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Harbourside

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150 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-571 0520
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You wont get into this restaurant without a booking over the weekend. Our reservation was for 8pm & they were so busy we had to have a drink at the bar while we waited for around Half an hour. This wasn't a problem as we watched the sunset over the harbour. A nice ambience with candle lit tables& not much... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My workplace organised a Christmas lunch and 6 of us attended. The setting is beautiful on the harbour edge and the resturant comfortable.our orders were taken promplty. The resturant was about half full and was not busy so it was very dissapointing to have to wait an hour and a quarter for our food to arrive. No explanation or apology... More 

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Thank Phillip R
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted a great experience. The venue is great, situated on the water with beautiful views but the experience was ordinary. I ordered the pork belly starter which was dry, it was served with a little salad but needed a little more juiciness The main was their mussels. Lovely Thai flavones however they did not remove the beards and did not... More 

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on the water, over looking the tauranga harbour. Great food, and location. A short walk from town, or they have their own car park.

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Thank Kate F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. Our waitress was attentive to our every need. The ambience of the restaurant was quite intimate and romantic with our table facing the harbour. We enjoyed a tasty and beautifully presented 3 course meal and wine and look forward to coming back here very soon.

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Thank Colnden
Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Harbourside is right on the water with superb views. The food is exquisite and staff very attentive. It has a great atmosphere - busy for the right reasons - so it probably would be wise to book.

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Thank Adrienne N
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Harbourside a few times over the years and as far as I remembered the meals were exceptional but yesterdays meals were very below average. I had the duck dish and it only had a few Udon noodles, one small piece of broccoli and one small slither of mushroom. Very disappointing. My sister did not like her fish and chips... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thought it would be a great venue to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The ambience is good with a nice setting overlooking the tauranga harbour. Unfortunately we felt the quality of the meal in some respects was not up to standard with the prices they charged. The pork belly dish for starters was great. My wife... More 

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New Delhi
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I landed up at 6:30 PM on a Saturday evening without reservation during a recent trip to Tauranga. The hostess was very kind to accommodate us though they were booked up. We had the salmon and mussels accompanied with some great wine recommended by the hostess. Fantastic ambience and great food. Overall a wonderful experience.

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Thank Apratim
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a rather long absence from Tauranga, my new partner and I decided to treat ourselves to a quality dining experience. We were mot certainly not disappointed! From the mouth-watering, interesting and quirkily presented menu, to the beautiful, attentive service we received and a high quality (and presentation) of meals, this establishment is an absolute delight. Rather surprised with some... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 0520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?