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O'Connell St Bistro

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3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 friends met for dinner, the food, the wine and the service were all devine. Many of us had the beef fillet for mains, it was top quality. Their dishes are very generous for this type of restaurant

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Thank AngelaFaye74
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had always wanted to go there for some years. Super civilized, and top reception/kitchen. Fantastic wine selection and would always return for a business lunch also. Absolutely worth the extra spend.

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Thank Norheim R
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Norheim Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent experience & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Haguenau, France
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527 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner and had the roasted cauliflower as starter and the lamb rump as main. It was tasty and the staff was dedicated. I can recommend, there is just a small feeling from my side witch makes it not excellent.

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Thank Hugues S
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Hugues S Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. I'm sorry that you felt your experience was not quite excellent, but am pleased that you enjoyed your recent dinner with us & would recommend us to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow.. Chef Mark, the duck was fantastic. Thank you Jack and to your front of house team, professional, attentive and so amazing... we throughly enjoyed our lunch and the wine match... great selection guys. Well done Chris... celebrating 20 years. What a great asset to Auckland City.

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Thank AKLCONCIERGE
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello AKLCONCIERGE Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent lunch with us & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything from the staff through to the food was great ! The wait staff were knowledgable and attentive , and the food was amazing . We highly recommend this restaurant , you won't be disappointed .

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Thank marcnjack
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello marcnjack Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for recommending us to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Divine food - subtly infused flavours. Excellent service! The whole experience was a pleasure - thank you for a fabulous evening.

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Thank Diane H
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Diane H Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent evening at the Bistro & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service: 10/10 Ambience: 10/10 Quality of Food: 10/10 Menu selection: 10/10 Wait time: 10mins Cost: $160 Degustation Absolutely amazing experience!!! There had been a lot of thought, pride and passion put into the menu, the food was beyond delicious!! They offer an a la carte and a degustation menu. We had the absolute pleasure of dinning with Jack Makin the... More 

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Thank DFKAuckland
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello DFKAuckland Thank you so much for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us last week & loved the "new look" O'Connell Street Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of the food was amazing, great wine list at decent prices and the service was outstanding - can highly recommend.

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1 Thank Mark C
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Mark C Thank you very much for your recent review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Bistro & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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248 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a long established restaurant with an enviable reputation and it lives up to it. Excellent, high quality food, great presentation, tastes divine, attentive, knowledgeable service but not too intrusive. You can converse without others necessarily overhearing you. Loved it.

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2 Thank WingerJack
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello WingerJack Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Bistro & look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Auckland. Kind Regards Amanda More 

Sun Valley, Idaho
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been told by two other couples that this was a great place to dine in Auckland. We booked well in advance and "saved" it for our farewell night with friends we had been traveling with. First of all, there is zero ambiance. The walls are very high so thus, the windows very high so there isn't even any... More 

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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this review

Hello merizonsv We're sorry that you felt disappointed after your visit to O'Connell Street Bistro. The Bistro is created as a modern back street European Bistro & due to the nature of our location & the building we are housed in does not have large windows & views of the harbour. I'm pleased that other diners recommended the restaurant to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 32
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
Description
Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro.

Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000.

Reservations are recommended

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