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Sunday Painters - CLOSED

185 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 2001
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
1 Jul 2015
“A Mixed Review”
27 May 2015
“It was just ok, but I won't go back.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
185 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is one of those reviews where we need to break it into 2 parts because one aspect was good but not the other. First, the service. Yes it is called Sunday Painters and maybe they should have stuck to painting. The staff was attentive...More

Thank petitmonde
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Went to Sundays Painters for my partners birthday and it was just ok, barely. It's a little quite cute place which has nice decor and ok food, but the service and availability of drinks really let it down. They didn't have either of our first...More

Thank taylorjane92
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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Food was great. Small menu but covers all tastes well. Every dish was beautifully cooked. Wine list reasonable but not extensive, again covered most tastes. Service was friendly. We will go back again.

Thank KingyOE
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Our experience at this restaurant was a mixture of fabulous and second-rate. We ordered butternut soup, steak tartare, cassoulet, and cauliflower panacotta for our entree. The first three were fine, but the cauliflower starter was weird. The round white log of gelatinous, slightly sweet cauliflower,...More

Thank Xenawarriorteacher
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Hadn't realised the place had changed hands...until arriving. Appalling service, dreadful food and not one member of staff who seemed to care. My soup was served cold (unintentionally). By contrast, my partner's cassoulet was radioactively hot. We waited for around 45 minutes to receive our...More

Thank Emmerc
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

We went there with a Grabone voucher. The decor is eclectic, the staff very friendly. We had a 3 course dinner. Both our entrees were really tasty, raw fish; and a 3 cheese hot appetiser. Nicely presented. Mains were disappointing. An entrecôte which we are...More

Thank Birgitte R
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I had only been to Sunday Painters once before about 18 months ago and it was great. We did not know that it had changed owners but it only took a few minutes to work it out. We had to ask for menus, we had...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We enjoyed our evening meal, the food was good however the service was strange, the waitress didn't really understand the menu, she was pleasant & engaging but lacked the knowledge of a French restaurant

Thank avisit_12
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner after reading some reviews and seeing the restaurant had been in the Metro top 50. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Things started OK but just after ordering, we were asked to move as a party of 6 had...More

1  Thank TheBishopsAvenueN2
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We came to Sunday Painters for our company lunch, the entire restaurant was booked and a set menu arranged. Sadly groups were split into separate rooms, so colleagues were isolated away from others. Service was very poor, it took almost 15 minutes to be offered...More

1  Thank Josh S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 2001
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Welcoming, fun dining with a French twist and decorative atmosphere. Attentive service and sophisticated wine list.
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