Regatta Bar and Eatery

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  • Main Beach, The Strand
    Takapuna, Auckland

  • Dietary - Vegetarian Friendly Seafood European Dietary - Vegan Friendly Dietary - Gluten Free Friendly
  • RANZ Vouchers Wheelchair Accessible Family Friendly - High Chair Beef & Lamb Excellence Award
  • 11:30am - 11:30pm More times
    • mon 11:30am - 11:30pm
    • tue 11:30am - 11:30pm
    • wed 11:30am - 11:30pm
    • thu 11:30am - 11:30pm
    • fri 11:30am - 11:30pm
    • sat 11:30am - 11:30pm
    • sun 11:30am - 11:00pm
    • $$$ - Avg Main $30+

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  • 09-488 0040
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Regatta Bar and Eatery

  • Main Beach, The Strand
    Takapuna, Auckland
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Review: Regatta, Takapuna

4.0 Viva 26 February 2016

A new development in Takapuna overlooking the beach, in an area that formerly housed office blocks and carparks, has three new places to try in one of the best urban waterfront locations in the country. On Friday night all were buzzing, with eating and drinking areas spilling through folded-back glass doors on to big balconies, allowing patrons to enjoy the warm evening and glorious views.

The most recent of these to open is Regatta Bar and Eatery, which has been trading for nearly a month. Part of the Barworks Hospitality Group, its kitchen is run by chef Richard Highnam who has worked alongside Al Brown at Logan Brown and Simon Wright at the French Cafe.

Owners Andy Ruzich and Steve Shute have done a fantastic job of decking out the L-shaped space which takes inspiration from neighbouring Takapuna Boating Club, so is heavy on the nautical theme. The (many) staff members scuttle around in navy and white stripes meaning they're easy to spot, and huge impressive orbs suspended above in "nets" look like light-filled buoys.

Interchangeable painted boards above the open kitchen advise what fish and meat is on offer, and living herbs grow in planter boxes on one of the walls. Pumping house music and acoustics mean there's lots of noise, and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun.

This is primarily a seafood restaurant but Highnam's concise menu caters for all, with a wood-fired grill section offering several meat options and an "extra flavours" list featuring interesting items such as crayfish butter, house-made Laphroaig mustard or the curiously titled "gentleman's relish".

Welcome aboard, Regatta. We enjoyed Highnam's fresh and tasty fare with its simple and well-designed flavour combinations, and we're pleased to see Takapuna making the most of its best attribute - that beautiful beachside location.

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Awards
  • Beef and Lamb Excellence Award Beef and Lamb Excellence Award received @ 13 September 2018 The restaurants who currently hold the 2018 Excellence Award have not been compared with each other in the assessment process. Rather, they have been judged on their individual merits and style of cuisine. So, whenever you see the prestigious gold plate hanging on a restaurant wall, you can expect tasty, skillfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes. So take the guess work out of deciding where to dine and check out our restaurant directory to visit a restaurant near you serving exceptionally well executed and delicious beef and lamb dishes.

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