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129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-489 3104
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited prior to taking in a show at the Bruce Mason Theatre. We booked a table on line and did receive confirmation but on arrival no booking could be found. Fortunately we were there early so there was still ample room but not such...More

Thank Reynard1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a mid-week birthday celebration, very, very poor experience. The staff were un-attentive, looked bored. Finished plates were left on our table for twenty minutes despite the restaurant not being busy. As for the food. Expensive and really not that great, no finesse to...More

Thank Andre P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like almost all the restaurants in NZ the staff were first rate. The food was first rate and though the portions never appear large we always left well 'topped up'

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the $22 lunch special. Tasty spicy pumpkin soup followed by fish and chips with a glass of very good pinot grigio. No complaints at all. Friendly service. Choice of about 10 mains and 4 wines. Nice decor and vibe - suitable for business lunch...More

Thank UrbaneForker
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We had some friends come over from the uk and decided to take them to aubergine for lunch One had stake the other had fish both congratulated aubergine on how good the meal was and the friendly service was.

Thank sandiepeter2016
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Antipasto plate was well done however the pasta dishes were very average. I would guess that the sauces were not made there but we're commercial brands. Very pedestrian but edible. We liked the tables, open atmosphere, verg relaxing venue compared to other places on the...More

Thank KRead3
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We hadn't been to Aubergine for years. Chose it for a combined birthday celebration. The menu appeared dated, the food we ordered was ok but underwhelming. Limited veges provided, although we could have ordered additional plates. The service was attentive, although a bit disjointed and...More

Thank karori12
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Business meal with my wife's work colleagues. This place was a real surprise. Great service, great wines but the food........wow, I loved it. In fact every one at our gathering, around 10 people, loved the food. My wife and I were traveling around NZ, working...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch the service was very good and food was very nice I would recommend it as good value for your money

Thank sandiepeter2016
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Went New Years eve the place was pumping every table full so the pressure was on for the staff to keep up with the demands of the dinners . They preformed to perfection , table service was excellent and the meals divine and the lamb...More

Thank Codiegirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 3104
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