Nautical Nuance

Despite the wider New Zealand perception of us Aucklanders, we’re a pretty easy-to-please bunch. Chuck us on a comfy couch, harbourside on a sunny afternoon with a selection of seafood and a bevvy or two and we’re happy as Larry. So naturally, when we heard about this nautical new opening - we had to give it a try. First Mates, Last Laugh is Westhaven Marina’s newest dining delight. 

Warm and welcoming, it’s the perfect place to park up after a stroll around the boats. At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef Cezar Takahashi, who fuses Japanese, Brazilian, South American and classic Kiwi dishes to create a menu that is perfectly aligned with the destination. Dishes such as the Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche and the Tuna Sashimi Taquitos were a stand out for us. Washed down with cold tap beer - you’ve got yourself the perfect Auckland afternoon.

If you're after a little menu inspo for your first or next visit, these were some of the Remix team's favourite dishes and drinks: 

Tim, Founder & Publisher

Grilled Snapper with yuzu butter and broccolini

Georgia, Editorial & Marketing Assistant  

Tuna Sashimi Taquitos with wasabi mayo and citrus soy

Monique, Campaign & Marketing Manager 

Chicken Katsu with Asian slaw, sesame dressing, katsu sauce

Martha, Digital & Social Manager

Colada Fizz cocktail - a refreshing take on the creamy classic!

Beth, Advertising and Media Intern

Spicy Salmon with coconut cream and kaffir lime

Caitlin, Writing Intern

Grilled Eggplant with miso & sesame dressing and pickled plum

Image credit: Kayle Lawson