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“Something a bit different”
Review of Brownstone Restaurant - CLOSED

Brownstone Restaurant
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: European, French, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ...A return to a finer past...
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Something a bit different”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

A bit late, but happy to take a moment to recommend this one. Took wife there on Valentine's night. Booked well in advance. MD phoned me few days later to say limited menu only as fully booked that night. Slightly annoyed as not told when booking.
Very impressed by look and feel of the place on arrival. Amazing retro decor, wait staff dressed in waistcoats and/or stripey suits. Small 'special' menu, but we had no problem choosing. Very nicely presented food and the taste was as good as the look. Very good service, attentive without intrusion, despite being fully booked. Thoroughly enjoyed the night. Can't remember any down sides. Toilets worth a visit even if you don't need to!
Multiple brownie points with the wife!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Skinny_Tim
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“New Years Nostalgia”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We ate here en famille on our visit to Auckland with extended family. Being new year it was a set menu but it catered for all tastes and the food was excellent. The biggest plus tho was the surroundings! England in the 20's was the best way to describe it with wonderful decor, old displays of clothing and fabulous hats to wear if you so wished! As for the toilets!! Polished brass everywhere! Sounds wierd but it really is great! Wine and drinks were a little expensive but they very kindly reduced prices on particular wines as there were so many of us! Looking at other reviews I wish I had gone for high tea too!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Gail W
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We took three guests to Nostalgia for High Tea on a Sunday afternoon. Wow, what an experience. Fantastic decor, fantastic service, fantastic food - a real treat. And excellent value for moneyat the same time. If you want to give someone special a really nice treat, we can recommend this. Like something from a bygone era. Fantastic.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank tim m
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Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Complete silence during the main course- it's that good”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Best steak that Grant has ever had. Great attention to detail with decor and presentation. Best starter is the smoked beetroot. We'll be back!

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Thank LornaMurray
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Classy setting for high tea”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Saturday afternoon high tea - one of the best in Auckland. Yummy ciabatta open sandwiches, scones and mini desserts. Good at catering to individual requirements. Setting was very 1920s, gave a classy setting for the whole afternoon. Went on a 2-for-1 voucher but would happily pay full price.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Emms_16
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