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Soul Bar and Bistro

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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 356-7249
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 90
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  • 36
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This bar is very nice, very modern trendy bar/restaurant. We ate here and even though it's not cheap it was well worth it my meal was divine and so was the other 3 people I was dining withs could not fault it. Definitely worth a visit they even had a tv for the rugby added bonus for the blokes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Shazzy44
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This bar is very nice, very modern trendy bar/restaurant. We ate here and even though it's not cheap it was well worth it my meal was divine and so was the other 3 people I was dining withs could not fault it. Definitely worth a visit they even had a tv for the rugby added bonus for the blokes in... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Soul before it gained a Hat a few weeks ago. Well deserved it was. We had a beautiful meal and very attentive service. There was no room in the restaurant for us but they put us in the covered verandah with heaters which was perfect. The owner was away on business and the staff were providing an exceptional level... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have to agree with the last review. Nice restaurant, great waiter and food but we had a disappointing experience with the manager of the establishment. On a double date for our anniversary we had booked a table in advance. On our arrival were told by a lady that our table wasn't ready. She gave us choice to wait at... More 

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Auckland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a Saturday night, and although we hadn't booked they said they could fit us in. There was no mention that the table was booked for anyone else at a later time, but once we sat down we were treated like they wanted to get rid of us as soon as possible. The waitress was constantly in... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Despite not having a reservation, we were lucky to be offered a table in the sun on the deck. Our waiter was attentive and very accommodating and helpful with the dietary requirement of one of us, which was most appreciated. We were delivered an incorrect entrée, but thereafter the correct order was delivered without undue delay and with apology. Drinks... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had our second trip to Soul this year. The first time we enjoyed the food but the service needed some work. We thought we might have just struck a bad waitress so we went back again this week. Again the food didn't disappoint but the service again let the place down. The waitress clearly didn't want to be there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From the friendly welcome for three walk in businessmen, through pre-dinner drinks, solid wine list and menu, this was a first class experience. Top end but prices reasonable. A good crowd in too, so already well known. By the time we left they were close to full. Clearly a popular spot with people in the know. We felt lucky to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The meal & service was second to none. Bernadette looked after us and even arranged for a sweet treat after dinner - it was our wedding anniversary. The oysters were yummy, the pork & lamb were perfect. A great night.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We've had the most amazing meal and service. Bernadette looked after us with professionalism and good humour. Our oysters, rack of lamb and pork belly were sublime, topped off with to die for yams!! The wine, Marlborough Catalina Sounds pinot noir was a perfect accompliment to our meal. Thoroughly recommended to anyone who wants a special night out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great location. Good service and very accommodating to the two children. The bluff oysters were the highlight along with the desserts.

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Additional Information about Soul Bar and Bistro

Address: Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (09) 356-7249
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: (09) 356-7249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?