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“Wonderful experience”
Review of Orleans

Orleans
Ranked #158 of 2,311 Restaurants in Auckland
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Ate at Orleans last night before a concert at Vector Arena. Came across it just by chance. My husband and I loved everything about it - the ambience, the setting, the decor, the staff, the food, the wine. It's noisy and tables are a little close together but we love those sorts of places as they have a bit of life in them. We can't speak highly enough of the service and the food was unique, gorgeous and not overpriced. Great wine on the menu too. And it was only about 10min walk to the Arena which was perfect. Would absolutely eat there again if we are ever back in Auckland and in that area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 879DebbieH
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Just not worth all the fuss”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

It's a really beautiful restaurant, with awesome staff... but the food is just lacking in taste. I found it really bland and boring. Just lacked that extra oomph in flavor. I frequent the US and this doesn't reflect their food that well. Sorry Orleans, love your service, but the food is just too plain.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank TheJojoz
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent interior, charm, feel and food was delicious”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

An American bar with an old style feel serving up an array of American styled dishes from a modern era, the restaurant executes on interior, charm, feel, menu, and taste. I ordered the pig po boy and received a delicious version of oh so yum pulled pork. The size is small but compact leaving enough room to enjoy a dessert. I opted for the peanut butter sandwich which was a clever play on the savoury version, instead styled as a dessert. The bread was substituted for a slice / biscuit containing sultanas and not sweet, encasing the peanut butter flavoured ice cream. The grape jelly kept everything in balance and the milk was needed to cleanse the palette despite the gooey sticky peanut butter not being present. While service was fantastic at the beginning (the matra’d is fantastic), service was a bit slow at the end in getting me another glass of water but I liked the vibe, the menu, and the delicious food served up.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Shaun D
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Havelock North, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ok but wouldn't race back”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

After many trips to Auckland and wanting to get to Orleans to try it out, we finally managed to dine here. Unfortunately it didn't deliver in our expectations.

Very cool décor and fabulous idea making the stools adjustable for us shorties :) service a little OTT and felt a bit rushed with decision making. Food ok but not memorable, although the chicken waffles and the crème pot were a hit. The rest I could take it or leave it.

Left a little disappointed

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Catriona M
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London
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice change in Britomart”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We went to Orleans on a Friday night so it was pretty packed, got luckily and managed to get an outside table straight away as it was an hour wait for inside tables (they dont take reservations). The po boys were nice and curly fry portions are huge and all very reasonably priced. The service was fairly average but it was very busy.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lesley S
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