Kermadec Restaurants & Bars – Kermadec Fine; Kermadec Bar & Bistro; Tiger Bar
(Level 1, Viaduct Quay Building)
Auckland City 09-304 0454
- KERMADEC BAR & BISTRO:
- Mon – Sun 11:30am – late
- KERMADEC FINE:
- Tues – Sat 6pm – late
- Business Dining
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: Restaurant 120, Brasserie 140, Private Dining 50
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
- Wi-Fi: None
Kermadec Venues (Seafood Bar & Bistro; Kermadec Fine; Tiger Bar) specialise in premium fresh seafood, and serving the very best from Land and Sea. Enjoy the relaxed surroundings and stunning harbour setting – eat in or sit out on the deck and soak up the atmosphere of the Viaduct.
Kermadec Ocean Fresh Restaurant provides 7 unique venues at one location.
A la carte menus are available at Kermadec Bar & Bistro, Kermadec Fine and Tiger Bar, while the other spaces in the same complex offer private dining rooms (small and large) to cater for large groups or an intimate occasion.
~ KERMADEC FINE ~
Kermadec Fine is quintessentially elegant yet relaxed dining, which you can enjoy while taking in stunning views of the harbour. Kermadec Fine offers cutting-edge fine dining cuisine in a space that has been designed to make you feel that you are surrounded by the ocean – with its fabulous sealife artwork on a checkerboard style white oak floor, and myriad reflections from the standing lights.
~ KERMADEC BAR & BISTRO ~
The Bar & Bistro offers “premium seafood in an atmosphere of celebration”. Set amongst upbeat contemporary Pacific art, Kermadec Bar & Bistro offers a casual atmosphere for your Lunch or Dinner.
Plus, you can relax on the balcony of our Bar & Bistro and watch life happen around and below you in the vibrant Viaduct quay.
The Bar & Bistro is open for lunch and dinner .
~ TIGER BAR ~
The ground level tapas bar right on the edge of the Viaduct, for Ultra casual tapas and drinks – be it a lazy afternoon coffee with friends or a late night hot date.
37 Reviews for Kermadec Restaurants & Bars – Kermadec Fine; Kermadec Bar & Bistro; Tiger Bar
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The oysters and prawns were huge and tasty, steak perfectly cooked and desserts were delicious. I can’t wait to go back!
I had the 84 hour pork belly with prawn, apple, cinnamon,
Kasha, and bison grass extract for starter and it was a superb concoction of flavours that bordered being an apple crumble but in a really nice way. My partner had the seared scallops with duck ham, crackling, eggplant, smoked yogurt, blackcurrant and foie gras. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the to our surprise the flavours all worked well together (scallops are normally better served simply). Both dishes looked amazing.
For main I had the john dory, chestnut purée, Earl Grey swede, szechuan, and pickled shiitake. The flavours from this dish were superb and the john dory was brilliantly cooked and full of flavour. My partner had the southland lamb loin, sheep’s milk, sorrel, malt, blackberries, and earth baked urenika. The concept of this dish was it being from the earth and they pulled it off well. The lamb was so tasty (I stole loads of it ). The only disappointing thing was the earth that was scattered in little piles. The texture was amazing but it didn’t taste of anything (other than being a little bitter).
Dessert was unfortunately disappointing and that’s what loses the fifth star. There was a little pre dessert that was fantastic and we wished that we had more of it. Once again the main dishes looked amazing but they really disappointed on taste, basically because the balance wasn’t right. I had the soft lavender cream roasted pear, wild thyme honey ice cream, macadamia crumble, honey comb, and hibiscus syrup. It had too many floral and herby notes with various sweet things. I think that the thyme honey icecream was a step too far and the dish would have been better balanced with a very sharMorep sorbet. It came with a foam that was just pointless. I’m not a fan of things that are not on the plate the enhance the taste experience and visual things can do that but in this case it didn’t. My partner had the coconut velvet biscuit au potiron, basil & coconut cream, kaffir lime jelly, lime & ginger caviar, and banana ice cream. It was really a scattering of loads of different flavours that just don’t go with each other. Again, there were floral, sweet and creamy flavours that lacked balance. It was a really case of style over substance and this dish needs a lot of work.
We nonetheless really enjoyed our meal and would go back. Some parts of the restaurant need redecorating but the views make up for it.
The food was delicious and very filling and the oysters and prawns were huge! The best part was the main course and the dessert. In fact, the dessert was so rich that my mother couldn’t even finish it.
This place was just marvellous- the atmosphere, the waitstaff, the facilities (e.g. the bathroom), etc.
I would definitely come again if there was another coupon because this place is very pricey. In fact, I even recommended this place to my friend.
On arrival we were thrown into a 4 seater smack bang in the middle of the restaurant with bright lights directly on us. Not quite the evenings atmosphere I had hoped for. The waitress dealt with my query re the table location quickly, but unfortunately no balcony spots were available… however, we were seated nicely in the corner of the restaurant with a view – which was nice.
I have to say the breads and oysters arrived quickly and were delicious. The garlic prawns to share, also arrived in reasonable time, however were a tad overcooked. The mains took a long time to arrive… once they did, we requested steak knives and were told there was none.
A waitress came to “check on our meals” within about 1 min of being served them, we said everything was fine thanks (we had barely picked up our cutlery!).
The steaks were cooked perfect med-rare, and the scallops a little underdone for our tastes, but still tasty and well presented plates. However, only a minute later as we dished up the sides for the mains, we found they were stone cold, the bowls they came in and the food itself (potato gatin and brocollini)! Very disapointing. When the waitress finally came to clear the plates we mentioned the cold sides. We barely got an apology.
We finally were able to order more drinks and the maitre’d came over to apologise for the cold sides, offered us another round of drinks on the house to compensate, however we declined, as we were driving. (They did remove a round of drinks from our bill which was appreciated).
The desserts I cannot fault, absolutely fantastic – I would go back for the desserts alone – creme brulee like I have never had it before 10/10 (and I’m not a dessert/sweet person).
Kermadec Brasserie, overallMore, you slightly underwhelmed us…you did have your good points food wise and the maitre’d was lovely and certainly knew what her job was all about, but the service slow and groups of waiters/waitress hanging around chattin’ gave a bad impression.
We were not the only ones waiting for drinks and/or steak knives… I find it hard to believe “you have no steak knives in the restaurant”. Anyways, probably won’t be back as we live North of Auckland, but should I be in AK town and in the mood for creme brulee, there will be NO where else I will go.
A reasonable evening, but nothing to write home about.
I’m glad we had secured the meal voucher for $90, as I would not have been happy paying more for service so slow.
We were about to leave when the waitress came to finally ask for our drinks and we mentioned we were going to leave. She didn’t apologize and said we can leave if we want to because they were busy although less than half the tables in the restaurant were taken and she had enough time to serve an older group of people (40s) who came after us (we are in our late 20s).
We won’t go back.
The decor is looking a bit tired and worn, the chairs are hard, wooden outdoor chairs, the tablecloths are covered in brown paper.
It was pricey and nothing special. The waitress was abrupt and the service all round, not good. I would not return in a hurry.
Squid was undercooked, the steak main was seriously overcooked and took a while to get the service going
I suppose the biggest sticking point is that for the $$ charged Vs the overall experience it just isn’t quite there
It is a great location no doubt, but was quite empty and the place does need a birthday and a bit of a sharpen up – I also think being able to see a kitchen where people lounging about rather than being onto it and busy is also a bit off putting
All in all, none of the guys would go back which I suppose is the ultimate test
To begin the service was fantastic,the food was spectacular and the portion sizes very generous. The environment and overall atmosphere was great.
The only one recommendation I would make is a remodel of the bathrooms which had a broken door on one of the stalls in the ladies. But please don’t let that prevent you from making a dinner booking now! It was amazing!
Overall 7 of us felt we had eaten better. Sorry Kermadec, wasn’t a busy night and we did wonder if Brasserie was a little off cf the restaurant next door? Decor is a bit dated now. Maybe time for a makeover?
Compliments to the entire team.
Was a great meal to share and was very pleased with the overall experience.
1. Its cold in the winter time, glass does not trap heat, and a heater designed for a modest sized living room will not heat a restaurant.
2. You are a seafood restaurant. You have a brilliant location in one of the best harbour cities in the world. You need to improve your menu, it’s not very good. In fact it’s disappointingly bad. Please get on a plane visit Italy, Spain & Greece and learn how it is done.
3. $120 for fish & chips and 3 glasses of wine is a piss take. Thank God I will not be able to get table there during the World Cup.
Very disappointed. The oysters were second rate, the Crayfish, prawns and Scampi over cooked and tasteless. Pipi’s old and rubbery. Mussells were good, bread great. Service excellent. I think Kermadec lost the plot by serving food which did not impress. As a first time guest I will probably not go back. Kermadec lost a great opportunity to gain a new customer.
We had their tasting menu and it was World class. The service was excellent and the attention was obvious as the friendly young lady in charge was watching everything.
We are looking forward to taking friends to our 2010 leader and yes we have been to at least 8 of Auckland’s finest so far
It was recommended by a friend as one of the best places to have seafood in Auckland.
The service was cold and offhand, bordering on snobbish.
My Mother and I selected the crayfish which we were told by the incredibly rude and indifferent waiter would be $100 each. (They were barely legal size)
The other two members of the party ordered fish and thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Declaring they were delicious.
Desserts were very good and structured interestingly but the appalling attitude of the waiter really did affect our evening.
We entered the restaurant on a high and left feeling as though we should have gone elsewhere.
Incredible how one person’s poor service and stroppy mood can ruin an evening.
then go home and make love.
Judy and Dave