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“Surprisingly good service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tyler Street Garage - CLOSED

Tyler Street Garage
Cuisines: Bar, American, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Auckland’s newest destination for fantastic food, drinks and music, located in the heart of Britomart.Tyler Street Garage fills a gap in the downtown bar scene with a focus on a consistently high standard of food and execution, and service from highly trained staff. The menu is unfussy but full of bold flavours, and ranges from smaller tapas-sized plates to share over drinks.Food styles:• Small tapas-sized plates to share over drinks• New York-style pizzas• Gourmet hotdog grill with artisan sausages
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410 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

I went there mainly because I knew it was big enough that we should be able to find a table for a group of us, and it is centrally located. But the really nice surprise was how fast, friendly and personal the service was. Every time our drinks were getting low, there was a smiling waiter there to assist us, and we never once had to go to the bar to get served. We had some snacks at the table which were perfectly fine (sure - not 5 star dining - but that wasn't what we were after) - and generally I thought it was a great place to catch up with mates after work. A bit noisey - but that is to be expected.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MJMCD67
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Auckland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Shocking General Manager”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Went to Tyler Street for a lunch meeting and my colleague had a full glass of water spilt over her by the waiter. They (the staff) felt really sorry for the WAITER... when we left - without even a 10% discount and I questioned the General Manager she was shocked that I should even mention it...... let alone suggest we should have been offered a discount?? Food was average and quite expensive but service shocking NEVER EVER again!!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kiwitvlr55
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Service Terrible - will not return”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Took a client for lunch and the waiter dropped a full glass of water all over me to the point my dress was soaking, mumbled an apology and then ran off and charged full price for the meal.

Very underwhelming

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank 20Tracey
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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162 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Upstairs bar great views of Volvo leg 5 start”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

We wandered in on a Sunday for lunch. Downstairs was empty. Upstairs bar was fairly quiet but good harbour views , in particular the start of leg 5 of the Volvo ocean race. The food is fairly basic, wine selection not great. Staff didn't seem to know much about what was happening outside and we noticed they carried glasses by holding the rim...not good. Toilets and kitchen are a long walk from the upstairs bar...but didn't bother us. Might be good for a private function upstairs , but we could see how downstairs would get pretty noisy on a busy night.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PatchNZ
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Auckland, NZ
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Cool place but food service not cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

Don't take clients there for lunch! Food service timings are horrific. Food-wise suitable for friends only. But a brilliant place for drinks -anytime

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MCTHUK
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