and style, and enhances the already awesome Harbourside experience (seriously, the service is exceptional and the food even more so).
Our favourite new feature is the now all-weather deck, with a retractable canopy to accomodate all manner of unpredictable Auckland weather! It’s super satisfying to be able to dine alfresco even when it’s drizzling, and on another day to be able to soak up the sun while dining and imbibing with great company, watching harbour life go by - maybe with this insane seafood platter?
We are also loving the new internal staircase between Harbourside and Botswana Butchery, which means you can actually split up your night between the two restaurants with just the one bill! Drinks downstairs, food upstairs, or vice versa? You’re free to choose! The revamp has also created sophisticated private dining areas and event spaces, to suit your group size and the type of event you’re hosting.
Let’s talk food. There’s no way we could come to Harbourside just once, so we’ve been privy to more than our fair share of menu gems. The diverse menu boasts premium dishes to suit all tastes, using the freshest, most sustainably sourced ingredients possible. Harbourside are touted as one of the best destinations in Auckland for the finest seafood. The salmon and mussels form Big Glory Bay are honestly worth their weight in gold, and the hero dish has to be the aforementioned decadent seafood platter. Beautifully presented live Fiordland crayfish, Whitebait fritters and a carefully curated selection of Whole Market Fish? How could we say no! Best enjoyed in the sun with a bottle of G.H. Mumm, or whatever else takes your fancy from the extensive, well thought-out beverage list.
Everything Harbourside has to offer creates a fun, unique premium dining experience. Get down there stat to celebrate a birthday, job promotion, life in general, whatever! To be honest, we’ll probably see you there.