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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 #59 of 1,209 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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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Pro: staff were professional and polite Con: my expensive lamb was over cooked Pro: my partners beef was cooked beautifully Con: in terms of atmosphere, we would of preferred the obnoxious patron across a table from us to be told politely to reduce his need to shout obscenities and talk about honey badgers Pro/con: certainly on the expensive side which... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My mother and I went for dinner here when she came to visit me in Auckland. I had the scallop risotto and she had the scampi pasta, plus we got some greens on the side and shared a dessert tasting plate. The food was absolutely delicious, as was the pinot gris we selected. The service was very good, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love Soul! I've been a regular for years! I've hosted a surprise birthday lunch for about 15 people a few years ago during Rugby World Cup and there have been many lunches and dinners over the years! On friday 5 of us celebrated 2 birthdays as usual the food was fabulous and didn't disappoint and the service was wonderful!... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing!!!! The service is incredible. They anticipate your needs and make tailored recommendations. The food is superb. Lovely gluten free choices. Highly recommend the calamari and the duck dishes. Fabulous!!!! Great location as well. It is pricy and worth every penny.

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Blacks Beach, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is nice to walk in a Restaurant where you are made to feel very welcome, where the waitress can explain the dishes on the menu, the food served is world class and the service is fantastic. We will definitely be back and will recommend to anyone visiting Auckland to have dinner there.

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northland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great location. Good food and atmosphere. Staff were very pleasant and very helpful.atmosphere was great .selection of drinks and food was also good.couldnt fault this place. Everything about here was quality.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The service was wonderful,our waitress was 100% attentive, friendly and helpful. we had a short time frame to have a meal. the food was beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

works well as a lazy lunch in the sun, as an afternoon catchup over cocktails or as a night out! Great staff, Ricky behind the bar makes a mean mojito!

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was staying in Sofitel nearby so we walked around and picked this restaurant. So happy we did coz it's the best meal we had in Auckland. Had a kingfish salad for entree, it's kinda like a ceviche but with some peanuts, the taste was well balanced with layers of flavor. Then it came the risotto and our lamb rack. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As usual we loved Soul. Beautiful food and great location. We are south Islanders so don't get up very often but have eaten at Soul several times for lunch. Lovely tastes and great services. Thanks

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