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32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
+64 9-534 4943
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came here for lunch in a group, we all ordered different items from menu and shared them, the food wasn't bad at all!! Unfortunately that evening all of us became very unwell... I contacted the restaurant to let them know so they could look into it, however they vehemently denied that it could be their doing. They stated: a) We... More 

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1 Thank jchapmanrichardson
Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great views along the beach, to-die-for duck pate plate, nice coffee (& my hubby said the happy hour beer was just right) and happy staff. The restaurant looked really upmarket inside but the prices were not. Definitely worth an afternoon drive. 💙

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Thank NewPlacesNewFaces
Main Beach, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Happy hour 4 to 6 pm provides $5 beers and wine. Atmosphere was nice; staff were friendly and helpful and the duck pate, cheese plate was perfect. Worth a visit to enjoy the food, company and great views.... did I mention that its right opposite the beach 😀😀

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Thank Drsafe
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Obligingly made Brushetta as 4 pieces. We had the fish of the day which was blue cod, the t bone steak, the eye fillet steak and the venison. All meals were thoroughly enjoyed. BYO @ $8.50 per bottle we thought expensive. At first we were seated on the side couches but they were very low- the backs of the chairs... More 

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Thank kiwifood2015
auckland
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Lovely setting right on the beach . Very good meal. We all enjoyed what we ordered eccentric though the waitress didn't give us the extras we asked for . Ordered our drinks she said that they didn't have pimms but I noticed they had it on the shelf had to tell her what it was pimms and ginger ale .... More 

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Thank PUMPKIIN
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I am 58 years old and can honestly say this was the worst meal I have ever had to pay for. My family and I went for Mother's Day lunch and had booked a table for 8 at 1.30pm. We were shown to a table for 6 and when there weren't enough chairs were asked how many of us there... More 

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Thank Dianne C
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Went to local restaurant with friends for a birthday celebration,the young guy who served us was great,know the menu and if he didn't,went and got answers, I went for the chowder, special pork and mashed potatoes, pavlova and cream to finish, all up £35 dollars, the chowder was a stand up the spoon and it will not fall over, I... More 

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Thank Gazzeroni
Wellington, New Zealand
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444 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

we were driving around the beaches looking for somewhere to have lunch - preferably a selection of cabinet food - something quick!! Barracuda was the only place open that appealed and initially we were disappointed that they didn't have a great selection of cabinet food. However, a quick glance at the menu and we decided on the seafood chowder -... More 

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Thank John S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Although the food was nice the portions were small and overpriced. My husbands t bone steak was so thin and the so called creamy mushroom sauce was just gravy with 2 slices of mushrooms. Won't be going back

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I visit Auckland every year and stay on the same street as this place. Last year it was very good but it seems to have lost its way a bit. Quality of food not what it was but pricing is still up there at $35-$40 per main. Two of the other 3 restaurants on the small peninsula are closed at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-534 4943

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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?