AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE AKARANA TEAM:
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement the Akarana Eatery will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice.
We are part of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club community which has been in existence for 125 years and will be for at least the next 125 years. We also need to make decisions that will keep our community healthy, and decisions which will maintain the Eatery’s future existence.
The Hyundai Marine Sports Centre as a community facility will also close to protect members, staff and the community health at this very exceptional time.
Of course we will continue to be active online and will communicate and engage through our website, Facebook and Instagram channels. Should you need to make an enquiry for any reason you can do so by email
We can assure you we will be back to business soon as we are allowed to, and we can’t wait to open our doors again – we all know that our location is simply spectacular, and we can’t wait to enjoy it again. But right now, just hold tight.
Thank you for your support and understanding. Together we will get through this, and I look forward to seeing you at the eatery soon.
Stay safe and see you soon,
Nic Watt and the Akarana Eatery team.
Your new local - come on down to soak up the prime waterfront position in Okahu Bay...
Situated on the water's edge with circling views of the Waitemata Harbour, Akarana Eatery has been developed as part of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre, the new home of the historic Royal Akarana Yacht Club, with inspiration from Nic Watt and his love of boating and seafood. Akarana Eatery has been developed to bring together fresh, seasonal and approachable dining inspired by its unique surroundings.
Akarana Eatery offers a relaxed menu to cater for all occasions available from breakfast through to dinner. For seven days a week diners can grab a coffee, ice-cream, or selection of counter items - from sweet pastries and savoury items to freshly made baguettes - as well as a seasonal a la carte menu that keeps it simple with classics such as fresh-cut fish and chips, a selection of shucked oysters, clams or tua tua, through to house-made lamb shank pies. The centrally located wood fired oven will serve pizza, roasted whole Kaipara Harbour flounder to share as well as wood roasted arrow squid with garlic, lemon and parsley butter, and a kids focused menu is also available.
Importantly, sustainability is at the heart of Akarana Eatery. With a focus on reducing bottles used in the restaurant industry and consistent with the Hyundai Marine Centre’s commitment to sustainability, taps for both wine and beer have been installed. Nic Watt and the team have also sourced top-quality and sustainable New Zealand seafood for the menu.
"I come from a long boating lineage and have grown up on the Waitemata Harbour so this is a location that is very special to me. Akarana Eatery brings to life my love of being out on the harbour and celebrates the abundance of fresh seafood we have access to in New Zealand.
The eatery has been designed as a relaxed destination that is not only perfect for sun-drenched Auckland days, but a destination to be enjoyed with family and friends, and one to show-off to international guests to the City of Sails.
“I have endeavoured to bring my food philosophy strongly to the table at Akarana Eatery to ensure that every dish is stand-alone, packed with flavour, always focusing on enhancing the natural essence of the hero ingredient and allowing the food to speak for itself."
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