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The Refreshment Room

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233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8655
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food at this place used to be great under the former owners, but when I came here for dinner I was underwhelmed.The steak was cooked perfectly (which deserves a big thumbs up because steaks so often come out overcooked!) However, the perfectly cooked steak was accompanied by a green salad drowning in supermarket-style dressing, and big deep fried wedges.... More 

Thank Tennille S
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local and I go there on a regular base. Also with my business partners. It's a very good restaurant close to Titirangi.

1 Thank MichaNZ
Auckland NZ
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are locals who went for dinner on a Sunday night wedding anniversary. We had been told that there were new owners so decided to give it a go again. When we arrived the person who was the manager called us across the room to the bar and directed us to a table that I can only say was so... More 

Thank Piha52
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah one of the new owners suggested a Zucchini vegetarian small plate as a starter and it was very good. The flavor was nice and a perfect vegetarian appetizer to our steak dinner. The steak was delicious. I haven't had steak in over a years o I was hoping for the best. On sight it looked appetizing and it was... More 

1 Thank Abby N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our local, we live a bit further up the hill and have always found the food at the Refreshment Room first class. The new owners are friendly and welcoming and always do their best to give you a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back, why wouldn't we with lovely new owners and the best food ever.

2 Thank Robyn B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

The is a local for me and I want to give the place five stars as the rich and rustic Italian inspired food is very very good. But as of today's visit inexperienced staff and poor attempts at recovery have tainted my plate one time too many. A shame really as the food is freshly built in house, the coffee... More 

1 Thank Jason B
1 review
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live local - and out of ALL restaurants out West - Titirangi, New Lynn, Henderson, Glen Eden - The Refreshment Room is our favourite. The food is amazing - tasty and well presented. The new owners are so welcoming - something we didn't find with the previous owners. We love dining there. Highly recommend.

Thank Julie R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Refreshment Room for a Sunday family lunch. We arrived with high hopes and left disappointed with the extremely slow service and poor communication from the staff. One of our drinks orders was changed without any consultation with us and we were rudely informed what they'd provided us was the better option. We waiting 20 minutes to... More 

2 Thank KielySmiley
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 18, 2017

I had a fantastic meal and great conversation here yesterday afternoon. I was with two of my family, the service was great and the food was very nice. We are al chefs and can be critical of food and service. We all totally enjoyed our experience here, and the view was great too

1 Thank kiwinusa2003
Hamilton, New Zealand
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

After reading all the comments, we tried this place today. We were warmly welcomed at door, and serviced very well. The food were perfectly presented. The chicken thigh was bit over cooked, the waiter offered a replacement but we did not take it. The meatballs were very well prepared and very tasty. The lamb shank was beautiful! A good place... More 

1 Thank Jonny487

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-817 8655
The Refreshment Room is all about fresh, homemade and inspired, rustic Italian cooking. We make almost all of our food onsite and incorporate locally produced organic and seasonal ingredients into our meals; also supplemented by our chef-tendered vegetable garden. We cater for vegetarian, gluten free and vegan diners. We provide a relaxed, dining experience with a large outdoor deck and stunning views of the Waitakere bush. Only five minutes from Titirangi Village. We host large groups, banquet dining, functions and events.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?