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The Esplanade Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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New Zealand
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687 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This café is on a premium site with views back over the harbor as well as along the waterfront. It is the premium place in Devonport to 'sit and watch the world go by'.

Thank Narziss
Bingley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by to see if a table was available on impulse rather than eat in Auckland itself and were given one in the bar which was really buzzy and a great atmosphere. We were told we would have to vacate the table after about an hour and a half as quiz was due to start but this gave us... More 

Thank mmccabe873
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but the service was terrible! Drinks arrived after food. Had to ask three times for a spoon to eat my chowder.

Thank Alex S
Wellington, New Zealand
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location makes it really inviting to sit down directly when you come of the ferry. And based on this we had our breakfast here. I had a salmon bagel, this was good. Coffee could have been a bit hotter. Decoration inside is worth of having a look, really nice, well maintained. Location is great. I loved sitting here and... More 

Thank Bea T
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This romantic hotel is located on the corner as you exit the ferry and has excellent food. We were seated in a room with four tables, so the noise level was minimal. We order snapper for dinner and I have to tell you it was delicious.

Thank Bill B
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

we were just walking past & decided to have a pop in, lunch & quick beer. Loved watching the people arriving off the ferry & passing by. Very convenient spot too.

Thank Kirsty T
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Been there on a grabone one voucher some years ago, loved it ever since. occassional family meals, Valentine, and even our 25th anniversary held there. Always a favorite place to dine, keep up the standard, guys.

Thank pstango
Brisbane, Australia
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1,456 reviews
760 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A fine place to have lunch with friends- we had beautiful food in a good atmosphere with a nice bottle of local wine

Thank Michael S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Came here for a light lunch on Sunday & was ushered to a table by the door which had pleasant views of the Auckland skyline. We both ordered Seafood Chowder (S18-00NZD) & a plate of Garlic toasted baguette ($7-50NZD) . We did not wait long & the Chowder came from the kitchen piping hot. The Chowder was full of flavour... More 

Thank pjkiwinz
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great peice of local history - wonderful architecture and interiro design. A great venue for large parties of people. Great coffee, yummy fish and chips, great happy hour! Good place to go for brunch at the weekend - sit indoors or outside under on of the many umbrellas. Live music from time to time and quiz nights. In winter... More 

Thank Ruth G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Devonport
  • 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?