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Soul Bar and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, New Zealand, European
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-356 7249
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Crail, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation but soon after people were being turned away. Booking essential if you want a table on the terrace. There isn't a big selection but enough to cater for all tastes. We had a warm welcome and service was friendly and efficient. My wife chose chicken breast which was succulent... More 

Thank Tyrone321
Helensville, New Zealand
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Soul would have to be one of our favourite places to dine, especially lunches. Overlooking the Viaduct Basin the ambiance and view is very soothing. The service is always topnotch with the Matre d probably the best we have ever dealt with. Top wait staff too who are knowledgable, efficient and warm without being familiar (a hard balance indeed). The... More 

Thank 1818Chrissy67
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good service, staff are obviously trained well. Beautiful view but does get busy so you should book Friday to Sunday. Menu is seasonal so changes, I had lobster ravioli, to die for. Prices are what you'd expect for this area and you get what you pay for here. Ive been to a few other restaurants in this area, paid... More 

Thank Huni Y
Koh Tao, Thailand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had a really lovely dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the views over the harbour were great and most importantly the food was to die for. We had oysters to start followed by the clam linguini for me and the beef fillet for my partner. All were cooked perfectly... More 

Thank SophieJoyTrotter
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here. Food was fantastic... the chowder was creamy, full of seafood, flavoursome from the saffron and came with a generous side of bread. Side of cauliflower gratin was large and not too rich with punch of pepper from the topping. Food was well priced for what was delivered. Nice spot looking over the water and... More 

Thank Monica S
Macau, China
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a walk-in customer to this restaurante. There was no table available and the receptionist /manager asked me to wait a table when other customers left. Even I ask for a booking of na hour or more later, she still didn't accept it. Then, I ask for a booking of next day dinner. She still denied my book. What... More 

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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a ladies lunch here a few weekends ago and really enjoyed the service and ambience of the place. The food was fresh and innovative, but I can't give it full marks as I know it could be better in terms of flavour. We were well looked after and are happy to dine here again!

Thank Kimberley O
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't booked but were able to get a table on Saturday night. Service was excellent, timely and friendly. Menu a little brief but plenty to choose from. Food was delicious, came promptly and the restaurant had a really nice welcoming feel. Not too pricey either. Will definitely come back!

Thank xintiangirl
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Soul is the oldest and most successful restaurant in the Auckland viaduct for a reason. You can be assured that you'll enjoy great food, wine and service while enjoying a fantastic view of the busy Auckland viaduct.

Thank Shot639
Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location. Innovative food and great service on the waterfront of the city. Get in early its very popular

Thank bardswalk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Seafood, New Zealand, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 16-18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-356 7249

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