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Chapel Bar & Bistro

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147 Ponsonby Road, New Zealand
+64 9-360 4528
15:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 15:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Cocktails at good prices - especially for ponsonby. Friendly staff and a good selection of yummy food. The highlights were the espresso martini and the fried chicken bites. They also showed the All Blacks game which made it the right choice for a Saturday night

Thank Y3838ADrichardm
Lincoln, Nebraska
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink on a Saturday afternoon. Windows open, nice cool breeze, very idyllic. Very cool setting and decor, as it has some "interesting" religious icons. Worth a stop!

Thank Cmat07
Paris, France
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352 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

They don't have a lot going on here- the music wasn't great, it just seemed like really popular with the young crowd...cool..my friend really likes their espresso martinis so we went and had one....I think this is the spot where all servers come after their shifts. but if you're young, want to find a somebody for something, i'm sure this... More 

Thank VagabondLane
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Walked by this spot and assumed it to be good because it was always busy. But I found there was no craft beer on tap, menu was not really very interesting, and the service was sort of matter of fact. There is lots of choice on this strip, so I will choose something else next time.

Thank Luapekralc
Auckland, New Zealand
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530 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This always busy place is a Ponsonby institution! With chilled beats at the weekend and delicious (but slightly on the small side) dishes it is worth a visit to catch up with friends, eat or dance the night away!

Thank ninjakitten007
Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I had a grab one deal so the meal was already set. I had a steak and it was cooked very good and how I liked it. The salad was great with the steak. The service was good and always ready to help. It wasn't too busy when I was there. I sat on the couch and the place has... More 

Thank kelly11584
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Have been to the Chapel about 4 to 5 times and they have never failed to deliver. Staff are friendly and has quirky interior. A place for the unreligious.

Thank Kwoolguy
Auckland, New Zealand
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Very busy but friendly bar. People always mingle and talk with other groups sitting nearby. Excellent waitress service. Good choice of beers and not particularly expensive given it's prime location.

Thank DavidF24828
Auckland, New Zealand
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150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Chapel was at the corner of the roads with easy parking on the road side. We were led through dim lights to our reserved table. The wooden chairs & tables, being part of the decoration, I suppose, didn't appeal to me. We ordered smoked chicken pizza to start with, and for the mains we had pork belly, fish & chip,... More 

Thank 1pochette
Caloundra, Australia
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Thank you Audrey for making my friends and I at home last weekend at Chapel. On a rainy day it was a great escape to find great food and drinks in this little gem... highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Ponsonby Road, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 4528
Chapel isn't simply on Ponsonby Road ... It is Ponsonby Road. Located at its very heart, at the corner of Anglesea St, Chapel embodies the spirit of Auckland's most iconic, and sociable, boulevard in one venue. Over the last nine years Chapel has established itself as Ponsonby Road's own 'local' - the place for all times, all weather and all tastes. As famed for our pizzas as we are for our extravagant parties, through our incredible staff we promise the warmest of welcomes, whoever you are, and whenever you visit. So whether you're after a quiet afternoon Ponsonby drink with friends in the sun, a light bite, a la carte dining or indeed you want to experience the best night out in Ponsonby, do drop in to see us ... We're literally just around the corner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?