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The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar

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1 Victoria Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand
€€ - €€€
1 Victoria Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had breakfast at this Hotel during school holidays. We each received a very good meal at a very reasonable cost. The quantities were generous and quality very good.The day was cool and this quaint Hotel had the fire going making it very...More

Thank Bondpet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always great service here. We also came another day and just had drinkies. Our meals came out in good time, yummy as usual. It was Friday night and extremely busy with people at the bar but we ate in the back room restaurant and no...More

Thank Frances195522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood platter and cheese board are great value to share, and the meals are always good too. Menu is not cheap, but the ambience and the location to sit and watch the harbour is fantastic. Just across the road from the ferry to the...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea - but watch the recent movie 'The Accountant' and your view of us number-crunchers may change!! 5 of us enjoyed a wonderful evening dinner in what seemed to be a private room - old England decor being readied for...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Sadly many heritage hotels retain their historical facade,but have been gutted and modernised inside. Not The Esplanade. It is so beautiful inside with an abundance of historical features. It seems to have been restored and maintained lovingly. My husband and I were torn between eating...More

Thank aus_jenn
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had had a large meal at lunch time and were just looking for something fairly light in the evening. We therefore gave the restaurant here (which looked very nice) a miss and ordered some food in the bar. The service and food were excellent....More

Thank W00dway
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We enjoyed a leisurely al fresco lunch here in the sunshine. The food was delicious and the service was good. It is worth venturing inside the building to explore as the decor is lovely

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and service. The classic prawn cocktail is still being talked about and the slow cooked lamb was one of our best meals in NZ. Glad we booked for our bigger group to ensure table. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the heritage building

Thank RobboMS
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We rode the ferry over from Auckland and decided to have lunch here. Very good food at reasonable prices. Nice old fashioned atmosphere. Located across from the Devnport Ferry Terminal.

Thank Rodger T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was very good and reasonably priced at 20$. The 1901 interior is fascinating and beautiful. Quite an experience going inside the hotel. We ate outside the front. There were some musicians playing in one of the rooms.It looks a great place to stay. The...More

Thank Pauline S
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10 March 2017|
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Response from vaimaanga | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will take a reservation ..suggest you ask for one of the two tables in the front window that will give you privacy and a nice outlook .. we are normally a twosome .. the table could take four comfortable it is round... More
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New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291
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