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“Superb setting for visitors to Auckland” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fish

Fish
Ranked #48 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on the first floor of the Hilton Auckland, FISH brings to life a new partnership between the world renowned Hilton brand and the expertise of the Nourish Group of restaurants headed in the kitchen by Gareth Stewart.Restaurant Head Chef Fraser Shenton and Restaurant Manager Arthur Sylos lead the team of FISH with the knowledge and experience gathered working in international and national top eateries. FISH is about bringing the best New Zealand produce to the table in the best location right on the waterfront.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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197 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Superb setting for visitors to Auckland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We took two overseas guests to Fish for lunch as the location is superb for anyone visiting Auckland. At the end of Princes Wharf, and overlooking the harbour, you can almost reach out and touch the passing ferries and other water craft. When I rang to book the table, I was impressed to be asked if it was a special occasion, and were there certain dietary requirements. I asked for a table on the deck so our guests had a good view, and was told if the weather was inclement, we could be seated inside. The menu comprised three different sections, which meant a range of price options. One menu offered two courses for NZ$35, or three for NZ$45, with a choice of three dishes for entree, six for main and four for dessert. We all chose from this and were very pleased with the food and presentation. There was an excellent array of NZ seafood on offer, and this would be a superb restaurant in which to try it. Wines are expensive, but not overly so for a restaurant of this standard. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, but he did have to refer to the kitchen to answer questions about the dishes. Our table was beside the door separating the deck from the interior, and the constant banging of this became a little irritating. It would be worthwhile the hotel investigating a soft closing mechanism for this. We would certainly return to Fish, and definitely with out-of-town visitors.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The service was overly slow. Had to ask for the water glass to be refilled. The seafood soup and fish main entrée were just of average quality. We asked for bread to be served with our soup and salad. We got it, and the charge for the four pieces was $8.50 on the bill. The view was gorgeous. If you're looking for a beautiful view and don't care too much about cost or great service then you might be fine here. Otherwise, we suggest you pass.

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Thank Judy B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food, lovely outlook”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Don't let the fact this restaurant is in a large hotel put you off going. The night we went there seemed to be a lot of non-hotel guests dining. The food is lovely, lots of seafood of course, but other options too. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The wine recommendations we were given to match the food, esp dessert, were great and appreciated. Will def go back, probably a great place to take visitors given the great views.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynn H
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Perth, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Beautiful Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Excellent service and quality of food. The nitro desert was something special. A long way out into the harbour and on a cold damp night a taxi ride was appreciated. Staff were very helful in calling taxi.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Tom M
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great end to our holiday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were lucky enough to have lunch at Fish before heading to the airport. The entrée and mains were so good and the service was fanstatic,the weather outside was not the best but the view is still great. We really enjoyed our stay in Auckland and our lunch was a great way to finish.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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