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Vinnies Restaurant

166 Jervois Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-376-5597
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Ranked #10 of 1,245 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went there to try their 5 course meal 2 weeks ago. It was literally a lot more than we expected. We enjoyed the every single ingredient of the meals and they were beautifully presented too. The ceviche was my favourite! The service was incredible, Thanks to Pierre who explained the dish thoroughly so it did take our dining experience... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Vinnies has lost something special and is no longer the fine dining experience it used to be .Whilst the atmosphere has always been subtle it now feels stilted and stuffy and encourages you to talk in whispers as most of the diners were doing on this particular Saturday evening .The food is sadly underwhelming given the prices charged. Our mains... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We've visited a number of times over the last 3-4 years and Vinnie's always makes it worth crossing town for. The menu always changes, and in a good way. W had a wonderful meal last night. The whitebait were wonderful, the red deer outstanding and the petit fours marshmallows were a owner end to a wonderful meal. Food and service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

A heavenly experience of perfectly balanced food, wine and hospitality. Each plate a creative delight. Each bite an explosion of flavour. Each wine an exotic experience. You can't go past the degustation meal and if you have a large group see if you can secure the private dining room - it looked amazing!! Enjoy!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great service but atmosphere ruined by a large group of diners who were very vocal. Felt very sorry for the couple who were seated next to them. Had the 7 course set menu. Nice enough food but not that memorable. Last went there some 15-20yrs ago. I think we will wait another 15-20 years before returning.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I took my mother to Vinnies on her trip from Australia, for the 7 courses for 70 dollars on a Wednesday...it was fantastic. The courses were varied and interesting, and there was just the right amount of service with attentive, friendly wait staff and a lively yet private atmosphere. Well done guys, keep it up!!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My friend and I had the five course tasting menu at Vinnies, and it was absolutely first class. The food was outstanding, and the serving staff (German and French) could not have been more courteous. My friend is a "foodie" and she gave the experience a top rating.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Being the lucky winners of the GreatNZ Cookbook Air New Zealand Tiki Tour (the ultimate foodies dream tour) we were incredibly lucky to have Vinnies on our tour itinerary. My dining partner and I met our hosts Tim Harper of Thom Music who published the Great NZ Cookbook and Lottie Hedley who so artfully produced all the photos for the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our first time visiting Vinnies, and I can honestly say that the food was exquisite and delicious. The service was also amazing, the waiters were very friendly and attentive, explaining all of the dishes to us. We will definitely be coming back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We tried the 7 course degestation last night. The food was amazing, the service was fantastic and I left full as a goose! Great place to eat, Expensive but worth it to make an occasion special.

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Address: 166 Jervois Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-376-5597
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Cuisine: Continental

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