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Tony's The Original Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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27 Wellesley St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:15
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Honomu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, prepared as described in the menu. The eye fillet was cooked as requested. We also got the lamb rump. This was a new preparation for us so it took a little getting used to. My husband ordered the $1 oysters. It still had a pretty strong seafood smell, perhaps a fresh smell. The waiter was very patient and... More 

Thank Cherilyn D
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I judge restaurants by my "Fat Duck" scale, where the Fat Duck is a 10 and other Michelin stared restaurants I have eaten in are 8 or 9. Everyday restaurants rarely get above a 5 on my scale. Tony's Steak and Seafood restaurant was welcoming, friendly and efficient. We were taken straight to a table and given glasses of water... More 

Thank Michael O
Herzlia, Israel
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190 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location in central Auckland is very good, the interior arranged with taste. The menu is based on steaks, lamb, and seafood. The food was very well cooked, especially the lamb with mint sauce. The Toi Toi Chardonnay was quite good. Service was nice and polite, a little slow. A bit expensive, but this is New Zealand, and overall we... More 

Thank Dan R
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best seafood chowder ever washed down with a fine Marborough Chardonnay Friendly and engaging staff in a great atmospheric old style cafe with timber booths and window seats. I will certainly travel 2600 kms again to experience this fabulous cafe

Thank Kerron M
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769 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting from the US and unfortunately came during the rains. That did not stop us from exploring downtown Auckland with rain coat and umbrella in hand. Having read about Tony's on tripadvisor we decided to take a break from the rain and stop in for lunch. We love the cozy feel of the steakhouse. We ordered the petite... More 

Thank wwjd1947
Vang Vieng, Laos
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love tonys! Its like an old friend whom you dont see for a while, have kids , move houses and cities and then run into after meeks/months/years and its like nothing changed. . Except the friendship has gotten better. Get there. Eat the food. Soak in the vibe. You wont regret it.

Thank redstar999
Canberra, Australia
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure how to adequately capture our experiences with Tony's.. There were happy tears, singing, no oysters and a unanimous decision to go back a second night.... a little group of us were sent to Auckland on a work trip. Once settled in our hotel, there was a consensus regarding the need for dinner, and that said dinner should... More 

Thank Amanda M
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fantastic. Great choice of menu. Steak with blue cheese beautiful and the lamb rump with roasted veg divine. Scrumptious desserts

Thank Prof1Cheshire
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82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table through First Table which gives you 50% off everything apart from drinks. (Definitely do this so you don't have to pay full price!) You can only book for 5pm, but for half price, who can complain! The seafood chower was one if the best I've had. Not "fishy" at all, and had heaps of seafood in... More 

Thank I-am-amy-nz
Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on Tony's by chance and enjoyed it so much that we went back there for a second meal a few days later. The food is based around steaks, but everything we had was tasty and the portions a good had the Fillet Mignon and the Burger, my wife had the lamb salad both times as it was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Wellesley St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 373-4196

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