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SPQR Cafe & Bar

150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-360-1710
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Ranked #261 of 1,209 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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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I just recently went back to SPQR for my birthday dinner, having not been there for a few years. What a great night. Although we had to wait for a table for a bit, sitting at the bar, we were looked after both by the Concierge and the Bar Staff. We had cocktails and Bluff Oysters while we waited and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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