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“Extremely bad experience”
Review of JAC's Trading Co.

JAC's Trading Co.
Ranked #21 of 39 Restaurants in Whangaparaoa
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: European, Gastropub
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Rosedale, Auckland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Extremely bad experience”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Food cold and unappetising and tasteless too. Waste of time to try as even a fast-food joint gives you a better experience. Nobody there seems to care about customers and prefer to chitchat among themselves.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Jorge A
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good food, good location and good atmosphere”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Most bars/restaurants in malls are not normally impressive but with JACs they have made every effort to make this place into a warm friendly establishment. It seems to attract everyone from every age range and everyone seems perfectly at home.

They have a lovey indoor restaurant area with views out to the sea and a good outdoor seating area too which will be great in summer.

I had the steak which was perfectly cooked, with an excellent glass of red wine that was recommended by the barman. The staff are very friendly and overall a very welcoming bar and restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sarah P
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

just another so called gastro pub, service average nothing special, over priced drinks... I mean really $6 for a Coke, and not even a real coke one out of a postmix tap.

Food came out cold sent back 2nd time lucky slightly warmer overall not a good experience won't be returning.

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank CharlieJax
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food, lovely surroundings, friendly staff”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The two channels of water between the peninsula and little barrier and little and great barrier are known as Jellicoe & Cradock and this is where JAC’s Trading Co. comes from. Whangaparaoa’s newest hospitality venue situated on the edge of The Plaza on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. A family friendly bar featuring a pool table, spacious outdoor area, international beers on tap and a delicious gastropub style menu.
The above is their write up on JAC's website and to add to that we had lunch there and it was superb. My husband said it was the best Chicken Fettucinni he has ever had. My lunch special of crispy beef, walnut and blue cheese salad was also excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful when we asked that the music be turned down a notch as this was the only draw back for us when we first entered the restaurant. Recommended and will go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank mrswilderness2016
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good value better than standard pub fare....”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Have been many times and continue to get good service and well priced quality food. Doesn't profess to be something it's not and I think it certainly has exceeded my expectations!!!keep up the good work guys. Just need a little more atmosphere (hard in that type of venue).......

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Tonynz1972
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