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“Stopped by for a glass of wine”
Review of Merlot Wine Cafe - CLOSED

Merlot Wine Cafe
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 January 2014

By chance stumbled across the place with a friend and stopped by for a glass of wine. It was great, the bar man was great fun!

1  Thank ATrug
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

August has provided the opportunity to try some special 'table d'hote' menus around central Auckland which hopefully offered a sample of the restaurant's normal fare. Merlot was one of the better one's visited. A reasonable number of diners helped the cafe atmosphere; the food was good, especially the large kiwi scallops complete with tasty coral and there was a good choice of wines by the glass or as a 500ml carafe which offered slightly better value. The only minor criticism is that the red we tried appeared to have been stored above the bar next to the kitchen which meant it was served a bit too warm - an unusual oversight for a 'wine cafe'. Still well worth a visit.

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Thank Enophil
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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

Really lovely staff, great location, lovely design and atmosphere, food from $20 lunch menus is tasty but simple.

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Thank SGKira
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

by coincidence I found the restaurant because the night before i was in the Thai on the other side of the road. I would be very suprised if the Tawera review is correct.
It is my 5th stay in Auckland, it is not Kermadec style food but it is also good and what i appreciate a lot , it is cosy and not to crowed.
I had superservice and very good food. Going back to Auckland next winter and will certainly visit the restaurant again.
A very nice wine selection.

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Thank pinultima
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We went early Thursday night with two children in tow. The staff were completely accommodating with us and the children. The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was delicious - tasty without being to pretentious (and good sized servings too).

Highly recommended.

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Thank Jamie938345
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