Lobster & Tap


Auckland Fish Market
22 Jellicoe Street
Freemans Bay, 1010
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Opening Hours

SUN 11:00am - late
MON 11:00am - late
TUE 11:00am - late
WED 11:00am - late
THU 11:00am - late
FRI 11:00am - late
SAT 11:00am - late

The Details

  • Modern Kiwi
  • Seafood
Need to Know
  • Dog friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Lunch

The Verdict

A bustling new eatery—Lobster & Tap—has just opened in the heart of the iconic Auckland Fish Market, specialising in premium Canadian wild caught lobster rolls. Be still our beating hearts. Like the best things in life, your choices here are short and succinct. 

Either go for the Classic Lobster Roll—crunchy baguette stuffed to the brim with chilled pieces of lobster—with nary a shell in sight—paired with New England mayo, herbs and spices. 

Or, plump for our personal fave, the Hot Buttered Lobster Roll, deliciously slathered with clarified butter to give a crisp outside and ever so soft interior, again loaded with all the lobster you can handle, along with lemon and chives.

Maybe you’d like to try the Crispy Oyster Po Boy: beer battered oysters served with shredded iceberg, pickled jalapeños and a delicious shack sauce. 

In terms of sides, the refreshing coleslaw definitely needs to be on your order, as well as the practically compulsory proper chips. If you haven’t had your fill of lobster by now the Lobster Kiwi Dip with crisps is sure to delight, or if you and bread are on a break, you can’t go wrong with the chilled lobster salad. Wash it all down with a refreshing beer or rosé straight from the tap.

One thing’s for sure, you won’t be leaving this spot hungry, but you may be wiping butter from your chin. Sounds like a win-win to us.

Image credit: Wono Kim

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