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The Commons

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21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2791
12:00 - 11:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 12:00 - 11:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in during shopping trip to Takapuna and stayed instead heading back to shops. We had the shared platter, good choice of meats, yummy olives, pate and breads. Plenty for two people and presented beautifully. Glass of wine with suggestions from the waiter. Relaxing meal in good surroundings. There is seating outside for warm days, we sat inside as it... More 

Thank Gill J
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here for lunch. The atmosphere was good, not too many people around so we had the booth area to ourselves. Service was good and the food choices weren't too bad. Prices are little bit on the high side but overall quality was great.

Thank RegNZ
Level Contributor
67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely won't be bothering with this one again.... - Seated quickly no issues, service non existent from then on - Drinks ordered at the bar - only 6 of 8 of our initial drinks ordered actually arrived at the table, had to go back to bar and retrieve remainder - Antipasto platter came with no salami as advertised - Second... More 

Thank Scottyboykiwi
Level Contributor
120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here before a show, great outdoor themed courtyard which offers an outdoor vibe whilst still being undercover. The young girl that took our order had the personality of the bench we sat at, and offered us more sass than customer service. Our order was brought out incomplete and we had to chase the rest of... More 

Thank nomadmattm
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190 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick beer and snack. The beers are priced about the same as all other city bars, too high but that's life in the big smoke. We ordered the antipasto platter and frankly we were a little surprised that for $48 we got so little. One type of cheese and limited meats. There was salad and olives... More 

Thank swampykevin
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were a group of 6 the place was not terribly busy, now I understand why! It took ages for one of our friends just to get served at the bar, even though it wasn't busy. We dined in the restaurant the food was good, we noted nearly all the other tables had 'reserved signs' on them but no-one dined... More 

Thank gberryman2016
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Enjoyable evening spent twice here, once on a date and once with a girlfriend. Didn't eat, just had drinks, but really nice relaxed atmosphere in semi outdoor setting. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Sarah M
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Pizza was great, as were the arancini and fries we ordere. We were a group of 9 and everyone was very happy with their orders. Service was prompt and friendly. Something on offer at every price point and the courtyard atmosphere was great.

Thank Joe B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I organised a dinner here for my staff for Christmas last year and The Commons catered to our ever need. We had about 14 people (plus one baby - that they had a highchair for). We didn't feel like they crammed us in a corner, we felt very catered for. The staff (from dealing with the booking to table service)... More 

Thank Renae007
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for drinks on a Thursday night. Main bar was closed ( at about 9.30pm!) so we ordered drinks from the courtyard bar. The guy working there was unfriendly & rude. No wonder the place was empty. Will never go back.

Thank SuzieT71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  North Shore City
  • Phone Number: +64 9-929 2791

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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?