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Woodpecker Hill

196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-309 5055
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (29 reviews)
“bok choy” (23 reviews)
“crispy eggplant” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a really enjoyable night at Woodpecker Hill. The service and food was impeccable, great recommendations and the happy birthday song by two staff was a lovely touch and a great end to the meal. You have to try the deep fried pickles and...More

Thank burnettsm
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was very good. Unfortunately we ordered everything upfront, and was too much. Went on the smoked meat night - the brisket was very good. The wine list is comprehensive but very expensive. Interesting decor. Need to book

Thank Ozzie149
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dined here last week with a group of 8. Very friendly and informative waiter - did a brilliant job of looking after us, offered suggestions and was just generally pleasant. The food was fantastic. I tried things I would not normally try due to the...More

Thank Lee-Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here three times now on my visits to Auckland. Good service, good food, great atmosphere, friendly staff - what is there to moan about. Parking never a problem at that time of the night. Will be back once again in the near future.

Thank hamef01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hosted amongst a group of 12-15 people so you'd have thought they'd look after the tables. It didn't start well when the arrogant barman slowly served people who arrived after me, to the point I gave up and went to wait for a...More

Thank Moss092014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with another couple. Great atmosphere, cosy with some good 70-80’s back ground music which was a nice change. Had the dumplings for entre, they were nice but a bit bland. The dry duck currry was great, the lamb curry also nice, the fermented...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, great decor, and excellent service. Our minds were boggling when we looked at some of the flavour combinations on the menu, and our tastebuds were blown away when we tasted each dish. Really interesting, tasty food. It’s as if the chef told the...More

Thank Brandysnap_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing, second time here. Food was excellent, our parents are here from the UK, so we ordered a large variety and it didn't disappoint. My partner has a dairy intolerance, and the staff were very knowledgeable and couldn't do enough for us. It was...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here multiple times, always a great time and enjoy the food immensely. I tried the Smokey Sunday quite by accident but was pleasantly surprised. The food is more BBQ and a few different dishes to the staples they do the rest of the week....More

Thank VaderAV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Woodpecker Hill restaurant and bar is a cross between quirky and common. The layout is similar to other places but the decor gives the place some uniqueness. What we did notice was that the prices were particularly high, however we enjoyed our oysters and...More

Thank HouseHopper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-309 5055
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