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“Excellent food and service”
Review of The Maple Room

The Maple Room
Ranked #277 of 2,260 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: European, International
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We were returning to The Maple Room after an absence, but found it as good as we had previously experienced. Its strength lies in the fact that it has no weak links; it's food, service, ambience and friendliness all rate highly. Usually a restaurant is let down by at least one of these factors, which diminishes the overall experience. The fact that the owners work in the business is a real strength and contributes to its consistent standards.
To our recent visit: arriving quite early, we were able to choose any of the free tables and then we asked to move to a just-vacated table in the window, which was no trouble to our friendly, helpful waitress. Delivery of drinks, bites, mains and desserts was nicely paced.
Only two very minor improvements could be made - having mentioned we were going to have pre-dinner drinks, we were asked for our dinner order almost straight away, and as happens everywhere, the wine list disappeared once and almost twice before we had ordered wines to accompany our meal.
One of the owners came to the table to check all was well and have a chat - a nice aspect in a local establlishment which makes patrons feel very welcome.
A dietary requirement was handled with due care and with no fuss, which was most appreciated.
One aspect of the menu we especially liked was the offering of "bites"; smaller, lighter and simpler dishes (garlic prawn skewers, salt and papper calamari, etc) than a traditional entree (although entrees were on the menu as well), and for smaller appetites it allows one to enjoy an additional course!
The meat of both the mains was tender, cooked very well and some accompaniments were creative and interesting. Another positive here is that each dish has specific, well matched sides, rather than the usual items standard to all mains. Another great touch was the hot plates, keeping our dishes warm whilst we dined in slow time.
Congratulations to the owners, chefs and wait staff of this establishment - you've achieved higher standards than many so-called fine dining restaurants, at prices we consider good value, and with a genuine, personal touch.
Many thanks too for the acknowledgement of the birthday on this occasion.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Parnellian
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great local Restaurant”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This restaurant is always top notch! The food is consistently good and the service professional, attentive but discreet. The suburban location makes for easy access, parking right outside. The menu offers great choice but is not overwhelming. Bookings are recommended. We recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Had a meal here recently, and the food was as good as any top class restaurant. Nice suburban location and relaxed atmosphere. I recommend it.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Supercrozbey
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Outstanding Suburban Restaurant”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

This restaurant shows the benefit of having experienced owners thoroughly committed to providing top quality food and service over many years now. The ambiance is welcoming, the menu selections offer outstanding food choices with regular changes to tapas and other courses options, the wine list is wide ranging, and the service is friendly and professional. Its increasing popularity usually means that bookings are desirable, especially Thursday - Saturday evenings. Our most recent visit this week, again provided us with a happy experience and replete with top meals. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Peter A
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Auckland
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“The Maple Room”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

I hadn't eaten here for a few years but glad to say that the service and food are still fantastic. For a Thursday night it was very full so best to make a reservation.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Jafa164
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