About Us

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill is a popular place for lunch or dinner in the heart of Auckland. Whether you are looking for a relaxing meal with your family or want to celebrate a special occasion with friends, our restaurant has something for everyone.

Why You Should Eat At Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

It’s a classy seafood restaurant overlooking the waterfront in the Ferry Building. Harbourside is by far the most romantic restaurant in Auckland. It’s great for a romantic date, a good spot for friends and family, and offers an extensive menu with something for everyone.

The service at Harbourside is impeccable and attentive without being intrusive. If you want an elegant birthday dining experience without breaking the bank, you must go to this waterfront gem to find the best birthday restaurant in Auckland.

A Brief History of Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

The Harbourside seafood restaurant in Auckland Viaduct harbour first opened in 1988 and underwent several ownership changes until Good Group Hospitality took ownership in 2013 when it underwent a renovation. Today, it’s the ultimate destination for venison, fillet, and seafood lovers who enjoy a menu filled with all kinds of delicious options.

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill: Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Harbourside is a unique dining experience for the people of Auckland, New Zealand. The mission of Harbourside is to deliver a unique dining experience with fresh seafood, fillet, venison, and local produce.

The vision of Harbourside is to create a memorable experience that every customer will want to come back for again and again. The value of Harbourside includes delivering quality food with friendly service in an environment that feels like home.

A True Auckland Harbourside Classic Culture

The Good Group is a collection of restaurants known for their premium fun dining experiences and great food, so it’s no surprise that this location has become extremely popular among patrons looking for good eats in Auckland. The seafood dishes on offer include local Kiwi favourites like crayfish and mussels.


Harbourside is where you’ll enjoy fresh seafood and other delicacies with great wine and martinis prepared by experienced chefs. We look forward to hosting your party, so please contact us to make reservations and see you soon.

  • Vanessa Chant, Venue Manager

    Vanessa joined the team in 2016. With over 22 years International hospitality experience (in the UK and Australia), she brings a confident understanding of operations in premium dining establishments.

    Her greatest achievements: receiving multiple 1 Hat Sydney Good Food Guide and other industry awards across her career to date including Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill's first Hat for 2017.

  • Matheus Mahandog, Head Chef

    Matheus joined the Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill team in 2018 as Sous Chef, earlier this year he was promoted into the Head Chef role.

    His passion for the hospitality industry has come from previous roles at French Cafe, Auckland, Attica, Melbourne and was named a “Young Chef to Watch” by Viva Magazine in 2017.

    As a lover of food he ensures the high food standard and quality delivers the Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill experience every time,

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