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Libertine - CLOSED

37 Drake Street | Freemans Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2790
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
19 Dec 2014
“Good food in a cool bar”
5 Dec 2014
“Interesting bar”
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CUISINES
Bar, Spanish, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
37 Drake Street | Freemans Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 19 December 2014

I think some of the other reviews here were harsh. This is not meant to be a top end restaurant but they are trying pretty hard with the food and for the most part get it right. It's a cool gastro bar atmosphere and the...More

Thank CarlEdinburgh
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Very good ambience but average food - small meals and the steak I had was surrounded by very chewy fat. Good wait staff and interesting surroundings make it a great place for a drink tho I must say I wouldn't visit again for a meal.

Thank Stacey-Anne M
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Went with my partner to celebrate her birthday. We had a wonderful experience, from the delicious food to knowledgeable and friendly wait staff and friendly atmosphere. We didn't experience any of the negatives that others have complained about, and can highly recommend giving this place...More

Thank SamsPlayground
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Went to Libertine as were in the area and hadn't experienced the renovated Victoria Park markets, The decor at Libertine is nice, with what you might call a New York loft apartment theme. We arrived just after 7pm and asked for a table for two,...More

1  Thank jjswlg
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Very disappointing. My wife and I arrived and met 9 friends for drinks then dinner. Loved the venue, atmosphere and the waiting staff were pleasant. However, the meals were appalling! I had snapper - and was really looking forward to it. What arrived was a...More

1  Thank jayjayAuckland
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Suspect they had a different chef, we'd been before and enjoyed the tapas, & good range of wines. So decided to have a meal there, 6 of us for dinner. The meals arrived at different times, and one "Asian style" had rice that was totally...More

Thank BrandygirlAuckland
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Having been to Libertine several times in the last 2 years we were delighted to grab a voucher on the recent Grab One deal. Our previous visits had always been fantastic and we really enjoyed our meals of delicious Central and South American inspired plates....More

1  Thank DUNCandMINS
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I'v been to Libertine 3 times, the first 2 times were really enjoyable....Great food, good service and a lovely atmosphere. 3rd time not so lucky.....When we arrived 5 minutes before our booking, we were told that they were a little behind as the last people...More

1  Thank Holly S
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I work near Victoria Park so have had lunch and after work drinks here a couple of times now. The tapas range is interesting and tasty, but a little over priced. The decor is more suited to night time, its very dark and can feel...More

Thank thelawsons_nz
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Took some friends here for a meal and what an experience. The waitress was really attentive and smiling. At no point we're we left wanting more drinks or plates cleared. It was super professional smart and clean. From the moment we walked in to an...More

Thank bigfeetpete
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Spanish, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Drake Street | Freemans Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2790
Description
Libertine in Freemans Bay, is anything but conformist. Housed in what is arguably one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of Victoria Park Market, the building has a 100-year history that started as a power station. Being incredibly sympathetic to the building's history has clearly been important to the new residents; design details like raising some of the floor area have connected the space seamlessly to its outdoor surroundings. A play on a term used to describe a person devoid of moral restraints and who values physical pleasures, the Libertine offers what it describes as "sinfully good, free-thinking food and drink" in inspired surroundings.
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