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Soul Bar and Bistro

₹₹₹₹Seafood, , European
Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-356 7249
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Soul is in my top 3 rated dining establisments in Auckland. The location is so Auckland looking out on the viaduct marina. The table staff are the best in Auckland second to none. Food service is true fine dining and not a lip service claim....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous first visit but everything perfect. The pate was amazing and such a perfectly presented generous serving, squid perfectly cooked, petit fours platter a wonderful way to end the meal. Happened to be sunny so sitting outside in that lovely location was fabulous. Wonderful attentive...More

Thank Sherpa54703631590
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived for dinner without a booking, but were lucky to be offered a table before the later busy period and had a wonderful view over the water. We only experienced excellent service - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. Our only criticism was...More

Thank Vaudeb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Thursday at 6pm completely ignored by staff. Not greeted or approached left standing feeling like an idiot. Despite several staff noticing we were unattended not one bothered to ask whether we wanted a table, a drink at the bar or bother to ask...More

1  Thank Vanessa P
GeorgeD3371, General Manager at Soul Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Vanessa, I'm very sorry that the team failed to acknowledge you whilst you waited and I will be following this up with them. As you mentioned in your review, you used to frequent Soul on a weekly basis and you'll be aware that this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Soul Bar has one of the best sit-out spots on the Viaduct. And, I do like going for happy hour drinks. This most recent visit, both of us were disappointed by the squid bar snack - it was rubbery and chewy and lacked "goodness" --...More

Thank HaljoHal
Reviewed 1 week ago

A romantic anniversary dinner with cocktail, great food and amazing service. Our waitress was attentive, but not intrusive, friendly and very accommodating. She was also very good with the people at the table next to us who had limited english. The food was absolutley superb,...More

Thank smiggle110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views, outstanding food and great friendly wait staff who know their stuff. Definately lived up to all the great reviews. Outdoor seating area is better if you want to appreciate the views, we asked to move as we felt a little close to other...More

Thank LeonieF_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here last week for my husband's birthday. The last time we were here was over five years ago and it was good to see the restaurant has lost none of its sparkle. We had a great table overlooking the outdoor seating area and...More

Thank FMC22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were dining on a Friday evening. It seemed that Kiwis definitely like to celebrate. The noise level was high but the food was excellent. We enjoyed the squid, toasted cauliflower, hapuku and snapper. All of the dishes were full of great flavor.

Thank richclift
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overlooking the yacht basin the restaurant has a lovely view. We had mostly appetizers and they were remarkably good. The Louisiana shrimp roll was served on warm, delicious bread with a zippy savory dressing. The crayfish toast was crispy and flavorful. The tuna carpaccio with...More

Thank 658DavidK
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Stephen B
23 September 2016|
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Response from mariaeL6956KD | Reviewed this property |
Better to do so!
14 September 2015|
Response from juditht375 | Property representative |
Hi there, There are two carparks nearby, Downtown Carpark and the Viaduct Carpark which is beside the Tepid Pools.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-356 7249
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