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“We liked it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Foodstore

The Foodstore
Ranked #202 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hamilton, NZ
Level Contributor
53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We liked it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We lunched at the Foodstore on a Sunday. A great location, excellent food from a very interesting menu and great service. We will go again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank colval_8
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible advert for NZ food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

The mains were awful. Very expensive for tiny portions. Food was no better than pub food at best with meagre portions of sides. Seemed to be a lot of staff doing very little with very few tables actually eating. Upon entering there was no one to greet us, 2 staff were having an in depth conversation at the counter, a waitress was cleaning something facing us and ignored us, the maitre d, I think as he was dressed differently, casually walked past and ignored us. Service was very slow yet there was a lot of staff around. Obvious there were some new staff but it doesnt take 10 minutes to familarise yourself with where menus are and some basic knowledge of the menu. The people training seemed incredibly arrogant and more interested in chatting up the newbies.
Terrible food, terrible service and thankfully there was a chip shop still open. Worst dining experience for the money in NZ.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gregory T
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A credit to NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Harbour area has many impressive choices for dining options & but in our five days in Auckland we ate at the Food Store twice - we were that impressed.

This establishment uses only New Zealand produce & the chefs have some sort of television background which I am not too sure of.

The first time we dined it was early in the week & the restaurant was half full. The food was plentiful, the wine selection vast, ambience for two very pleasant & the service was exceptional.

On our last night in Auckland which was a Friday the restaurant was full. We had to wait in the comfort of a well appointed mezzanine bar area until a table became available but this didn’t take too long.

This time we tried different dishes & again the standards were exceptional.

I would recommend the Food Store to anyone visiting the Auckland Harbour area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank clock60
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed with the Foodstore "@drink" Bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

On a warm summers evening we hoped for a cocktail and snacks rather than a full meal and selected Drink as it seemed a pretty sure bet that they would be good at providing this for us - given the name. Sadly this was not the case.
Eventually we went to the bar to order as the waiter - despite having seated us - walked straight past us every time he was delivering drinks or returning to the bar.
Although there were only two other parties in the bar area, 30 minutes went by with no sign of our cocktails. We nabbed the waiter who said that they were on the way. 15 minutes later we had to ask again and 5 minutes after that they arrived - almost an hour after our arrival. At no time was any food menu or suggestion offered - despite us saying that we were looking for drinks and snacks.
We are not hard to please people but this was a very disappointing experience. Afterwards I presumed that it was just a holding pen for diners on a busy evening - but I have since seen it advertised on the Food channel as a go-to bar! Don't bother.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank StanandAgnes
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stumbled across this restaurant in viaduct harbour! Wow amazing food & great service! A really nice relaxed atmosphere, and a openplan kitchen seeing the chefs do there thing! Fantastically presented and tasty nz food! Puddings amazing!!!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Haziesky
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