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The Engine Room

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115 Queen Street, Northcote Point, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-480 9502
18:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice food, professional and knowledgeable staff, service was timely, nice environment. A little on the expensive side but overall it is worth it.

Thank chris c
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful food. always. The twice baked goats cheese soufflé is sublime. Rich enough to be shared between two ( if your feeling generous ) pork belly always a firm favourite and the Steak Amd Frites cooked to perfection. Exotic cocktails with a hint of Thailand never fail to please. The wait staff are friendly and attentive but not hovering and... More 

Thank Kirsten B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Charming European restaurant, serving a fusion of Italian, French and Mediterranean cuisine. Staff were extremely proffesional and nice - The food was simple, not too 'chi-chi' yet delicious! A very good wine list, both local and European with a generous cocktail list for aperitif! We will return

Thank TrippingKane
Honolulu, Hawaii
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87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I quite enjoyed my dinner at the Engine Room. Both the starter and the main dish were quite delicious. The restaurant is located in North Auckland but is very poplular with diners from Auckland across the bridge.

Thank HV G
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I dined here a couple of years ago and was blown away so was very much looking forward to the meal, but we were pretty disappointed in the food. The Engine Room has great ambiance, good lighting and the staff were really good, but the food was just okay, and is more 'cafe' than 'fine dining'. My partner had the... More 

Thank clare789
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

How fortunate to be taken here! The Engine Room is just perfect for a romantic nights dinner. Perfection for surroundings, sound, menu selection and the tastes - I had the Salmon starter and the Duck main, superb! The service team were perfect too, with excellent attention to detail. Thanks Engine Room, this is the standard for others to reach!

Thank vyviekyle
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Had heard a lot about The Engine Room and was lucky enough to be taken for a work lunch. It is a small restaurant and I can imagine it would seem crowded when full but we had plenty of room. The blackboard menu was novel but I had my back to it so spent some time turned around to read... More 

Thank nzsarah2016
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Did not have reservation (impulse decision after watching movie across the road at the Bridgeway!!!) happily took up offer to eat sitting up at the bar. Had a quick scan at other diners' meals and decided the Pork Belly with pumpkin purée looked delicious!! We weren't disappointed!! The waitress chose our wine - shame we could only have one glass... More 

Thank Leanne B
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Back in June my wife and I had dinner at The Engine Room. We were part of a group of ten people. We were seated at one end of the restaurant which gave us a degree of privacy which was great. After we had settled in, a waitress explained the menu for us and subsequently took our orders. The service... More 

1 Thank MikeC_NZ_12
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Four of us went to dinner and we could not fault the food or the service. The menu offered lots of choices and each course was a taste sensation. We could not fault anything so will definitely be returning.

Thank Gail T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Queen Street, Northcote Point, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-480 9502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?