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O'Connell St Bistro

3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Ranked #22 of 1,321 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $34
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro. Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000. Reservations are recommended
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A full banquet for an overseas delegation really impressed. The cauliflower/blue cheese soufflé was light and delicious, the lamb rump was cooked to perfection, and the dessert selection divine. A delightful evening. Service was impeccable, but discreet.

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Big Dogz S Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your dinner at the Bistro recently, especially as you were entertaining important guests from overseas. Thank you for choosing O'Connell Street Bistro for your dinner & we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future Kind Regards... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The other night I had the pleasure of dining at the outdoor tables at O'Connell St Bistro. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, the wine outstanding and the outside setting made the evening more interesting as we enjoyed the people watching that this outdoor setting provided. If you want to impress a client, a date, an overseas visitor .... More 

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Lisa T Thank you very much for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening again & look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More 

north devon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Did not book, and were fortunate to get small table in 'bistro' area. Rather tall tables and stools which leave your legs dangling, so not too comfortable. Pleasant service and good food, but we felt it was a little overpriced. Not very memorable.

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello hollandNorthDevon Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy our bar area seating when dining, but are glad that you did enjoy our service & menu. If you choose to find with us again, I would recommend reserving a table so that you can enjoy our dining area. Kind a Regards Amanda More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful food, fantastic service, classic wee bistro in the heart of the city. Enuf said - just go there!

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Tania W Thanks very much for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I came here for lunch and then again for dinner with a group. For lunch I wanted to try New Zealand lamb and it didn't disappoint. Was very tender and flavorful. The chocolate dessert was life changing. The restaurant was very busy on both occasions but the service was flawless. Would definitely return!

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Sondra W Thank you for your review of O'Connell St. Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed both occasions you dined at the Bistro. Have a safe & happy Christmas & New Year. Kind Regards Amanda More 

auckland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Was at O'Connell St Bistro with a group . We had a private room . Very high standard,compliments to the chef ,excellent service by staff . Our 3 course meal was amazing beautifully presented and a great choice on our set menu . We all had a wonderful night . Will be back for a meal that's for sure .

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Pumpkiin Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was our first dinner in Auckland and it turned out to be an excellent choice. We started out with the cauliflower and scallop appetizers which were both excellent. The cauliflower was particularly inventive and flavorful. For the main course we had the beef filet and duck. Again, both were excellent. To accompany our food, we had an excellent NZ... More 

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello 758Paul423 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed our menu & service & have noted the points regarding the ambience of the restaurant on the night you visited. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Fabulous restaurant with great vibe and amazing food. One of those places where you are spoilt for choice. Awesome wine list as well. Service was faultless and just an all round great little place. Heads up make a booking as it is very popular.

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Karen M Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This elegant bistro was a relief from the windy stormy night. The two of us walked in without a reservation and were immediately seated. We were lucky I think because their hostess station wall is covered in awards. The room was warm and romantically lit. (We were two lady friends dining but I couldn't help think this would be a... More 

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Opcal Thank you for your very comprehensive review of O'Connell a Street Bistro. We delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro last week & look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Auckland. Thank you for recommending us to others. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Auckland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Mums 90th only comes once. I usually do my homework about places beforehand. This time went with a v. good friends advice. Not disappointed. Just wonderful - food :great -service :outstanding - ambience :quiet, subdued elegance Details, details, details - the devil is in them. This placed nailed them all well done.

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Raphaello343 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you & your mother enjoyed her very special celebration & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind a Regards Amanda More 

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Additional Information about O'Connell St Bistro

Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Average Prices: USD 16 - 34
Cuisine: Bistro

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