Dining under the stars

Take the sting out of the cooler weather by ‘Dining Under The Stars’ in an exclusive luxury Igloo at Auckland’s award-winning Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill.

In a New Zealand-first Harbourside has installed a dining igloo on its terrace, available exclusively over the winter months. This luxurious, warm igloo is resplendent with a chandelier, fairy lights, floor rugs, heating, candle light and luxe velvet dining chairs.  Guests to the igloo can enjoy a special ‘Dining Under The Stars’ four course menu or eight course degustation while star gazing and taking in the magical night vista across Auckland harbour. Bookings are essential and can be made for two or up to eight guests.

Diners have a choice of dishes on the comprehensive four-course menu which appeals to a broad selection of appetites. Freshly shucked Bluff Oysters and a Sashimi selection of locally caught fish are choices on this special menu along with Grilled Queensland Black Tiger Prawns, Grass-fed Eye Fillet and Seared Duck Breast. The four course menu is $125.00 per person.

The Ultimate Seafood Degustation is an eight-course feast guaranteed to wow every seafood lover. Bluff Oysters, Clams, Paua and John Dory are all featured on this special menu. Diners will enjoy eight courses including: Hapuka Carpaccio with fresh lemon, extra virgin olive oil and crushed roasted coriander seeds; Grilled Queensland Black Tiger Prawns with whipped avocado, mango, lime, sorrel and tobiko; Seared Atlantic Scallops with butter-poached scampi, crispy chicken skin, cauliflower puree and pink grapefruit. White Chocolate Cheesecake served with mixed berries, raspberry gel, sorbet and lemon foam is on offer for dessert before finishing with a selection of New Zealand cheese served with quince paste, walnut toast and water crackers. The eight-course Seafood Degustation menu is $165.00.
There is an option to add carefully selected wine and vintage Champagne matches. The GH Mumm Champagne house has visited its cellar to offer Champagne dating back to the 2008 vintage. Lovers of the finest French Champagne will enjoy 2008 Mumm RSRV Blanc de Noirs, 2012 Mumm RSRV Blanc de Blancs and 2012 Mumm Millésimé. The wines include New Zealand and International icons such as Church Road, Brancott Estate and Campo Viejo Reserva from Spain. Add $95.00 for the wine match or $155.00 for the vintage Champagne and wine match.

Be quick, our ‘Dining Under The Stars’ offering and the opportunity to dine in an igloo are only available until the end of July 2019.

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Last updated: 11 June 2019