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The Foodstore

#126 of 1,415 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
International
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Market Square | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
09 377 0125
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to catch up with friends

Stayed in Auckland for a long weekend and caught up with friends on the first evening. We headed out late for dinner ( usually not good in AKL where restaurants tend to close early by other city standards) but we found this place and we could still get a table. We had to wait at the bar for about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Marc H
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant with a dockside view that specializes in New Zealand sourced food. My scampi tails starter and duck main course were outstanding and my wife’s gnocchi were as well. The wine list by the glass or carafe was very good and we had charming and efficient service to boot. The apple crumble desert was also very interesting and tasty.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Menu looked great and we were served by a great waiter. With this location I would have expected top class food considering the prices. Sorry to say the scotch was only just acceptable and the duck did not fair any better. The crumble had not crumble to speak of and was cold. There are so many better places to eat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stayed in Auckland for a long weekend and caught up with friends on the first evening. We headed out late for dinner ( usually not good in AKL where restaurants tend to close early by other city standards) but we found this place and we could still get a table. We had to wait at the bar for about 20... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Beverage attendant was certainly on his game on the night of the 8th, and is to be commended. The meals were also of an excellent standard, a group of five of us could not fault the Entrees and Mains that we ordered, i think a couple went to order the scallop dish, to be told there were no scallops,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The restaurant has a nice location, but the chairs are not that comfortable. The service is friendly like anywhere in New Zealand, but nothing out of the ordinary there. The food was below average - especially the Price taken into consideration

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We walked the viaduct area & this was one of the last places to choose from. Staff are very friendly & food was nice. Value for money, probably not, however you are dining at the waterfront so you have to expect less for your $$. The flavours were good & the restaurant was very clean.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were attracted to this restaurant because it looked smart. We both selected Snapper and chips from the menu, service was quick as a lot of the tables were reserved and we were eating early. The fish was tasty, however the chips were far too thick, about 1.5 inches thick! I would give it another try.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were very fortunate to be treated to dinner at The Foodstore by our friends. They had eaten there before, were very pleased with it and wanted to share the experience with us. Great location and nice to watch all the people walking by. We were a little annoyed when the waitress closed up the shade as a customer at... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Well. The reviews are mixed but it's not busy tonight and the service is attentive (and cute). Starter of salmon sashimi is ok, slightly lacking in flavor for me considering the gazpacho and miso but ok. The crayfish kokonda is awesome, fresh, fruity and only craving a little citrus. Beware of the onion ring side (in a good way), I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Picking a restaurant amongst so many on the quay is difficult so we 'dived in'. Being a Saturday night & having not booked we were told we may have a half hour wait. After 10 minutes in the bar we were shown to our table! We chose seared Tuna - a mouthwatering experience along with Cloudy Bay Sauvignon blanc -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09 377 0125

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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