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O'Connell St Bistro

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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
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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 

Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a classy bistro that takes care of business. Go here if you are willing to splash on champagne, good wine and great food. Get the tartare and match to a hearty wine. Delicious!

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Thank kj8882013
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Visited this excellent restaurant with visitors from Hong Kong who thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A perfect ambience, excellent service, quality food and wine made for a perfect evening as we caught up on lost time.

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Waterford, Ireland
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

When we go away for a weekend or holiday we always go out for one fancy meal! This was it for our Auckland trip! It was fantastic! I'm drooling just writing this review! Everything was perfect. Food was amazing, drinks were great and service great.

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Thank fludlle
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is really perfect restaurant for Fine dining. They have wide selection of wines which will definitely match your food. The food is delicious and really good ambiance.

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

Hello Mishel S Thanks your for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad that you enjoyed your recent experience at the Bistro & thank you for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We look forward to welcoming you back to O'Connell Street Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Well we have had a pretty good run lately with restaurants and O'Connell St Bistro delivered as well. For a restaurant at the upper end of the price spectrum in Auckland the wine list was quite reasonable and we selected a local Waiheke wine, a 2013 Obsidian Montepulciano which at $65 we felt was good value for what is a... More 

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

Hello Reviewd4you Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're glad that you enjoyed your recent experience at the Bistro, in particular our menu & wine list. Thank you also for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were a party of five on an end of year work function. It was a one of those evenings that everything was perfect - the food, the service and the company. O'Connell Street Bistro can take credit for the first two!. Without exception, everyone was glowing of each course they received. The Rabbit Pappardelle was a particular standout for... More 

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

Hello lojo22 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent experience with us, in particular our Rabbit Pappardelle dish, which has been one of our signature dishes for many years. Thank you also for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers & we look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We dined here for a work Christmas dinner/party. The food was delicious, the waiting staff were very professional and friendly, the Bistros décor was simple and did not detract from the main ingredient - the food! Wine, water, drinks, were topped up regularly, nothing was a problem to the staff.

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

Hello blondie101959 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & thank you for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We look forward to welcoming you back to O'Connell Street Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff, but food was trying too hard with description and then failing to deliver for my tastes, and small portions. Also small issues with burnt food. Quite pricey too!

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

Hello Joehaines I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your recent experience at O'Connell Street Bistro, but find it hard to believe that you were served burnt food, as we have recently had many positive comments for our menu from other diners. Perhaps if your dissatisfaction had been brought to the attention of our staff at the time, we could have... More 

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

O'Connell Street have a new chef who has brought some new twists to the menu....some of which I tried when we enjoyed lunch recently and others that I'm looking to try when we visit again over the summer. ... in summary as always excellent food and wonderful friendly service. The outdoor dinning is pleasant ( weather permitting) and adds to... More 

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

Hello HugoAuckland Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you once again enjoyed your lunch with us, in particular our new menu. Thank you for recommending us to your fellow TripAdvisor readers & we look forward to seeing you again soon. 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?