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Thyme Restaurant

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The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Level 1 | 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna 0620, New Zealand
+64 9-916 4982
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06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have eaten here previously (10 years ago or more) but came back as resident hotel guest. Very good selection on the menu and the food was well presented, reasonably priced and very tasty. Good wine selection and other drinks although only one tap beer. Breakfast also has great options with either buffet or a la carte. Would go back even... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say, no one there, had to hunt down a couple of menus for us, the food was not great art. At least the polenta fries were good, thankfully. Did not entice me to go to dinner.

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3 Thank Harold C
spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience - I am sorry to read of your disappointment: I will be discussing this with our team but hope you will give us another opportunity. Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

Edmonton, Canada
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just came in for a quick bite and the choices were limited for lunch. The service was substandard, the prices expensive and the portions small. Likely ok if you want to stay in the hotel.

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience. I am very sorry to read of your disappointment and will be discussing this with our team. Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish glorious fish *********** What a wonderfully entertaining & well orchestrated night we had with friends & family @ THYME RESTAURANT. This was a show of probably the biggest fish I've ever laid my eyes on carved up right in front of us. Yelena talked us through each course & the delicious wines to accompany each meal. It was a... More 

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Thyme Restaurant, we really appreciate your comments and are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our Broadbill evening. We have a Wagyu Beef evening in the planning so keep an eye out for that! We hope to welcome you back again soon, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a welcome buffet dinner arranged by Red Carpet Tours, good selection of food and excellent desserts. Nice ambience and seating too.

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Thyme Restaurant, we really appreciate your comments, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was our 1st time which we enjoyed very much. Delicious food, wonderful service by Debby, nice atmosphere. Two of us had a Half roast Duck, 2 people had wild venison, one Pork Belly and one steak.For starter we had a Chef’s Entrée Tasting Platter which was enough for us while waiting. We didn't have to wait long. Everything was... More 

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Thyme Restaurant, we really appreciate your comments and we hope to welcome you back again, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

Parua Bay, null, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at hotel just after 8.30 and was pleased to find that restaurant was still taking orders. Menu looked amazing and was struggling to decide which option to take. Luckily I didn't get starter as when my roasted duck main came out it was HUGE. Needed some sauce as duck was a little and polenta chips were only ok. Would... More 

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Thyme restaurant, we appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Another very enjoyable evening, once again the food was excellent. We tried the beetroot and goats cheese macaroon, the steak was beautiful and the desert platter was sweet and yummy Thank you to the staff who were friendly and helpful.

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Thyme Restaurant, we appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back again, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience of fine dining had by myself and my colleagues at this wonderful restaurant. Special thanks goes to the awesome staff there but especially to the Manager from Kazakhstan! You are the epitome of excellent service. Thank you for your outstanding hospitality.

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Thyme Restaurant, we appreciate your comments, and I will pass on your thanks to Yelena and her team. We hope to welcome you back, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

From the attentitive service, which really made the night...to the beautifully prepared meal we really enjoyed the evening, food options where first class and flavoursome top quality food complemented the wonderful live music and ambience. Most standout was the wonderful attentive mautaradee from Kazakhstan, who made this wrap around service well worth the visit!

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1 Thank Neil A
spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Thyme Restaurant, we really appreciate your comments which I will be sharing with Yelena and her team. We hope to welcome you back to Thyme again, Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 60
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Level 1 | 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna 0620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-916 4982
  • This restaurant is at The Spencer on Byron Hotel
Description
At Thyme we offer just the right service for your occasion - we're quick and discrete when you're busy working and give you lots of attention when you're out to celebrate.

Choose freshly cooked food from our seasonal menu
If you're joining us for dinner, you'll be eating from the varied A La Carte Menu offering in-season, fresh local dishes. The menu also caters for a range of diets and includes vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb options.

As well as the A La Carte Menu, Thyme also offers a set-price Lunch Menu and the restaurant is open for Breakfast every morning. All of our restaurant staff are friendly, attentive and work hard to make your meal enjoyable.

With live music 7 nights a week from 6.30Pm, Thyme Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions.

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