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The Engine Room

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115 Queen Street, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
+64 9-480 9502
12:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal tonight at The Engine Room. The service was superb, right from the moment I booked online through to when we were greeted at the door, and as we left after dinner. Ambience of the restaurant was perfect. Food was delicious and plentiful- I had the duck confit and he had the salmon. Extensive wine list.... More 

Thank RMQuin
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here last week, and it was just amazing. The service was excellent, the decor really good, superb choice of wines and cocktails - and food to die for! It gets very busy so make sure yo book well in advance as it wold be a terrible shame to miss this place....it's excellent.

Thank Lizc365
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Consistently one of the best overall dining experiences in Auckland and ideal for both social occasions and business entertaining. A bit off the beaten track at Northcote Point and parking can be an issue with the Movie Theatre across the road, BUT always worth the drive. Everything about the Engine Room oozes a passion for food - the menu, décor,... More 

Thank Kevin D
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just before Christmas my adult daughter who made the reservation well in advance and my wife and I had dinner here. It was a bit of a drive from out stat in Ponsonby but well worth it. The staff were friendly and clearly this is a popular place to socialize fir the local population. We sat next to a family... More 

Thank Simpson06
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice food, professional and knowledgeable staff, service was timely, nice environment. A little on the expensive side but overall it is worth it.

Thank chris c
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

beautiful food. always. The twice baked goats cheese soufflé is sublime. Rich enough to be shared between two ( if your feeling generous ) pork belly always a firm favourite and the Steak Amd Frites cooked to perfection. Exotic cocktails with a hint of Thailand never fail to please. The wait staff are friendly and attentive but not hovering and... More 

Thank Kirsten B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Charming European restaurant, serving a fusion of Italian, French and Mediterranean cuisine. Staff were extremely proffesional and nice - The food was simple, not too 'chi-chi' yet delicious! A very good wine list, both local and European with a generous cocktail list for aperitif! We will return

Thank TrippingKane
Honolulu, Hawaii
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87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I quite enjoyed my dinner at the Engine Room. Both the starter and the main dish were quite delicious. The restaurant is located in North Auckland but is very poplular with diners from Auckland across the bridge.

Thank HV G
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I dined here a couple of years ago and was blown away so was very much looking forward to the meal, but we were pretty disappointed in the food. The Engine Room has great ambiance, good lighting and the staff were really good, but the food was just okay, and is more 'cafe' than 'fine dining'. My partner had the... More 

Thank clare789
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

How fortunate to be taken here! The Engine Room is just perfect for a romantic nights dinner. Perfection for surroundings, sound, menu selection and the tastes - I had the Salmon starter and the Duck main, superb! The service team were perfect too, with excellent attention to detail. Thanks Engine Room, this is the standard for others to reach!

Thank vyviekyle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Queen Street, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-480 9502

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