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Bellota by Peter Gordon

91 Federal St, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-363 6301
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (86 reviews)
“croquetas” (6 reviews)
“churros” (10 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
91 Federal St, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We were a group of 8 friends looking for food after a show at the Town Hall. We happened on Bellota and were pleased with authentic Spanish tapas. Having spent a few years in Spain, it was great to have good Spanish food. The only...More

Thank Julie O O
SKYCITY-Restaurants, Manager at Bellota by Peter Gordon, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Hola Julie! Thanks for your review! Just so you know - we have live music on Friday and Saturday nights! :)

Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great meal here, the croquettes were good and the beef cheeks outstanding. There is a great selection of local and imported wines so very varied. Thanks for a good night!

Thank Emma C
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is my first tripadvisor review & i made an account simply to thank the lovely manager at Bellota. I came on a saturday night with my husband, my toddler and my newborn baby. It is one of the first times that we had left...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Bellota is just wonderful!!! Located in Federal st Auckland Excellent menu!!... Wonderful Tapas bar!!...the food is excellent!!! Wine and beer list is very good!! Service is very friendly Wonderful atmosphere!!!

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed June 6, 2017

A firm favourite that we return to each time we are in Auckland. The Charcuterie platter, Goats cheese balls are a must accompanied by a nice bottle of Spanish wine. Staff are excellent

Thank KerrycNZ
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This restaurant is in Federal St, opposite the Sky City Grand hotel. We had been recommended the food, apparently it has a famous chef. And the recommendation was absolutely spot on. The gnocchi might be the best we have ever had, the pork belly was...More

Thank BiddyNZ
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Bellota is a great little tapas bar. Although the Spanish wines seem a bit out of place in New Zealand, the sheep cheese is right at home. The staff were extremely friendly and everything came out very quickly. This is a great little bar and...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

I went on a Friday night with some friends because we heard there was a Latin band playing. We had some cocktails which were all delicious and listened to the music. It is a nice atmosphere. The inside seating is real intimate and cozy. Looking...More

Thank Abby N
Reviewed June 1, 2017

After spending several days in Auckland we were looking for some fun for a Sunday evening and thought as a Peter Gordon restaurant, this would fit the bill. We were really looking forward to it given the write up on the SkyCity website promising a...More

Thank Daznj
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately service we could only describe as unorganised and disheveled. Music was so loud we could not hear each other's conversation. The host rushed to check where our drinks were for which we had to call her back as she was yet to take our...More

Thank kiwipands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Federal St, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 6301
Bellota is the Spanish word for acorn and it's the acorn that plays an essential part in the creation of one of the world's most prized delicacies - Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (literally Iberian ham of acorns). The Iberian pig used to live all over Spain, Portugal and many parts of the Mediterranean, but due to the decline in its natural habitat, the dehesa (oak forests), they are scarce - and needless to say - incredibly expensive. They're also very smart pigs. We want you to have as authentic a tapas experience as you'll find in Auckland. Our head chef Ernest Pietx is from Barcelona and he is always updating the menu with seasonal twists. Our wine list is exclusively Spanish. We source many of the wines ourselves from little-known producers. Bellota's front of house is run by Chilean born Carlos Delgado and consists of a mixture of lovely and bubbly people, many with Latin and Spanish roots. Saludos y disfrute Peter Gordon
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