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Soul Bar and Bistro

Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 356-7249
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Ranked #49 of 1,254 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We came to the waterfront for dinner and I was entranced by the hanging baskets of flowers, lining the patio (beautiful). The food was sensational - the grilled snapper was the best fish dish I've ever eaten! Even though we were full, we still managed to get dessert: get the strawberry cheesecake. We even debated coming back the following night... More

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Sydney
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Only hotel that could give us a great meal on a Tuesday night (10pm) at the Viaduct. The food was very good but my glass of Riesling was warm!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing food, especially the mashed potato! The seafood was super fresh, as you'd expect fir a harbour restaurant. I found the service a little slow and there seems to be a procedural or communication issue between the waiting staff and the bar/kitchen. We found the value great, $230nz for three excellent courses, a cocktail and a bottle of wine is... More

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Palm Springs, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great meal at Soul. The food was fantastic - creative and flavorful. I recommend the macaroni and cheese and the salad with strawberries. We also had the ravioli at the table which received an excellent review. The atmosphere was very busy so if you are expecting a quiet intimate dinner you may be disappointed. Our waitress was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Food was delicious, Citrus Cured Salmon and the Heirloom Tomatoes, very fresh. Service was a bit slow, but it was quite busy, and prices were on par with Auckland rates, but still a bit high, overall great experience.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is located directly at the harbour which gives dining an extra perspective! The staff is helpfull and the food is good! Some dishes do not match well with the ingredients; but overall nice dishes!

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Wellington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Even though the weather was terrible, we were seated under the covered deck at a nice table for two. The service was professional and friendly, not too in your face. Food was outstanding. We had the lamb and the pork belly for mains (wow). Prices pretty good too for a high end place. 9/10. Only blip was the passionfruit sorbet... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The food was outstanding to say the least. We went there for a late lunch. I ordered chicken wings for my entrée. The chicken was cooked well and the mushrooms and chilli really gave it an extra kick. For my main, I ordered the lamb rack. The portion was a bit small but the taste made up for it. The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Soul has long been one of my favourite Auckland restaurants, with its great location looking out over the Viaduct Basin and the sort of place to take out-of-town and overseas visitors. I went there with friends on a recent Monday evening and we had pre-dinner drinks and snacks (including the delicious cauliflower and cumin fritters) before going to our booked... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a fantastic girls night out at Soul. I've been to Soul a few times and the service has been a bit hit and miss but last night it was perfect! The food (I had duck) was gorgeous with flavoursome well cooked ingredients perfectly matched with the salad. Other guests had the macaroni cheese, squid and fish of the... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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