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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 361
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    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
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
Great variety, location a highlight

We sat outside on a cool July night but the heaters provided a very comfortable environment to enjoy the food, drink and the lovely view. Seafood was a highlight for me, but the good selection of local craft beers was a close second. Desert menu look very tempting, but the mains serving sizes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
mathers78
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We sat outside on a cool July night but the heaters provided a very comfortable environment to enjoy the food, drink and the lovely view. Seafood was a highlight for me, but the good selection of local craft beers was a close second. Desert menu look very tempting, but the mains serving sizes (threes) were very generous and prevented me... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing place to dine ambiance is great staff are wonderful and we have never had less than excellent food when we dine there

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Shepherd, Montana
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was really appealing - white tablecloths and the works - but I found the food disappointing. My rack of lamb was tasteless. I found the service efficient but cool.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal when I was here in January and met with friends, good wine, great oysters and a good location

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Visited for dinner Three courses, oysters were sensational, pork belly good, lemon meringue was sensational. Had a very nice mock tail Wine list was good Service was excellent

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Spur of the moment decision and it didn't disappoint. Fresh bluff oysters and the best steak I have had in a while. The decor was a little formal for my tastes, but the service was friendly, even entertaining.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Tuesday night and the place was very welcoming with plenty of people enjoying themselves at Soul. We were looking for coffee and dessert so checked out their menu. The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. Who knew Popcorn icecream could taste so delicious, they said it would and they didn't lie. If I lived in Auckland I would go there... More 

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Helensville, New Zealand
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was our second visit to Soul Bar and we were very poorly served. Booked with a request for the terrace restaurant and were put outside to eat in a bar area for smokers even though there were clearly tables available in the restaurant. Why would you bother booking? Service was pretty bad with little knowledge of the food and... More 

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Judith T, General Manager at Soul Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

We are so sorry, it sounds like your night was not what you had hoped for at all! We do take these matter very seriously and would like to speak to you as soon as possible so we can investigate and find a solution. Can you please call Julie on 021 896 994 More 

Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had a very pleasant meal at Soul on a Saturday night. The place was busy but service was quick and reasonably friendly. The food itself was very tasty I found the seafood fresh and the presentation nice, potion sizes were pretty good too we were very happy. Location is fantastic on the harbour such a beautiful spot, as such you... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Have not frequented Soul Bar in nearly a year and went back recently with a large group.Service was quick for the amount of people but there were a few mistakes with the orders and our waitress was a bit rough around the edges for such a formal restaurant.I felt that while the food was good and beautifully presented for it... 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
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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?