Welcome to Harbourside

Waterfront dining in Tauranga Harbour


Enjoy stylish waterfront dining, exquisite cuisine & fantastic service.


At Harbourside, we serve modern fine dining dishes alongside a warm and unpretentious atmosphere. The ganache on the cake, you might say, is our stunning waterfront location. As you dine, you’ll take in views across the blue expanse of Tauranga harbour.

We believe there are no short cuts to sensational food. The journey to your plate and palate begins with sourcing only the finest, freshest ingredients (organic and local are given special priority) and continues with artisanal preparation. We believe, simply, in marrying exquisite flavours and letting them sing.

We treat our guests like family at Harbourside and welcoming you to Harbourside will be Owner-Managers (husband and wife team) Peter and Anita Ward, their son Cameron Ward running the kitchen and a passionate team of service and cuisine professionals we have been fortunate to attract.

We look forward to having you with us at Harbourside.



(07) 571 0520  





You’ll find us at the southern end of The Strand, right beside the old Railway Bridge on the waterfront.

150 The Strand Tauranga



Open 365 days a year

Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm

Dinner: From 5pm



Reservations are recommended, especially if you would like to dine on the over-water balcony. While we’ll always endeavour to accomodate your seating request, please understand that this may not sometimes be possible.

Please make a reservation using the form shown. 

If you have any queries about your booking email us on bookings@harboursidetauranga.co.nz or give us a call on (07) 571 0520.



Grilled Ciabatta Bread Balsamic infused olive oil, herbed butter


Harbourside Seafood Chowder (GF) Salmon, white fish, mussels, prawns, calamari

$16 / $22

Coromandel Oysters (6x) Natural with Lemon wedges or (GF) or beer battered with chipotle aioli


Vietnamese Style Seared Rare Beef (GF) Sesame crème fraiche, pickled celery, wasabi peas, miso nuoc cham sauce


Apple Cider Braised Pork Belly Radish slaw, fennel puree, apple caramel, spiced walnuts


Sesame Seared Saku Tuna (GF) Edamame wasabi puree, sticky yuzu, ginger-marinated vegetables, pickled daikon


Szechuan Peppered Fried Squid (GF) With orange caramel, pickled ginger

$20 / $28

Roasted Baby Beetroots (GF) Whipped goats cheese, Beetroot jelly, puree



Starters to share


Peking Duck with Steamed Pancakes Pickled cucumber, spring onions, hoisin sauce, mouth-numbing salt


Assiette of Seafood Entrees Chilli Prawns with lemon garlic butter, szechuan peppered fried squid with orange caramel, natural oysters with chilli ginger yuzu, tuna sashimi with ponzu dipping sauce



Light meals


Harbourside Chicken Thigh Stack Portobello mushroom, grilled tomato, avocado, smoky red pepper aioli on grilled ciabatta


Steamed Coromandel Mussels (GF) Chorizo sausage, coconut cream, Asian spices


Miso Glazed Salmon (GF) Avocado mousse, broccolini, miso dressing


Roast Pumpkin Risotto (GF) Sage mascarpone, water chestnuts, fried sage, pecorino romano


Cumin Spiced Courgette Salad (GF) Tahini green beans, freekin, toasted seeds, tzatziki dressing

$26/ $28 (with grilled chicken)

Scallops & White Fish Rustichella Spaghetti (GF) Cherry tomatoes, chilli, lobster bisque





Seared Venison Short Loin (GF) Polenta crisped kumara, rustic waldorf salad, glazed cherries


Pan Fried Market Fish of the Day (GF) Fried potato, fennel & watercress salad, green olives, dill hollandaise


Pan Roasted Chicken Breast Chorizo & white bean cassoulet, roquette pesto, garlic bread crumb


Agresto Crusted Lamb Rack Spiced pumpkin, marinated buffalo feta, pine nuts, chimichurri


Beer Battered Fish & Chips Tartar sauce


Miso Glazed Tofu Green tea soba noodles, miso broth, eggplant, Asian greens



From the grill


Taupo Angus Eye Fillet 200gm


South Island Angus Sirloin 280gm


Wakanui Rump 350gm


Harmony Free Range Pork Cutlet 350gm


Served with Creamed mashed potatoes & your sauce or butter choice

Choice of sauce

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Merlot & Port Wine Jus

Smoked Garlic Sauce

Horseradish Cream


Compound Butters

Apple Butter (recommended for pork)

Café de Paris Butter