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“Times have changed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cock & Bull

Cock & Bull
570 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 626 0640
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Ranked #896 of 1,305 Restaurants in Auckland
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Times have changed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We went to Botany for a birthday celebration as we have done many times before. Before we had experienced good food, wine and boutique beers. It is very disappointing since the change over and has become less of a friendly pub and more of a eat and go place. I would definitely not be frequenting this place again because there are other good eateries in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“C&B Ellerslie - Excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The C&B have several locations in Auckland.... and they have lately become part of a large corporate empire.... However, they are still excellent, as I found at their Ellerslie location.

The chef must be way better than the one at Botany Town, as the food was remarkably different - way better ! I recommend a visit, actually several as we have been doing over the last few months.

The beers are great, and a pint of Boddingtons was hugely enjoyed !

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, staff, atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Cock & Bull at Lynfield in Auckland - we are regulars there & it is great - food is fabulous - never had a dud meal yet. The Pub has great atmosphere & the staff are so friendly & nothing is too much trouble - we only go there for lunches but I hear that dinners plus entertainment at night is all good too.. Am looking forward to my next lunch there - can taste it already.....

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benidorm, Spain
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“atmosphere lovely food not so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Whilst visiting auckland and feeling a bit homesick I fancied a proper english roast and ordered their roast beef lunch,but it realy didnt taste like any roast Sunday meal I have ever eaten in the UK,the food tasted as if it had been bought frozen from a supermarket and recooked.The waitress was lovely and friendly and there were plenty of photosof the royals all over the walls, the place looked like an authentic english pub,just a pity about the meal.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“A great local pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

We live in the area and while we don't always go there it is a very cost option especially in winter

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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