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The Engine Room

) #99 of 1,867 Restaurants in Auckland €€€€ , European, Gluten Free Options
115 Queen Street, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
+64 9-480 9502
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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18:00 - 23:00All hours
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
115 Queen Street, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here to celebrate a birthday. We all had great meals and the atmosphere and staff were fantastic. The only thing that was the menu is written on the wall and I couldn't see it from the angle I was at so...More

Thank rachyrach99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to have celebrated our anniversary. The lighting was dim but not too dark, we were lovely and warm and our waitress was outstanding. She was very approachable, accommodating and knowledgeable. Our meals were delightful- would love to see that Cauliflower Gratin...More

2  Thank McFly91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family meal for a birthday and the service was outstanding. The main courses were great but the desserts were outstanding

1  Thank WildcatNZ
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I went here for dinner with my friends to celebrate my birthday. I noticed other reviews about the blackboard menu, that was a little hard to read but not a game changer. The food was quote average I had the beef cheeks too much liquid...More

1  Thank Nighthound1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This restaurant is one of my favourite in Auckland. The quality of the food and service is second to none. It's great value too. Don't be put off by the fact that it's on the north shore - it's only 10 minutes from the CBD....More

1  Thank Andy99Auckland
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Always fabulous dining here at our local restaurant. Interesting food of high quality, beautifully presented with excellent but unobtrusive service.

1  Thank Renelle G
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We came for dinner and enjoyed some wonderful food with great service. Since our last visit the place has increased in size and seems to be more of a casual bistro with a wider appeal to all ages from baby upwards. We did find the...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal tonight at The Engine Room. The service was superb, right from the moment I booked online through to when we were greeted at the door, and as we left after dinner. Ambience of the restaurant was perfect. Food was delicious...More

Thank RMQuin
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We ate here last week, and it was just amazing. The service was excellent, the decor really good, superb choice of wines and cocktails - and food to die for! It gets very busy so make sure yo book well in advance as it wold...More

Thank Lizc365
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Consistently one of the best overall dining experiences in Auckland and ideal for both social occasions and business entertaining. A bit off the beaten track at Northcote Point and parking can be an issue with the Movie Theatre across the road, BUT always worth the...More

Thank Kevin D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
If we book for 6.30 does that mean we have to be out early for second sitting guests? That is always the message that appears to have been given in the past. Has that changed since the refurb as we just stopped trying to come and here that may not be the case any more? Thanks Deborah
3 July 2016|
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Response from mrmaccnz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Deborah, I can't say for sure but I have never felt hurried which makes a nice change from the churn and burn other places which make it obvious you aren't welcome after dessert! Why not call them and just ask?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Queen Street, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-480 9502
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