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150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-360-1710
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal in lovely area of Auckland

Recommended spot to eat and we were not disappointed. Busy night without a reservation but well looked after by the staff and quickly seated. Cocktails were great and tried the Fish Stew which was truly beautiful. A great finish to several lovely days in Auckland.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
glenn m
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brisbane
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
brisbane
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Recommended spot to eat and we were not disappointed. Busy night without a reservation but well looked after by the staff and quickly seated. Cocktails were great and tried the Fish Stew which was truly beautiful. A great finish to several lovely days in Auckland.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We ate at SPQR on the last night of our visit to Auckland and thought it was a great send off. The food was delicious with generous serves and the cocktails and wine list were also great. The staff was also very friendly and made us feel more than welcome.

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biloxi, ms
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Chris, the manager, Daniel the bartender, and the amazing Milano server Niccolo made our fabulous seafood extravaganza unforgettable! Thanks from Andy and Tanya!!

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Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Sales team dinner, after reading some other reviews, i think that tnis restaurant is more suited to large groups, we had a fantastic time with good food and drink, nice big table and service was good. A little pricy but i was not paying so who cares.

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Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

The food is good, but the prices are a little bit over the top. In order to be top notch, improvements are needed on the service (we waited 15 minutes to order and another 15 minutes to pay).

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Date night. Great table outside and great service as usual. We have been coming here several times a year for a few years now-As a couple-with friends and for work dos. Always reasonable prices for food and wine. The menu is not going to set the world on fire but it's generous well executed and tasty. Partners pork belly was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great atmosphere at bar and fab alfresco dining. Oysters and pizza bread to die for. Eye fillet superb. Never to forget the amazing service from Na Na. Thank you

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Food was not good, and that's being polite. Had scallops that were off, told the waiter and ignored, had the veal and it was unbelievably salty, husband had pork belly that was as dry as a bone. Very disappointing.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our last night in Auckland, saying goodbye to family so we wanted to have a lovely last meal together. We had a reservation for a "good table". In reality we were shown to a small table right at the back of the restaurant and the place was covered in flies. We politely asked for a better table and were offered... More 

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we ate in the area to the side as it was too hot to eat outdoors...also it felt more private and quiet too! the Starter of Mixed crudites was fabulous and the Paella is as good as any I have enjoyed in Spain! The wine selection is first rate too.. especially the Rose which went down well given the climate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?