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SPQR Cafe & Bar

150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-360-1710
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Ranked #255 of 1,245 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: European, Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Had dinner on a Saturday night. The place was packed and had to wait 20 min at the bar to get a table. No problem good list of wines to choose from. The we ordered starters (calamari average) that arrived quicly) and mains (pastas rather good) that took for ever to materialize. Waitress told us that there was "some backlog... More

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Timaru
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228 reviews 228 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Aucklander friends of mine stated to me that SPQR has been and is THE place to be and to be seen. That's where celebrities and celebrities wannabe congregate. This is where outside tables are lined up amid a Brutalist warehouse converted restaurant/bar. And that's where nice looking people with their massive sunglasses, inspired by celebrities are. It's got a nice... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

SPQR showed Aucklanders it was ok to sit outside, enjoy the view and feel international. With a relaxed atmosphere, delicious menu, friendly and professional staff, this restaurant has everything going for it. It's always been this way but now SPQR is even more comfortable in its skin! Scampi, calamari, pizza! Beautiful, authentic and not expensive. My only wish was that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Maybe I'm missing something. The meal was tasty but nothing to write home about. The service was efficient (bordering on surly). The music was load making it hard to converse. Look this place is fine but I think it's overrated.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I think I would have given this place a four or five star had I tried the seafood mains like the paella, clam pasta etc we had the pork belly and steak as our mains and they were good but not great. I found the medium rare steak to be dry. The pork belly was overly fatty. I would like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Chris and his crew for more than twenty years have made SPQR and institution. From casual dining to express Business lunches or hanging out with mates there is always a space for you .Courtney the manager is warm welcoming and efficient . The menu is italian centred with fine New Zealand produce.the wine list is a selection of quality vino... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant on two recent trips to Auckland. Having lived in Italy, I feel that we are quite particular about Italian food. SPQR was simply excellent and we ate a range of dishes that were all good. Highly recommended.

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Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

nothing fancy , it is a bar after all, café table and chairs but service is good and the Pizza sublime. also part of The langham which means you do not have to stray too far from your uv=xurious room for decent food at reasonable prices.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I ordered a scotch fillet , medium rare with hand cut fries and coleslaw. My steak was a little more medium and the fries were undercooked. when I raised this, I was told by the waiter that the reason was that the kitchen doesn't have a deep fryer . I used to frequent SPQR, however, I am loathe to return... More

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Hamilton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is a reason that SPQR has been around as long as it has and it does not take long once you arrive to see why that is. The food and service is consistently top-notch, with the staff going out of their way to ensure your comfort and the best possible dining experience. They are knowledgeable about the menu and... More

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Additional Information about SPQR Cafe & Bar

Address: 150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-360-1710
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Cuisine: European, Italian

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