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“Fish with a View !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hammerheads Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Hammerheads Seafood Restaurant & Bar
19 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-521-4400
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Ranked #251 of 1,419 Restaurants in Auckland
Price range: $0 - $205
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Fish with a View !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Dinner with local friends at sun set! what do you expect more ! Good wine, good food and good service.
Wine was good, we know what we want. Riesling from home country.
Food, local fish ,fresh because the right day, good.
Service, could be better. Seems that the golden days of the restaurant is over. Waiter forgot to bring the right wine, than all double , it was a little stress for all fall of us.
However food was excellent, location too, and not every day we all are in the best mood, right !
So we will come again and enjoy the fish with a view!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Placentia, CA
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Lovely view, tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were taken out to this restaurant and bar by locals. The menu was extensive with meat, fish and salad choices. It had been a cloudy and rainy day but the evening was clear and the view was beautiful. You could see the whole city. We each had an entree and a side. Both the ravioli and the porcini mush rooms were excellent as well as the heirloom tomatoes and the best root salad. We also,had the bitter orange crime brûlée. OMG yummy

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 104 cities Reviews in 104 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“OK, but prefer Sails”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Came here with colleagues, we had an ok meal but the real highlight was the sunset over Auckland. If I returned I would probably re-visit to sit on the balcony and just have a drink. The service was patchy and at times intrusive ,and when the food did come it was just OK. I would like to see a little more attention to service and food quality in this place, if that happened then it would be a great all round place - but for now it has a wonderful location not always backed up by the best food. Also much of the car park is unsighted so make sure you park close to the restaurant, and of course that nothing is in view - one of our colleagues had her car broken in to whilst we ate.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Shocking Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We visited this restaurant as guests of my brother who was entertaining clients. There were 9 people in our party. After taking half the tables drinks order the waiter disappeared to return with beers and no wine. One of the guests had to leave the table to find the waiter who finally arrived with the white wine. He was then persuaded to take the orders of the rest of the table.

We ordered bread for the table and starters. The bread arrived after the starters were finished. The mains were a mixture of good and bad. The lamb was almost un-chewable and I felt embarrassed for the two people who ordered it. I had snapper which was cooked perfectly, however the accompanying sauce was so spicy it ruined the taste of the snapper.

The experience was not pleasant and very expensive. None of the nine guests will be repeating this experience. The restaurant needs to keep up its standards and not rely on its location to keep going.

We will not be back

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Classy for sure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very fancy and exclusive place quite pricey but it has a very luxurious atmosphere and good food. Perfect for special occasions, dinner for two for Valentines or your anniversiary.

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