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“Good place to eat and drink” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orleans

Orleans
Ranked #148 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good place to eat and drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and good food. Different from the usual, with wide variety of mix and match, sharing dishes. Would recommend a visit.

Visited February 2014
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UK
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147 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“'trendy' and lively”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Not full even on a Saturday night; full of character; friendly young staff; outdoor seating but with no view; good choice of drinks; noisy inside but the live music was excellent from outside. Would go again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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202 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent for Louisiana Standatds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

This place is legit. I am from the US and New Orleans is one of my favourite destinations. I can honestly say that the quality and authenticity here would stand out on Bourbon St!

The menu makes it hard to choose but the dishes are priced and sized that you can get 2-3 and try different things. We had the jambalaya balls (amazeballs!) and the chicken and waffles knocked my socks off. They did some sort of cornflake batter that made it nice and crispy. Also had the steak and pig PO boy. Only downside was the bread is not that great so they need to work on that, but the meats and guys of it made up for it. Steak was a special and so tender. Also PO boys are meant to be big and filling by their nature of being a 'poor' meal, but they tasted great and were the cheaper item on the menu so I figured they wouldn't be large. Also had the pecan pie'let's with bourban ice cream which was fantastic and a must get.


Awesome drink menu. I had a sazarac (Louisiana tradition) and a Bloody Mary type drink that had Shiraz instead of vodka. Very good. I only snapped a photo of the drinks, wish I would have got the food but I devoured too quickly. Bartender was very friendly and accommodating as well

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SLH67
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Mssunshine12
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lively, fun with tasty food a-plenty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Battling post-holiday blues, me and my partner seriously needed some cheering up. So off we went to Orleans on a Friday night hopeful and very hungry.

We were promptly seated and our waiter with a groovy hat came round to explain the deal. Basically there are small plates and big plates for sharing. Fine by us we thought. The menu was simple but interesting and all sounded very good. We ordered the jambalya balls, green grits and shrimp and the lamb chops. We ended with the sweet pie of the day and with a few cheeky cocktails in between. The food is yummy! My fave being the green grits and shrimp and that pie was the business.

It's a fun affair here. There's a band that comes on later and there's plenty of interesting food and drink to keep two semi-depressed peeps happy.

We walked out with a spring in our steps and ready to take on the rest of they year.

Visited January 2014
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Milton, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Short review – don’t bother, go somewhere else. Read on if you want to hear why.

We popped in to have a drink and possibly some nibbles, as we had an hour to kill before having dinner at Mexico around the corner. Orleans wasn't busy at all, so we sat down, and waited….and waited…AND WAITED for a server to come and take our order, say hi, give us water…anything! Finally one of the people in our party found a server, and she seemed extremely disinterested in helping us. She brushed us off and said she would send someone over.

We waited some more while we watched the server we had spoken to top everyone’s water up.
Finally, after about 20 minutes a very cheery server came up to us and took our orders and from there we got our drinks and nibbles quite quickly. It would have been nice if he had said ‘sorry for your wait’ but at least we got some service.

It’s a shame it took so long as by the time we were halfway through our drinks, Mexico had rung us to say our table was ready, so we had to glug our drinks down and take off.

I would not eat here or drink here again unless they seriously step up the service.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ErinandAndrew
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