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129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-489 3104
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the $22 lunch special. Tasty spicy pumpkin soup followed by fish and chips with a glass of very good pinot grigio. No complaints at all. Friendly service. Choice of about 10 mains and 4 wines. Nice decor and vibe - suitable for business lunch...More

Thank UrbaneForker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had some friends come over from the uk and decided to take them to aubergine for lunch One had stake the other had fish both congratulated aubergine on how good the meal was and the friendly service was.

Thank sandiepeter2016
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Antipasto plate was well done however the pasta dishes were very average. I would guess that the sauces were not made there but we're commercial brands. Very pedestrian but edible. We liked the tables, open atmosphere, verg relaxing venue compared to other places on the...More

Thank KRead3
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We hadn't been to Aubergine for years. Chose it for a combined birthday celebration. The menu appeared dated, the food we ordered was ok but underwhelming. Limited veges provided, although we could have ordered additional plates. The service was attentive, although a bit disjointed and...More

Thank karori12
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Business meal with my wife's work colleagues. This place was a real surprise. Great service, great wines but the food........wow, I loved it. In fact every one at our gathering, around 10 people, loved the food. My wife and I were traveling around NZ, working...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch the service was very good and food was very nice I would recommend it as good value for your money

Thank sandiepeter2016
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Went New Years eve the place was pumping every table full so the pressure was on for the staff to keep up with the demands of the dinners . They preformed to perfection , table service was excellent and the meals divine and the lamb...More

Thank Codiegirl
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The restaurant is large and is always full of people. The food is delicious and comes out quickly. It is located in a great street. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Just know that it is quite pricey but you get a lot on the...More

Thank IslandWayfarer
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We've eaten here twice recently, and both times had the kebabs, which were excellent. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is fine as long as you don't go for something too complicated. The location is also good, and you can eat outside or...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 19 December 2017

First, the things to be improved: (a) the beer line-up is pretty boring - it would be good to have a selection of NZ craft beers available; (b) there should be more wine-by-the-glass options. However, the rest is positive! The $35 3-course dinner special is...More

Thank MoolooSwampy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 3104
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