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SPQR Cafe & Bar

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150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1710
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't fault the service as that was fantastic (only reason I've given it three stars) however the tables full of smokers outside seriously distracted from enjoying my food

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Thank Lucinda J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service👍 my vegetarian linguini was a good size dish with excellent amount of vegetables 😋but needed more seasoning.

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Thank Wendy Y
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you arrive on the dot of 12 if you want a table on the street especially if the sun is out! Fantastic menu, fun and friendly staff and wonderful wine list. SPQR has been a fav for years!

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Thank Vanessa Ann S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Caesar salad was very salty with dry chicken and dressing on the side, which seemed straight from a bottle. The presentation was fine but the meal was disappointing and the least enjoyable I've had in Auckland. The staff were friendly and attentive but there was no solution offered for the poor meal.

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Thank paradox5
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to have the Paella by some friends and it was worth it. An amazing dish. It seems that all the food our friends had was good. Place was buzzing, a sure sign of a good restaurant

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Thank Steve B
Macau, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant lunch with great food and great service and very reasonably priced. Open views onto the street makes it a must if you are in the Ponsonby area.

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Thank Peter B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had seven people for a Saturday lunch birthday party. Great food and excellent wine list. I enjoyed the rare tuna starter and the veal scallopine marsala. Simply outstanding.....and the service was so attentive and gracious!!

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Thank stoketun
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love SPQR!! Its been around for years!!! This restaurant is always wonderful!!! Great staff that are always friendly!!! Menu is always interesting ,,,something for everyone!!! Food is just so yum!!! great wine list!!! lots of atmosphere anytime of the day or night very popular restaurant

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Thank Brycee10
Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We very much enjoyed our evening here, the waiters are friendly and stylish , and service fast and professional. The food is tasty and varied and a good wine selection. Rather expensive compared to most though.

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Thank Llinderose
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Booked the table for 7.00pm on a Saturday night, last minute had to change to 8.00 pm. No problems, two had the paella, one risotto, one the steak, couldn't fault anything , ample seafood in all, steak cooked to perfection. The service was prompt, maitre de broke out in song when we arrived adding to the ambiance of the restaurant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1710

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