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The Esplanade Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$, ,
1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good50%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“linguine” (4 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here because they looked great - center of Devonport and had a salmon special on their chalk board. However, after ordering our drinks, we discovered that they were completely out of salmon ... the whole purpose of having "chalk board special" is that...More

Thank H H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Esplanade last night for dinner. The mains were large - pork was huge. Tuna steak very acceptable size for the cost. The deserts were (fortunately!!) small in comparison. As part of the same complex is also Dixie Browns which is also very...More

Thank Terence John B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at The Esplanade Hotel. We had dips and bread and a yummy pizza. They have happy hour from 5-7 each day too.. great value. Happy to recommend. 😄

Thank LSC63
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We ate at the Esplanade Bar & Grill on the first evening of our tour. Several of us had just traveled over 30 hours, so that probably influenced our perception of the evening. I ordered a few beers, so I was pretty happy. Our meal...More

Thank swoodruf
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The food was nice, but the drinks are not cheap. There was an incorrect size put on the drinks menu which made the option I picked more expensive than a similar drink (when, if the information was correct, it would have been cheaper). The room...More

Thank jason791
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Want to take a quick trip to another city? My wife and I took the Devenport Ferry from Auckland ferry terminal to Devenport. We arrived at the Esplanade Hotel about 500 pm, happy hour. Had drinks and the green lipped mussel “to share “pot. We...More

Thank rawills5339
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The restaurant is part of the hotel which is in prime location. The setting was adequate but that was the only positive thing. We waited long, at least 20 min, before having the menus and took another 10-15 min to get orders. The odd thing...More

Thank Jerry_PDX86
Reviewed 28 October 2017

To begin with the positive: the setting is lovely and our mains were quite adequate. Our desserts were, however, extremely poorly put together, extremely late (even though we'd discussed the event we had to get to), and we even had difficulty in getting the third...More

Thank Jack R
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Several separate dining areas and bar. Very good menu for breakfasts, lunches or dinners. Excellent wine and beer selection. Sports on the screen in bar as requested. Quiz nights. Located across the road from the wharf (ferry to Auckland) and close to Devonport shops.

Thank Davy900
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Set in an old hotel this place has a lot of character. A nice fireplace and a good beer selection go a long way. We stayed in the hotel upstairs which is our preferred option in Devonport. There are a few other good options for...More

Thank ives99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291
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