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The Esplanade Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Meals are excellent staff are friendly reasonably priced and views of Auckland city any photographer would love.

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Thank kiwi262016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was good. The fish and chips were tasty and cost 20$. The Hotel has a real antique feel about it. There is the added advantage of free WiFi. If you don't want to eat inside you can sit outside the front of the hotel and watch the world go by.

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Thank Pauline S
New Zealand
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687 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This café is on a premium site with views back over the harbor as well as along the waterfront. It is the premium place in Devonport to 'sit and watch the world go by'.

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Thank Narziss
Bingley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by to see if a table was available on impulse rather than eat in Auckland itself and were given one in the bar which was really buzzy and a great atmosphere. We were told we would have to vacate the table after about an hour and a half as quiz was due to start but this gave us... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but the service was terrible! Drinks arrived after food. Had to ask three times for a spoon to eat my chowder.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location makes it really inviting to sit down directly when you come of the ferry. And based on this we had our breakfast here. I had a salmon bagel, this was good. Coffee could have been a bit hotter. Decoration inside is worth of having a look, really nice, well maintained. Location is great. I loved sitting here and... More 

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Thank Bea T
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This romantic hotel is located on the corner as you exit the ferry and has excellent food. We were seated in a room with four tables, so the noise level was minimal. We order snapper for dinner and I have to tell you it was delicious.

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Thank Bill B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

we were just walking past & decided to have a pop in, lunch & quick beer. Loved watching the people arriving off the ferry & passing by. Very convenient spot too.

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Thank Kirsty T
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Been there on a grabone one voucher some years ago, loved it ever since. occassional family meals, Valentine, and even our 25th anniversary held there. Always a favorite place to dine, keep up the standard, guys.

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Thank pstango
Brisbane, Australia
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1,469 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A fine place to have lunch with friends- we had beautiful food in a good atmosphere with a nice bottle of local wine

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Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?