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The Merchant Bar and Kitchen

$$ - $$$, European,
219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
+64 9-444 1076
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“curly fries” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Merchant yesterday. It wasn't our first time as we used to grab some lunch few years ago. Ambiance was great as always. Food was good. So why 3 stars ? When we went to pay our bill, the waitress was super...More

Thank Marionlaa
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times for a drink and catch up with work mates. Friendly service & good atmosphere. I haven’t eaten there yet, but will do in future.

Thank Stuart O
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The staff here are amazing ‼️. Every request was meet. We arrived and asked for a starter then asked for our main to come 30mins later. The entree was very quick and then main was well after as requested. Delicious meals with fantastic service. Not...More

Thank Natarsha S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Lunch on a Saturday afternoon, it was very busy, the vibe was good. We ordered a pizza and bubbles. It was really good. The pizza was tasty, fresh and the service was great.

Thank shazzzalongley
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

To be fair you can’t really go wrong with this bar. Pretty spacious with outdoor seating, good range or beer and food. The place seemed lively although prob helped having plenty of football fans there before the game.

Thank Anthony G
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thanks for the review Anthony. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed June 3, 2018

Met here for drinks before dining at Mama Loco next door. It was a Tuesday night and the bar was full and really lively. I have been here often on a Friday night and there is live music then which us usually pretty good. Large...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Awesome review @67TravelBugs67! Thank you. Hit the nail on the head! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed May 29, 2018

There were approximately 12 of us and we choose to sit outside at large square table. Heaters to keep us warm and really good service. The menu catered for everyone's tastes. There was live entertainment inside and from what I could hear was excellent. Seems...More

Thank Julie E
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Wonderful review Julie - thank you! Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed May 23, 2018

Had an amazing time at a function, thanks to Lara and the team for organising, service, food and beverage was all spot on.

Thank mtthwrchrdsn122
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thanks for the review Matthew. Appreciate you taking the time to post it. Our pleasure! Glad to hear that everything went well. All the best, Lara :)

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited for a late lunch which was of excellent quality. Service was friendly and efficient. The ribs are to die for, smothered in fine licking gravy. I highly recommend them.

Thank jtehlor
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Great review @jtehlor! Thank you. Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice spot to relax in the sun or shade you choose. Had a few cocktails. I especially enjoyed the Macadamia Mule. Had a snack - CAULIFLOWER PARMESAN ARANCINI BALLS - Pecorino + rocket pepper basil pesto (v) Very nice, unusual crunch with the cauli

Thank Lincoln A
TheMerchantBar, Manager at The Merchant Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Nice review Lincoln! Appreciate the time taken to post it. Look forward to seeing you again soon over a Macadamia Mule (or two)! :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-444 1076
  • E-mail
Description
We are a family owned business who are passionate about great food, delicious drinks and wonderful service. Join us for your next occasion. Adjacent to Westfield Shopping Mall, Albany. Opposite the Albany Lake on Civic Crescent.
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