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The Commons

) #12 of 45 Restaurants in North Shore City $$ - $$$ , International,
21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2791
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (6 reviews)
“brisket” (2 reviews)
“arancini” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went there a couple of times for weekend lunch. Once with a group of 5. On both occasions, the food were of very good standard, much better then some restaurants in town. The lamb rack, Chicken Kiev, and steaks were well cooked and delicious. Service...More

Thank wearetravellers
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We recently visited The Commons for lunch. We were both very happy with our lamb racks, came with a very tasty sauce. Dessert was also delicious. We will definitely return again.

Thank howham
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Called in during shopping trip to Takapuna and stayed instead heading back to shops. We had the shared platter, good choice of meats, yummy olives, pate and breads. Plenty for two people and presented beautifully. Glass of wine with suggestions from the waiter. Relaxing meal...More

Thank Gill J
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for lunch. The atmosphere was good, not too many people around so we had the booth area to ourselves. Service was good and the food choices weren't too bad. Prices are little bit on the high side but overall...More

Thank RegNZ
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely won't be bothering with this one again.... - Seated quickly no issues, service non existent from then on - Drinks ordered at the bar - only 6 of 8 of our initial drinks ordered actually arrived at the table, had to go back to...More

Thank Scottyboykiwi
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here before a show, great outdoor themed courtyard which offers an outdoor vibe whilst still being undercover. The young girl that took our order had the personality of the bench we sat at, and offered us more sass than customer...More

Thank nomadmattm
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Popped in for a quick beer and snack. The beers are priced about the same as all other city bars, too high but that's life in the big smoke. We ordered the antipasto platter and frankly we were a little surprised that for $48 we...More

Thank swampykevin
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were a group of 6 the place was not terribly busy, now I understand why! It took ages for one of our friends just to get served at the bar, even though it wasn't busy. We dined in the restaurant the food was good,...More

Thank gberryman2016
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Enjoyable evening spent twice here, once on a date and once with a girlfriend. Didn't eat, just had drinks, but really nice relaxed atmosphere in semi outdoor setting. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Pizza was great, as were the arancini and fries we ordere. We were a group of 9 and everyone was very happy with their orders. Service was prompt and friendly. Something on offer at every price point and the courtyard atmosphere was great.

Thank Joe B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  North Shore City
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2791
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