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Barracuda Restaurant and Cafe

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32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
09-534 4943
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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Obligingly made Brushetta as 4 pieces. We had the fish of the day which was blue cod, the t bone steak, the eye fillet steak and the venison. All meals were thoroughly enjoyed. BYO @ $8.50 per bottle we thought expensive. At first we were seated on the side couches but they were very low- the backs of the chairs... More 

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auckland
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Lovely setting right on the beach . Very good meal. We all enjoyed what we ordered eccentric though the waitress didn't give us the extras we asked for . Ordered our drinks she said that they didn't have pimms but I noticed they had it on the shelf had to tell her what it was pimms and ginger ale .... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I am 58 years old and can honestly say this was the worst meal I have ever had to pay for. My family and I went for Mother's Day lunch and had booked a table for 8 at 1.30pm. We were shown to a table for 6 and when there weren't enough chairs were asked how many of us there... More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Went to local restaurant with friends for a birthday celebration,the young guy who served us was great,know the menu and if he didn't,went and got answers, I went for the chowder, special pork and mashed potatoes, pavlova and cream to finish, all up £35 dollars, the chowder was a stand up the spoon and it will not fall over, I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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284 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

we were driving around the beaches looking for somewhere to have lunch - preferably a selection of cabinet food - something quick!! Barracuda was the only place open that appealed and initially we were disappointed that they didn't have a great selection of cabinet food. However, a quick glance at the menu and we decided on the seafood chowder -... More 

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Thank John S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Although the food was nice the portions were small and overpriced. My husbands t bone steak was so thin and the so called creamy mushroom sauce was just gravy with 2 slices of mushrooms. Won't be going back

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KENT
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305 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I visit Auckland every year and stay on the same street as this place. Last year it was very good but it seems to have lost its way a bit. Quality of food not what it was but pricing is still up there at $35-$40 per main. Two of the other 3 restaurants on the small peninsula are closed at... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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209 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The location on the beachfront is lovely as is the decor. My partner ordered the fish and chips and was very happy. I ordered the lamb shank but hardly ate any and was disappointed. It was very plan. Little or no taste. No one asked or even came to check up on us. We both ordered cocktails. One came with... More 

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Thank Travelgypsyisme
Didcot
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Six of us went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and presentation was of a very high standard. There was a very good atmosphere, and the staff were friendly and helpful, making the evening a memorable birthday celebration.

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Thank Mary H
KENT
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305 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Come here every year. It used to be quite basic but is now a proper restaurant. The food was very good, the service was friendly and pricing was Ok/normal and of course it is right on the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Esplanade | Eastern Beach, Auckland 2012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-534 4943

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?