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“Outstanding all round” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Maple Room

The Maple Room
Ranked #238 of 2,201 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We've eaten here a number of times and never fail to be impressed with the food and the service. The menu includes a wonderful tasting plate for entree and the dishes are imaginative, well presented and beautifully cooked. My dessert the first time we went was a berry panna cotta with white chocolate candy floss. You'd expect to see this type of food in the centre of the city for twice the price!

The service is helpful, friendly and pleasant, and they have the knowledge to suggest good wines to accompany the food. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the city centre for a real treat.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A resturant that does not close the kitchen at 8.00pm on a Monday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great reception on arriving very attentive though not in your face.
Fesh food, good menu and wine list, wonderful meal great staff
will visit again

Visited February 2013
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Thank Bunce-12
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A suburban Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We have visited the Maple room on a few occassions now and have not once had a bad experience.
The food is always fantastic and the wine well suited to the food.
All meaningless if the service is bad. The Maple room isn't let down there Good staff with a knowledge of the rood and wine they serve. Yes we would suggest it to our freinds.
We strongly suggest booking first.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tony F
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were returning to The Maple Room after an absence, but found it as good as we had previously experienced. Its strength lies in the fact that it has no weak links; it's food, service, ambience and friendliness all rate highly. Usually a restaurant is let down by at least one of these factors, which diminishes the overall experience. The fact that the owners work in the business is a real strength and contributes to its consistent standards.
To our recent visit: arriving quite early, we were able to choose any of the free tables and then we asked to move to a just-vacated table in the window, which was no trouble to our friendly, helpful waitress. Delivery of drinks, bites, mains and desserts was nicely paced.
Only two very minor improvements could be made - having mentioned we were going to have pre-dinner drinks, we were asked for our dinner order almost straight away, and as happens everywhere, the wine list disappeared once and almost twice before we had ordered wines to accompany our meal.
One of the owners came to the table to check all was well and have a chat - a nice aspect in a local establlishment which makes patrons feel very welcome.
A dietary requirement was handled with due care and with no fuss, which was most appreciated.
One aspect of the menu we especially liked was the offering of "bites"; smaller, lighter and simpler dishes (garlic prawn skewers, salt and papper calamari, etc) than a traditional entree (although entrees were on the menu as well), and for smaller appetites it allows one to enjoy an additional course!
The meat of both the mains was tender, cooked very well and some accompaniments were creative and interesting. Another positive here is that each dish has specific, well matched sides, rather than the usual items standard to all mains. Another great touch was the hot plates, keeping our dishes warm whilst we dined in slow time.
Congratulations to the owners, chefs and wait staff of this establishment - you've achieved higher standards than many so-called fine dining restaurants, at prices we consider good value, and with a genuine, personal touch.
Many thanks too for the acknowledgement of the birthday on this occasion.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Parnellian
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great local Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

This restaurant is always top notch! The food is consistently good and the service professional, attentive but discreet. The suburban location makes for easy access, parking right outside. The menu offers great choice but is not overwhelming. Bookings are recommended. We recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Melissa F
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