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The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$European,
1 Victoria Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
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European, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Victoria Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely breakfast, reasonable price, good size. Good fast service (although we were the only ones there at the time). Lovely old historical building both inside and out.

Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful old building, with great service. They have a god menu and a reasonable wine list. The table service is good and the meals are well presented. Good views over the harbour from the front of the hotel

Thank PeterJT46
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a wonderful iconic establishment like this the main thing that is letting it down is the restaurant staff. They need training in all facets of hospitality, from how to welcome guests, to looking after their requests, to being far more proactive and the way...More

Thank Kiwikid0
Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. At this time of year we do employ a number of new staff taht are still under training. I apologise for the lapses and hope that you return to a better experience. Thanks for your patience with our new staff,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Surroundings and decor exceptional only wish could say the same about staff as they were completely unused to the meaning off service as were completely disorganised in every aspect, Special board out front of hotel advertized lunch special of beer fish and chips for $20.00,...More

Thank Ross S
Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks, for your review which helps us improve. The Esplanade is famous for its Peroni beer battered fish and chips. This is a fish and chip meal that uses Peroni beer in its batter. I can only assume that the board was misumderstood. But...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First I would like to say the food and staff were nice. BUT we will never go back again as the whole time we were eating our meal we had unruly kids keep running past us shouting etc. The parents were sitting in another part...More

1  Thank Karen D
Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review, it helps us improve our service. The Esplanade is a family friendly place and not the snooty establishment it once was. I recall the time in question and one parent was sitting outside and one inside so the children did...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Four of us had breakfast at this Hotel during school holidays. We each received a very good meal at a very reasonable cost. The quantities were generous and quality very good.The day was cool and this quaint Hotel had the fire going making it very...More

1  Thank Bondpet
Front Office M, Manager at The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review and I am pleased taht you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Always great service here. We also came another day and just had drinkies. Our meals came out in good time, yummy as usual. It was Friday night and extremely busy with people at the bar but we ate in the back room restaurant and no...More

1  Thank Frances195522
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The seafood platter and cheese board are great value to share, and the meals are always good too. Menu is not cheap, but the ambience and the location to sit and watch the harbour is fantastic. Just across the road from the ferry to the...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea - but watch the recent movie 'The Accountant' and your view of us number-crunchers may change!! 5 of us enjoyed a wonderful evening dinner in what seemed to be a private room - old England decor being readied for...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Sadly many heritage hotels retain their historical facade,but have been gutted and modernised inside. Not The Esplanade. It is so beautiful inside with an abundance of historical features. It seems to have been restored and maintained lovingly. My husband and I were torn between eating...More

1  Thank aus_jenn
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Response from vaimaanga | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will take a reservation ..suggest you ask for one of the two tables in the front window that will give you privacy and a nice outlook .. we are normally a twosome .. the table could take four comfortable it is round... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291
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