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The Commons

21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-929 2791
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (6 reviews)
“brisket” (2 reviews)
“arancini” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Hurstmere Road | Takapuna, North Shore City 0622, New Zealand
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Reviews (162)
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11 - 20 of 162 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,...More

Thank gberryman2016
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
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
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,...More

Thank Renae007
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
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Within Takapuna choices of Bars, Eateries has improved a great deal. Especially over the last two years, The Commons is one of the contemporary bars with great ambience indeed. Music, Atmosphere & Setting are just the ticket for a most enjoyable afternoon/ evening with great...More

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We got given a GrabOne voucher for this restaurant and the reviews look mixed on here, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect. We went on a Sunday evening and it was very good. I wonder if the high ceiling and bare...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here a number of times. Always hoping for a better experience as the location is good. Food is reasonable but the service and staff are disinterested. This is a bar that serves food really. There are many other better dining options around.

Thank Theresa A
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very good however the staff and bathrooms just killed the place We were seated then forgot about, ie no menu's no drinks and it wasn't buisy When we did finaly get service it went ok The best was when we asked for...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Booked for Valentines dinner, was surprised there was reference to the day in the restaurant at all - no flowers on the table, nothing decorated or special for the day. Service was fine, waitress attentive but we felt rushed. Arrived at 6.20 pm and were...More

Thank 11Seamount
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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