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The Engine Room

115 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
+64 9-480 9502
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak frites” (11 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
18:00 - 23:30All hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
115 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here for the first time after our friends recommended it. We were not disappointed - the food was delicious and the service was excellent. The soufflé was my favourite item but all the food was extremely tasty and well presented. The only negatives...More

Thank LoriYau
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The layout and look of this place is top end and the staff are friendly and customer service was good. This restaurant is probably one of the most expensive outside of the city and one would assume that the quality of the food would match...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

On a Tuesday night we went to a movie and we're heading back to our car when we made a quick decision to try and get into The Engine Room in Northcote. Usually this highly rated restaurant needs to be booked in advance but is...More

1  Thank TMRussel
Reviewed 20 July 2017

As far as restaurants go this is pretty stock standard. However it is extremely pricey - $39-$42 for mains with no real veges. $9-$11 for sides of veges is very expensive and worse when the salad we ordered was very basic and salad leaves very...More

Thank goldy319
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Restaurant was warm and inviting, the service good and the Food was the perfect antidote to the cold depressing weather outside. I like that the Menu is small and seasonal, ensuring they do it all the items on the menu well, We ordered one...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here to celebrate a birthday. We all had great meals and the atmosphere and staff were fantastic. The only thing that was the menu is written on the wall and I couldn't see it from the angle I was at so...More

Thank rachyrach99
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to have celebrated our anniversary. The lighting was dim but not too dark, we were lovely and warm and our waitress was outstanding. She was very approachable, accommodating and knowledgeable. Our meals were delightful- would love to see that Cauliflower Gratin...More

2  Thank McFly91
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We had a family meal for a birthday and the service was outstanding. The main courses were great but the desserts were outstanding

1  Thank WildcatNZ
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I went here for dinner with my friends to celebrate my birthday. I noticed other reviews about the blackboard menu, that was a little hard to read but not a game changer. The food was quote average I had the beef cheeks too much liquid...More

1  Thank Nighthound1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This restaurant is one of my favourite in Auckland. The quality of the food and service is second to none. It's great value too. Don't be put off by the fact that it's on the north shore - it's only 10 minutes from the CBD....More

1  Thank Andy99Auckland
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3 July 2016|
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Response from mrmaccnz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Deborah, I can't say for sure but I have never felt hurried which makes a nice change from the churn and burn other places which make it obvious you aren't welcome after dessert! Why not call them and just ask?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-480 9502
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