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O'Connell St Bistro

3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rabbit” (10 reviews)
“tartare” (4 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

The fact that this restaurant has continued on thorough years when so many others have failed largely speaks for itself. We dine here because of the consistently high standards that are set both in terms of service and the quality of food and wine. You...More

Thank litigate
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2014

Hello litigate Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your latest experience at the Bistro & look forward to seeing you again soon, when we will also be able to offer a much improved streetscape & outdoor dining....More

Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is excellent and it has a great wine list and excellent staff (especially Clarissa!). Hard to fault.

Thank Simon B
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Hello Simon B Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. It is always a pleasure to look after you & your guests. We look forward to seeing you at the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of our greatest treats is "lunching". It has to be the whole experience for us, food, service, ambiance, wine, comfort. O'Connell Street Bistro ticks all the boxes. Despite O'Connell Street itself being in a state of destruction the day we went it was easy...More

Thank 1818Chrissy67
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Hello 1818Chrissy67 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro - we're pleased that you enjoyed your lunch at the Bistro. The road reconstruction on O'Connell Street is due to be completed in August & we are looking forward to a much improved streetscape,...More

Reviewed June 4, 2014

Although the restaurant was very quiet, there was a large party in their private function room. We virtually had the dining room to ourselves. The service was first class, enhanced by a charming French waiter from Sancerre, who added touch of further elegance to the...More

Thank Alan S
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2014

Hello Alan S Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed our menu, wine & service & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a restaurant. All I can say is WOW, the staff professional and friendly, the food - DIVINE - Although pricey O' Connell is certainly a case of you get what you pay for. Excellent quality and service. You MUST try the venison, I have...More

Thank 1Giorgio
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Hello 1Giorgio Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your dinner at the Bistro & made particular mention of our Venison, which is free range wild Fiordland Venison. We look forward to seeing you at the Bistro again...More

Reviewed May 30, 2014

Dinners at O'Connell's are saved for special occasions, but when one such night comes around this will always be my first choice in fine dining. With each return visit I am reminded why this is one of my favorite restaurants in Auckland. The food is...More

Thank Caroline M
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Hello OhSweetCaroline Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your dinner & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed May 29, 2014

With the number of new places in Auckland, havent been back to O'connell St Bistro for a few years. Dinner last night was superb. Fresh Bluff oysters, scallops, rabbit, lamb and two excellent desserts were our choice. Enjoyed glasses of wine from their extensive wine...More

Thank KiwiChris2013
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Hello KiwiChris2013 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent dinner at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro in the near future. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed May 27, 2014

Dined here in a group of 7 to celebrate my friend's birthday. As other reviewers have said this is a really great restaurant. The food was amazing and the servings were a lot more plentiful than you get in a number of other fine dinning...More

Thank QualityController_10
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Hello QualityController_10 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & have also noted your comments regarding the wine service, which have now been addressed with the staff member concerned. Thank you for bringing...More

Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a great restaurant. At 3 O'Connell Street, phone (09)-377-1884, off the beaten path, just up Vulcan Street east of Queen Street. Small dining room, nine 4-tops and 2 6-tops, reservations highly recommended. Attire should be dressy casual to business. Very expensive, but worth...More

Thank GreggSt_Louis
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Hello GreggSt-Louis Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & commented on our unique water conserving toilets ! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland....More

Reviewed April 13, 2014

O'Connell St Bistro is definitely one of the best restaurants I've visited in New Zealand. Relax with a drink or two in the bar while your table gets ready. The food is great and more hearty than you'd get in certain fine dining places in...More

Thank seadragon99
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Hello Seadragon99 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us recently & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda

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rodney882
November 9, 2015|
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Response from CUpton1 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we can cater for both vegetarians & coeliacs. The Bistro is open for lunches Monday to Friday from 11.30am. Kind Regards Amanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$16 - $33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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