The maori word for ‘puna’ is spring of water. For countless kiwis ‘Takapuna” means icecreams and sand castles washed by salty waves; walking along a crescent of sand so golden writers shape plays around it; wind surfing a molten sea with a volcano named Rangitoto on the horizon; wandering the sandy kilometre shaped like a smile and knowing that you are part of a community of people who love this place, this beach; Takapuna.
‘Main Beach Takapuna’ draws these memories and magic together into one original venue; the only location this close to Takapuna Beach, with three restaurants that cater to your tastebuds; whether it’s a craft beer at Franc’s, Regatta’s relaxed bistro dining watching the wave walkers, or a destination experience of modern Japanese at Tokyo Bay.
Main Beach Takapuna is a very special parcel of land, owned by the Copson family property interests. The family’s investment philosophy is to retain the land for the long term. As owners of this special parcel of land, they respect and want to protect its unique aspect and position, not only for the North Shore, but for greater Auckland.
The family, long time Auckland residents and business owners want to ensure this property is available for the enjoyment of New Zealanders, locals and visitors. Accordingly, the family are committed to the development of the property into a place that in the true spirit of Takapuna, people can meet, relax and enjoy the unique offering that is “Main Beach, Takapuna.”
A bird flying over Main Beach, Takapuna might be drawn to its sea faring shape, almost waka like in its design. This sleek, organic structure sits naturally with Takapuna Beach; the sand, the waves, the water, welcoming all to this unique destination. Parking is wrapped around the southern end of Main Beach, Takapuna or you can park and walk through the Takapuna Beach Centre on Hurstmere Road.
Eat. Drink. Caffeinate.
Meet the new kid on the block, delivering confident satisfaction. These purveyors of all things yummy provide comfort from sunrise through to sunset, so you can own your experience here.
Vibrant, noisy, mischievous but frank – this is a unique moment, best shared.
Open 7 days from 7am.
Bookings on 09 488 0016www.francs.co.nz
Modern Japanese cuisine arrives at Main Beach Takapuna.Direct from Tokyo, licensed blowfish ‘fugu’ chef, Chikara Sato is the top sushi chef in New Zealand.
Specialists in the art of sushi and seafood, Chikara and his team create exquisite modern Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner at Tokyo Bay.
Dine under the gleaming fish mobile, with iconic Rangitoto across the sparkling water.
Tokyo Bay, affordable elegance. Main Beach Takapuna.
Bookings on phone 09 390 7188www.tokyobay.co.nz
Welcome to Auckland's quintessential beachside indulgence – a place for you to satisfy your love of seafood and the sea.
You’ll be hard pressed to take your eyes off the view as you lounge around on the outdoor booths on the north-facing deck, install yourself closer to the bar for a cocktail, or sit in the open restaurant area, but make sure to enjoy something from chef Richard Highnam’s mouth-watering menu.
Opening hours from 11.30am – late 7 days
Bookings on 09 488 0040www.regattabar.co.nz