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The Lumsden

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Pizza, New Zealand
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444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
+64 9-550 1201
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12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: What is a Freehouse you ask? In a nutshell, it is exactly that...A bar...
What is a Freehouse you ask? In a nutshell, it is exactly that...A bar that is Free from Big Brewery influence. We pour what we want based on taste and customer feedback. We are not under any contracts with any brewery so we only stock the very best that NZ brewers have to offer. Welcome to the home of Craft Beer in Newmarket, Auckland! A cool and laid back bar,with 15 local brews on tap, playing sweet tunes, with ideas and concepts throughout the bar that are just a little bit crafty. From darts, to pool, to chalkboard tables that have tic tack toe (naughts and crosses) lines painted on them so you can challenge your mates, to coasters made from recycled beer boxes, it's all a little crafty. Kick back and try one of the largest craft beer selections Auckland has to offer. Conveniently located on the corner of Khyber Pass Road and Broadway in Newmarket, there is ample parking all around us in the many towers as well as plenty of street parking.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great beer/bourbon selection and great service!

If you are in Auckland (Newmarket), then the Lumsden is a must. As It is a Freehouse, the craft beer selection is fantastic, and they have a Bourbon selection that would impress any whiskey oficionado. Sometimes a place like this can lack in service, but this is certainly not the case here! They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
TravlinSamNZ
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Auckland (Newmarket), then the Lumsden is a must. As It is a Freehouse, the craft beer selection is fantastic, and they have a Bourbon selection that would impress any whiskey oficionado. Sometimes a place like this can lack in service, but this is certainly not the case here! They all seem to actually enjoy being there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fried chicken was perfection & tasted like how my grandmother made it which is a very good thing (she's a true southern gal). We forgot to say "crispy bacon" but it didn't matter b/c it was cooked just how we love it & the maple syrup was yummy...not sure if y'all make it or just buy it but it doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Firstly, the range of craft beers here is awesome - a tad on the expensive side, but worth it! The menu has recently(ish) been updated, and is much better and seems to be (from what we've had off it) of better quality than previously. Simple food, but good and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We decided to brave the weather and head to The Lumsden for Quiz night which is always a laugh and we weren't disappointed! The gentleman who looked after us was excellent and went out of his way to make it a good night for us. The food was good pub grub but not your usual steak eggs and chips with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Think about a common pub! So it seems like at first time after a few minutes you will realise that there are something different there. This is such a nice "kiwi" place! Good atmosphere and the staff is very kind! I recommend!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Such awesome supportive staff. Super friendly and an awesome selection of craft beers and whiskies. A must visit if you are in Newmarket.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Super friendly service, always fresh tap beer with enthusiastic knowledgeable bar staff. The food is very good, and lots of nice little freebies everywhere. The atmosphere is great, although the interior is a bit small

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sometimes on a Sunday you just NEED to go somewhere unpretentious, where you can sit down and enjoy an epic burger and a couple of proper beers. This is where you should go...friendly staff, a wide range of craft beers, proper hearty meals...and an al fresco vibe with lots of seating looking out to the park. Thank god for the... More 

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Gore, Southland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is the kind of place that you return to time and time again so that you can try everything on the menu. I love that this establishment that only serves craft beer. Their menu is well crafted too and it was hard to choose just one thing for lunch. I had the pulled pork burger with bacon gravy (insert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

They have recently changed their menu a couple of weeks ago and we thought we would stop by to check it out. This is one of the few places in Auckland where I have seen chicken and waffles so I had to give it a go. Was not disappointed. There was plenty of bacon and maple syrup (with even extra... More 

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Additional Information about The Lumsden

Address: 444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-550 1201
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
Cuisine: Pizza, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 444-448 Khyber Pass Road | Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-550 1201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

What is a Freehouse you ask? In a nutshell, it is exactly that...A bar that is Free from Big Brewery influence. We pour what we want based on taste and customer feedback. We are not under any contracts with any brewery so we only stock the very best that NZ brewers have to offer. Welcome to the home of Craft Beer in Newmarket, Auckland! A cool and laid back bar,with 15 local brews on tap, playing sweet tunes, with ideas and concepts throughout the bar that are just a little bit crafty. From darts, to pool, to chalkboard tables that have tic tack toe (naughts and crosses) lines painted on them so you can challenge your mates, to coasters made from recycled beer boxes, it's all a little crafty. Kick back and try one of the largest craft beer selections Auckland has to offer. Conveniently located on the corner of Khyber Pass Road and Broadway in Newmarket, there is ample parking all around us in the many towers as well as plenty of street parking.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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