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Villager

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Upland Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-523 3505
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

While the Villager may have been great in its day it is now closed permanently and has been for a few months. New owners took over and both service and food quality dropped dramatically. Not surprisingly after things went downhill it went into liquidation then shut up shop. Nearest bars worth visiting if you are in the area are The... More 

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Auckland
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We have been here on several occasions and the place is always pumping so obviously very popular. The staff are really good and the food is good 'pub grub' although not somewhere to go if you're wanting healthy options. They have Wings Wednesday and other nightly specials which are excellent for a group of hungry people. All in all a... More 

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Thank Karen C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

If you live in the Remuera vicinity, the Villager is a great local meeting place. The food is good with some surprises such as the ribs and even the nachos being better than average, while the squid can be hit or miss. The atmosphere is typical pub with a few tables outside and three distinct areas inside (in front of... More 

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Thank mlahm
Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Probably Friday night is not the best time for an end of week meal. We dined last Friday because didn't feel like cooking. Service is not the best but satisfactory. Food was acceptable but expensive for what it was; given that one is sitting in a pub which is noisy! I accept that bars by their nature are noisy and... More 

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Thank Judith D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I think there was a new pub quiz that tuesday. 28th july.. Cqdify Pub Quiz... Thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me interested for long even though I wasn't there quiz with graphs. Monteiths was good.. food was good..ordered a Aucklander pizza n crispy fish burger. Overall fantastic. Good time pass

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Thank Anigr8
AUCKLAND
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194 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We are an ex military aircrew group and we meet here once a month for a beer, talk and lunch. The Villager is ideal for our purpose with pleasant staff and a good ambience. The food is good. I give the french fries a 10. However it's a pity they no longer have pies on their menu - they were... More 

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Thank HACKER69
Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Just had a Friday evening 'after work' drink and the place was buzzing. Good selection of craft beers and the food looked good and plentiful although we didn't partake.

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Thank FLYINGBLUEDOG
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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311 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Been here now a few times and have enjoyed it each time for rugby, for drinks with mates, dinner with family or dinner with the fiancé. The food is really basic and really tasty and really reasonable. Lots to choose from but cannot go past the beers, pizza, burgers and buffalo wings.

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Thank Shaun T
Auckland New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Visited 1pm 16 March 2014. There were 3 of us. We order mussels, chicken burger and village burger. Mussels were stale and couldn't be eaten. Chicken burger was burnt. Believe it or not the village burger wasn't too bad but all the fries were average. Service was. The service was totally hopeless (young waitresses who spend more time socializing than... More 

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Thank 1mmm1
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Ordered spicy buffalo wings and out came 4 chicken wings for $16.90. Questioned the cost as thought this must be a typo but no. I was appalled at the cost and was told these are the prices of Remuera which i said is not the case at all.We left and will not be back in a hurry.

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Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upland Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-523 3505

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