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Ponsonby Road Bistro

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165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1611
12:00 - 00:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:30
Sat 16:30 - 00:30
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a very delicious dinner here. Atmosphere pleasant. Service very good. I had an absolutely delicious lamp rump served on roast corn and rice with a very unusual array of seasoning and flavors. My wife had the fish of the day served with a extremely tasty salsa. For desert we split a dish of lemon and... More 

Thank ManjidelMondo
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was worth the taxi ride from our hotel! The food was first class, with flavours dancing off the plate. I had the lamb....perfect. I believe the menu changes regularly, which is quite right, so check online before you go. I think booking is essential. Don't miss it. It's a bit special! The service was also brilliant.

Thank lastword2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a night out with friends or as a couple this venue has great food (big plates if you are hungry), excellent wines and attentive friendly staff. Will not disappoint. An added advantage you can sit at the central bar for a drink before dinner (something only found in a quality venue).

Thank JohnScutt
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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437 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

came for dinner with friends from overseas a few days before Christmas. Service was very slow at first (maybe they were under staffed?), although the staff were friendly. Had lamb ($35.50), NZ clams and pasta ($34.50) and the market fish ($34.50) as mains. Lovely chunky fries ($8.50). Crème Brule for dessert ($14.50). Food was pleasant but not really a "wow."... More 

Thank Skin197
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with my friends for a Christmas get together. The staff were fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. Drinks were refilled quickly, meals were so good that I can't wait to go back! What a great find. All our meals (there were eight of us) were great. The way the restaurant was set up, our table was tucked down... More 

Thank jjsAuckland
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Spending some time with friends in Auckland, we went to this established venue in the up and coming Ponsonby Road area. A relatively short menu with outstanding choices. A reasonable wine selection with good alternatives. Nice atmosphere and warm and efficient service. Highly recommended.

Thank Fernando B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The service, the atmosphere and the food was absolutely fabulous. All staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. The food was first class and very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed dinner and will be sure to come back next time I am in the area.

Thank Possumeyes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Having lived in the area for many years now Ponsonby Road Bistro is one of my favourites, consistency in great food, wonderful service make this a firm favourite and the friends I have taken there all agree. If you get the chance pop in, they will always make you feel welcomed.

Thank Steve L
New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Possibly one of the most delicious meals I've ever had (lamb kebab / roasted cauliflower side), only issue - the main course was not served warm enough. Overall, amazing flavours and great gluten free options including a wonderful warm chocolate pudding.

Thank N B
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Fabulous food, interesting menu and very accommodating of our needs. Loved it so went back for seconds!

Thank bearclan04

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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, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
16:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1611

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