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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 #17 of 1,208 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $37
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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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

we dashed in off the street and had only about 45 mins so had the pre-theatre menu. good value and nice food. not as much care as the a la carte menu but still good and excellent service

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

Hello bronwyn_dalley Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad that you enjoyed our pre theatre menu, which is a derivative of our a la carte menu, & felt that the menu offered good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our last night in Auckland was spent here and it was just very yummy. The service was very good the wine was delicious and the company with our friends great. The pork belly was very tastie and my husbands duck was the same. Thanks

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

Hello Bridesdale Thank you 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 in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went here purely on the reviews from trip advisor, and were impressed. Only a short stroll from our hotel, we were greeted by a friendly male staff member who found a table for us despite no prior booking. The menu selections were a great cross section of NZ produce, which added some class. Matched with an extensive wine list,... More

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

Hi Tristan R Thank you 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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food fantastic. Service impeccable. Great atmosphere. Will be back. !!! Close to ferry in town so walk from terminal fir a great meal.

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

Hello Geno52 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro recently & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have been wanting to go to O'Connell St Bistro for ages and my partner took me there for my birthday dinner and totally lived up to all expectations..food was fantastic and service was great... Really enjoyed our night :-)

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

Hello MeljoshNZ Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that your recent experience lived up to your expectations & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again in the future. Kind Regards Amanda More

Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went here for anniversary dinner. Hubby had the venison which was soooo tender and delicious. Food was very good with a nice selection. Good service and lovely ambience. Quite pricey but nice for special occasion.

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

Hello jules2764 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that your enjoyed your anniversary celebration at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A relatively small dining and bar area make for an intimate dining experience. The service is polished, the wine list excellent and the food is of the highest quality. Highly recommended as among the best in the country.

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

Hello Austin L Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More

Wellington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I would not consider this place a bistro as it is a restaurant with a small bar area at the front entrance. Bar dining catches the overflow from the dining room. We began the drinking with apperitifs, I enjoyed the bianco martini. A recent local magazine article suggests considering the advice from the sommelier when selecting wines for food matching.... More

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

Hello Meguin Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad you enjoyed your evening & have noted your comments regarding the wine service. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future to enjoy our new, improved street scape. Kind Regards Amanda More

Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Love the white tableclothes and the professional service. The food is always interesting and refined with an excellent wine list. Great location and ambience for a business lunch or a romantic evening meal.

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

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

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