March heralds the Festival of the Sea at leading Auckland restaurants Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill, Botswana Butchery and White + Wong’s – a promise of fresh, New Zealand seafood, generous feasts and great hosptiality!

The Festival of the Sea offers seafood options for couples or groups, for lunch or dinner, work days or weekends or even something fishy for quick post work aperitivo – freshly shucked Bluff oysters are available by the six or the dozen at all three restaurants.

Freshly harvested Bluff oysters, Big Glory Bay salmon, crayfish, Diamond Shell clams, green lip mussels and NZ blue paua, all fresh from the sea feature on this one-month-only special menu. The partnership with Stewart Island’s Big Glory Bay guarantees New Zealand’s finest catch and the specially curated menus ensure it’s a flavour-filled experience. What’s more, there are loads of dining options, and the ability to choose menus expertly matched with champagne and a selection of New Zealand’s favourite wines.

Snapper ceviche, lime, coconut cream and mango served with NV Mumm Cordon Rosé, or freshly shucked Bluff market oysters, ponzu and salmon caviar matched to 2015 Deutz Blanc de Blanc or Marlborough grilled John Dory fillets, creamed NZ blue paua and pancetta crisp alongside 2017 Church Road Hawke’s Bay Grand Reserve Chardonnay, are among the mouth-watering dishes on Harbourside’s Dining Under The Stars degustation.

Can’t decide which iconic harbourside restaurant to dine at? We have the answer – The Progressive Weekend Lunch, three restaurants and three delicious seafood courses. Every Saturday and Sunday during March. Treat yourself and take time out to enjoy a long, relaxed weekend lunch from 11.30am – 3pm assured your menu will feature of the finest catch in the country as you lap up the Auckland Harbour views from Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill, Botswana Butchery and White + Wong’s.

If you’re a sushi fan they have you covered too, with a Rainbow Sushi Roll and Rose deal featuring snapper, salmon, trevally, Prawn, Avocado sushi with Wasabi Mayonnaise accompany by the perfect match – a 2017 Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Rosé.

The ultimate event of seafood dining on Friday 29 March, Festival of the Sea Banquet Long Lunch on the deck at Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill. This exceptional long lunch will feature an array of hot and cold seafood dishes, expertly prepared by the award-winning Harbourside Chefs and perfectly paired with a glass of NV Nautilus Estate Cuvee on arrival and a glass of Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris with your banquet lunch.

Be quick! The Festival of the Sea menus are only available in March.

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