COVID-19 / LEVEL 2 UPDATE
With the Government announcing that New Zealand will move into Alert Level 2 from Thursday, the Akarana Eatery is all set to welcome customers back inside from 8am on Friday 15th May.
We will be strictly adhering to all Level 2 guidelines and Nic Watt and the team have been working hard to ensure the safety of both staff and patrons when the doors re-open.
The re-opening will see the introduction of new "winter' hours and a new menu. Customers will also notice that we have a new table layout to allow adequate spacing for table service. In addition to this, customers will now be able to book a leaner in the bar section of the restaurant.
As there will be no counter-service. Those wanting a takeaway coffee/food will still need to order online and then collect from the contactless pick-up point, just the same as Level 3. Table service will be provided for anyone dining in.
Due to the limits on how many people can be in the restaurant at any one time, bookings are highly recommended.
Guests to book a table online to avoid being turned away from a full restaurant.
While it is not required, customers will be encouraged to support the Akarana Eatery with contact tracing efforts by scanning the QR code provided by the Rippl App.
The Akarana Eatery staff are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our unique location on the waterfront. RAYC Members will be able to honour their 10% discount, so remember to bring your membership card.
These are new and uncertain times for everyone, and the Akarana Eatery thanks you for your support as we find out feet in our "new normal".
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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