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Jack Tar

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Wynyard Quarter | Jellicoe Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-303 1002
08:00 - 01:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been recommended Swashbucklers down the road but they were full and the place was freezing and full of screaming kids so we decided to take a walk to the Wynyard Qtr. Jack Tar has a menu that pleased the whole family and it was warm and cosy despite it being a very cold night and it's a large... More 

Thank Allena D
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This extensive restaurant in the Wynyard Quarter of Auckland offers plenty of seating, both inside and out, as well as bar stools while you wait. It appears to be very popular and tables can be at a premium at different times. That said, staff were very friendly and look after us by ensuring that we didn't feel 'crowded'. Plenty of... More 

Thank DaFi11
Christchurch, New Zealand
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442 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday lunch and the restaurant quickly filled up. A good variety of typical pub food which is reasonably priced. I had the Roasted Chicken on truffle mash which was very tasty. Particularly the gravy. The food options are good and Jack Tar is a good option in this area.

Thank TheSnakebite
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a late lunch on a Sunday. They were very busy and there was about a 40 min wait to eat. We did not mind that and grabbed a drink and sat out the back for a drink. Within 15 mins we were told there was a table outside the front. We sat down enjoyed our drink... More 

Thank HelenGlenn
Newmarket, Canada
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193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location on Freeman's Bay is perfect and we were able to get a patio seat. Pricing was high largely due to the location and other restaurants of similar pricing on the waterfront. While we were not ordering alcohol due to the pricing, we were asked for the first time ever to give them my credit card that they would... More 

Thank John B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great night. The food was fabulous and the service was good. Enjoyed our visit very much. Would recommend this as a place to dine.

Thank Sarndra O
Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to get great tasting bar food. Don't expect fancy cuisine, it is not that sot of place. Everyone in our group of eight had a fantastic meal. Service was excellent, attentive and very friendly. We were served in quick time, impressive with a full house.

Thank Hano59
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Took some old friends here for dinner and catch up. Location is good down on the waterfront where all the action is, but the place is pretty noisy and not the best place to hold a conversation. The place is not cheap, but when I asked if I could get the green beans instead of the spinach with my steak,... More 

Thank CosmosBuddy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My partner & i had brunch at Jack Tar over Easter and were very impressed. They have a great setting with a lot of outdoor tables right on the old wharf and the atmosphere indoors is excellent as well. The menu covered most of the bases required for brunch and the food was superb. The meals were fairly large, which... More 

Thank Grant H
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot Huge selection of food and drink Great atmosphere Friendly staff Very centrally located in the Viaduct Will definitely be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wynyard Quarter | Jellicoe Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 1002

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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?