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“Refugees from Euro”

O'Connell St Bistro
Ranked #43 of 2,259 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro. Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000. Reservations are recommended
Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Refugees from Euro”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had been disappointed at Euro, so came here to restart our evening. It was fantastic. We'd been on holiday and it was our last night. We had great starters, pudding and cheese here. Great food, great service - we'll definitely be back. Love it.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Frank C
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Melbourne
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Auckland's best restaurant”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We love O'Connell St Bistro. This is our favourite restaurant in Auckland - we can't get enough of it. The menu and wine list are great, with our only problem being what to order. It is the sort of place where there are always at least 3 or 4 dishes that you really want to try. There is always a long list of specials too, which have never disappointed. The service is first class, professional without being stuffy. The waiters know their food and are always willing to help with suggestions or explanations. We have not had a bad meal here yet, and have been at least once a month for the last year. Sure, it isn't the cheapest restaurant in Auckland, but it is well worth it. When we covert the prices back to AUD, it is actually very reasonable!

Keep up the good work O'Connell St Bistro - we will be back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An experience to remember!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

You will never be dissapointed with visiting this establishment. We have eaten here a few times and always left promising to be back. From the moment that you enter the restaurant to the time to leave, you are in for a excellent experience. Enjoy a cocktail in the small and intimate bar before been whisked away to your table, where you will get great service and recommedations. The wine list is exceptional and the food matches the experience. The duck is always a treat but do try the recommedation from the waitron! There is very little to fault about the this establishment but be warned that it can be a bit pricey, especially the wines. The best part about O'Connell St Bistro is the private dinning room which you can reserve for private dinners, for coporate or bigger gatherings. Enjoy the experience!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Rahui New Zeala... G
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best dining ever”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food was superb, and presentation of the dishes was awesome. Our waiter had a tremendous knowledge of each dish and was more than helpful to answer any queries. So professional!
I'll definitely be revisiting when next in Auckland.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank KBrown237
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Auckland, New Zealand
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely, cozy restaurant in the heart of the city of Auckland”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Auckland, both for business lunches and dinners as well as special occasions. Their food is superb (love their risotto!) and the service impeccable. The place is tiny (12 tables), so bookings are essential.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank SukiHarding
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