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150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-360-1710
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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dreadful if you're on a diet... Delicious food, great drinks, good service. Could do with a little better heating given that it is a pretty classy place. If it wasn't for the heating, and the slight mis service (wrong coffees...) this would be a 5.

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Thank Aklguy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hats off to the staff it was a saturday night massively busy and our big group didn't help. They were very attentive helpful and kept the drinks flowing. The food was cooked well and served quickly considering how busy. However meals were just a lil average.

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Thank Jonathan S
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good was stunning! very busy place but service was still very good. Great selection of wines and beers, can't wait to go back.

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Thank DannyAuck001
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at SPQR , with a group of friends. Busy Saturday night service was fine and prompt. One main got forgotten but turned up after a little wait and to be fair we didn't have to pay for it in the end. Food was nicely presented and cooked. Atmosphere was a little loud but acceptable.

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Thank Owen W
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is great and been around a long time. The service and food is really spectacular but everyone is talking loudly with their friends because in general, it's a noisy place. This means the restaurant noise gets louder. If you like to dine in a night club, this is the place for you. If you are looking for an intimate... More 

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Thank Rex D
Auckland, New Zealand
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109 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly I haven't had the chance to go to SPQR ever before, but boy oh boy let me tell you it was on my top 5 to try list - it's very satisfying achieving food goals, no? (😂😂🌭). Book ahead if you can, yes even if it's a Tuesday - this place is a Ponsonby legend! The service is very... More 

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Thank Monique P
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited SPQR many times over the past 15 years, and have always been happy with the service and food. This time the service did not disappoint, but the food was utterly underwhelming. I ordered a pizza bread to start which seemed like it had been cooked hours before and reheated. I had the saffron and prawn risotto for... More 

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Thank Fiona G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The staff was pretty arrogant, though we booked a table it was like the restaurant was not prepared for us. The kept getting the drinks wrong and when the food came out they screamed the order out and had no idea who ordered what. When one of the customers told them Igot the wrong plate the waiter was very rude... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Meet some locals and they recommended it and it was terrific! Staff was beyond nice and the food was wonderful! Had the scallops and pizza appetizer. For dinner had the veal which was to die for .....my partner had the fillet and that was cooked perfectly. If you get a chance....I highly recommend this place!

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Thank DnBroad
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Yummy food. I recommend the saffron prawn risotto. And has the yummiest cocktails. With great service and a great bar makes it one of my locals.

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Thank lucilu95

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-360-1710

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