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Tony's The Original Restaurant

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27 Wellesley St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
373-4196
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:15
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not really the best restaurant in town. The steak (had the fillet minion) was ok and the warm salad was also average. Price is quite steep though.

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Thank Peetzie
uk
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118 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant, very friendly staff. Excellent steaks, but try the fish and chips too. Good service. All round a great meal.

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Thank severus
Chelmsford Essex
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125 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this place and were not disappointed. Tricky to find as there are hoardings outside for the rail work that's going on all over the city. We hadn't booked but were found a table, service was quick, staff were friendly. The food was tasty and beautifully presented.

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Thank theoldone
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Tony's because it was close to my hotel. I got in without a reservation, though it was fairly crowded. Had a friendly server and a good steak with some local wine. Price was not too expensive for a nice, sit-down restaurant.

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Thank Greg M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a step back in time with Tony's mouthwatering steaks! Each time its perfect, the wait staff are friendly and it's worth every penny of its superb value. Old school retro at its best!

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Thank Bruza10
Tallahassee
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived without a reservation and were seated at the last table as the place was busy. The three of us all ordered the fish of the day, a Mediterranean style red snapper. It was cooked to perfection and was very tasty. Our server was outstanding. She got the orders just right and followed up to make sure we were... More 

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Thank 1Gr8nole
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined quite late in the evening, so the restaurant was not too busy and we did not have to wait long for our food. We were happy with the quality and value of the food and service from the staff. Would eat here again next time we are in town.

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Thank THT15
Ottawa, Canada
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429 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has changed little since the 60s, which was confirmed by staff, only having been enlarged.....lots of wood, heavy tables, pictures on the wall of the last 50 years, pictures under glass on the tables of past lives, money signed by patrons, pictures, postcards. The steak was delicious, properly done, pepper sauce was a good match and not overpowering.... More 

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Thank DJS1950
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was busy and had a real traditional feel about it. My husband found this place centrally and convieniently located. The staff were polite and effecient. The place clean. The menu promised nice food, but it was very plain. So extremely plain, but not particular cheap. My husband enjoyed his steak, and I endured my salmon with a rather... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have worked as a baker/chef, in functions and events up to management level. I love food and know it well. I would rate this as one of the best of its food style in New Zealand. It would blow any equivalent in Australia out of the water. I loved it and would eat here any time I visit Auckland.... More 

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Thank Ian S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:45 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Wellesley St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 373-4196

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