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“What a cool place ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Citizen Park

Citizen Park
Ranked #281 of 2,225 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland, NZ
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45 reviews
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“What a cool place ...”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We went along on a Saturday for lunch with our 3yr old daughter & friends. WOW what a cool place! We were greeted on arrival, explained the menu & our drinks order taken. They came back with colouring pencils & on the other side of the kids menu was a picture to colour in. Its a casual place, inside tables are high with stools, while the outside courtyard had lower tables with bench seats, its fully roofed but still has fresh air which comes in between the roof & the sides) outdoor heaters all around which added to the atmosphere. There was an outside fireplace and there were two bars, one inside & one out.

The food was yummy, Californian/Tex Mex, nice sizes & enough to feel full but not heavy full. You could order main sizes or a few smaller portions & share. Everyone at our table enjoyed their choices & our daughter loved her Macaroni Cheese!
The only minor letdown was the fact the toilets were downstairs (10 stairs +) & it felt like you we're down in the dungeons, cold, surrounded by concrete & all toilets were unisex too! (Could do with a bit of warming up with some colour or furnishings or something). Aside from that, a great lunch out.

Will definitely be revisiting!

Visited May 2013
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English first
Auckland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good casual dining”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We went at 6pm on a Tuesday night and it wasn't very busy at that time which may explain why we had great service. The food was very nice and well priced for what it was. I particularly enjoyed the fish taco and some of my husband's pork ribs that i stole as they looked so good.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Virtually the best cheeseburger in Auckland”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a new bar/restaurant in Kingsland, made up to look like a 50s diner. I went (and went back) for the cheeseburger and fries for $10. It's basic, yet filling and absolutely delicious. The vegetarian burger is equally as good.

The service was quite poor, we were left for 30 mins after ordering a drink the told a large party behind us were priority. On a second occasion we were offered drinks and not told that food was at least an hour away until we asked directly, pretty useless for a Friday lunchtime.

Anyway, if you're not worried about dodgy service and want an amazing burger and fries for ten bucks, go here.

  • Visited March 2013
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