Portside Brasserie & Bar – CLOSED
Auckland City 09-358 4577
We love that you can drive right up to Portside for…
- Mon 7am – 3pm
- Tues – Fri 7am – late
- Sat 8am – late
- Sun 8am – 3pm
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 200
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
After a hard winter’s day, enjoy an at-the-door carpark with our dockside free parking. For fire-side warmth and hot freshly prepared cuisine, Portside is enduringly popular with its tremendous views. Specialising in freshly caught fish, but also with an outstanding range of other beautifully flavoured dishes, you can enjoy everything from crispy tempura coated Salmon & gurnard, to a Prime eye fillet, or a range of tapas: Moroccan meat balls, King prawns, Grilled halloumi cheese … or try the The fisherman burger with home crumbed fish from our Express menu if you’re in for lunch! And of course, Fish of the Day, and a large range of other fresh seafood options, Seafood Chowder of course, or a Mediterranean pan fried fish salad…
Welcome to our cosy restaurant, where the dedicated team of staff welcome you in from the winter chill.
For daily deals and specials and check out our brand new winter menu!
20 Reviews for Portside Brasserie & Bar – CLOSED
The food here is inspiring, very well seasoned and good fresh ingredients especially the fish, yummy !
I called the restaurant early this week for a reservation and they informed the venue has been closed for renovations, it is a shame I can’t have my son’s 16 lunch there.
Well, I’ll wait and see what they are planing for the future.
Thanks for the top hospitality provided so far guys, I hope see you soon.
It doesnt take much to decorate the venue as it already has a stylish decor and the drinks were a reasonable price.
We drank them out of Portside bubbly (a must try!) and the delicious tapas they served were a treat.
I look forward to going back there asap for lunch.
My partner was loving his Fish & Chips, which were fresh, and crisp (apparently… as he wouldn’t let me try any!).
Excellent service from the wait staff. Professional and friendly.
It’s a lovely view from the french windows, across the waters towards the Viaduct apartments, with the city buildings looming behind.
Also good was the parking, as we just zoomed up and parked right outside the door.
We’ll definitely be back
The waitress was very friendly and the food full of flavour (I had a winter fish salad and my wife a crispy calamari salad).very nice and cosy atmosphere with a warm fire place, perfect place to sit once it was a cold day outside.
Thanks to the team for the great hospitality, we will definitely be back for more.
Great location and view, excellent parking
Friendly staff, very child friendly
Wonderful classic meal of fish and chips with a delightful batter.
This is not the first time I have eaten here, always a pleasant occasion.
When we arrived we went to the cashier and asked for a table. She asked if we were using a voucher. We were given menus which we took to our table. After some time we had to go up to the cashier and order our meals, again I was asked by a different cashier if we were using a voucher. We were told that one of the meals we ordered had run out. We got our meals, had to wait for cutlery. We then asked again for our drinks which came soon after. We noticed we were treated totally different to other customers. We observed other customers meals, the exact same meals we ordered and noticed they were considerably larger than our meals. Also the service other customers got was very good. My iced chocolate consisted of a glass half full of ice, chocolate syrup poured in, filled with milk and a scoop of ice-cream and a straw. Not quite what I expected. We have purchased several deal vouchers before, and have to say this was very very disappointing. We will certainly not be returning to this place. It is disappointing we were treated this way.
Came after the lunchtime rush to a very quiet restaurant.
The girls were lovely. Very friendly and attentive. Our lunch was terrific. Highly recommend the garlic bread. The best we have ever had, the prawn entree had lovely flavour and the salad again was delicious. Thanks PORTSIDE for another great dining experience. Again I wish you well for your future trading.
Mar 2012 We had a lovely brunch here, (with a voucher). Staff were very attentive and friendly. My eggs Florentine were close to perfect and hubbys big breakie was quite adequate. I liked the idea that it was a kransky type sausage, had no problem with the crispy, not soggy, hashbrown, the tomatoes were oven roasted so full of flavour. What do you want you people. Go to the local pub if you just want a huge breakie of sausage & eggs. This was a lovely setting and the iced coffee/chocs were delicious. Very happy. Thank you.
Well….the hospitality was great. Staff was friendly.
I can’t really blame the staff because I do believe that they are quite new. We waited for 1 hour for our meal. I thought viaduct restaurants always take a long time to serve but after waiting for 45 minutes I finally asked and the girl serving there …didn’t want to tell me that she forgot but “asked me to reconfirm” my order.
But I don’t really care aye..because it was sunny and it was nice to be out in the sun and we got an entree on the house because of the long wait.
I mean..the staff there is trying to do their best. But I do question their efficiency….yeah the review below is right in that everyone is working hard-out but …nothing was getting done….so it was a very strange experience.
But the food….I think it was just ok. Nothing particular special….bad or good…I can’t really judge.
Based on the previous review though, we emailed to make the booking and requested that we have a really good waiter or waitress, as the dinner for 10 people was for a surprise birthday – so we wanted it to be special.
We received a very warm phonecall in response to the message. He assured us that he would give us an excellent waiter.
True to their promise, our waiter was polite, professional, friendly, and got all of our orders spot on. They even gave a complimentary juice to a pregnant member of our group.
The food was outstanding as always.
Everyone enjoyed their mains, and also the desserts.
A warm, relaxed atmosphere meant we had a fantastic time!
I would highly recommend Portside.
Having ordered the Old Favourite Big Breakfast it arrived with ONE slice of bacon (!) stone cold mushrooms, a hash brown, 2 minuscule sausages , half a tomato,1 slice of white store-brought bread toasted and 2 boiled eggs, even though I had requested poached. I also ordered a side of baked beans (about 1/2 cup for $3)which I was grateful for given the scant serving of my meal. The waitress removed the eggs promising that she would bring me poached (such a shame that she couldn’t have also brought cutlery, which after waiting some time for, we eventually had to find for ourselves)however the delay for the replacement eggs was so great that by the time they arrived we were collecting our bags to go.
Upon paying it became clear that I was expected to pay full price, despite the fact that we were paying to the same waitress who had served us, so I again pointed out the inadequacies of my breakfast and the cost of the baked beans was grudgingly deducted leaving me to pay full price ($17)for the meal and still waiting for an apology for the poor service and food.
It’s unfortunate that such a nicely positioned restaurant is let down by such woeful service and poor (well what there was of it) food. We would definately not recommend that others dine at the Portside Brasserie.
My own three favourite things include the incredibly easy parking out front – which is very unique for a city restaurant; the lovely views across the water from the sunny outdoor seating during brunch; and the cosiness inside during winter.
My only complaint is that I don’t find the chairs very comfortable, and on just one occasion we had a fairly incompetent waitress. Usually the staff a excellent though, and my favourite meal so far has been the Mongolian Chicken.