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The Grill by Sean Connolly

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90 Federal St | Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7067
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 12:00 - 17:30
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Napier, New Zealand
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I dined here recently with my husband and brother but arrived alone before either of them. I had planned to wait in the bar for them but the bar is quite small and there was only 1 seat left. The front of house staff member who greeted me whisked me through to another much roomier space in the hotel lobby... More 

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New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously being born and bred in Christchurch I am a staunch supporter and am more reluctant to give positive reviews to anything our rivals Auckland produce!! All joking aside there was nothing I could find in The Grill that warranted a negative comment. Yes, it was busy, but is that not a sign of good food and a successful business?... More 

1 Thank reginaphalanges
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place !! It is a go !! Suckling pig is a must and then meat is very good. Service is also perfect... On top They have real bartenders who can make perfect drinks Don't miss it

Thank AiTrip
Christchurch, New Zealand
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442 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Grill on a busy Thursday night. We tried the Steak menu and although the cuts were very good quality at the end of the day it was very expensive for steak and two sides (we chose duck fat chips and gree beans which I could have cooked easily at home). The sides were $12 each. Entree of... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Multi national staffed with people who knew all their product well. We took recommendations for the wine and desserts and they certainly knew what we liked. Had the Wakanui Ashburton eye fillet with vegetables Grandmas carrots and mushrooms superb. The desserts were sublime - my apple tart fin took 25 minutes to prepare and was superb while my colleague was... More 

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Parua Bay, null, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This had been on our must visit for some time and we finally had enough time prior to visiting Auckland to make a conscious decision to book. The decor was fantastic and comfortable. The service was out of this world (and I apologise that my husband did not think to reflect this by giving a tip when he paid). It... More 

Thank TraceyA1966
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow.. what an amazing place this was... My daughter treated for Mothers Day. Upon arrival we were treated with a warm welcome and as our table wasnt quite ready we were shown to the bar where we ordered from a varied drinks menu. We were escorted to our table and given menus to peruse. The menu selection is amazing and... More 

Thank Jill M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly- the best steak I've ever had in my entire life. (And I've eaten a few!) Cooked to perfection. The Chimichurri sauce was so good I was trying to get every last drip out onto my steak. The scallops were exquisite too. Wish I didn't have the share with my husband! We got a 'tasting plate' of sweets for dessert,... More 

Thank debt86
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We originally wanted a seafood platter to share for dinner and as it was offered we ordered it. Now it was fairly good but a lot less value and flavour than we thought a $145 would get us. So as we were still hungry we got a jap export scotch steak and a side of mushrooms, and I tell you... More 

Thank April N
Naples, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our evening out was spoilt by a family table in close proximity with a bunch of unruly noisy children. Management should have bought them into line, as the parents couldn’t give a toss. Why are kids allowed in here at night anyway? The food was good, not great, and over priced. My chair back dug into my spine (lousy design).... More 

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SKYCITY-Restaurants, Manager at The Grill by Sean Connolly, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for sending us your feedback after your recent dinner with us at The Grill. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your evening with us. If you would like to make contact with Liam (the Restaurant Manager), he would be more than happy to discuss your feedback. Liam.Mundt@skycity.co.nz Kind regards, Anna More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Federal St | Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7067
"Opened Spetember 3rd, 2011. Not be confused with a restaurant called "The Grill" on Greys Avenue".

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