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O'Connell St Bistro

) #39 of 1,866 Restaurants in Auckland ₹₹₹₹ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (10 reviews)
“tartare” (4 reviews)
“wine list” (26 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

My husband and I don't get out too often these days with little ones to be home for, so when we do we want it to be a treat. Last Thursday evening we headed back to O'Connell St Bistro where we knew the food would...More

Thank FairyFace74
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Hello FairyFace74 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 3 October 2014

This is a restaurant I always enjoy as I am a local but this time I was left feeling a bit unloved. The meals were, as usual, excellent. However, the dessert - a creme brulee - which I have always had at room temperature, was...More

Thank FastHelen
CUpton1, Owner at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2014

Hello FastHelen Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. I'm sorry that you felt "unloved" when you left the Bistro last night, but thank you for bringing to our attention that you were not offered tea or coffee & had to ask for...More

Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Perfection from reservation through dessert. Based on an online review, I made a reservation for one at 7pm on a Monday. They were happy to accommodate me, and made me feel welcome. Much appreciated given they were fully booked. The food and drink was prefect...More

Thank MrFood2
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2014

Hello MrFood2 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 15 September 2014

Attending a private function late last year, I enjoyed a deliciously elegant dinner while packed like a tin of sardines into the private dining room. However, to be fair to the efficient wait & kitchen staff, they did an admirable job in coping with the...More

Thank Louise K
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Hello Louise K Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We note your comments regarding our private room, and as you will understand, if extra people turn up for a dinner, it can put the private room under undue pressure. Had an increase...More

Reviewed 14 September 2014

we dashed in off the street and had only about 45 mins so had the pre-theatre menu. good value and nice food. not as much care as the a la carte menu but still good and excellent serviceMore

1  Thank Bronwyn D
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2014

Hello bronwyn_dalley Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad that you enjoyed our pre theatre menu, which is a derivative of our a la carte menu, & felt that the menu offered good value for money. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 7 September 2014

Our last night in Auckland was spent here and it was just very yummy. The service was very good the wine was delicious and the company with our friends great. The pork belly was very tastie and my husbands duck was the same. Thanks

Thank Bridesdale
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Hello Bridesdale Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 7 September 2014

We went here purely on the reviews from trip advisor, and were impressed. Only a short stroll from our hotel, we were greeted by a friendly male staff member who found a table for us despite no prior booking. The menu selections were a great...More

Thank Tristan R
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Hi Tristan R Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 2 September 2014

Food fantastic. Service impeccable. Great atmosphere. Will be back. !!! Close to ferry in town so walk from terminal fir a great meal.

Thank Geno52
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Hello Geno52 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro recently & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Have been wanting to go to O'Connell St Bistro for ages and my partner took me there for my birthday dinner and totally lived up to all expectations..food was fantastic and service was great... Really enjoyed our night :-)

Thank MelJoshNZ
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Hello MeljoshNZ Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that your recent experience lived up to your expectations & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again in the future. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Went here for anniversary dinner. Hubby had the venison which was soooo tender and delicious. Food was very good with a nice selection. Good service and lovely ambience. Quite pricey but nice for special occasion.

Thank jules2764
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Hello jules2764 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that your enjoyed your anniversary celebration at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
rodney882
Can you cater to both vegetarians and Celiac's and are you open for lunch ?
10 November 2015|
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Response from CUpton1 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we can cater for both vegetarians & coeliacs. The Bistro is open for lunches Monday to Friday from 11.30am. Kind Regards Amanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
  • E-mail
Description
Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro.

Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000.

Reservations are recommended
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