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O'Connell St Bistro

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European, New Zealand
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3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had an excellent meal at osb. The service was truly exceptional. The food was fabulous, definitely worth trying as I'm sure you will have a top time.

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Thank David T
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I have been to this establishment - could not fault the service or the food. The ambience is just wow...for a fine dining restaurant, it felt like I was at home in my own dining room. The waiters who served us were ver polite, professional and very engaging. I had the privilege of dining here for business; unfortunately... More 

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Thank jaybel1
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello jaybel1 Thank you very much for your review. We're delighted that your enjoyed you first time at O'Connell Street Bistro & do look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have always loved this place and now that have reopened I still love it! Change of chef but pleasing to see the delightful waitress that I remember is still there. So knowledgeable and helpful. Wasn't even spooky by a loud mouthed American saying to his colleagues regarding Lady Diana dying "How is that news"!! The food is delightful and the... More 

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Thank ColinsueNieve
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello ColinsueNieve Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for visiting us again. The support of our regulars has kept us focussed during our renovations following our fire in January & we are now delighted to be back "up & running" again. I have also noted your comments regarding our sage butter & have passed them on... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to be back at the restaurant and enjoying the food, wine and service again. The presentation of the menus is your first hint of the special delectable delights in store for your tastebuds. I was so impressed with one of my favourites on the menu . . . crispy squid. I have always enjoyed this dish but... More 

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Thank Lisa T
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Lisa T Thank you very much for your recent review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We were delighted to see you again after our renovations following our fire in January & thank you very much for your continued support. I'm glad you enjoyed the "new" O'Connell Street Bistro & we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Auckland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been dining at O'Connell Street since it first penned so when fire destroyed kitchen and dinning room of the restaurant at the beginning of the year it was like part of the cities heart had been cut out...however OCB has been given a new life and the restaurant is open for business and we had the pleasure of... More 

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello HugoAuckland Thank you very much for your recent review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We were delighted to see you again after our renovations following our fire in January & thank you very much for your continued support. It is very much appreciated during what has been a difficult time, but thankfully we are now "back up & running again".... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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293 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was nothing to fault about this meal. In a busy, thriving restaurant, they delivered excellent table service and superior food. A knowledgable and helpful sommelier is an added bonus. This was their first official night opened after the fire, and they haven't missed a beat - maybe got even better. Maybe the best dining experience in Auckland. Highly recommended

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Thank PedroNP
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello PedroNP Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening last week & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As self proclaimed foodies we look for a dining experience and not just a lovely meal. O'Connell St Bistro did not disappoint and delivered an outstanding symphony of tastes, textures and flavours delicately balanced with amazing service from staff who had an intimate knowledge of the menu .. we were grateful for the personal recommendation from our waitress when we... More 

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Thank Feesgirl
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Feesgirl Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Bistro last week & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly incredible dining experience that totally wowed my partner and I. The service was impeccable, the food exceeded my expectations we will be back for more.

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Thank Foodie f
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Foodie f Thanks for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us last week & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Twin Waters, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is small and intimate, ideal for a romantic dinner or very small group. The service is fantastic and the food is delicious.

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Thank Buffettbeal
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Buffettbeal Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Melbourne
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I walked past tonight, and it seems shut for renovations I hope it reopens, as it has been a favourite of mine for about 15 years I went to Touquet at No 23 and ate well

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Thank BishopOfMelbourne
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello BishopofMelbourne Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. Yes, unfortunately the Bistro is closed until August for renovations following our fire in January, but we look forward to seeing you again once we reopen. Kind Regards Amanda More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $33
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
Description
Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro.

Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000.

Reservations are recommended

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