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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

#131 of 1,773 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Joinville, SC
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to enjoy with a couple of friends in front of the beach! Good food, in special the wagyu beef hamburger with delicius handcut chips! Awesomeness

Thank Eduardo V
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic from the moment we stepped in. Polite staff. Got the fish and the burger to go and sat on the back across the road with view Rangitoto. Smoothies were great too. Even brought us water as we waited in the sun for food to be ready. Top notch

Thank Pete H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch. Food was okay. They were happy to adapt most things on there menu to make them gluten free. We waited in my opinion to long to get our drinks. With people receiving theirs before us even though they had ordered after us. Was okay. Not bad, but not amazing either.

Thank Sarah S
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for a while but today might be the last time. Ordered berry brioche x2 but then told none available only savoury or one cinnamon. My wife ordered the cinnamon brioche and my alternative arrived well in advance of hers. When it did eventually arrive it had been nuked in the microwave, was like old boot leather and completely... More 

1 Thank Alan B
Durham, North Carolina
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297 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Definitely worth a trip out from the city. Nice, airy dining room. Big menu with lots of good options on it, great beer on tap and some fun nonalcoholic drinks too. The waygu beef burger is delicious I might add.

Thank Sal_Paradise767
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Just a 20 minute bus ride from Britomart (in Auckland near the docks ) makes this Bistro a great alternative to eating in the city centre. Great interior modern and lovely views over the water. Super friendly staff made sure it was a meal to remember. Superb salads. All meals looked beautifully presented. Would love to go back.

Thank Alison S
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome find for yummy ice cream and after dinner coffee. Great views. Nice vibe. Full to the brim in the restaurant. So nice to find a place for ice cream at the beach after dinner by the sea.

Thank 951kristin
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Love the location, interesting menu and great service. This restaurant is one of the restaurants associated with Rose Hip and Cafe on Kohi. The staff really know what they are doing. The seats are uncomfortable, and the menu is a little odd but yummy. Great coffee, try the buffalo milk coffee it is great.

Thank CessUnd
Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast with the family as the food and service was excellent and prompt. Very convenient to home too! Highly recommended. Well done Chef and team

Thank ExpatinPNG
Wellington, New Zealand
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565 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Its always popular and everyone knows the olace. The location is great with nice views, but honestly I think there are better options at better prices elsewhere in St Heliers. They do have a good selection of gelato and ice cream but you pay for it. Again, I think there are better options for this elsewhere in Auckland and more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
Opened December 2012

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