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The Refreshment Room

233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland Central, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8655
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland Central, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great views and warm service. Brought our family here for dinner and they enjoyed the entire experience🙂

1  Thank inu m
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Attended a wedding in the grotto downstairs. Worst dining experience I have ever experienced. Bringing in tables over top of guests, food awful- nothing hot (who eats cold roast potoes). Plates left empty on serving table and begrudgingly refilled when requested. Serving table tucked away...More

Thank Jillpatsow
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I am not commenting on the café/restaurant- only on the venue underneath. We attended a family wedding recently. 1. It was immediately obvious they had oversold the capacity & had insufficient tables & chairs. It took the help of a bridesmaid / groom’s father /...More

Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for a wedding and really couldn't believe how truely awful it was. They, dishonestly, told us they were able to cater for a much larger number of people than they could. They actually expected people to eat their meal standing, and did not...More

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We used to love driving out to this place from the city, as much for the food as the views. Now it's like something from 'Kitchen Nightmares'. Food that was both overcooked and cold (reheated in a microwave?) and when I told them that the...More

2  Thank Helene R
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We followed a recommendation to this scenic place. What we didn't know was that it changed owners and became arguably the biggest rip-off in Auckland. Let me run you through our disappointment. We ordered 3 starters 1 main and 1 side to share. My girlfriend...More

2  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great place to stop for lunch or dinner, interesting menu. My husband and I shared the small plate of meatballs and a side of broken potatoes with feta cream - very nice! Incredible views back over Auckland from the Waitakeres. Great place to stop after...More

1  Thank LindaGuirey
Reviewed 11 August 2017

On a cafe road trip with some friends and this was our 2nd stop for a bite to eat for lunch. We were certainly not disappointed from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left. We were greeted by very friendly...More

2  Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Baseem and Sarah took over a while ago and they are so welcoming and friendly without being unctuous. They will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time with them. The food is varied but I love their pork belly and...More

1  Thank jandjcallen
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Last time we ate at this restaurant we came away in awe, loving the food and the service. As it was my birthday and I wanted to show off our local lovely restaurant I invited friends and family along for a lovely dinner but was...More

2  Thank Kelly202014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland Central, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-817 8655
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The Refreshment Room is all about fresh, homemade and inspired, rustic Italian cooking. We make almost all of our food onsite and incorporate locally produced organic and seasonal ingredients into our meals; also supplemented by our chef-tendered vegetable garden. We cater for vegetarian, gluten free and vegan diners. We provide a relaxed, dining experience with a large outdoor deck and stunning views of the Waitakere bush. Only five minutes from Titirangi Village. We host large groups, banquet dining, functions and events.
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