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Ponsonby Road Bistro

165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1611
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (6 reviews)
“sardines” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by for a meal on our first night in NZ. This place had great service and a lovely atmosphere. Both our main courses were superb. I had lamb rump and it was a very generous portion and really beautifully cooked. Not cheap but...More

Thank Binny67
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Came because it has one 'hat' in the recent NZ Cuisine awards and wanted to compare it with our local equivalents. Although the setting, ambience (nice cool metro vibe) and staff were all good, the main reason for being there - it really is all...More

Thank bubbleblowernz
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A brilliant night. Superb food, excellent drinks and outstanding staff. Right from our arrival the staff ensured we would have nothing but a great evening. So accommodating. Food was ample and delicious. If you haven't yet, do try this place.

Thank Rhys C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We'd only been in Auckland an hour or so, our stomachs grumbling when our airbnb host recommended this eatery. So satisfying was our night that I had to stop knocking on her door to give her a hug in thanks. Our challenge now is to...More

Thank Bryn D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The desserts were phenomenal! The main meals were good, but it was the sides and desserts that I remember mostly and they were divine. Service was excellent also

Thank MrsRendogg
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very good dinner at Ponsonby Road Bistro. The service was excellent from the outset. Our waitperson was knowledgeable about the food and the wine, and helped us with our choices. The highlight of the meal was the exceptional melt-in-the-mouth tender ox tongue....More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant. I came back due to the first visit which was superb. Walking in the door you actually go through a door surrounded in cloth, which actually makes you feel like you are completely stepping off the street...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Its an interesting entry through the door into a small dark curtained enclave, then through to the restaurant that has that hygge vibe going.I was with a very large group and we had great service throughout the evening. The food and wine was appreciated by...More

Thank Q6947IZjohnm
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the harbour viaduct area and enjoyed Soul and Girafe but we met a Kiwi pal and he booked this place. This was as good a dinner as we had any where during our 3 weeks in NZ. A great atmosphere, super...More

Thank Humpyfamily
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This Indian restaurant is situated in the heart of Ponsonby Road. The building has very high ceilings. Heavy curtains adorn the entrance and it is quite dark inside but not in an unobtrusie manner. I had to use the candle on the table to read...More

1  Thank Petermct61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1611
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