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“Awesome bar and restaurant.. Great atmosphere!”
Review of Libertine - CLOSED

Libertine
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Libertine in Freemans Bay, is anything but conformist. Housed in what is arguably one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of Victoria Park Market, the building has a 100-year history that started as a power station. Being incredibly sympathetic to the building's history has clearly been important to the new residents; design details like raising some of the floor area have connected the space seamlessly to its outdoor surroundings. A play on a term used to describe a person devoid of moral restraints and who values physical pleasures, the Libertine offers what it describes as "sinfully good, free-thinking food and drink" in inspired surroundings.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome bar and restaurant.. Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great new bar and restaurant in Freemans Bay/City. Nice food (we had the duck tacos, pork belly and eye fillet) and very friendly staff. I love the old bricks, lights and booths. Well worth a visit. I'll definately come back again..

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1 Thank SouthwestofTexas
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Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow, what an atmosphere!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I recently dined at Libertine on my first night in Auckland following a recommendation from the hotel staff. While the restaurant is hidden away in a back street it is a great find. I dined quite late so the restaurant was fairly quiet.
The tapas menu is fantastic and highly recommended. The atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing. Bare brick walls, exposed beams and low lighting give it a modern industrial feel.
Definitely a restaurant to check out while in Auckland.

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1 Thank MrandMrsBG
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Auckland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A new favourite restaurant in Auckland”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

I visited here recently with friends on a cold, gloomy, wet night. This place lifted our spirits as soon as we sat down. A charming waitress welcomed us (how does she smile so much - my mouth would hurt!). The atmosphere is sophisticated - lights low, tables well apart, different seating areas. Its an old warehouse brought to life smartly yet respectfully. We went for the tapas and it was excellent - an interesting variety with great taste and presentation. Portion sizes were average but good value. Haven't tried the mains yet. Nice wine list with good range by the glass.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank JohnNZ
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Auckland
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193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Sunday late lunch”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Shared Plate menu was great
Fantastic flavours hard to choose the best
Good wine and beer selection $64 for 3 plates and and two drinks we were very happy

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Ken S
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