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141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
09 376 0374
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to spend a morning

I've eaten here twice. On both occasions the service was prompt and the food well cooked, even on a busy Sunday. The view is nice as well, with plenty of parking available on the road just the other side of the bridge. My only complaint was the lack of a full English breakfast on the morning menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
baxterbeagle
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've eaten here twice. On both occasions the service was prompt and the food well cooked, even on a busy Sunday. The view is nice as well, with plenty of parking available on the road just the other side of the bridge. My only complaint was the lack of a full English breakfast on the morning menu. Apart from that... More 

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Norfolk
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69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Never been to Westhaven before. One of those places that you see from the Viaduct and wonder how you get to . Well we found the way and went to the Sitting Duck for lunch. Surrounded by the biggest Marina in the Southern Hemisphere and sitting outside on the deck we enjoyed a wonderful sea food chowder. Other guests were... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good view bad food bad service. This sums it up. The marine is the best part. Everything else just all down hill from there. Simple salmon bagel with little salmon and took a long time and taste pretty average. Ready made pie required multiple prompting to get it deliver to the table. Coffee was also pretty bad. The little passion... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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209 reviews 209 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very Nice Cafe at its best location in front of Westhaven Marina, with all the boats mooring and Sky Tower at the background, what a lovely view. The food are nice and OK, but just average, not really extraordinary. Also, the coffee just average. With their level of price, a bit pricey, the management should, either hire a new top... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good food and convenient if you are bungy jumping. The food was average, but the service was below average. They need a system to identify your table, like a number that so many restaurants here use. Waited an inordinate amount of time for a sandwich from the display. Finally went in to be sure they knew where I was sitting.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to check out the new westhaven walkway which looks cool. Stopped by sitting duck for a coffee. Simply awful! Both a latte and a cappuccino tasted like instant with some frothy milk on top.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's easy to imagine that you are an intrepid traveller sailing around the world when you visit The Sitting Duck cafe. It's tucked into the side of Auckland's largest marina and most days there are fit suntanned types carting supplies or equipment back and forward to their boats berthed just a stone throw away. The cafe is easy to find... More 

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a catch up with work colleague for lunch. We sat inside merely because of the breeze but even so had a very good meal. The café has a very good turn over and at lunch times can get quite busy. Sensibly priced, fast service but NOT fast food. It was plentiful, well cooked, well presented and well priced. The... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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153 reviews 153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It is a treat to find a cafe right beside the water in Auckland, and Sitting Duck has a perfect, relaxing spot beside the Westhaven Marina, and below the city side of the harbour bridge. Parking is fairly easy either beside the cafe or along the waterfront in either direction. About half-a-dozen tables are situated outside at the water's edge,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy this café. It has an enviable location at Westhaven Marina, right beside the city approach to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Our most recent visit was just days ago when we met friends for brunch. It was a glorious day so we sat at one of the tables outside, beside the marina.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09 376 0374

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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