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The Esplanade Bar and Grill

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1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
+64 9 445 1291
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great brunch !

we went here for Easter Sunday brunch and were very happy with our meals. Very fulling and good value for money. The service was also good. We sat in the front window with great views and it was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Justen78
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had lunch to celebrate a 60th anniversary, so with 24 family members from 2 ro 86 we needed somewher to cater for everyone. The hotel was great, we had a private room - no extar charge - nicely set out. We ordered off thier normal lunch menu which was varied, well priced and excellent - especially the steaks. The... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

we went here for Easter Sunday brunch and were very happy with our meals. Very fulling and good value for money. The service was also good. We sat in the front window with great views and it was great!

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely meal at this historic hotel in the seaside village of Devonport, New Zealand. Of course, our meal was accompanied with a Moa green beer to celebrate St. Patrick's day. The food was fresh and the menu provided a nice variety. From brunch items to fish and chips. Nice cozy setting in the bar area.

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Gold Coast
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This beautiful obviously restored hotel offers a great view of the harbour back to Auckland where we decided to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine with their seafood tasting platter. For two people this was excellent value, delicious and could not be faulted. The service was impeccable and would definitely be a place I would return to for... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are visiting in the area and have been in a few times for a drink.everyone has been very friendly and the place is so lovely and old fashioned looking . We haven't eaten there but the food looks good and it is always busy .

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Three of us ate at the Esplanade on a Saturday afternoon. All three meals were disappointing but the worst by far was the prawn and scallop linguine. Three tiny prawns and two rubbery scallops and the linguine was one solid mass of pasta. Barely edible,

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped by the newly refurbished Esplanade Bar for a drink as we had missed the ferry back to Auckland and the next one was in an hour. We ordered and picked up our drinks from the bar as we were seated outside. I went back to order a bowl of chips for the little one, paid in advance and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I stopped off at the Esplanade Edwardian hotel in Devonport for a meal. The last time we were there it was shut but now it is open 24/7. The new owners have also made all sorts of changes to the eating area of the hotel - making it cosy and in keeping with its being a heritage building. The food... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

A recent stay reminded what a gem the Esplanade is. The greatest experience was the dedicated staff who endeavoured to make sure all guests were treated so well. There was a real buzz delightful meals and a great atmosphere. Great choice of lovely wines .Well done Esplanade I'll be back.

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Tasmania, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Average priced bistro. A French chef cooks interesting and hearty meals. The waitress was highly efficient. The meals were cooked to perfection in a relatively short time. They were beautifully presented. Well worth a visit.

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  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +64 9 445 1291

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