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Sea Cow On The Bay

#103 of 1,777 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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33 Tamaki Drive | Mission Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
011 64 9-521 5891
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Was craving oysters and we decided to try the Sea Cow. Unassuming, overlooking Mission Bay with a very relaxed atmosphere, we sat for ages over good wine and 12 of the best oysters I've had in a long time. These were followed by garlic prawns which were delicious without being too much. The fish and chips looked good as did... More 

1 Thank SourcererS
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited Thursday round 2pm to grab a bite to eat...had seen a chalked billboard for a deal for $12 fish burger, w/ chips & salad...first impressions definately lasted..was greeted by a young friendly waitress who took my order for x2 awesome deal for my aunty & I...had only waited for a mere 8mins & my food was ready... presentation for... More 

3 Thank leanalovesorange
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Had the best lunch today! Huge serving of market fish with light and crisp batter, fresh salad, great sauces and the perfect amount of chips for $15. Friendly service and great selection of drinks. Partner enjoyed the seared scallops a lot.

1 Thank Sarah P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The best seared scallops I've ever had. My partner had the market fish, $15 for two very decent sizes of beautifully cooked fish, so fresh with heaps of chips and a salad. Friendly service and a good view!

1 Thank J D
Papatoetoe, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Ordered grilled salmon,chips n salad plus scallops was really well cooked and scallops were tasty would definitely come back for more recommend highly to dine in. Staff members were really nice and treated us with great care Last but not least try their amazing choclate cake with Kapiti icecream hmmmmmm Yuuuummmmmm.

2 Thank ifraz854
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Grab a fish and ships as takeaway and eat it on the beach 2 min away! Quality meal and not really expensive!

2 Thank Tony L
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Great service from the young half cast maori girl! Really impressed with her friendly service certainly above some fine dining restaurants in Auckland's CBD. Excellent service, fantastic options and would definitely recommend this place. I'm a huge advocate for customer service and always mentioned this fish and chips shop to many.

4 Thank mained421
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch today after spending the morning at the aquarium. We hade 4 portions of fish n chips (incl. 2 kids meals, one grilled fish and a regular fish and chips.) Service was v friendly and efficient. Food was delicious. We'd eat here again! It's a great way to end a walk along the boardwalk.

6 Thank Apple27
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Had John Dory fish burger, one grilled one beer battered. Both well cooked and fresh. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Cheap and very tasty place to stop for a good delight from the sea.

4 Thank dwyerta
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133 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Good view, average food Really expensive though but that was expected for a restaurant near the beach The meal size is pretty good Probably wouldn't visit again

6 Thank Natasha N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Tamaki Drive | Mission Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 011 64 9-521 5891

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