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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

#100 of 1,666 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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New Zealand
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269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Popped in here with no booking on Saturday night but managed to get a table after waiting just a few minutes. Very attentive staff and tasty food. Would definitely return here again. No signage outside, so you have to know where to look.

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Thank CactusRose
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

this is our local cafe and we have gone often since it opened but I had yet ANOTHER very DISAPPOINTING meal there AGAIN yesterday and I think I won't be going back. It's over priced for what it is and the quality which used to be good has gone way down. Also the portion sizes have gotten smaller over time... More 

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Thank bmtnrs
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Great, relaxed service and a lively and busy spot with a good atmosphere. Food is always excellent; fresh, complex flavours and perfect sized portions. There's a good reason this place is always busy! Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wow !what a view from this cafe/bistro.We were snacking so shared a pizzetta on this occasion pulled lamb mint and gremolata, just delicious we could have eaten one each !! Coffee just great, my choice cappuccino and unlike Sydney cafes, I have found , as I did here, that in NZ you do no have to stress that you want... More 

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Thank Maggie R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The fish and chips was one the best I had. The lamb was excellent. Service was really remarkable. Overall, I had a fantastic experience.

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Thank Gavin P
Auckland, New Zealand
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99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Is a great restaurant with a nice view, great food, excellent costumer service good parking area. Now not too sure if is a great place for a private meetings, dates or special occasion coz all the tables are super close each other not privacy at all. U can hear all the conversations next to u.

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Thank manrehe
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Well designed cafe overseeing the beach. Ample staff although busy on weekends. The big breakfast was delicious.. the best I've tasted so far in Auckland. Kudos to the service staff who provided attentive personalised service!

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Thank SGDOH62
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Excellent food, that doesn't leave you stuffed. Very tasty, healthy meal. Unfortunately everyone else knows it too, hence very busy.

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Thank Carl A
New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We live about 3 hours away from Auckland but when we head up and get the chance, we always like to dine here for lunch. Everytime we come, it is ALWAYS packed. But we never have to wait long for a table (20mins or less) as the system they have in place is very well thought out. Food is top... More 

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Thank FoodServiceInspector
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We dine in this Cafe every so often and are never disappointed! Service and Food is amazing. They make heaps in-house which is great. There are a lot of staff that have been there the whole time we have been going, and they remember you. They don't take bookings on the weekends but have a fantastic waiting system (and you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
Description
Opened December 2012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?