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“Great cafe”

St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro
Ranked #138 of 2,306 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opened December 2012
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great cafe”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lovely location, great service, divine food,. Go for a walk along the waterfront and then stop for refreshments! Lots to temp you.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CatherineDavison
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous cafe and very friendly staff”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love this cafe and have had some great meals here. We are always given a warm welcome and the staff are always attentive. I wish there were more places like this in the UK!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank GML15
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Nice views & great service”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Came here for brunch on a Saturday and it was very busy! But the staff were great and very attentive. The view was amazing too as we were sitting next to the window! The food was a bit disappointing, but that might be my fault in ordering smoked fish which was way too salty, I also felt the dish was too oily and heavy. My friend really enjoyed her dish though! The sparkling water was different; we didn't like it and wish they would have asked us what water we prefer before pouring sparkling water.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Mindumoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very disappointing food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We are locals and decided to try out this place. The staff were pleasant and the atmosphere inviting. Unfortunately that's where the positive experience ended. I ordered the lamb, which had an unpleasant taste which permeated the whole dish. When I mentioned that I had not enjoyed my meal at the end, I was informed the lamb was coming off the menu from tomorrow. Helpful! My husband had the rib eye steak (i think the most expensive main on the menu) which was nothing to rate. As for the garden salad, it would have been nice to have had some lettuce in it. Far too expensive for such poor quality.

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank CharlotteYoungNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Staff = Fantastic service”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Loved the food, thought the menu was a bit limited but that's only if I am trying to find a fault. I really value how I'm looked after in a restaurant and the people here are all great. Attentive, warm, always there when you need them. I liked the interior and the outlook over St Heliers Bay is lovely. I've always been put off by how packed the place looked but when I actually went there I found that is deceiving. There are plenty of spaces, and a good assortment of tables for every occasion. I rated the food out of ten with the waiters (MKR Style) and they put up with my Dad type joke really well.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JDNZ1
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