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“tapas to live music”
Review of Verbena Bar and Bistro - CLOSED

Verbena Bar and Bistro
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband and I have had a few very good meals in the main restaurant but decided to try the cheaper tapas meals in the bar area. We were delighted with the quality, value for money and the wonderful atmosphere around the open fire. As we were enjoying our meal three musicians arrived and proceeded to entertain us with some wonderful renditions from the 70's and 80's. Great night - thanks Steve.

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Thank cathy l
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Although this restaurant is not in the city, if you are in the area or coming to the North Shore it is well worth a visit for a great meal. We go on special occasions and have never had a bad experience yet. The menu gives a great selection, the food is delicious and the service is great. I have a few special dietary requirements and the owner is always very obliging (I usually mention this when I phone to book). It has a lovely ambience and is reasonably priced for such quality food.

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1  Thank Keitha S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The food here and service are brilliant..you can sit in the bar with live music and enjoy some amazing snacks or go through to the restaurant which has a lovely atmosphere and prices are reasonable...also a great place for a quick drink...I highly recommend a visit.

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1  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We are locals to this place and love the fact that we are catered for so well, locally. If we want a cheap eat there's the fish and chip Fridays in the bistro or Steak and Chip Saturdays or if we have a special occasion and want to splash out a bit, we can go to the restaurant at the back of the establishment. Whichever, we've never had a bad meal or experience here. Took family there last weekend and had a great meal in the restaurant. Thanks Steve for this little gem, and just keep doing what your doing.

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Thank flyok
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had an excellent meal at this restaurant. Being visitors to NZ from the U.K. we were not only happy to meet Steve the owner also an englishman, but with the excellent food especially the mashy pees, the great service and his well trained bar staff pouring an excellent Stella we were absolutely overwhelmed

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Thank Colin M
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