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Straits Cafe

#408 of 1,812 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, European, New Zealand
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71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street | Grand Millennium Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-366 3000
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 10:30
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 11:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had the buffet breakfast and the food was plentiful and devine. The service was fantastic, everything was faultless.

Thank clivejeanettew
Bedford, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the hotel restaurant on our last night there. The menu is good and has plenty of choice. The setting is nice and relaxed with plenty of room between the tables. I had explained I had a cheese allergy and asked for the meatball dish with no cheese. When my order was delivered the Front of house... More 

Thank Tony C
Gold Coast, Australia
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Food choices good. Service very good. Prices average for Auckland. Ate in as we were staying in the hotel.

Thank Phyllis C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had breakfast & dinner and very disappointed with both ,you can definitely feel a cafe chef trying hard to cook a fine dining food but it goes wrong.On the other hand , we experienced great service from ladies working at bar & restaurant.

Thank holiday19755
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had no expectations of Straits Café - we were booked into the hotel by organisers of an event we were attending. we arrived around 7.00pm and met our group of friends at Straits Café as it was convenient given the time of night. We had no, or even low, expectations (ground floor 'bread and butter' hotel café). What a... More 

Thank NZAlec
Frankfort, Illinois
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Straits cafe offers a very diverse dinner menu with steaks, seafood, and a Malay influence on several of the dishes which made it easy to try something a bit different. Service was good, and all of our food was well presented and flavorful. The bread and butter pudding for dessert was quite tasty and served in a dish that looked... More 

Thank Mark S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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201 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Rendezvous Hotel for 3 nights. I ate in the Staits, which is situated in the lobby, for 2 breakfasts and one dinner. All were very satisfying. Dinner was a big pot of delicious NZ green lip mussels spiced exactly as I had requested. The breakfasts were the continental, which I highly recommend. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh... More 

Thank DavidBrittain
Kirsteen N, . at Straits Cafe, responded to this review

Good Morning David, Thank you kindly again for another review, as we do appreciate it and we are glad that you also got to experience Straits Cafe, which is Rendezvous Hotels iconic cafe and restaurant amongst all their hotels. We are proud to deliver you local produce, such as our beautiful NZ Green Lipped Mussels. We are gald you came... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Good choice on the menu - but didn't feel that the quality of the food and the serving size was reflected in the high prices charged. Better options elsewhere.

Thank Sharron H
Kirsteen N, . at Straits Cafe, responded to this review

Good morning Sharron, Thank you for taking the time to review Straits Cafe located within Rendezvous Hotel Auckland and we are glad you enjoyed the variation we prodivde within our menu options. We will pass onto management you thought on ther serving size and quality, as we like to maintain a high level of standard at Straits Cafe. We like... More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had dinner with work friends and followed it up with breakfast the following morning. The menu offers nice choice and the steaks are great.

Thank Erkobezerko40
Kirsteen N, . at Straits Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Erkobezerk, We appreciate the time you have taken to dine with us for both Dinner and Breakfast. Thank you for letting us know that our menus offer a nice variety and enjoyed your steak at Straits Cafe. We offer weekly specials, a full a la carte menu for Dinner and for breakfast a variety of dining options. We are... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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240 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A very enjoyable breakfast with a large selection of hot and cold food. Lovely juices, strong coffee and a nice selection of herbal and green teas.

Thank funfoodies1
Kirsteen N, . at Straits Cafe, responded to this review

Hi FunFoodies1, Thank you for another review at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland and dining at Straits Cafe also. We are glad to hear you enjoyed both our hot and cold options. Plus our beverage selections, we prouldly use Vittoria's coffee and a french tea brand called DLMT. We look forward to your next visit to Rendezvous Hotel Auckland. Kindest regards, Kirsteen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
International, European, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street | Grand Millennium Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-366 3000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?