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“Friendly, busy, clean and lovely table linen.”

Soul Bar and Bistro
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Ranked #24 of 2,385 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

After our two day epic journey from UK, we wandered down to the harbour and enjoyed a lovely dinner before bed. The young (local) man serving us was very friendly and made us feel welcome.

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Thank Junevelyn
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Fantastic venue for a summer's night.Situated right on the Viaduct Harbour.good food,attentive service and excellent wine list.

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Thank doc904
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Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location with buzzy crowd and attentive staff. But given its reputation, I found the food disappointing. The duck breast was seriously undercooked and the fries over salted.

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Thank WeeJohnnie
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We waited two days, until a Sunday night to get a reservation. Not worth it by any stretch of the imagination.

The main dining room was about half full, the patio area was empty. Therefore, "busy night" is not an excuse.

It took one hour from the time we ordered for the salad to arrive. Half way through the wait, the server came over to engage us in small talk. Nice, but it was obvious he was stalling for time. No offer of a drink, bread or anything else. When it arrived, the Caesar Salad was completely unremarkable. Some dead lettuce in a thick sauce with a chunk of prosciutto ham thrown in.

The entree took one hour and forty five minutes to arrive -- stone cold and completely tasteless. By that time we just wanted to get something eaten and get out.

Maybe it was just an off night, but I can't recommend this place. For the prices charged, we
expected a whole lot more.

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Thank VenturaTraveler13
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We've eaten at Soul before but it had been many years before last night. The food and service are still very good but I found the cocktails to be a little overpriced, even though they are very good as well. There was a note made at the time of the booking that it was a special occasion so they put us at a nice table and were very attentive but didn't hover.
I will eat here again and recommend it to others who are looking for a place with good food in Auckland viaduct without the heafty price tag.
The only downside is that because the smoking area is the patio outside of the bar, when the doors are open (as they usually are in good weather) the smoke blows inside and makes a rather unpleasant atmosphere for us non-smokers at the bar.

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Thank AmericanKiwiMama
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