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The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar

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European, New Zealand
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1 Victoria Road, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

take one of the front window tables and enjoy the ambience of this gracious hotel … the menu is varied and a good selection, a good wine list, white tablecloths and linen napkins, always a good sign, staff very pleasant, prices medium.

Thank vaimaanga
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been here quite a few times without any complaints but seems it all happened on the one day. Went there with a group for brunch and I felt the welcome on arrival was very luke warm from the hostess. We were not told that our tables were set up and were just waved in the direction of the... More 

Thank Kiwikid0
East Wenatchee, Washington
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241 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stopped here to have coffee outside on the sidewalk. This is a wonderfully restored hotel and it was located just a few steps to the dock for our ship.

Thank Blondedawg
Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Dropped in for brunch as it was just starting to rain. The resturant is opposite the ferry building enterence. We had the mussels and the shrimp & scallop linguine. The mussels were to die for. Very enjoyable and the serving will put most Auckland resturants to shame. Linguine was well presented and was full of shellfish. Perrfect. All in all... More 

Thank Bugsy13
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We shared a drink here at sunset overlooking the ferry and harbour. Nice atmosphere, staff friendly and good selection of wines.

Thank MsDarcyTwining
Los Angeles
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great location and very popular with cruise ship pax. Late lunch following a bus tour around Devonport. Outdoor seating as well as some indoor. Food well presented and hot. GF option. Snapper with walnuts good - hot & crisp! But the salad was not so great because the dressing was very, very oily. Others would probably find it the exact... More 

Thank IJtraveller
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

We sat outside - very pleasant views. Fish and chips were delicious and the summer salad had a 1/2 of an avocado. Reasonably priced at 60 NZD Including 1 draft beer for each of us.

Thank David K
Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Charming old hotel with a lovely restaurant/bar at the front. It faces the Devonport Wharf and on a sunny day/evening is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the views. They have a very reasonable happy hour from 5-7pm and it was packed on the Friday night we went. Food is also very good and reasonably priced esp for the... More 

Thank desktraveller101
Newcastle, Australia
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We had breakfast in this hotel. Good food and nicely presented. One of our party had bangers and mash and said it was delicious.

Thank Newcastlef00d13
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Have to say this is just such a find. Off the ferry from the city and right in front of you. Amazing service, great food & wine and fun atmosphere.

Thank GordoTrish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291

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