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32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
09-534 4943
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent service, nice view

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
nzchick13
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our family dined here for my Daughter-in-Laws birthday last week. There were 6 x adults and one child in our party. The service was friendly and prompt. The food however was disappointing. My wife and I had the Tarakihi. It was a very small serving, bland, and largely tasteless. This is the only restaurant we have visited in a long... More 

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49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Overlooks beach Inside/outside dining Great menu using all fresh produce Great ambience Very knowledgeable and helpfull staff Good wine list Good prices Well worth a visit

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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: Café

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