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“most enjoyable”
Review of Harbourside

Harbourside
Ranked #17 of 402 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The venue, food and service are excellent. As well, we had a 5 year old with us and she had her own menu and was provided with pencils and paper for an activity. We had a table overlooking the water which entertained the youngster as she watched the fish jump. It was also very cosy - we were there on a cold night.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We came here as a group of four adults during a holiday in Tauranga and really enjoyed our dinner. Our reservation was for initially for 8:30 p.m. but changed to 9 p.m. at the last minute which the restaurant had no problem with and handled well. We walked from our hotel in the town centre and had a bit of trouble finding the restaurant in the dark (you need to head left from the car park and go under the rail bridge).

The restaurant was full when we got there but the atmosphere was still quite pleasant (two trains passing close nearby were the only minor disturbances). The service was a touch on the slow side due to the number of people present but the staff were friendly and polite and we weren't in a hurry so didn't mind at all.

Food-wise, our group tried a bit of everything (Seafood Linguine, Japanese Plate, Seared Venison, Kilpatrick Oysters and the Prawn Cocktail). Everyone was happy with their dinner and the Creamed Vanilla Kumara that came with the Venison was a standout. We thought the watermelon in the prawn cocktail was a little odd and the Kilpatrick Oysters had a bit too much sauce for my liking, but overall the food was excellent.

We were the last table to leave the restaurant that night and the staff called us a taxi and answered our barrage of questions about the duck preparation going on in the kitchen as we walked up to pay our bill. Altogether our group was really happy with our dinner here and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.

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Thank ScheuNZ
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Loved sitting by the water, great food, service always good here pricing a little on the higher side but definitely well worth the spend will go back !!!

Thank Dopple2000
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

One of the more "upmarket" foodie experiences in Tauranga. Accordingly it's also on the more expensive side but well worth it for a special occasion. We really enjoyed the broadbill and their wine list is extensive. Nice romantic atmosphere right on the water's edge.

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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.

2  Thank brutasaurus
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