Regatta Bar + Eatery
Situated right on the Takapuna waterfront, Regatta has a constant stream of people wading in, and for good reason too.
With nautical-inspired decor and a sprawling deck, Takapuna's Regatta Bar + Eatery transports you to a bach away from home. The relaxing teal blues, whites and light woods keep you in a perpetual summer evening state of mind.
Specialising in freshly caught fish and seafood, you can have your chosen fish served up to you wood-fired, pan-fried or whole-roasted. I chose to have my big eye tuna caught off the coast of Fiji wood fired atop a bed of chorizo, capsicum and smoked tomato oil ($33.5). The two large tuna steaks cook beautifully and the chorizo base complementing the smokey fired tuna perfectly. The overall impact of the flavour and texture was an experience to remember. The daily fish available up on the ever-changing menu board makes each visit a unique experience. There are other land-based meal options on the menu but the shining stars are the seafood.
Served by one of the many waitresses springing around in their crisp nautical stripes, their enthusiasm and willingness was a delight to experience. The atmosphere was bustling with all the patrons coming in to see what the buzz was. It is a great place to take a group with the food coming out swiftly. With seating options of both inside and out you may as well make the most of what is left of the long evenings with friends and family.
With views right into Takapuna Beach, watching the sunset whilst sipping away on the deck of Regatta is an ideal way to unwind at the end of the day.