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O'Connell St Bistro

3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (10 reviews)
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Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating here during our recent trip to Auckland and had a wonderful time. The restaurant will always have a special place in our memories, as visiting from the States, we had never had Bluff Oysters before. They...More

Thank Patrick H
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Patrick H Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro recently & had a chance to experience our legendary Bluff Oysters. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

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

Thank AngelaFaye74
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello AngelaFaye74 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & recommend our Beef main course & we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 26 March 2017

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.

Thank Norheim R
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

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

Reviewed 16 March 2017 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.More

Thank Hugues S
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 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...More

Thank AKLCONCIERGE
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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

Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 .

Thank marcnjack
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Diane H
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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

Reviewed 3 March 2017 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...More

Thank DFKAuckland
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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....More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

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

1  Thank Mark C
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

Reviewed 25 February 2017

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.

2  Thank WingerJack
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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

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rodney882
10 November 2015|
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Response from CUpton1 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we can cater for both vegetarians & coeliacs. The Bistro is open for lunches Monday to Friday from 11.30am. Kind Regards Amanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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