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Vapor Restaurant

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Kirkbride & Cnr Ascott Road, Mangere 1701, New Zealand (Formerly Pennys Restaurant)
+64 9-275 1059
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Skipped the buffet simply because of the following; --it was NOT at all appealing --poor presentation --limited choice, and --$41/= is nothing but a RIP-OFF So ordered a la carte and after a long wait was served food that was certainly NOT of the Holiday Inn standard. On a brighter note, I must confess, the Waitresses were very polite and... More 

Thank arby235
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is way over the top, why can you not just serve up a simple burger or pizza without all the fancy names and trimmings? There was a buffet at just over $40 per person, again way too fancy, this place was more like something found down on the waterfront. The menu in the bar did not really change... More 

Thank Jakeal82
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We chose the a la carte menu as the buffet looked very average. Our starter of garlic bread took 45 minutes to come and was only just warm when it eventually came. The main courses were generous in size but our fish was overcooked.

Thank Gordy129
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Rather than accept the Buffet which I thought was a little overpriced $41pp I opted for the a la carte, and was very pleasantly surprised. Our Waiter Frank was a fantastic chap, he was very helpful and went out of his way to ensure everything was just perfect. We will have no hesitation in returning to this Hotel & Restaurant.

Thank Gillerlee
Wellington, New Zealand
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165 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I had both a dinner and a lunch here, and both more than met my expectations. There is a generous buffet for $42 but I chose a la carte and it was well worth it. Service was excellent, and staff are to be congratulated.

Thank Finona68
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214 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We ate at the ‘Vapor Restaurant’ in this busy hotel the night before a flight. The food was very good, there was a reasonable wine list and the service was excellent. Friendly, well trained, happy staff who knew their job and were enjoying themselves too.

Thank JMarpleInc
Wellington, New Zealand
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128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the few hotel restaurants I've actually eaten in. Usually you'd go out. But nice food and good value for money. Friendly staff too. Check out the photos. Good wine list too.

Thank thatraynerlad
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch & dinner as our flight was delayed ten hours and the airline put us up here for free and paid for our meals as well. The lunch buffet was ok but the dinner buffet was spot on. Fresh seafood, great dessert and cheese options, filling mains. Lots of meat, could have done with more veges... More 

Thank Bronwyn J
Eugene, Oregon
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211 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had the buffet one night. I believe it starts at 6, I arrived at 615.  Unfortunately, while the food tastes reasonably good and there was a decent variety, it was all cool to lukewarm at best. I mean everything.  You would expect it to be hot so early into service. When I paid for my meal, which wasn't cheap -... More 

Thank RFA2249
Cambridge, New Zealand
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Book in for Dinner as we were staying at the Holiday Airport Inn and we were not disappointed. Prompt friendly service and the BEST calamari I have had ever. My husbands lamb salad was also excellent.

Thank AngelsRest_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
05:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirkbride & Cnr Ascott Road, Mangere 1701, New Zealand (Formerly Pennys Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: +64 9-275 1059

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