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Jack Tar

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Wynyard Quarter | Jellicoe Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-303 1002
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 01:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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183 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my 70+ year old parents to the Wynyard Quarter for lunch, and we chose to eat at Jack Tar. We were very impressed. Our lunch was late, we arrived only after 2.30pm, and were immediately advised that the kitchen would close at 3pm so if we wanted food then to order fairly soon. Drinks arrived promptly, and since... More 

Thank BrianInAuckland
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here for a late lunch and just wanted a Caesar salad with chicken, it was 3:14pm. The waiter explained to me that between 3pm and 5pm they stop making salads. I had to wonder if I had heard this correctly.... its lettuce, some cheese and some chicken and maybe a few croutons. they were still serving a chicken... More 

Thank ChrisWOwens
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We all had salads...and none were disappointed. The service was very good, prompt, friendly - a delight in fact. We were recommended a good wine...The restaurant is in a great setting too...must be good for lunch time as well as evening.This was a great experience, and I would highly recommend you visit.

Thank Lizc365
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat, right on the Viaduct Harbour precinct? The food is great and the setting - in a converted warehouse style building is very atmospheric. The bar is reason enough to go, but if you are hungry, the cheerfully delivered food at sit down tables a delicious and good value.

1 Thank Gordon H
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alright but nothing special. Better choices nearby! Nice friendly wait staff but the burgers on our sliders were tough and overcooked. Rather disappointing for the price.

Phoenix, Arizona
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jack Tar has a great wine and beer list that should satisfy anyone! It is right on the harbor and thus close to tourist hotels. Two couples shared two Caesar salads, which come with a poached egg. We asked the plates to be split, and rather than trying to split two poached eggs for two salads, we each got a... More 

1 Thank JARPHX
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here at 10.30 for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Food was delicious and well priced for the location. I recommend the bacon and egg breakfast burger, so yummy, will definitely be back for more. Iced coffee was really good and priced at $5 very economical. Paid $7 for an iced coffee out east the day before and it... More 

1 Thank Amanda C
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here after a short walk from our hotel at Viaduct and saw there was seafood chowder on the menu. Well it did not disappoint as the serving was huge with loads of seafood in the chowder. I reckon the best I have had. Service is quick and friendly

1 Thank Brenton K
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked online as a group of 7 on a Saturday night. Initial service was swift and friendly. Meal service was another matter. The restaurant was full ( its very large and seats probably greater than 150 people) and meal service was slow. Three of us had their meals served, and out of politeness waited for the other meals to... More 

2 Thank wazzap54
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Jack Tar for dinner with friends. We found the service to be a bit slow, despite being a fairly quiet evening. The food when it came out was okay. We had a couple of burgers and the linguini, all of which came out lukewarm. We were asked how our meal was halfway through, and when we told them... More 

Thank Phillip S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wynyard Quarter | Jellicoe Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-303 1002

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