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“Excellent Breakfast, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ortolana

Ortolana
Ranked #21 of 2,232 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland
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42 reviews
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“Excellent Breakfast, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited Ortolana for breakfast on a wet Saturday in Auckland. Very welcoming and the staff are very helpful and attentive. Happy to accommodate changes to seating to fit the guest numbers. They take care of all the little things too. Coat storage, umbrella storage, making sure water is topped up etc. The breakfast menu is very modern, not your standard eggs and bacon. They take fantastic ingredients and make sublimely presented meals that taste fantastic. Great coffee too. As part of the Britomart area of downtown Auckland this area has come a long way in the last 2-3 years and Ortolana stands out as one the best additions to the Auckland cuisine options. Pricing comparable to any other breakfast/brunch option.

  • Visited July 2014
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Weggis, Switzerland
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“Perfect diner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We would like to thank you for the grate experience we had at your restaurant two weeks ago, 20th June. It was a busy Friday evening and even without a booking we luckily got a nice table. The staffs were very well trained and they took their time to explain the menu, suggested food and wine and answer every question. We felt really special. Moreover, the meals were delicious and full of positive surprises: fresh products, beautiful combinations and tasty presentation.We are looking forward to come back to your restaurant when we will be in Auckland again. Keep your passion. Greeting from Kaitaia.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Urs9091
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San Diego, California
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Fresh intriquing modern”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here with a friend for dinner on a rainy Wednesday night. The place was packed... clearly they have a big following.
They were generous thoughtful and helpful with the wine tastings and our results were delicious. They instantly pour their house made soda water. We ordered the baked kale which was terrific. . Like eating puffy crispy green air.
We ordered:
1. salad..fresh generous unusual greens bright clean dressing
2. Pumpkin ravioli: a deconstructed dish with nuts and greens. ..yummy
3. Fish special: lovely filet with veg. .. fabulous
4. Mushroom pasta: beautiful with tiny greens
5. Brussel sprouts: with melted cheese. Wow!
6. Cauliflower: brightened with lemon and a bit of cheese. Addictive.
Our friend said: "if someone would cook veggies like this for me I would easily be a vegetarian! "
Every dish was terrific. Service was excellent.
This is a fun place with a constantly changing menu and we can't wait to return.
Note: with glass on three sides this is a bright and cheerful place but not great acoustics if you need a quiet place to talk.
I rate this a must try in Auckland.

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Thank PickyDianne
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“Breakfast x2”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had been recommended this cafe for breakfast. We were not let down at all. The welcome was fantastic on a cool morning, and the staff were fantastic. The menu was unexpected and had some items we'd never seen before, which is great - menus can become predictable and boring.
We loved it so much we went back the next day to try other things on the menu.

Great coffee!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mark L
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Tasty food, interesting menu, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

Came for a late lunch on a Sunday, the place was almost full; had the smoked fish omelette, a juice and coffee - the bill came to only $28. Good attentive, friendly service. The smoked fish dish was tasty and the coffee excellent. Recommended, close to Britomart Station and down town Auckland.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Skin197
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