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Ponsonby Road Bistro

165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1611
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck confit” (5 reviews)
“sardines” (2 reviews)
“clams” (6 reviews)
New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us stopped here for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The food menu choice was fantastic, something for everyone. We had the steaks, sole, squid and ceviche with a side dish of slaw, they were all outstanding. Good range of drinks. We loved the...More

Thank RobertLondon
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Ponsonby Bistro was a recommendation of our Airbnb host and it did not disappoint! The entire waitstaff was so friendly and welcoming and chatted with us about our trip. We sat outside with wine and all of the food we had was delicious - I...More

Thank bethie331
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Some friends back home in Chicago recommend we dine here and we are sure glad we did. Melissa the owner was a great host. The salmon dish I had was amazing. It was so fresh and tasty it tasted as if it had been caught...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

The Bistro, in the heart of Ponsonby Rd, has a pleasant buzzy vibe. Low key but attentive and friendly service. The menu focus is on seasonal, local, and sustainable produce, including line-caught fish - a plus given the pressure on Hauraki Gulf fisheries. Highlights tonight;...More

Thank Robsnz
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Walking Ponsonby Road in search of a classy or better standard restaurant you might walk past this well fitted out place with its dark tables and good wine glasses and assume it might be just one of those places with exterior style and average food....More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Very good eatery really enjoyed my evening here yummy food served with happy helpful staff and very good cocktails.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We ate on the street as a final meal of our month long trip in New Zealand and it was a great way to end. The food was delicious, choice of wines favourable and the service was exceptional. The waiter who served us was very...More

Thank Spike R
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve never ventured to this Bistro before because Ponsonby can have a tendency to be a bit too cool for school but boy was that a mistake I won’t be making again. This restaurant is a delight. The service is A+ very warm not at...More

Thank trippingforyou
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We dropped by for a meal on our first night in NZ. This place had great service and a lovely atmosphere. Both our main courses were superb. I had lamb rump and it was a very generous portion and really beautifully cooked. Not cheap but...More

Thank Binny67
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Came because it has one 'hat' in the recent NZ Cuisine awards and wanted to compare it with our local equivalents. Although the setting, ambience (nice cool metro vibe) and staff were all good, the main reason for being there - it really is all...More

1  Thank bubbleblowernz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1611
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