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“Very good food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbourside

Ranked #18 of 372 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tauranga, New Zealand
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

One of the more "upmarket" gourmet experiences in Tauranga.
The food is exceptional, (and accordingly so are the prices). Well worth the cost and great for special occassions.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to harbourside for my wife's birthday and two friends, got seated by a less than enthusiastic maitre d'. We waited 30 minutes to get our order taken and someone came only after I got up to ask if someone could look after us. They had about seven staff and weren't very busy with a number if empty tables . Orders were taken and the entrees arrived in good time. The salads were nice, although I was disappointed they had used iceberg lettuce. The mains arrived and that's when disappointment turned to severe annoyance. The meat in my wagu burger was overdone and the fries were so dark and crunchy they were pretty much inedible. My son's supposed medium rare eye fillet turned out medium to well (on a bed of five green beans - for 38 dollars, not happy) and his fries were overdone too. My wife's pasta was bland. Desserts were also less than impressive (tiny portions, nothing special). It is time large, well established restaurants such as this one started caring about the experience they offer their patrons instead of resting on their laurels. I used to enjoy harbourside when the Hoggs owned it. Not the same establishment unfortunately.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank SanaPliz
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Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious meals, beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We dined as a party of four and despite being told when making the reservation that a waterside table was not available we were pleasantly surprised on arrival to be seated waterside. Our waitress was very attentive, the food was fabulous (highlight - crispy duck spring rolls and the to die for mushroom sauce accompanying the eye fillet steak), and the unexpected birthday brownie complete with candle was brilliant. Thank you from this birthday girl. Harbourside never fails to be a hit - we will keep coming back!

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Good selection of food,well priced,attentive but not obtrusive service.Been several times with consistent service and food quality on all occasions

1 Thank Mattpaps
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

This restaurant has a great atmosphere, food, service - all tops. The menu is so varied, there's something here for everyone. And Sunday nights you can take your own wine - a little bonus! Our group had a variety of food & all very happy. Such a nice place to spend an evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy C
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