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“Eight Two scores a 9.5” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eight.Two

Eight.Two
82 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, New Zealand
(09) 419 9082
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Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Birkenhead
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Eight Two scores a 9.5”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a lovely dinner here on a Saturday night in February 2013. Service was excellent and the food very very good. My wife had two entrees (Wild Mushroom Risotto - devine, and Pork Belly, very good) and a dessert while I had the Foie gras entree - delicious, and the Vanilla Duck Confit, also fantastic and cooked to perfection. Cocktail list a little short but wine list very good. I would like to think you good get standard cocktails (Margaritas etc) from the bar but forgot to check :-(
Try and get a table by the walls as the tables in the centre row of the room shake each time a waiter/patron walks by.
Highly recommend this restaurant and would return tomorrow although it wouldnt take long to get through the menu as there are only 5 choices in each section. See http://www.eightpointtwo.co.nz/ for a preview of the menu.

  • Visited February 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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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Perfect posh wee spot.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Classy dining and worth every penny for something quite special. Special cocktails...got to try the Eight Plum Two and food prepared and served with class and expertise. Lindsay is brilliant at front of house and makes you feel like an old friend. I love the idea of the voucher at the end of the evening offering you a special deal on your return...nice touch. Nice touch too is the set menu options...5 star dining without mortgaging the house. I liked being able to have a wee chat with the chef at the end too!

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great value food with an excellent atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

First time visit to eight.two with a last minute booking on a Saturday night. Atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is very warm and welcoming. Nice little touches like real candles which is all too rare in NZ!
Food was excellent value with 2 courses for $50 or 3 for $70. Wine list is excellent with a wide range of options by the glass which is always good to see. Food was well cooked, excellently presented and tasted great. Amongst the best deserts we've had so far in NZ. Staff very friendly and service attentive but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend to anyone. It's in an area of Auckland we haven't been to much before and a nice change from the city centre. They even gave us a voucher for 10% off our next visit which we will definitely use!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Delightful foodie surprise...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were able to get a last minute booking and this was our first time dining experience to 8.2. So glad we tried it! The good points....exquisitely presented delicious temptations on the menu, the best service Auckland has provided us so far, remember we live in Auckland so that was big! The staff were knowledgeable and able to offer thoughtful choices of wine with each course, The surroundings were simple, clean and very fitting with the area and restored villa yet simplistically stylish with a modern twist. The not so good....there is only one 8 point 2!!!!! Thankyou all so much for a wonderful dining experience, we will book well in advance next time!!

  • Visited August 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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“Just Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was a Monday and we were searching "last minute" for a nice place to go to celebrate our girlfriends birthday. We had tried 8.2 in Feb for St Valentines but they were extensively booked a week before and after the 14th. So with this expectation in mind I didn't hold out hope for Monday evening. However the phone was answered after 1 ring in the morning and the booking made. I called back early afternoon to ask about a small cake - again 1 ring and answer. We eneded up with 6 of us dining. From the phone experience to leaving the service was fantastic and the food devine! Pricing for the taste sensations experienced wasn't over the top for this classy restaurant. Wine selection was very good and their wine knowledge. Thoroughly recommended. What a delight! We all loved it and within our group were experienced international diners.

  • Visited August 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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