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“Grabone Deal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Danny Doolans

Danny Doolans
Ranked #125 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Grabone Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We bought a grabone deal and had dinner at Danny Doolans. The entrees were fantastic and well sized, the mains (lamb and beef steak) were cooked beautifully, and the portions were huge. Overall a great experience, we ended up staying for hours and spending more on drinks etc because we were having such a good time. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Glenn Dale, MD
Level Contributor
62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Ambiance, Perfect Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This is an Irish bar sitting on the basin to the Auckland Harbor and the view is wonderful. More to the point the ambiance is great. All wood and dim lighting with a fire crackling. It really is a nice place for a quiet get away.

They have some super expensive steaks but the rest of their menu is very reasonably priced. I had the roast lamb with mint and it was delicious. Potatoes, peas and carrots on the side and some nice mint sauce (not to be confused with the mint jelly we see in the US). My wife had a club sandwich. Also very nice if not really that fancy.

Bottom line: A great place for a decent meal and beer without breaking the bank.

Visited June 2014
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Thank MDSuburbs
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
237 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fabulous Lunch ~ Sitting By The Fire On Large Leather Button Chairs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Title says it all! A great lunch, kilo of mussels (with cream, garlic and wine sauce, with sour dough bread) moroccan lamb salad (absolutely Devine) both $14.50. Wine excellent Lake Challis Chardonnay $9 a glass.

Great atmosphere, especially our little nook by the fire in our huge button leather chairs.

Waitress (Jade) was a delight, beautiful smile and exceptionally friendly. Great place for lunch.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Mussels good. Lunch.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Buffalo wings less than average. Otherwise Nice character pub. Toilets pretty trashy tho. Worth heading back for a beer at night

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auckland, new zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great fun in a disheveled way”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Good old dance music, not techno. Great crowd with ages ranging from late teens to mid 50's. Quite dark inside due to dark wood interior. Reasonable priced drinks. Nothing fancy but great for a girls night out or a couple wanting to dance to some rock classics.

Visited February 2014
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