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“Great food, great service & great wines” 5 of 5 stars
Review of O'Connell St Bistro

O'Connell St Bistro
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Ranked #14 of 1,307 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro. Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000. Reservations are recommended
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food, great service & great wines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

A celebratory dinner at O'Connells, such a good evening. Really personalised service, the wine connoisseur matching your wines to your chosen menu choice. He knew his wines and happy to chat with you and superb recommendations! The food was fantastic, especially the scallops and steak! Do not hesitate visiting this restaurant, tasty food and fantastic service!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great staff, nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Went for pre-theatre. $42 for 3 courses. Staff were very attentive, had a good chat and were quick to bring out the food as they knew we had to get off to go to the theatre. Would go back again.

Visited December 2012
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent - time after time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Last night was my 4th visit in about 10 years - the place always delivers great food , good ambience and professional service.

The food is outstanding, the wine list exceptional. I had oysters naturale and they were sublime followed by Pappardelle with rabbit ragu which was great and finished with coffee and dessert .The waitstaff were friendly and attentive without being pushy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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44 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“a nice experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

A nice place, cosy ambiance. The food is pretty good, nothing stands out as being exceptional but it is good upmarket dining

Visited September 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Easy to eat too much :-)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Great little restaurant, located in an exciting part of Auckland.

The food was very good and the staff attentive.

The Duck was a great main but I didn't need desert after our four course menu. All very nice

Visited December 2012
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