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The Commons

21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2791
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, European, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This could've been a great place - yet the service is not just poor it's down right rude. The management are apathetic and let the rude staff (one guy in particular) get away with whatever they're doing. To elaborate, 1. On arrival, the wait staff...More

1  Thank Abhishek B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t fail to deliver! Excellent food and lovely ambience. Great staff! Enjoyable evening! Value for money cos made use of the entertainment book voucher which is a buy one get one free main deal!

Thank nZdoll
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local of mine and love the garden bar and food. Great place to go on a nice sunny day. They really really need to work on the wine list however. Not really any good quality glasses of rose or Sav by the...More

Thank Dalts2015
Commons F, Manager at The Commons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I find this review confusing as here is our wine list with plenty of Marlborough sav choices? SAUVIGNON BLANC Glass Bottle grayling marlborough 10 45 stoneleigh ‘lighter’ 9.6% marlborough 10 45 stoneleigh ‘wild valley’ marlborough 14 71 montana ‘festival block’ marlborough 15 73 triplebank marlborough...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

A great spot. Food great but unfortunately the staff don’t seem to be up to standard, bar staff mainly as the restaurant staff were good. Kept waiting on a number of occasions when i went to the bar for a drink while staff behind the...More

1  Thank Ian J
Reviewed February 10, 2018

You can sit at a table in the restaurant, but I feel this place is more suited to a drink and a small plate. Good choice of beers and wines. Overall nice place. But nothing stands out.

Thank Tonyscribbler
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We bought a Grab one to try it again.... again it was appalling. Such a lovely spot with the courtyard. We live local and eat out weekly. The scotch fillet at $38 was not even able to be cut with a steak knife. It was...More

2  Thank skiwichick
Commons F, Manager at The Commons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there, I find it hard that after correcting the issues at the time and have now changed the menu item completely, that you still find it necessary to 1* review the commons. A little harsh after all you were offered to reuse the voucher...More

Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Booked in for lunch with friends. Great spot. A little hard to find if you're not a local (we followed GPS but sort of ended up at it accidently) and the parking isnt entirely great but for the time we were there it was fine....More

Thank syana22
Commons F, Manager at The Commons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago


Reviewed January 22, 2018

We have been to this restaurant a few times as it is just along the beach from our home. Met up with others in the beer garden courtyard and had a few drinks which was excellent.On about the second or third round of drinks we...More

Thank Lindsey J
Reviewed January 22, 2018

A great place to go to for a large group and the food was very good and the staff very good as well. It is central in Takapuna and tourists would enjoy it.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. Food too spicy. Poor service. Do not expect to be served cocktail after 7pm Vrlo smo razočarani sa uslugom . Hrana je bila previše začinjena i ljuta. Nemoj te očekivati da će te biti uslužni koktelom posle 9 navečer.

1  Thank KatarinaCroatia
Commons F, Manager at The Commons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm sorry that you felt this way, cocktails are always available and have been readjusted to be more efficient

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2791
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