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“Simple but delicious dinner greatly presented.”

The Square Restaurant
Ranked #607 of 2,353 Restaurants in Auckland Central
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed overnight in Novotel Auckland after a nine hour drive from Wellington. After a whole day drive we could not think of any other place for dinner but the nearest place. Ideally located at the ground floor of the hotel. The food was great and a little too much for me. Prompt and friendly service. The menu was reasonably priced although it is provably the only restaurant of it's category in the area.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We had a party of 8 people who came to dinner at this place. The staff here are very lovely and we have no problem with the staff. However the food does leave lacking in areas. One of our party ordered a lovely steak meal, supposedly scotch fillet, medium rare. First off the steak came out with no pink at all after having waited for them to kill the cow etc, a long time. It was extremely tough, normally scotch fillet has a marble of fat in the middle of it and that was non existent, maybe it was cooked so long it disappeared. We very nicely showed the waitress the steak and asked to have one cooked medium rare, this time it came out nearly blue, lol from one extreme to another. Even with the small amount of cooking the steak was so tough and chewy that it took three times as long for her to eat it. There was definitely something wrong as she then had a terrible stomach ache and was feeling quite ill all night. The other meals were ok but certainly nothing to write home about.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We overnighted here after a late return from overseas. We both needed a snack after the airline food and ordered entrees (and later a shared dessert). The salmon carpaccio was excellent as was the duck - neither of us was expecting much beyond "ordinary" hotel food and this came as a very pleasant surprise. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed at the Novotel in transit from Perth to LA for rest and recovery between flights. The Square restaurant at the hotel was fantastic to fill up with a decent meal before we had more airline food! By the time we had rested and refreshed ourselves we were ready for our 'breakfast' even though with the timezone it was actually 4pm! The food on the menu gave us many choices, even for our picky 13 and 11 year old boys. On the way back we were actually in time for a proper breakfast and the buffet was extensive and delicious, the service friendly and helpful. Highly recommended for families and people in transit.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had to cover 2h before my flight. The dish of the day was a wild pasta mix with everything in it, but without real taste. The Camshorn Pinot Noire was not tasty either. However, the staff was very friendly and fast.

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