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“A bit of a let down, did not come up to expectations”

Galbraith's Alehouse
Ranked #215 of 2,305 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A bit of a let down, did not come up to expectations”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Dined here with friends last weekend. I don't drink beer which is probably a good thing as my friends thought it expensive. I chose the pulled pork pie which would have been excellent if some cook had not drowned it in too hot spices. The flavour of the pork and the apple that was in the pie could not be tasted and it was difficult to get through it because of the spiciness. My friends mainly had the fish and chips, they forgot to ask what the fish was and obviously no one serving bothered to advise them. The staff were certainly indifferent, little effort was made to welcome us and the hospitality was sadly lacking. We will not be repeating this experience, there are hundreds of other choices, we do not need to go back here for a lacklustre evening out.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Popular Pub Place”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We went with friends on a Friday evening. It was fairly crowded and surprisingly seemed to only have one barman for a very busy bar. The food was good standard pub grub and the service was largely self service. The pub did supply parking vouchers to display in your car in the carpark outside and that made the evening somewhat more convenient as we didn't have to search for a parking space.
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  • Visited September 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pretty Average”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Had dinner and a few drinks here. The beers are clearly for those who appreciate a quality craft brew but at around $9 per drink this was a bit steep. Also thought the food was very average for the price...around $25 for a main. Staff weren't overly friendly either...not rude but really didn't seem too interested in much. Would be unlikely to visit here again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
“No service ”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Great beer albeit at premium prices biggest let down is no table service.. Unforgivable in such a small venue. As I write this I am looking at four staff standing around talking to each other .. PS I am sat at a counter next to the main bar.

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San Diego
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Boar Sausage, Beer and Atmosphere”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

In Auckland for only two days, we asked around for a good local brew pub. We were down by the water in Britomart and a bartender recommended Galbraith's. We walked up (which, if you know how far that is, made us incredibly thirsty by the time we got there.....) and enjoyed the great atmosphere, a boar sausage special and a couple of fresh brews. Also loved the look of the outdoor area.

  • Visited September 2013
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