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The Refreshment Room

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233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8655
17:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our local, we live a bit further up the hill and have always found the food at the Refreshment Room first class. The new owners are friendly and welcoming and always do their best to give you a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back, why wouldn't we with lovely new owners and the best food ever.

1 Thank Robyn B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The is a local for me and I want to give the place five stars as the rich and rustic Italian inspired food is very very good. But as of today's visit inexperienced staff and poor attempts at recovery have tainted my plate one time too many. A shame really as the food is freshly built in house, the coffee... More 

Thank Jason B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I live local - and out of ALL restaurants out West - Titirangi, New Lynn, Henderson, Glen Eden - The Refreshment Room is our favourite. The food is amazing - tasty and well presented. The new owners are so welcoming - something we didn't find with the previous owners. We love dining there. Highly recommend.

Thank Julie R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Refreshment Room for a Sunday family lunch. We arrived with high hopes and left disappointed with the extremely slow service and poor communication from the staff. One of our drinks orders was changed without any consultation with us and we were rudely informed what they'd provided us was the better option. We waiting 20 minutes to... More 

2 Thank KielySmiley
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fantastic meal and great conversation here yesterday afternoon. I was with two of my family, the service was great and the food was very nice. We are al chefs and can be critical of food and service. We all totally enjoyed our experience here, and the view was great too

1 Thank kiwinusa2003
Hamilton, New Zealand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the comments, we tried this place today. We were warmly welcomed at door, and serviced very well. The food were perfectly presented. The chicken thigh was bit over cooked, the waiter offered a replacement but we did not take it. The meatballs were very well prepared and very tasty. The lamb shank was beautiful! A good place... More 

1 Thank Jonny487
Westhampton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the only ones in the restaurant, so service was great. Opted for the small plate and then ordered it again because it was so delicious.

1 Thank Sue O
New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at the Refreshment room for lunch and met the new owners. Then we met the new food. We went for the small plates - Sourdough, Potatoes, Tomato & Ricotta, Arancini Balls, ParmaHam, Peachs and Mint. There was nothing left. It was a very happy meeting of a hungry couple of girls, some great food and a nice... More 

1 Thank DibblesNZ
Port of Spain, Trinidad
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting this restaurant for years, Im very saddened to say I will not be returning. We visited the restaurant about 2 months ago and noticed a few small changes, but luckily nothing drastic (same menu, same beautiful cuisine). Upon ordering what we did notice was a increase in prices, especially in drinks. Wines are way over priced, with no... More 

Thank Sahzaria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second vist for us we came for lunch 8 months ago and loved it!The food was ,and still is truly amazing! BuT !!! This time it was chaos in the dining area! We were sat at the bar by the owner I think? and was told our table would be available soon well it didnt happen and we keep seeing... More 

Thank zinniadeepac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-817 8655
The Refreshment Room is all about fresh, homemade and inspired, rustic Italian cooking. We make almost all of our food onsite and incorporate locally produced organic and seasonal ingredients into our meals; also supplemented by our chef-tendered vegetable garden. We cater for vegetarian, gluten free and vegan diners. We provide a relaxed, dining experience with a large outdoor deck and stunning views of the Waitakere bush. Only five minutes from Titirangi Village. We host large groups, banquet dining, functions and events.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?