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“Great venue in the heart of the Auckland Domain”
Review of Wintergarden Cafe

Wintergarden Cafe
Ranked #1,397 of 3,602 Restaurants in Auckland Region
Price range: $0 - $21
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great venue in the heart of the Auckland Domain”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have dined at the Wintergardens twice in the last week.

The first time was a high tea with five other people. The selection of food on the high tea was very traditional and really fresh and tasty and the range of teas on offer was really good. Service provided by the staff was extremely attentive - to the point of being a bit annoying as we all wanted to have a good chat and catch up but I won't hold that against them.

The second visit was a corporate Christmas party for 26 people. We selected a three course set menu which provided a good selection for even the pickiest eaters. The quality of food and cooking was really quite good considering they were cooking for a group of that size. Unfortunately a couple of people had to send back the medium rare lamb main they thought it so rare they were discribing it as baaahing! The chef quickly rectified this though. Service was good in most ways but the waiting staff were a little forgetful in topping up drinks from the bottles of wine and water on the table - again to be expected somewhat with a large function and a busy restaurant on a sunny summers day. My only real gripe was the price of the wine... be careful what you chose, prices were a lot higher than what similar standard restaraunts charge.

All in all a lovely building in a lovely location with a good standard of food and service. I'd definately recommend it and I'll surely be going back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lovely lunch experience”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

a wonderful place to enjoy the wintergarden and have a lovely lunch in the cafe

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Auckland New Zealand
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90 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food lovers paradise”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

The food is fresh and lovely -can really recommend their muffins and coffee.

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Thank Christine5203
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Auckland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tranquil setting”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Enjoyed a lovely lunch at this resturant, overlooking the gardens and waterfall.

I can highly recommend the banana smoothie and squid,

The staff were very attentive and friendly, and did their utmost to deliver my lunch in a tight timeframe. Couldn't ask for better.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Scotsgirl7911
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A peaceful place...”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

What a great place to stop after visiting Auckland Museum and the Wintergarden! Staff was very helpful and food was great. Thanks!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank FlavioNZBR
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