Hospitality Business Magazine

The Crab Shack comes to Auckland

crabshackThe Crab Shack Auckland is now open on Princes Wharf in the former Leftfield Bar site, overlooking the central ferry terminal. Beloved in Wellington, it’s only right that the ultimate ‘bibs and fingers’ seafood experience now has a home in Auckland too.

Reportedly already serving up 500 covers a day, The Crab Shack is where you get round a table with family and friends, in a fun space and not be afraid to get sticky hands. The opening night saw a huge crowd of media, influencers and fellow hospitality professionals queuing up to get stuck into the Simon Gault-designed fare, which really does offer something for everyone – even those not fond of seafood. Specialising in seafood with a special emphasis on crab, they also offer other fabulous meals and “By the Scoop”, “From the Earth” and “From the Charcoal Barrel” are all included on the menu. You can get stuck into a scoop of Cloudy Bay clams, mussels or tuatua with an array of sauces, fill up on a Shack Burger or crack a leg of King Crab. Even the dessert lineup in inspiring, and kids dine free before 6pm on a Sunday.

The hugely talented Alfredo Icedo Romero has come on board as Head Chef, using high quality ingredients from our shores and fresh to the table to create unique Kiwi and Southern American inspired cuisine. Early reviews have been unanimously positive, so expect this hot spot to remain sizzling for some time yet.