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The Commons

21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2791
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
5 days ago
“Good hangout bistro”
4 weeks ago
“Good atmosphere, food pricey”
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New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great range of drinks and food - a really nice dinner restaurant. Sad that the whiskey lounge part is no longer there. A really great atmosphere in the middle of the commons which is outside in a courtyard. Great range of cocktails available also.

Thank Nathan V
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice, busy, noisy, crowded, fashionable, expensive drinks, great outdoor seats, expensive, just like most other bars really.

Thank Gmoney484
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

It's clear to see that this eatery and their staff have high expectations of themselves. Thankfully they deliver this both through their food a service. We must've caught them when it was unexpectedly busy as there were some delays (albeit not very long). Nothing was...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed May 24, 2015

Me at bar "do I order food here" Barperson "I suppose " Me " fish and chips, gnocchi 2 beers" a mere $67 Sit and wait for food 15 mins later Sorry we can't give you the food you ordered off the menu we are...More

Thank ddidan
Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and i were recommended to go to the commons by a couple of friends last week, and how happy we were that we did.. It was a miserable night in takapuna but when we arrived but the place was alive and buzzing and...More

1  Thank craigfrequency
Reviewed May 7, 2015

Dinner before a show in Takapuna, We choose The Commons because it had great reviews, we were not disappointed. Friendly service staff happy to give recommendations and a good choice of wines plus the place has a nice buzz. We went for the Wagyu beef...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed April 28, 2015

I asked for "Fish of the Day." I got the most disgusting skate wing dish which could only be described as a slimey, gelatinous spiney mess. I asked hoe Skate could be "Fish of the day. They admitted it was the cheap $8 per kilo...More

Thank pauline20
Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We visit here quite often as I like there wine menu but only ate here for the first time a few weeks ago... Had the dinner menu but sat downstairs as it was full up. The food was amazing!!!! Everyone in our group had something...More

1  Thank Dalts2015
Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were disappointed with our visit to the Commons. Service was slow and the food was very average. Good for a pub outing but not if you want to have a great dining experience. The menu itself read well but the end result was average.

Thank Moira I
Reviewed April 6, 2015

my family and I went to the commons for dinner last thursday. we had the degustation menu with maching wines. It was incredible!!!! the staff was very professional and the food was amazing!!! we'll definately be back!!!!

1  Thank 19RS88
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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, 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, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  North Shore City
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2791