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The Lumsden

) #395 of 1,867 Restaurants in Auckland €€ - €€€ , ,
444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-550 1201
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (12 reviews)
“hot wings” (2 reviews)
“bacon gravy” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
€€ - €€€
444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the bar after the Lions All Blacks test match and there was a good atmosphere amongst patrons discussing rugby and generally having a good time but staff were very unfriendly and officious. The lady who seemed to be the manager caused a major...More

Thank constanttraveller462
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sometimes it is necessary to express just how terrible service can be. The Lumsden bar deserves special mention as being the worst experience i have ever experienced. Not only are the bar staff rude. It was also the first time i have ever experienced a...More

Thank stevesheph
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for somewhere away from the CBD and with character and a welcome then visit the Lumsden. The range of beers on offer would satisfy any beer expert. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food - but would strongly...More

Thank Velox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out in a group of 4 mature women after the movies. We were shouted at by some officious woman as we entered and it went downhill after that. Eventually refused service by a barman saying we had been trouble since we entered. We overheard someone...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where to start? Everything was terrible. We ordered a fish burger, and a "cheese steak" burger. We then waited, and waited, even though the restaurant was almost completely empty. We filled the time by watching the "mice with wings" (sparrows) fly in and out of...More

Thank CR111
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Cosy informal place with great food and even better beer! Great location east to find, spicy wings are a must

Thank Mdggnz
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were in Auckland for a few weeks and frequented a few times to this establishment. The range of beers is great and the spicy chicken wings are amazing. They really are as hot as the menu suggests!

Thank Adam J
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great craft beer selection teamed up with a pizza. Staff can be a little rude and impatient while waiting to take your order. I'd say go for lunch and not dinner.

Thank Sharronr5b
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited here on a Saturday arvo while waiting to catch the train to Adele. Was really pleasant as we could sit outside and they had live music. Good range of bears and ciders and a good pub style menu.

Thank p_pebbles
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We are regulars here because we like the beer but the attitude of some staff here is awful. Be very wary of your bill. They often overcharge you. When we queried the bill the manager basically called us liars. For a $254 table spend we...More

Thank Ross T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-550 1201
  • E-mail
What is a Freehouse you ask? In a nutshell, it is exactly that...A bar that is Free from Big Brewery influence. We pour what we want based on taste and customer feedback. We are not under any contracts with any brewery so we only stock the very best that NZ brewers have to offer.
Welcome to the home of Craft Beer in Newmarket, Auckland!
A cool and laid back bar,with 15 local brews on tap, playing sweet tunes, with ideas and concepts throughout the bar that are just a little bit crafty. From darts, to pool, to chalkboard tables that have tic tack toe (naughts and crosses) lines painted on them so you can challenge your mates, to coasters made from recycled beer boxes, it's all a little crafty.
Kick back and try one of the largest craft beer selections Auckland has to offer. Conveniently located on the corner of Khyber Pass Road and Broadway in Newmarket, there is ample parking all around us in the many towers as well as plenty of street parking.
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