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Carpe Diem

2/154, Harbour Village Drive | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
+64 9-424 6250
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
2/154, Harbour Village Drive | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Now called Fresco with new owner...Great place...I would recommend...... Great surroundings and atmosphere

Thank Geewiss
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We should have known when the place was empty that it was not great. Service was ok but food average to yuk. Fish was ok but served in a dessert bowl on top of a huge pile of mash and broccoli . Very difficult to...More

Thank Angus L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great location, but service was slow and disorganised... when you have to call the waitress over and ask where the beer your ordered is ten minutes after you ordered it - and she looks surprised - you have a problem. Also the menu needs to...More

Thank WilsonOwen
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The best thing about this restaurant is the location. The food is above average but the service is terribly slow. We went 2 times in a row. The first night there was only one other party in the place but we still had to wait...More

Thank martyvose
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My Mum didn't get her drink.My sister ordered ham and cheese pizza and she got pepperoni.the pizza wasn't very good.

Thank Jordan_Patmore
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went here as a large party of friends ( approx 18 ) I had the pasta marinara, my wife the fish of the day served on a risotto and our friend had the ribs. We all enjoyed our selections and thought they were reasonable...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

One of those bars where an attractive maiden suitably dressed holds court to intoxicated salivating males and a clientele that likes to party. The restaurant section provides excellent food in a sort of localised Italian manner. We had a garlic,rosemary and cheese pizza bread, Caesar...More

Thank Baronclog
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely, nautical location. Good choice of food. Good service. Music ( live) a bit too loud, made conversation difficult.

Thank cruise11
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service, food and atmosphere. We decided quite late to go for dinner and we're welcomed with a lovely seat by the windows. The lovely front of house was so attentive and friendly. The food was incredible and the chef definitely deserved our praise. We...More

Thank JoJo252
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this place and not to pay attention to some of the poor reviews. The staff were super attentive and professional, and the quality of food was great. We both had pizzas that were made in a wood oven, crispy and filling....More

Thank kcamos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 107
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/154, Harbour Village Drive | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Whangaparaoa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-424 6250
  • E-mail
Carpe Diem, a common Latin phrase meaning "Seize the day", reflects our Restaurant philosophy. "Carpe Diem" reminds us to seize each day and cherish it dearly. Everyday opportunities await us and we must decide whether to take the chance or play it safe. We encourage you to take risks, for nothing is gained without them. It is this Carpe Diem spirit to which our Restaurant is dedicated". Pacific Bar was named to encompass the connection with the marina and the outlook of the water we have. Together Carpe Diem Restaurant and Pacific Bar provide a stunning venue and everything you need to embrace and enjoy your time with us. The Bar and Restaurant were some of the first structures to be built in Gulf Harbour back in 1996, Whilst there have been a few name changes in this time, Pacific Bar and Carpe Diem Restaurant named in 2004, have continued to become a popular venue for locals and visitors to enjoy ever since. We offer a wide variety of menu from Breakfast in the weekends, Lunch, Brunch, Entree's, Mains, Desserts, Platters, Bar Snacks, Cheese boards, Wood fired pizza and skilfully crafted Cocktails. We have a team of professionals from charismatic bar staff, attentive waiters, to our culinary master chefs that are only too happy to cater to all of your needs and ensure you have the best experience with us. Our quality fresh food encompasses fresh local produce and only quality New Zealand premier meats will be prepared for you in our restaurant. With traditional fayre and a slight Mediterranean twist, our menu compositions include perfected recipes from our talented chef's, who are certain to tantalise your taste buds and give you an experience you have been waiting for. We offer a wide variety of menu's available on our menu page.
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