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The Esplanade Restaurant and Bar

) #329 of 1,891 Restaurants in Auckland $$ - $$$ European,
1 Victoria Road, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
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European, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
1 Victoria Road, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly many heritage hotels retain their historical facade,but have been gutted and modernised inside. Not The Esplanade. It is so beautiful inside with an abundance of historical features. It seems to have been restored and maintained lovingly. My husband and I were torn between eating...More

Thank aus_jenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had had a large meal at lunch time and were just looking for something fairly light in the evening. We therefore gave the restaurant here (which looked very nice) a miss and ordered some food in the bar. The service and food were excellent....More

Thank W00dway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a leisurely al fresco lunch here in the sunshine. The food was delicious and the service was good. It is worth venturing inside the building to explore as the decor is lovely

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and service. The classic prawn cocktail is still being talked about and the slow cooked lamb was one of our best meals in NZ. Glad we booked for our bigger group to ensure table. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the heritage building

Thank RobboMS
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We rode the ferry over from Auckland and decided to have lunch here. Very good food at reasonable prices. Nice old fashioned atmosphere. Located across from the Devnport Ferry Terminal.

Thank Rodger T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was very good and reasonably priced at 20$. The 1901 interior is fascinating and beautiful. Quite an experience going inside the hotel. We ate outside the front. There were some musicians playing in one of the rooms.It looks a great place to stay. The...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lunch at the Esplanade Hotel recently was a top experience both in terms of the food and ambience. What a wonderfully preserved hotel all beautifully displayed and presented with an historic theme that is faithful to its era. The food is varied, delicious and not...More

Thank colonyNz
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try the Esplanade for a family dinner and Sunday jazz. Unfortunately the jazz wasn't on but the food and service more than made up for it. My partner and i shared the fish platter which was delicious and really good value. The...More

Thank Maxxiimoo
Reviewed 9 November 2016

take one of the front window tables and enjoy the ambience of this gracious hotel … the menu is varied and a good selection, a good wine list, white tablecloths and linen napkins, always a good sign, staff very pleasant, prices medium.

Thank vaimaanga
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been here quite a few times without any complaints but seems it all happened on the one day. Went there with a group for brunch and I felt the welcome on arrival was very luke warm from the hostess. We were not told...More

Thank Kiwikid0
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10 March 2017|
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Response from vaimaanga | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will take a reservation ..suggest you ask for one of the two tables in the front window that will give you privacy and a nice outlook .. we are normally a twosome .. the table could take four comfortable it is round... More
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European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +6494451291
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