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The Esplanade Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
+64 9-445 1291
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This romantic hotel is located on the corner as you exit the ferry and has excellent food. We were seated in a room with four tables, so the noise level was minimal. We order snapper for dinner and I have to tell you it was delicious.

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Thank Bill B
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we were just walking past & decided to have a pop in, lunch & quick beer. Loved watching the people arriving off the ferry & passing by. Very convenient spot too.

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Thank Kirsty T
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there on a grabone one voucher some years ago, loved it ever since. occassional family meals, Valentine, and even our 25th anniversary held there. Always a favorite place to dine, keep up the standard, guys.

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Thank pstango
Brisbane, Australia
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943 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fine place to have lunch with friends- we had beautiful food in a good atmosphere with a nice bottle of local wine

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Thank Michael S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a light lunch on Sunday & was ushered to a table by the door which had pleasant views of the Auckland skyline. We both ordered Seafood Chowder (S18-00NZD) & a plate of Garlic toasted baguette ($7-50NZD) . We did not wait long & the Chowder came from the kitchen piping hot. The Chowder was full of flavour... More 

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Thank pjkiwinz
Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great peice of local history - wonderful architecture and interiro design. A great venue for large parties of people. Great coffee, yummy fish and chips, great happy hour! Good place to go for brunch at the weekend - sit indoors or outside under on of the many umbrellas. Live music from time to time and quiz nights. In winter... More 

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Thank Ruth G
Napier, New Zealand
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243 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We arrived at 1:00 pm for lunch, got our first drink at 1:40 pm and our lunch at 1:50 pm. A good restaurant would have served us 3 drinks in that length of time, and definitely our food. It was not overly busy on the day, and there were plenty of waitresses coming and going while we sat and waited,... More 

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Thank MacDutch
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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544 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Thus is sn old biilfing on the corner of the two main streets facing the ferry. Nice to stop here on a sunny day waiting for the ferry. You can sit on the patio and watch folks go by.

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San Francisco, California
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189 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great drinks, amazing breakfast and superb customer service. You cannot ask for anything more than that. I really enjoyed my breakfast, evening meals and just having a good glass of wine at this place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We've always enjoyed this place and the new owners have really made a difference opening up the lounge and doing a weekly quiz night. We've even won once! I'm impressed with the club card you can sign up for that gives you a discount off the drinks. Good thinking! Will need to try the food formally one of these days,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Road, Devonport, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +64 9-445 1291

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?