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O'Connell St Bistro

3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (10 reviews)
“tartare” (4 reviews)
“wine list” (26 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Everything from the staff through to the food was great ! The wait staff were knowledgable and attentive , and the food was amazing . We highly recommend this restaurant , you won't be disappointed .

Thank marcnjack
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hello marcnjack Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for recommending us to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Divine food - subtly infused flavours. Excellent service! The whole experience was a pleasure - thank you for a fabulous evening.

Thank Diane H
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hello Diane H Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent evening at the Bistro & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Service: 10/10 Ambience: 10/10 Quality of Food: 10/10 Menu selection: 10/10 Wait time: 10mins Cost: $160 Degustation Absolutely amazing experience!!! There had been a lot of thought, pride and passion put into the menu, the food was beyond delicious!! They offer an a la carte...More

Thank DFKAuckland
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Hello DFKAuckland Thank you so much for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us last week & loved the "new look" O'Connell Street Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon....More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

The quality of the food was amazing, great wine list at decent prices and the service was outstanding - can highly recommend.

1  Thank Mark C
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Hello Mark C Thank you very much for your recent review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is a long established restaurant with an enviable reputation and it lives up to it. Excellent, high quality food, great presentation, tastes divine, attentive, knowledgeable service but not too intrusive. You can converse without others necessarily overhearing you. Loved it.

2  Thank WingerJack
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello WingerJack Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Bistro & look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had been told by two other couples that this was a great place to dine in Auckland. We booked well in advance and "saved" it for our farewell night with friends we had been traveling with. First of all, there is zero ambiance. The...More

1  Thank merizonsv
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello merizonsv We're sorry that you felt disappointed after your visit to O'Connell Street Bistro. The Bistro is created as a modern back street European Bistro & due to the nature of our location & the building we are housed in does not have large...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were only in Aukland for a couple of days and were recommended to go to the legendary O'Cconells Bistro and have the house speciality Rabbit Pappardelle. When I asked the Concierge at our Hotel to book me in for that evening he said he...More

1  Thank M34k51
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello M34k51 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. It was nice to meet you when you popped in to make your reservation & we are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us later that evening. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

Exceptional in every way: booking, service, ambiance and especially the food. And great wine list Recommend the fresh fish. Will betop of our list if we return.

Thank Chris B
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello Chris B Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent evening at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to O'Connell Street Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a small intimate place which is suitable for business diners during the day and couples in the evening. Every meal here has been delicious and the service is excellent.

2  Thank Beep83
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello Beep83 Thank you for taking the time to post a TripAdvisor review. We're are delighted that you continue to enjoy O'Connell Street Bistro when you dine with us & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Service was fast and friendly they were aware we had somewhere to be food was bought out promptly & was delicious booked ahead and had a quiet wee area which made the evening even more perfect definitely recommend the popcorn ice corn ice cream!

Thank Jazzmin W
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Hello Jazzmin W Thank you for taking the time to review O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed your recent experience at the Bistro, in particular the pop corn ice cream & we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
rodney882
Can you cater to both vegetarians and Celiac's and are you open for lunch ?
9 November 2015|
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Response from CUpton1 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we can cater for both vegetarians & coeliacs. The Bistro is open for lunches Monday to Friday from 11.30am. Kind Regards Amanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
  • E-mail
Description
Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro.

Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000.

Reservations are recommended
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