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The Commons

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Bar, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
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21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2791
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 12:00 - 11:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for drinks on a Thursday night. Main bar was closed ( at about 9.30pm!) so we ordered drinks from the courtyard bar. The guy working there was unfriendly & rude. No wonder the place was empty. Will never go back.

Thank SuzieT71
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148 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within Takapuna choices of Bars, Eateries has improved a great deal. Especially over the last two years, The Commons is one of the contemporary bars with great ambience indeed. Music, Atmosphere & Setting are just the ticket for a most enjoyable afternoon/ evening with great company. Photos are a great judge as I've attached. Had great wait & bar staff... More 

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got given a GrabOne voucher for this restaurant and the reviews look mixed on here, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect. We went on a Sunday evening and it was very good. I wonder if the high ceiling and bare look would make it very noisy when busy. This particular evening it wasn't even half... More 

Thank Kim M
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a number of times. Always hoping for a better experience as the location is good. Food is reasonable but the service and staff are disinterested. This is a bar that serves food really. There are many other better dining options around.

Thank Theresa A
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very good however the staff and bathrooms just killed the place We were seated then forgot about, ie no menu's no drinks and it wasn't buisy When we did finaly get service it went ok The best was when we asked for the bill, the staff member went to the bar and began to check her Facebook... More 

Thank David F
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Booked for Valentines dinner, was surprised there was reference to the day in the restaurant at all - no flowers on the table, nothing decorated or special for the day. Service was fine, waitress attentive but we felt rushed. Arrived at 6.20 pm and were gone by 7.45 after having a 3 course meal. Ordered the aranchi balls from the... More 

Thank 11Seamount
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely eatery in Takapuna.. Great service the food was delicious nice decor. Sat outside under the umbrella . Would be great to have a drink there also. Variety on the menu, including kids meals. Price range is average food was excellent, especially the homemade chips

Thank Pussycatmafia
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Signature Range Tonic Water Is Not OK. Especially when you have Hendricks and Tangueray 10 on the shelf.

Thank jfrogthevirus
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Place is set out perfectly the decor is stunning a perfect place anytime to meet . Menu varied and drinks menu varied.

Thank joanne c
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I did write this directly to The Commons - to give them the chance to respond before making it public, but of course after a week I have not heard anything. Surprise, surprise. It's not often I write in like this, but on this occasion I have to put this in writing as I was pretty horrified by my experience... More 

Thank jowalden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  North Shore City
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2791

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