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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 #19 of 1,242 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $35
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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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews 124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Revisited O'Connell St for lunch and it reiterated for me the skill and creativity of the staff. The menu was difficult to choose from as there were so many temptations! I had the spring lamb which melted in the mouth and I would it have again in a flash. The suggested wine match was perfect. The service was intelligent and... More

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

Hello karen u Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at the Bistro recently - especially our special Milk fed Spring Lamb & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More

Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With the new laneway and the added space for outdoor seating, this is a fabulous sunny setting to enjoy the delectable menu, impressive wine list and exemplary service. All up, a new, old fave in the city!

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

Hello ropate01 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Bistro - especially our new outdoor seating & streetscape & we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

dined here on a wednesday evening early, with my partner with fairly high expectations,we left knowing we would be back.I would class it as a very good bistro,everything we ordered was first rate with some little surprises for the palate.lovely service and a pretty decent wine list. the entrees are small so we had 3,I had the steak and Y... More

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

Hello Steveyuka Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro recently & look forward to welcoming you back to O'Connell Street Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I don't get out too often these days with little ones to be home for, so when we do we want it to be a treat. Last Thursday evening we headed back to O'Connell St Bistro where we knew the food would be gorgeous, and the experience what we wanted... but we go so much more! In... More

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

Hello FairyFace74 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More

New Zealand
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a restaurant I always enjoy as I am a local but this time I was left feeling a bit unloved. The meals were, as usual, excellent. However, the dessert - a creme brulee - which I have always had at room temperature, was a surprise. O'Connells serve this at fridge temperature and I chose not to eat it... More

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

Hello FastHelen Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. I'm sorry that you felt "unloved" when you left the Bistro last night, but thank you for bringing to our attention that you were not offered tea or coffee & had to ask for your account at the end of the evening. We are investigating this with the staff... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Perfection from reservation through dessert. Based on an online review, I made a reservation for one at 7pm on a Monday. They were happy to accommodate me, and made me feel welcome. Much appreciated given they were fully booked. The food and drink was prefect and the service was flawless. Great atmosphere well suited to business or an intimate dinner... More

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

Hello MrFood2 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Attending a private function late last year, I enjoyed a deliciously elegant dinner while packed like a tin of sardines into the private dining room. However, to be fair to the efficient wait & kitchen staff, they did an admirable job in coping with the 3 or 4 extras who turned up on the night - the room simply wasn't... More

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

Hello Louise K Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We note your comments regarding our private room, and as you will understand, if extra people turn up for a dinner, it can put the private room under undue pressure. Had an increase in numbers been re confirmed prior to the dinner, we would have ensured the group... 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 17 - 35
Cuisine: Bistro

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