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326 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland 0931, New Zealand
+64 9-427 4555
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good52%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef ribs” (2 reviews)
“live jazz” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
326 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland 0931, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was about 60% full and we were sat right adjacent to the bar with a table that seated 5 (!!). 3 of 'they' in the booth seat and mois on a chair. The xtra chair was decidedly in the way as people trying...More

Thank Msbbls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had 33 visit here, service very slow, waited over 40 mins for first meal to come out it, last meals arrived 1hr later, need more staff Owner apologised , probably wouldn’t go back

Thank Sydnee123
Reviewed 22 August 2018

10 of us for a family celebration - easily seated without feeling squashed in. Atmosphere was great, Staff Fabulous, everyone was eating a variety of meals - Pizza, Salads, mussels, Bass, Risotto, Calamari etc - all well presented and delicious. Definitely going back !!

1  Thank BarbS1229
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Lunched here today and loved it. Tastiest food I have eaten in an Auckland restaurant in ages. Lots of options and good GF options too. Hubby had "the best pizza he ever had". Waitress was friendly and attentive, and the background music was good and...More

1  Thank Piglethead
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We went to Downbeat with a group recently, there was 4 on our table. We had a choice of two menus, all our meals were good and a reasonable price, but drinks were very expensive and people who would normally buy a drink opted not...More

1  Thank Jeanne86
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Food delicious, excellent friendly chatty welcoming service. Spotlessly clean environment. Warm and throughly enjoyed

1  Thank BronteWilson
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had a night in Orewa and walked around to find a nice place for dinner with some sort of atmosphere. Walked past Downbeat heard the Jazz music and thought .... thats our place :) We had the New Orleans Woodfire Pizza....which was amazing and of...More

2  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A very nice restaurant. Very good service. A tad too loud even though the music is good. Meals were very good. Would recommend and will visit again.

1  Thank NikkiC2095
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Downbeat is a lovely cafe bar in Orewa only a few meters from the beach. We enjoyed the music, not too loud to drown out conversation but very much jazz as you would expect. They drink have live jazz most evenings. The food was delicious...More

2  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Terrible pizza. Being Italian, it was an insult to such a simple and pure type of food. Wood oven and yet you cannot make a good pizza. The technique to work the dough is horrendous. Domino's pizza is 10 times better and 15 times cheaper.

1  Thank Travellers457
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 09:59
11:00 - 10:59
11:00 - 10:59
11:00 - 10:59
11:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 09:59
10:00 - 09:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland 0931, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Orewa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-427 4555
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