I absolutely love seafood. Oysters, mussels, prawns, hoki, kina, gurnard, crayfish, whitebait, clams, flounder, scallops, tuna, snapper, paua – you name it.
I would eat seafood for every meal if I could… maybe just not for dessert as that is reserved for my other favourite food – chocolate. So, when I was invited to the official opening party of the Auckland Fish Market last Monday, I was super excited!
Most of you will already know, but for the last nine months’, the Auckland Fish Market in Wynyard Quarter has undergone renovations, to include eight new eateries, a courtyard bar, a world class fishmonger – Sanford & Sons and seating for 400 inside and out, making it an ideal dining destination for Aucklanders and for tourists alike.
The newly refurbished Auckland Fish Market is a celebration of New Zealand seafood – in fact it sells the widest range of the freshest seafood available, straight from the boats to your dinner table.
At the opening party of the Auckland Fish Market, we sampled freshly shucked TeKouma Bay oysters, fish sliders from Market Galley, swordfish, green papaya salad from Tiki Thai, Poke Bowls from Ika Bowl and gelato from Little Lato. We later bought bao from Azabu – highly recommend the pork belly!
Also tried an Aperol Spritz for the first time (hello, new favourite cocktail). These (and many other delicious drink offerings) were available from The Wreck, their new courtyard bar.
Here is the latest on the newest food offerings at the Auckland Fish Market:
Taking on the traditional mussel and frites concept and making it more kiwi. The hero dish is mussels, coming in three flavours – one traditional herb, one garlic and one white wine. You will also find oysters, crayfish, whitebait and paua fritters on the menu.
Mar and Tierra
Good Karma Truck
East meets west, with old favourites and future classics, such as fish and chips and wok-fried dishes – perfect for sharing with the family.
As the name suggests, you guessed it, PIZZA! Deliciously wood-fired pizzas – my pick is their Margherita or Pepperoni.
With the same owner as Asian-fusion eatery Tok Tok, you know this place will be a winner! A smallish menu consisting of Thai-inspired dishes with bold flavours, like Thai trevally tacos, eggplant chips, crispy pork belly and prawn laksa. Menu here.
I am so excited about the newly opened Auckland Fish Market and all that it has to offer. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!