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The Lab Eatery

132 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-489 4496
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (3 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“blue cheese” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
132 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We noticed this restaurant when walking past recently after having just eaten and vowed to come visit, so glad we did. The lamb cutlets and morrocan lamb tagine were both well presented, well flavoured and the meat 'melt in your mouth'. A delicious lunch seated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pamerle
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the vegetarian mezze platter to share between two. We couldn't eat it all! Beautifully presented and friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Took my Mum out for dinner on a sunny evening, was instantly greeted at the door by friendly staff and felt welcome straight away. Menus and a cool glass of water came quickly and with another smile. We ordered the blue cheese mushrooms and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wander56474821681
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The service was above average. The Daddy and Me Burger was really cute and delicious. The steak was tender. The only downside was the chicken & prawn salad which was a bit too sweet which might have a bit too much sugar.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denver L
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Went as a family 2 noghts in a row,the food was amazing, mediterranean/turkish dishes. The cocktails were also cheeky and nice :-)

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The outside of this place is a bit bizarre and does have the look of a council office about it but food was okay. I could take or leave the naff 'lab' style glassware

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bravia
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner mid week. Delicious middle eastern meals, well-priced and good service. Attractive decor and outside seating. Wonder if the street signage needs to be improved as it looks like an office block until you go up the steps. Will be back.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in at the Lab Eatery for the 4th time and can report that their previously great menu has been updated with an excellent new one. The selection of tapas is really good and generous in serving size unlike many tapas places. Try the dates...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank JP1257
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I went with a friend for lunch and we ordered tapas and had cocktails. The haloumi cheese was delicious as were the dates stuffed with walnuts wrapped with bacon.....although they were very sweet. We also had mushrooms. The cocktails were a lot of fun, served...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We decided to try this beautifully decorated restaurant during Labour Weekend. We were greeted at the door by very friendly and helpful waitstaff. The Lab Eatery menu offers an intriguing and delightful array of items. Everyone ordered something different - I ordered the the Shobska...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Oskar_Baxter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 4496
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