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The Merchant Bar and Kitchen

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European,
219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
+64 9-444 1076
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“curly fries” (2 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
Hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Nice spot to relax in the sun or shade you choose. Had a few cocktails. I especially enjoyed the Macadamia Mule. Had a snack - CAULIFLOWER PARMESAN ARANCINI BALLS - Pecorino + rocket pepper basil pesto (v) Very nice, unusual crunch with the cauli

Thank Lincoln A
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Nice review Lincoln! Appreciate the time taken to post it. Look forward to seeing you again soon over a Macadamia Mule (or two)! :)

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for Lunch while shopping at Mall. Eggplant dish was really Potato Stack with undercooked parsnip with weird flavour. Fish cakes more like Fish bites and only 3 served with no salad etc as entre...really poor as menu seemed great. Iced Coffee was good....More

Thank Jodee R
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Jodee, Thanks for your email and taking the time to let us know about your experience. We appreciate all feedback as it gives us opportunity to improve and also ensure our standards are being maintained. In this particular instance we have definitely let ourselves...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I ended up eating here twice in December and twice in January. Good food, wine, and beer each time. A great time had by all.

Thank Jamlog
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Awesome review Jamlog. Thank you. Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon :)

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The restaurant is on the outside area of the Albany Mall. We visited for lunch on a fine weekend and were delighted to find a non-smoking area out on the deck. The interior decor looked somewhat uninspiring. Wait staff were efficient. At weekends only the...More

Thank LARRY R
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for the review Larry. Great to hear that you were able to enjoy the outside space. Best regards, The Merchant team

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Again caught up with friends over lunch at Merchants. I am not disspointed. Had Fetucinni and some bread with Mango soda. Food tasted good . Atomsphere was enjoyable. Had good time.

Thank 506vikramm
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Awesome to hear @506vikramm! Lovely to see you again! Thanks for the feedback

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Midweek meal with friends. Lively fun atmosphere. Are outside thanks to a beautiful summer evening. Have to tell you about the fantastic chicken tikka pizza... it is to die for! I had my doubts, but it was absolutely delicious ... can’t wait to go back....More

Thank Dr_T_Buds
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Awesome review @Dr_T_Buds, thank you for posting it! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time, look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went to this restaurant for my birthday celebration, had booked a table and we were able to choose where we sat which was nice. We had a drink before we sat at table, and then ordered starters and mains. Friendly service and food came out...More

Thank lynn t
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi @lynn t, Great to hear that you had a wonderful birthday experience at The Merchant. Thank you for posting a review. Massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the team. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, The Merchant team

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite bar, we often come on a Friday night for drinks and food, had not been for a while so tried our favorite the small meat platter, what has happened? It use to be enough for two, now we had to get...More

1  Thank Yendor64
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi @Yendor64, Apologies for your experience. Are you able to please send me some more info (lara@themerchantbar.co.nz), so I can follow up? Date / time etc Thanks, Lara

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Wonderfully warm on an unseasonably cold evening. Food generous with great flavours. Friendly service.

Thank Tabatha1998
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Tabitha, Thanks for the awesome review. Sounds like you had a lovely night. Look forward to seeing you again soon :) Best regards, Lara Campbell

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Popped in for a pre-dinner snack as off to see a film and ordered a bucket of fries and three different types of drinks ... wait time was minimal and the only negatives were that it was near full capacity and very noisy and difficult...More

Thank Warwick H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 29
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-444 1076
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Description
We are a family owned business who are passionate about great food, delicious drinks and wonderful service. Join us for your next occasion. Adjacent to Westfield Shopping Mall, Albany. Opposite the Albany Lake on Civic Crescent.
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