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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

#128 of 1,772 Restaurants in Auckland
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387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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07:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Husband and I had dinner here, without the children. We ordered two pizzettas (small pizzas) as well as the delicious duck fat potatoes. He had a beer and I had a rose. Service was great - fast, with attentive staff. Food was very tasty - we did not leave anything on our plates! When we paid, we chatted with the... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's tricky when parts of your meal are inedible, but the host was so nice about the terrible food when we went to pay, what do you honestly say about the place? Firstly, the location is great, looking over the beach, and they were able to give us a late lunch. Having said that, I think the chef had gone... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very average food - two out of the three of us said our food was tasteless. We were very disappointed.

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1 Thank Flojo61
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here a many times over the years and have throughly enjoyed the food here for brunch/lunch. This was our first time for dinner and it didn't disappoint. Service was attentive, informative and recommendations were given which was also helpful. We found that the food portions were generous (see pictures). The chicken coletto was crumbled beautifully and the... More 

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Thank Martin S
Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I last visited two years ago for brunch and had a lovely experience, so planned a meal with two friends for a Saturday night during a recent visit to NZ. We were quickly seated as the place was only half full (we were relatively early).... we ordered and our meals arrived very quickly - that's ok, but not sure what... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The staff were great and looked after U.S. We had a few special food requests with vegans etc and the meals that were made were excellent.

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Thank kerridyn01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to enjoy a breakfast , brunch or lunch . Very nice and competent service. Great view on Auckland bay.

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Thank Thierry G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was a great place to have brunch/lunch on a Saturday. We have been passed many times to see it brimming with patrons so it was a good choice to take overseas guests as it has a stunning view over the beach and the décor is modern. The staff were very helpful (one guest had special dietary needs and they... More 

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Thank Robyn W
Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Dropped in for coffee and cheesecake. Service was good and staff friendly. The coffees were ok and serving size were on the small size. We ordered cheesecakes which arrived promptly. These were ok but nothing exceptional. Size was small for $12.00 each. The main attraction was the seaview.

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Thank Kiwigolfer2011
Auckland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant last night and what a lovely meal we had. We both ordered the lamb. It was 'melt in the mouth' tender with a tasty blend of spices. The accompanying babaganoush (sp?) had a wonderfully smoky flavour. Will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
Description
Opened December 2012

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