Nic Watt and the Royal Akarana Yacht Club have partnered to open the Akarana Eatery. Located in Okahu Bay’s waterfront, and situated right on the water’s edge, Akarana Eatery has been developed as a part of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre.

The eatery will open as a part of the first phase of the Marine Sports Centre’s opening, a centre that is designed to encourage the community to participate in more aquatic activities.

The Akarana Eatery menu is fresh and seasonal and offers a range of selections for any dining occasion. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for seven days a week, and offers 153 seats for diners. In addition to an a la carte menu, the woodfired pizza oven will be serving up fresh pizzas, with the counter offerings including pastries, savouries and fresh sandwiches.

In addition to the food offerings, the Akarana Eatery will also serve beer and wine on tap, as a part of the restaurant’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“The eater 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 on to show-off to international guests the City of Sails,” said Nic Watt. “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.”

“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.”

The Marine Sports Centre’s function facility is set to open in November, with additional openings planned for early 2020.