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“Loved the wine offerings & excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pinot Plus

Pinot Plus
Ranked #11 of 80 Restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Wine Bar, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Loved the wine offerings & excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were a table of 6 and baby - had the antipasto platter to start and various mains. Everyone totally enjoyed their meals. Very generous portions - unsure which wine you may like...not a problem John is there to help. Enjoy an evening at Pinot plus as a couple or as a small group.
John and the team were very helpful with preparing dish's for our baby - always a huge help.
Tips - no high chairs, telecom free wifi zone just outside.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Fussy_FoodieMT
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great find - style, passion and service execution in harmony”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

A rare excursion to the North Shore rewarded with a great experience - fantastic wine list and great service .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Mike H
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Sadly much has gone downhill of late”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

This used to be a really interesting restaurant that served tapas style food and a wide range of wine by the glass. Owned and run by a good long-time restaurateur.
On 2 more recent visits I see the tapas have been replaced by a limited "standard European" style menu, the chef has been replaced and the food is now significantly below par.
Unfortunately the waiting staff, once very efficient, have now been replaced with younger "minimum wage" staff that seem untrained in even the basics of the job.
It is an unfortunate ending for what was a good restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Andrew81
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Big price and small portions”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We went for a second time to see what had changed - more of curiosity to be fair as there was a new chef and a new menu. Previously had nice food but small portions and quite expensive. This time, had a problem picking something that we liked from the 4 only main choices on the menu as it was pretty dire to be honest and could only really pick one I didn't fancy as we don't eat fish. Thinking it was going to change - sorry but it was actually worse with even smaller portions than before and the price may have increased slightly but could not confirm this - we were left very disappointed and now won't return as curiosity got the better of us. The staff are friendly and helpful, the place is clean but pushing wine too much.

OK the name gives it away - Pinot plus - may be should be called Small portions plus as the food although nice did nothing to compliment the company. My wife (who is not a big or fussy eater at all) said that there was not enough for her so that tells you something. Desserts were sickly sweet and judging by the portions on an adjacent table were also very small - and at $15 each were expensive.

More bang for the buck please and it would make for a more satisfying (food wise) evening instead of going home and raiding the fridge.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank CiderMonkey
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Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Perfect Plus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Three of us went to diner here on a find on trip advisor and were not disappointed. John the owner greeted us like long lost friends although this was our first visit here. We were treated to some samples of wines before we settled on a bottle of John's advise. This concept is great so we fully enjoyed our bottle of wine with no regrets. We had pork belly and beef cheeks all which we to die for not dirty plates left behind. The service was great and John is the perfect host knowing when to chat and to leave us to enjoy. If ever I am in Takapuna this is my irst restaurant of choice. John knows his stuff :)

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank julesten2016
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