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 ginger chilli yuzu  


Smoked Kahawai Rillette Dill & gherkin cream, crostini, crispy capers


Dukkah Crusted Lamb Lollipops Beetroot relish, goats cheese, baba ganoush


Seared Tuna Carpaccio Avocado wasabi cream, pickled beets, yuzu pearls


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

$20 / $28

Mushroom Parmesan Pine Nut Balls Napoli dipping sauce, walnuts, basil pesto



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


Cider Braised Pork Belly Buns Apple radish coleslaw, Dijon mustard, horseradish cream



Light meals


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


Steamed Coromandel Mussels (GF) Green Thai curry broth, bamboo shoots, baby corn


Cumin Spiced Lamb Cutlet Salad (GF) Cucumber, feta, cherry tomatoes, olive tapenade


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


Chilli Prawn Linguine Pernod butter sauce, fresh herbs, shallots


Roast Cauliflower and Carrot Salad Puffed barley, pine nuts, Barberries, Tahini yoghurt dressing

$24 / $26 (with grilled chicken)

Deconstructed Roast Pumpkin Cannelloni Ricotta, tomato sauce, fresh herbs





Seared Venison Short Loin (GF) Duck confit roast kumara, rhubarb relish, smoked mushroom, merlot jus


Pan Fried Market Fish of the Day (GF) Yellow Thai curry sauce, potato, parsnip, radish remoulade


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


Chinese Style Roast Duck Porcini mushroom puree, bok choy, duck cigar, oyster sauce


Agresto Crusted Lamb Rack Garlic Roast potatoes, braised shallots and leeks, smoked garlic sauce


Beer Battered Fish & Chips Tartar sauce


Wild Mushroom Risotto Exotic mushrooms, porcini mascarpone, truffle oil



From the grill


Savannah Angus Eye Fillet Pasture fed

$38 (180gm)
$46 (250gm)

Wakanui Sirloin Grain fed finish, 260gm


Wakanui Rump Grain fed finish, 350gm


Harmony Free Range Pork Cutlet 350gm


Served with Viennese Roast Potatoes & your sauce or butter choice

Choice of sauce

Mushroom Jus

Merlot & Port Wine Jus

Smoked Garlic Sauce

Compound Butters

Apple Butter (recommended for pork)

Café de Paris Butter