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219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, New Zealand
+64 9-444 1076
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Saturday
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The merchant for a friends birthday party on 1st April. Due to the lack of service before we sat down for dinner, we had to purchase our drinks directly from the bar. We sat down for dinner at our table which was reserved for approx 18 of us. However we waited for about 30 mins for someone to... More 

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Thank jtravelling045
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is tasty, with proper portions. The service is less to be admired. The wait is too much, the workers see you yet come ten minutes later. Sometimes you have to call them to arrive, otherwise they never come.

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Thank Uros D
TheMerchantBar, Marketing Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Uros, Thanks for your reviews on both TripAdvisor and Zomato. We appreciate the time taken to give it. We are very proud of staff and service, so we are sorry to hear that you didn't feel like it was professional. After you placed your feedback on Zomato, I requested the following so as to follow up - 'if you... More 

Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Meet the wife here each week after a long hard week, great please to wind down. Good menu for snacks or a meal. Live music a bit later on which is always very good.

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Thank Yendor64
Christchurch, New Zealand
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200 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service really good. It's an awesome place to just sit back and relax with a bunch of friends.

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Thank KScheepers
Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Good classy pub-like food. Their loyalty card offers amazing value for money. Shame we couldn't sit outside with all the smokers present.

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Thank Tabatha1998
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We visited on a Thursday evening. It is a bar and restaurant, so can be a little noisy - which we knew, and didn't mind at all. They have great specials each day of the week, and also deals with the movies next door on a Wednesday (see website). Enjoyed our pizza immensely, and great service! Food arrived quickly. I... More 

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Thank Meremaid
Wellington
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

pre game drinks before Phoenix vs glory game. great place especially when is sunny. service was great

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Thank Sy R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 20h30. Asked a tall guy standing at the main door for a table. He said "you can find yourself a table". Which I did. Sat for 25 minutes at a table outside. Waiters came and went by the nearby table and mine. They ignored me. I LEFT! Better places around. Got services within 5 mins.

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2 Thank Shamim R
Auckland
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's a little over a year since we dined here, and I'm pleased to report that it's just as good. This occasion we dined on a Friday night after going to the movies. It was quite busy so we kind of expected a wait, but not so. The staff were attentive without being pushy, and our meals came out quite... More 

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Thank muriwaidonna
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome location with great food and friendly staff. Never been disappointed on any visit with either the food or service. A very busy Bar and well with visiting if you are in Albany

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-444 1076
Description
Adjacent to Westfield Shopping Mall, Albany

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