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2 Beach Front Lane | Browns bay, North Shore City, New Zealand
+64 9-479 6931
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

My family visited here last week, and The waitress told us to be seated and told us they were to bring us a menu. We have waited more than 5 minutes and noone gave us the menu, so I went to the counter to grab the menu. After we have decided what we wanted to order, The waitress told us... More 

2 Thank Hongnz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

My wife and I decided to drop in without reservation, as we noticed that the restaurant was only a quarter full. The young teenage waitress made it quite clear (subliminally) that she didn't want to work too hard on the night and made us feel quite uncomfortable. The wine advertised on the board wasn't available and she wasn't helpful regarding... More 

4 Thank SC22363
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Quite expensive with nice but limited menu. Great location, views and good indoor or outdoor seating. Seafood chowder always a hit, other items equally enjoyable. Be prepared to pay though as the alcohol puts the price way up when paying the bill. Oh, and check the bill before paying, twice we've been overcharged. Probably an honest mistake but...

2 Thank Carol K
North Shore City, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Very very average. Staff need a huge boost in freindliness and service to their paying clients. This wonderful setting is really let down by the lame, slow service (without a smile). I recommend avoiding and trying one of the newer cafes down the road (away from skate park)

Thank Robyn B
Staffordshire Moorlands
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This restaurant is opposite the beach at Browns Bay, with views towards Rangitoto Island. There is very comfortable outside seating. The menu is not extensive, and I felt the portions were small for the prices charged. Staff friendly and attentive.

2 Thank gerryshut
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We have visited Flax in Browns Bay on several occasions, so we immediately realised that the interior had been re-decorated and we liked it. The waiters were all very friendly. But that is where it stopped. Apart from the renovations, they have also introduced a new menu, and that did not impress us at all. The choice was small, and... More 

Thank schalk1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Flax's greatest strength is it's location just across the street from beautiful Browns Bay. Additionally - it has nice decor and comfortable seating on the footpath. The food is good. However the service is often aloof and on our last visit we were brought the wrong food twice. The coffee is average.

Thank Jensjourney
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Basically right on the beach, food and service excellent. Try the beetroot and haloumi salad if it's still on the menu.

Thank AucklandMeringue
Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Flax is a very nice restaurant. I love the seafood chowder, and they do fab burgers as well. There is outdoor seating in big comfortable sofas so you can watch people go by, and get a fantastic view of Browns Bay beach!

Thank SeonaidL
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

I took my mother to Flax for lunch. It wasn't overly busy but then it was mid-week in Browns Bay. We chose the chicken brie sandwich and the burger - Both were delicious. Good wholesome food and very generous portions as well. I had a lovely glass of wine, which went well with the burger! The service was good -... More 

Thank foodlover27264

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 2 Beach Front Lane | Browns bay, North Shore City, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  North Shore City
  • Phone Number: +64 9-479 6931

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?