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O'Connell St Bistro

3 O'Connell Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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3 O'Connell Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on Friday January 31st. My water glass bottom fell when I first picked it up to drink from it! A full glass of water spilled all over my shirt and onto my lap, the staff moved us to another table, we...More

3  Thank Ledgerbar
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2015

Hello Ledgerbar I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience when you dined with us on January 31st. Firstly we apologise that for some unknown reason, one of our water glasses, which we have used without incident since the Bistro started business in 1997, broke...More

Reviewed 23 January 2015

A full banquet for an overseas delegation really impressed. The cauliflower/blue cheese soufflé was light and delicious, the lamb rump was cooked to perfection, and the dessert selection divine. A delightful evening. Service was impeccable, but discreet.More

1  Thank Llewellyn R
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2015

Hello Big Dogz S Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your dinner at the Bistro recently, especially as you were entertaining important guests from overseas. Thank you for choosing O'Connell Street Bistro for your dinner & we...More

Reviewed 22 January 2015

The other night I had the pleasure of dining at the outdoor tables at O'Connell St Bistro. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, the wine outstanding and the outside setting made the evening more interesting as we enjoyed the people watching that this outdoor...More

Thank Lisa T
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Hello Lisa T Thank you very much for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening again & look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 21 January 2015

Did not book, and were fortunate to get small table in 'bistro' area. Rather tall tables and stools which leave your legs dangling, so not too comfortable. Pleasant service and good food, but we felt it was a little overpriced. Not very memorable.More

Thank hollandNorthDevon
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Hello hollandNorthDevon Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy our bar area seating when dining, but are glad that you did enjoy our service & menu. If you choose to find with us again, I would recommend...More

Reviewed 17 January 2015

Beautiful food, fantastic service, classic wee bistro in the heart of the city. Enuf said - just go there!

Thank Tania W
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2015

Hello Tania W Thanks very much for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 22 December 2014

My husband and I came here for lunch and then again for dinner with a group. For lunch I wanted to try New Zealand lamb and it didn't disappoint. Was very tender and flavorful. The chocolate dessert was life changing. The restaurant was very busy...More

Thank vandyalum82
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2014

Hello Sondra W Thank you for your review of O'Connell St. Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed both occasions you dined at the Bistro. Have a safe & happy Christmas & New Year. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 24 November 2014

Was at O'Connell St Bistro with a group . We had a private room . Very high standard,compliments to the chef ,excellent service by staff . Our 3 course meal was amazing beautifully presented and a great choice on our set menu . We all...More

Thank PUMPKIIN
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2014

Hello Pumpkiin 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 welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

This was our first dinner in Auckland and it turned out to be an excellent choice. We started out with the cauliflower and scallop appetizers which were both excellent. The cauliflower was particularly inventive and flavorful. For the main course we had the beef filet...More

1  Thank 758Paul423
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2014

Hello 758Paul423 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed our menu & service & have noted the points regarding the ambience of the restaurant on the night you visited. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant with great vibe and amazing food. One of those places where you are spoilt for choice. Awesome wine list as well. Service was faultless and just an all round great little place. Heads up make a booking as it is very popular.

Thank Karen M
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2014

Hello Karen M 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 welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 11 November 2014

This elegant bistro was a relief from the windy stormy night. The two of us walked in without a reservation and were immediately seated. We were lucky I think because their hostess station wall is covered in awards. The room was warm and romantically lit....More

Thank Rebecca C
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2014

Hello Opcal Thank you for your very comprehensive review of O'Connell a Street Bistro. We delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro last week & look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Auckland. Thank you for recommending us to others....More

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rodney882
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$15 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
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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 1 Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2017 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000. Reservations are recommended.
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