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SPQR Cafe & Bar

150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-360-1710
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Ranked #321 of 1,204 restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: European, Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Have been there twice for a Sunday lunch. You are allowed to bring your own wine.Good value for three courses for 59.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Walking down Ponsonby Road on a Wednesday night, looking for a good meal, we happened upon SPQR. A quite table at the back was gratefully taken and the waiter was straight on to it. We were both looking forward to some great food and we were off to a great start. The starters, Calamari Fritti and Zuppa de Cozze (Mussels).... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everytime we catch the flight back to AKL from SIN.....lands about 11.00am ( no breakfast on the plane )....we head straight for our favourite all time lunch hang-out on Ponsonby Road. The atmosphere, the laid back vibe, the staff, the wine.....and most of all the fresh and unpretentious food, will keep us coming back, again and again. Favourite dish is... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ambient - superb food and bubbles - what more could one ask for? Customer service warm and inviting.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Its a strange place, decorating very dark and more reminiscent of a nightclub than a restaurant. But as it is a bar restaurant then I guess that's the vibe they are going for. Service was good at the start of our lunch but became a little hard to come by, by the end of the meal. The food was also... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came for dinner on Wednesday night and have to say have never had such poor service!Our waitress while very sweet clearly needed training as her menu knowledge was very poor but that was not the issue.....we arrived at 8pm and had dinner,we were then joined by another friend around 10.45pm and we asked for another bottle of wine but were... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As always SPQR CAFE AND BAR great food and servic, the food always present well and the service from waiter was excellant he knows his job, I and my friends always enjoy going to this place, either lunch or dinner take your pick weekdays or weekends great. Peter J

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

SPQR along with Praego have been Ponsonby Road icons for many years in that the food and service is consistently top rate. Sadly, it seems SPQR has fallen off the grid. Over the years I have spent many a Saturday afternoon sipping wine and nibbling on SPQR's minimalist pizzas along with the odd dinner. This is the first time I... More

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Auckland, NZ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A group of 8 of us went out for dinner to celebrate a birthday (mid 40's). The service was second to none & we were made to feel special, the food was exquisite, great selection on the menu. But .... it was just too noisy especially if you wanted to hold a conversation with someone other than the person beside... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Had a waiter break my credit card, because I refused to pay for a drink that wasnt consume at our table . Not a great experience.

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