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129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-489 3104
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (23 reviews)
“garlic bread” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I haven’t been here for years. With all the new cafes opening it somehow got forgotten. But it was easy to say why Aubergine has survived the test of time. Still a lovely environment. Good service and lovely outdoor area to sit now it’s summer....More

Thank Kushla R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a quiet place for lunch with a dozen friends, 6 of whom were around 90 years of age. Aubergine said that they would locate us in their conservatory which would be quiet, I questioned the heat and was told that the...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we visit this restaurant we are never disappointed. Food is always good, great service, lovely atmosphere, plenty of choices for all dietary requirements. Extensive wine list. Very reasonably priced. A lunch is $20 which includes garlic bread/main meal and a glass of wine or...More

Thank TMRussel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch the service was very good and food was very nice I would recommend it as good value for your money

Thank sandiepeter2016
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Lunch for three on a Sunday, two Pappardelle Carbonara and a Moussaka with garlic bread and a wine or juice, great value only $20 each. Delicious and was more than enough to satisfy us. Friendly, prompt service, Would definitely come here again.

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Was fortunate to walk in and get a table. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good service but not in your face. Food was great. Good drinks range.

Thank Supernan1952
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Meal is ok, but nothing exotic. Atmosphere is fine, with many family groups etc. Location is great, in the heart of Takapuna. Parking is usually available round the corner by the beach. Nice outside tables as well as inside, outside are sheltered from the elements.

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had the Chicken Filo with lemon sauce, huge meal, was quite yum, but presentation was clumsy, and chips were soggy as the filo had been laid on top. Cheesecake for desert was about as cheesecakey as a piece of toast! Shame as cheesecake is my...More

Thank Renee M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Visited this place as it seemed good value at $20 for two courses, including a reasonable glass of wine. We had vegetable soup and garlic bread for starter with Chicken Schnitzel with Greek salad and mashed potato. Also had calamari and salad. All meals came...More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Took advantage of their $35 special for a 3 course dinner and were not disappointed. Our American friends both had the fish of the day and loved it, I had chicken parmigiana and my husband had the sirloin. We all loved our mains and desserts....More

Thank LindaGuirey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 3104
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