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.

Please make a reservation using this form. 

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

$12 / $24

Coromandel Oysters (6x) Natural with Bloody Mary granita


Venison Tartare Egg yolk, horseradish cream, croutons


Pork Belly Bao Dr. Pepper braised pork belly, coriander pesto, Kewpie mayo


Sesame Seared Tuna Carpaccio (GF) Broad bean puree, pickled vegetables, yuzu carame


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

$20 / $28

Nut Crusted Butternut Squash (GF) Ten spiced chickpeas, pumpkin puree, cashew coconut sauce



Starters to share


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


Assiette of Seafood Entrees Seared Canadian scallops 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) Smoky Napoli sauce, chorizo, chickpeas, basil


Miso Glazed Salmon (GF) Sango sprouts, mung beans, pickled ginger, miso dressing


Sweet Pea Risotto (GF) Sugar snaps, chive crème fraiche, pea tendrils


Coconut & Broccolini Salad (GF) Rocket, Quinoa, Red cabbage, Shredded coconut, Date & Turmeric dressing

$22 / $25 (with grilled chicken)

Gran Fusilli Pasta with Scallops & White Fish (GF) Cherry tomatoes, chilli, lobster bisque





Seared Venison Short Loin (GF) Duck confit roast kumara, baby beets, blackberry gel, macadamia nut crumb


Pan Fried Market Fish of the Day (GF) Spring bubble & squeak, fennel puree, broccolini flowers, sweet butter sauce


Pan Roasted Chicken Breast Creamy pea and pancetta pasta, pecorino romano, fried sage


Agresto Crusted Lamb Rack Crisp polenta, Escalivada, roast olives, marinated buffalo feta


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 Twice cooked Agria potatoes & your sauce or butter choice

Choice of sauce

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Merlot & Port Wine Jus

Smoked Garlic Sauce

Horseradish Cream

Mixed Herb Gremolata

Compound Butters

Apple Butter (recommended for pork)

Café de Paris Butter