(Princes Wharf, Hilton Auckland)
Auckland City 09 978 2020
We offer 3-hour free Valet Parking if you come for…
- Mon – Sat 12 noon – 11pm
- Sun 12 noon – 10pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 110
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Paid
FISH – The stunning Nourish Group restaurant at Hilton Auckland
Located on the first floor, FISH Restaurant provides an all year round alfresco dining experience with sweeping views across Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
Plus, the restaurant has a new layout making the most of a sunny afternoon, with its large deck.
Executive Chef Shane Yardley, a prot?g? of New Zealand’s Master Chef Simon Gault for more than 18 years, has created a dynamic and mouth watering menu that takes the finest fresh fish from our shores and around the world to create dishes that will excite the palate and enthrall the eye.
FISH at The Hilton is a celebration of New Zealand’s finest fresh Seafood alongside the world’s most sought after seafood. The main restaurant menu in itself offers a wide range of intricate taste combinations that extend beyond fish. Combine this with the extensive tapas menu available at the sharing table and this becomes a restaurant that can literally cater to any taste and satisfy any craving.
FISH Restaurant is a unique combination of a breath taking location, Yardley’s imaginative menu, the highest quality ingredients, a relaxed atmosphere all wrapped up in Gault’s indomitable style, with a splash of social dining to boot.
Chef Yardley also brings an awareness of Sustainability into his kitchen, and takes responsibility for his customers by selecting sustainably sourced and, where possible, organically produced ingredients.
Bookings are recommended – phone or click website link above, and use ‘bookings’ link.
23 Reviews for FISH Restaurant
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Overall, customer service is a very important thing for me and I won’t be going back to that resteraunt.
However, the food was not so impressive maybe the view too nice. We both ordered seafood entree and fish main to find out good. But still not attractive enough for us to be back.
Their service looked nice, however the female staff often cut in our conversation to make sure everything’s alright or to ask for additional orders. Every time she came to us, we lost our direction of talk. A little too far from true hospitality and doesn’t suit to this fancy restaurant.
Big space and tables for the number of customers that night. We may come back if the service becomes more sophisticated.
Our last visit was a surprise for me from my partner on our anniversary. He had been in touch with the manager to organize a special night for us – this was all via email as my partner was overseas! We were given the best seat in the house right on the balcony overlooking the water. The waiter was fantastic and looked after us so well. The food was to die for – so delicious. I had the surf and turf, eye fillet and prawns, while my partner had rack of lamb with crayfish. The portion sizes were very big, not at all what you would expect from such a high class restaurant (normally big plates with a tiny amount of food!). For dessert I was brought out a plate of chocolates that was decorated by the chef with candles and had “Happy Anniversary” written in chocolate sauce. Was an amazing night made even more special by the staff that went out of their way to help. If your looking for something special FISH is a must.
Unfortunately we had such a terrible experience I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Price was not an issue, but value for money was. The maitre d was absolutely appalling – he was dismissive and made us feel quite unwelcome. Seriously he’s a maitre d not the queen.
The waiter however was perfect. He was very friendly and had to apologise for the maitre d’s attitude.
My entree, a 63 minute egg, was completely raw. Not soft boiled – raw and my main – was smothered in soy sauce.
Having said that my partner had excellent scallops for his entree and a satisfactory fillet for his main.
As we went on a Tuesday night – their main chef may have been off that night. If that is the case then they clearly have an issue with ensuring their staff know the menu and how to cook and present it.
I was looking forward to a wonderful meal at this restaurant but was highly disappointed. A good chef can cook what is popular on the menu – an excellent chef can prepare an outstanding vegetarian meal. This was not the case. If it wasn’t for the waiter, our rating would be one star.
I had to poke around under the gluggy layer of potato in search of the seafood which turned out to be 2 prawns, 2 very small pieces of white fish and the same of salmon. All this disguised in an unremarkable sauce with no particular flavour.
HIghly disappointng and I will not return or recommend.
Decided to take advantage of the Auckland Restaurant Month menu that Fish was offering – $31 for 2 courses or $39 for 3 courses and were pleased to find a very nice wine for $45 a bottle, so all good so far.
We started with bread and dip (an extra cost) and this consisted of 3 small buns and an interesting tomato mousse style dip – so OK.
I then opted for “Corn chowder / bacon / crab / pesto crouton” – what a joke this was! Basically it resembled Watties mixed vegetables in some thickened, unseasoned water with bits of bacon and a few shreds of crabmeat which looked like the tinned variety. The pesto crouton was a half of the buns served with our bread and dip and the topping was certainly green, but that’s where it’s similarity to pesto ended – it had no flavour at all – absolutely dreadful!
For the main I selected “FISH pot pie / selection of seafood / scallop / prawns / market fresh fish/ crayfish cream sauce / parmesan potato top”. This was nicely presented with a leaf salad on the side. I did find one nice juicy prawn (certainly not prawns plural) and a couple of pieces of fish, but think the scallop must have escaped along with the crayfish cream sauce as the bulk of the pie was a rather bland white sauce, but there were plenty of peas (which I detest). This would be the sort of thing I’d serve up for Sunday dinner, but mine would have more seafood and flavour – very ho hum!
I felt no urge to give the desserts a go based on the entree and main course, so we moved on elsewhere for coffee and certainly won’t be in a hurry to return.
Very good service, friendly and professional. Nice view over the harbour, the food was divine. Both our 3 courses were very, very good. We were on 5,5 stars cruise ships en the quality was the same compare to Fish The restaurant classy. Will definitely come back.
In my opinion the best location for a restaurant in NZ – sublime views, lovely breeze , pristine outlook – outstanding location.
It just isn’t up to scratch
We arrived and one of the waiters (off duty) was standing with 3 people right in the way for a group to get past – so we threaded our way through them to our table (yes, we eat out enough it would seem to know who waiters are from various places ) .
One thing that strikes you right away is being one of only 2 groups in a restaurant at lunch time and a whole lot of empty space, and it didn’t fill up.
OK, onto the food.
Starters were good – no problems.
Mains – on the whole pretty good, but I would like to have heard what a Master Chef panel would have said if they’d been served up what we had….
The steaks were fine, no problem
The tongue however was 1/4 thick, right beside the steak, complete with the taste bud follicles nicely attached for all to see – if one is going to serve it at least make it look a little different and appetizing to those who are not great fans, or slice it thinly with some nice presentation – it looked like spam out of a can.
The seafood stew needs to be kicked into touch – it was Pub Grub at best, not fine dining.
Deserts – don’t know as were not offered any after 20 minutes post mains being cleared.
We eat out at least twice a month and the team decide where we go as it is their sales performance that is rewarded.
We generally spend $700 to $1500 on lunch, and the feedback from the team is that they wouldn’t go back.
I really wanted to like it and we anticipated spending a lazy afternoon having a long long lunch, but left disappointed.
Outstanding location though!
On being seated in a nice position, menus given to us, my friends was marked and dirty which we felt was not good for silver service restaurant.( perhaps being picky!)
Lunch menu was excellant, food and service during our lunch was excellant, so overall a pleasant lunch.
Would recommend to friends as special place.
The food tasted great, was visually spectacular and creative. I would highly recommend Fish, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion.