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Woodpecker Hill

196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 5055
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (36 reviews)
“bok choy” (28 reviews)
“crispy eggplant” (15 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The other night we had the pleasure of having the (pre-ordered) spring roast lamb meal. It was outstanding, and perfectly paired with the Pinot. The mix of flavours was incredibly clever, and modernised a good ol’ kiwi classic. We are still talking about it and...More

Thank jennifer113388
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had another fantastic night at your restaurant last night - it's our favourite place for a special meal and we were celebrating my partner's birthday last night. We loved the two small plates we ordered, the eggplant and the shumai dumplings - the eggplant...More

Thank HelenN1600
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Woodpecker Hill for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Smokey Sunday’ menu. The service was excellent, and the food delicious. We particularly enjoyed the char-grilled duck and delightful dumplings. It has taken us quite a while to get round to eating a Woodpecker Hill,...More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for an early dinner Monday night. Just two of us. Great welcome from the team at the door. Made us feel at home immediately. The kitout inside is fantastic. Lots of different eating areas catering for the groups, rowdies, families and intimate couples....More

Thank Iain B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, great food. Ben the waiter was a star. Great night. Recommended for a friendly family gathering.

Thank Dreamer42503042736
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked without issue for 5 people, it was a special occasion. The food was great and the wait staff polite. Something went awry with our order, we hadn’t received a particular dish even though apparently it had left the kitchen. Anyway a mix up...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at Woodpecker hill was spot on. Great atmosphere and comfortable stylish setting. The food was amazing for everyone in our group with included meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. It was so nice to have a menu that was so easily adapted to suit non...More

Thank Melissa d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy the food at woodpecker hill, and the cocktails are delicious and so are the mocktails. I do prefer their old menu though. Good things shouldn’t change!

Thank Odyssey827640
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smoked beef brisket is a MUST. Ricotta doughnuts to die for. Wild mushroom dumplings are much more than the usual small ones and almost a meal in themselves ! Excellent service and wine.

Thank WayneCanberra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Woodpecker Hill didn't disappoint. I'd only been here for dinner previously, but enjoyed lunch more for some reason. The dishes are interesting, all with an Asian touch and very tasty. Nicely presented too. Our waiter deserves credit for organising it so we had the dishes...More

Thank 52phantom
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26 August 2018|
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Response from PaulH1961 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to address this question directly to the kitchen to get an accurate response. As Woodpecker Hill uses tomatoes and cheese you should be aware that there is a lot of naturally occuring MSG in their food (which is... More
26 August 2018|
Response from keithg547 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a question you must ask the restaurant as it is Asian oriented and MSG is part of the cooking culture
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-309 5055
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