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Soul Bar and Bistro

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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-356 7249
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently met with family for a very upmarket lunch . Great range to choose from. A little on the expense side for my liking , superb location and special ambience .

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Thank marleneries
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent lunch venue. Great location and excellent for people-watching during a very fine lunch. Whitebait entree and Snapper main course absolutely perfect. Extensive wine list too. A bit expensive for food and wine but cant fault anything else.

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Thank sandy6662016
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is full, turning tables over and turning hopefuls away whilst it's neighbours are half empty. No surprise why. The food is elegant, interesting, fresh and pretty. Wine list is a terrific, eclectic mix of NZ, Aussie and old world classics - typically for NZ they are overpriced but it seems the norm (is it tax or profit?). Staff... More 

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delray beach, fl
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved our lunch at Soul today. Ate on the glamorous outdoor deck surrounded by locals. Best seafood chowder ever- hint of curry took it over the top! Also went wild for the Smoked fish appetizer and fish of the day. Service was impeccable. Wish we weren't leaving Auckland tomorrow so we could go back for more!

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant on two occasions during a 4 day stay in Auckland. The service , setting ,ambience and of course food is just fantastic. Standouts were the fresh oysters ,scampi and calamari starters , whilst the whole flounder and snapper are excellent main choices. We washed down our lunch with a snappy rose- perfect for the... More 

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Thank WaWa1963
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3 days in Auckland and have been here twice. First time was for a couple of drinks before dinner somewhere else. We were attracted by the obvious buzz from the place. Looking in from the harbour there was a good crowd and the music was just right. The service was impeccable and the wine selection excellent. We had our drinks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been there for the first time recommended by my friend. It is quite pack on friday night but the service is good. Tasty food but a bit pricey.

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Thank teerawata2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here only a few times but always enjoyed it. This restaurant is not quite fine dining but it's close. The service is very good and the food tasty but not always perfect. This is a place you go to for a nice meal with great ambience. We'll eat here again.

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Thank MrYellowDuck
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Soul for our last night in Auckland after having booked as we were unable to get a table at peak time earlier in our stay. It was recommended to us by some chums who know it well. It did not disappoint even though it was busy. The food was great and we had a lovely white wine.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I enjoyed lunch at Soul Bar recently. We both enjoyed our meals - I had snapper and my friend had terakihi - fish cooked to perfection. We also shared stuffed courgette flowers and ciabatta bread to start. Also there was nothing wrong with the meal, it could have had something with it - maybe a salad garnish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-356 7249

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