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32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
09-534 4943
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Location is hard to beat, on an Esplanade opposite a family beach, food is very good, service is friendly and attentive. Always feel welcome. First time there for a year. We were not disappointed, The food is good not special but the whole package makes it very worthwhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Location is hard to beat, on an Esplanade opposite a family beach, food is very good, service is friendly and attentive. Always feel welcome. First time there for a year. We were not disappointed, The food is good not special but the whole package makes it very worthwhile.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife & I had an early dinner on a Saturday. The sun was starting to set and the view of Eastern Beach was superb. The waitresses were friendly & cheerful. We ordered our drinks, duck liver parfait with brie & crostini to share, pork belly with crackling and slow-braised lamb shank. Parfait was lovely but the side veggie was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The service was excellent lovely people and wait staff were outstanding, the view was gorgeous looking out over the tamaki straight. The food was just felt with the eye fillet for the price it would have been nice to have something more than a couple of baked potatoes and a baked tomato. The pork belly was cooked beautifully just felt... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been here several times since the move from Bucklands Beach and have never been disappointed. This visit was with overseas friends in a lovely setting by the sea and we thoroughy enjoyed our meals. They were made with beautifully fresh ingredients and we had a good selection between us - scallops, rissotto, pork and terakihi. No food or service... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have a friend that worked there and just had to go to see how bad it was for myself. Get this: 1: The waiter stunk of cigarettes as did the oily haired owner sitting at the till 2: Most of the food is prepared elsewhere including the deserts purchased straight from the freezer at Pack n Save. 3: Flies... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went to Barracuda Restaurant for lunch as part of a family group celebrating a special birthday. It was a sunny day, the tide was in, and the atmosphere inside the restaurant was as warm and friendly as the weather outside. There were a number of patrons, plus our group, but the staff seemed to handle it all very well. Our... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place has unfortunately gone down hill since dinning here last,the food quality was very poor with small portions and very over priced.the desserts are not chef made but supermarket quality and embarassingly over priced.the staff seem to be fearful of the male owner who gets angry with them in front of customers??? He needs to not do this,its very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Owners not interested in their business. I heard him yelling and threatening the staff. The wait stash are not trained and do no t know how to serve. The chef doesn't know how to cook either. Bland tasteless and over priced. Stay away

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

To be honest, the food and service was good, but the heat and flies made it unpleasant. The meals were well priced and this would of been 4 stars if there was air conditioning

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting a local restaurant but the experience we had at Barracuda was disappointing. It was very noisy which made it difficult to have a conversation. The wait staff were obviously not trained and didn't seem to know much about the food or wine. We were not given the opportunity to taste our wine before it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-534 4943

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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