Food and Drink

Situated over the water in the Bay of Islands our menus had to be designed to complement our location and views over the water. Martin Bosley, NZ's most awarded chef & lover of all things seafood, has put together a menu that highlights our local shellfish & line caught fish

Who designs our Menus? - Martin Bosley

As a family owned & operated restaurant we love to work with passionate people who don't mind a bit of fun. Martin has been a friend of the family for more than 25 years (back when Martin had a ponytail and all four of us daughters used to fit across the back seat of a Holden in car seats. Needless to say we wouldn't fit now!) and every project we have worked on together has been full of laughter and good times. So naturally when it was time to bring someone aboard to work with us on the restaurants, we gave Martin a call. 

Take a moment to watch the video below and Martin will tell you why he's involved and a bit about himself. 

Dining as a Family

Sarah and all of her sisters have young children and have made sure there are options on the menu suitable for all ages. With build your own meal options for the kids you can make sure even the fussiest of eaters don't go away hungry. We find the dessert menu an ideal bribe to get them to eat the main meal first.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Looking for the ideal spot to start your Bay of Islands Day? Then look no further than Alongside. Relax on our lounges or grab a table and choose from our breakfast menu, grab a classic eggs benedict or feel healthy with a paleo granola followed by a green leaves smoothie (it tastes amazing, far better than it sounds and yes it is good for you.)

With a location that is hard to beat - overlooking stunning  New Zealand waters - we had to have shellfish & fish options for all the seafood lovers out there. Our suppliers of fish all run day boats from harbours across New Zealand, catching fish in sustainable methods before delivering the product fresh to the chefs in the kitchen each day. 

We also cater for those of you not so keen on the ocean variety of food. In fact, our family has been supplying meat to restaurants and hotels all over Auckland for nearly 25 years and now Sarah's younger sister Lisa and her husband Rick are the driving forces behind The Meatbox (you should check it out they deliver right to your door!). So we know that no menu is complete without steak & our world famous New Zealand lamb. Of course, the family supply the meat for the restaurant too.


Our kitchen does contain allergens such as gluten & dairy, so please let our team know if you have any allergies or food preferences and we will do our best to cater for you. Check out our menus below for our gluten free and dairy free options.

Or Maybe Thirsty?

We offer a wide selection of New Zealand wines, the food-friendly nature of New Zealand wines makes them perfect to match with your meal. Of course we can't forget a cold beer. We serve a thirst quenching range of beer (the team are great at testing this for us) including Ice Cold Heineken, perfect for those hot summer days.

Our team have a passion for flavours so indulge with a cocktail, ask for some wine matching advice or just enjoy your much loved "usual" when you next pop in. 

Download Our Menus

Breakfast Menu  Food Menu Kid's Menu

Functions, Events & Parties!

With many fond family memories of hosting fabulous parties & dinners for friends and family as she grew up now Sarah and her team love to bring this same care and attention to your function or event.

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