Tauranga has far too few seaside restaurants, but fortunately Harbourside comes to the rescue. Occupying a former yacht club building (1933), the owners boast that you can sail up to the door (or maybe jet ski?).
Eat either indoors (polished wooden floors, lively atmosphere) or outside on the decks over the water with views of the harbour and ancient motor boats at anchor. The brasserie has a huge menu including superb seafood and meat dishes priced around $16—$30. Wheelchair friendly. Licensed. Open daily from 10.30am.
Old Yacht Club Building, south end The Strand, Tauranga.
(07) 571 0520 or 0800 721 714.
Dinner from 5pm. Lunch 11.30am - 2.30pm.