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The Refreshment Room

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233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8655
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to refreshment room a lot of times since it opened and I am always introducing new people to it Today I took a friend who has not before and my 4 year old daughter, for lunch. We browsed the menu which consisted eggs overkill and spicy rocket lettuce as literally thee only green item available. We happily settled... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been a few times now and although it has changed hands we had no complaints. A good choice of starters, all of which were very tasty. Word of warning - don't eat too many starters or you will not finish the meal! Various cuts of beef for main course were just right and the potatoes were worth the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner tonight, new owners, no worries! Such lovely warm people and the food is still as amazing as ever! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thankyou

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Thank Michelle S
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly and the coffee ok. The menu was uninspiring but I didn't get anything to eat. If you were out on scenic drive and wanted coffee it's great. However if you weren't in the area it is not worth a special visit

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Thank Sara D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

arrived in the country some 4 or so hours earlier, collected by family, had a drive down to Piha beach, then popped into here for lunch. very friendly initial welcome, the place was empty but soon others started to arrive. I ordered a few dishes from the 'small dishes' menu as I fancied a few different options. others ordered from... More 

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Thank Simon B
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and friendly staff. This was the first week for new owners. Same chefs and great food. We had a range of small plates to start and followed up with good sized portions for mains (I. E. Not too big, just enough). Good wine choices. I've always found this a reliably good choice and was pleased that my recommendation... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautiful food and setting - I don't really have a sweet tooth but save room for the desserts! The small plates to start were so enticing we had three of them, and one main (for two people), then the desserts - it was perfect. Friendly attentive service made it a great night out.

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Thank Airini-22
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Enjoyed the food, unfortunately everything else is underwhelming, had to get our own water, people not welcoming, felt like we had imposed. Such a shame because the location is great, and the food yummy.

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 4:30 pm and staff were playing frisbee outside as restaurant was empty. The jumped at serving us but staff weren't as fun as they seemed. Nice view and outside deck area available. Food was good but more pricey for what you get. Picky eaters may be limited in menu choices.

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Thank Janine P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Have dined here several times over the past 2 years. Food is generally very good. Tonight the pasta was dry, not enough sauce and over salted. Dessert was very good. Their drink service is very slow. If you come here order drinks well in advance to ensure you get them with your meal. Best to order wine by the bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-817 8655
Description
The Refreshment Room is all about fresh, homemade and inspired, rustic Italian cooking. We make almost all of our food onsite and incorporate locally produced organic and seasonal ingredients into our meals; also supplemented by our chef-tendered vegetable garden. We cater for vegetarian, gluten free and vegan diners. We provide a relaxed, dining experience with a large outdoor deck and stunning views of the Waitakere bush. Only five minutes from Titirangi Village. We host large groups, banquet dining, functions and events.

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