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Woodpecker Hill

196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 5055
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Woodpecker Hill is one of my favourite restaurants in Parnell. Not only do they serve good food but they have high standard of hospitality. The ambiance is also very nice that when you walk in and out of this place you have nothing but memories...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank adffernando
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dinned at Woodpecker Hill last night - this was maybe our 8th visit. In a city where we are now spoilt for choice, this place has never once disappointed on any level. Last night we had a booth seat, perfect for the 6 of us....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JustineWilli
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don’t usually write these things, or tip for that matter but our experience was so good we tipped our awesome waiter. The food was to die for, the dessert (the doughnuts) was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had, and my husband and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Magoos33
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am been to Woodpecker Hill on at least 3 occasions in the past 6 months with different groups. The food and service is always sensational. I love dining where the menu is good for sharing, nice to try a variety of dishes - the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CarmenS4694
Reviewed 3 days ago

We travel a lot, and eat all over the world, but we are yet to find better tasting food than we get at Woodpecker Hill. How you blend such bold flavours to create perfect harmony will forever be a (happy) mystery. You should patent the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DistantVoyagerNZ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner before a show at spark, didn’t book so was reasonably busy and we sat at the chefs tables which while cool to see the chefs at work was a little tight for space, so pays to book but none the less great setting and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank E9286FOkeithw
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined here with a big group of 12 for my friend's hens and the food and service was incredible. I had two friends who had dietary requirements and the waiter helped my friends find dishes on the menu they could eat. They were really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jojo-AKL
Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole team was very impressed with the décor, fast service of the food and drinks and the exceptional quality and variety of food. This was our first time to Woodpecker Hill, but surely will not be the last! Well done to you all –...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nosyparker74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch one day. Four of us shared four dishes and I can't wait to go back for more. We shared four dishes between us - duck curry which was very tasty. I have to be honest and say the fish of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StickyNicky43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent whether it was the Crispy Eggplant or the Black Tiger Prawn dumplings, the flavours were fresh and surprising. The Rib Eye was tender and juicy and completing the meal with the Pandan custard dessert was like going to heaven. Thank you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KGM60
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from PaulH1961 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to address this question directly to the kitchen to get an accurate response. As Woodpecker Hill uses tomatoes and cheese you should be aware that there is a lot of naturally occuring MSG in their food (which is... More
August 26, 2018|
Response from keithg547 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a question you must ask the restaurant as it is Asian oriented and MSG is part of the cooking culture
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-309 5055
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