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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 #60 of 1,203 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's just the ball's. I needn't write more. It's just the balls. Absolutely delicious. Just eaten here. Best food of my life. Booked back in for Thursday.

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Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I ate here not having heard of Soul before as Im not a local. I was at the viaduct and spied the comfy couches and thought that was a good idea. I ordered the Scallop Risotto. I don't normally eat scallops in Australia, but do when Im in NZ. I ate every mouthful slowly to savour the taste, it was... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I had the 3 course offering and it was superb! The mussel chowder and ribs were so tasty that I had to struggle to not lick the plate!!! The chocolate mouse dessert was such a wonderful blend of texture and chocolate samples.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The food is amazing and the staff are always friendly, courteous and professional. I take people to this restaurant regularly as I know that every time the staff will do their utmost to make my dining experience extremely pleasurable. The Menu changes with the season and I am always looking forward to what the chef has created. I would thoroughly... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I celebrated her birthday with dinner on Friday night. We arrived at 8.30 pm to a very busy restaurant and were quickly seated in the main dining room, despite my request for the verandah if possible. Two large tables of guests were well established on our arrival but our waitress was attentive and courteous and swiftly we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant with my friend after seeing it rated in the Metro guide to the 50 best restaurants in Auckland. I am a vegetarian and my friend is not so as a veggie I often eat out in restaurants that have one or two options on the menu. Really not an issue but the choices are often not... More

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

So hard to choose we had to have 3 cocktails each. The appetisers were amazing and a large selection

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We come here all the time! Lovely setting on a beautiful day and the food is usually very nice. We have had a handful of occasions where we have had the worst experience due to their staff. I constantly keep hearing from people that the only let down with Soul is their staff and I believe they are correct. You... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Although busy they found us a table outside. Service was very good despite being so busy. We had the beef steak / lamb rack. Hard to say what was best as they were both superb, together with local NZ wine blue sky and view over the harbour - what could make it any better

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Auckland, New Zealand
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The bistro has a good location, nestled between a number of other restaurants and bars overlooking the Viaduct harbour. While the service quality was disappointing despite the fact that we arrived early and had a reservation, the food was good. The portions are understandably quite small, but very well done. So it's a bit of a tie between good food... More

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