A mere stones throw away from the beach, Regatta Bar and Eatery is a coveted destination along Takapuna’s beachy waterfront. As the restaurant dining space opens over The Strand you find yourself immersed in the seaside culture and sprawling ocean views. A single step inside Regatta immerses you further into the coastal vibe, rousing both aesthetic and culinary cravings.
A flawless collaboration between designers Ctrl Space Ltd and Lovelace & Co has seen Regatta catering to all who visit. Choose to lounge booth-style in the outdoor sunshine bar or perch slightly closer to the edge on the beach-side terrace and soak up the captivating beauty of Rangitoto island with your family and friends. The expansive dining area, fitted with cushioned seats, is perfectly suited for a long Sunday lunch or a moonlit dinner. The open kitchen pays homage to the classic Kiwi fish ‘n chip shop with hanging wooden planks displaying the fresh seafood options on offer. Nautical inspired chandeliers of crayfish nets and mooring buoys sway in the gentle sea breeze with marine ropes dangling from the ceiling and fish-scale tiles decorating the bar.
Regatta’s menu is no different, laden with a wide variety of seafood fare from fresh market fish selected daily with the emphasis on sourcing the best, freshest and most sustainable species available from local fisheries. If you’re in the mood for a different source of protein Regatta takes the classic Kiwi beachside barbecue to a whole new level with manuka smoked free-range meats on a wood-fired open grill. An extensive beverage list including a range of cocktails, while the mocktails means the entire family can join in the feeling of a resort-like escape. The wine list is hand-selected by owner Andy Ruzich who is passionate about celebrating his love of New Zealand wines while still paying tribute to the French side of his family with a few hidden treasures in the Regatta cellar.
This is Auckland’s most iconic seaside destination and is quickly being recognised as one of the must-visits in the City of Sails. Regatta will be sure to cure all food, wine and seaside cravings while you lose track of time taking in the majestic views of the Hauraki Gulf.