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Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
If a warm welcome is what you’re after, head to the beloved The Wine Box in Albany Village. Catering to every dietary need and every type of occasion...from the business lunch on the outside terrace to a more leisurely weekend affair (by the fire in winter). Indulge in High Teas and Champagne breakfasts inside the rustic cottage, as well as our usual offerings of European and Kiwi favourites. There’s plenty to do, see, sip, and try!
US$12 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
European, Wine Bar, Cafe, Diner, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

We just had my mother’s 80th birthday at The Wine Box today and the food, staff and venue were amazing. The team went above and beyond for us, couldn’t complain about a single thing. They accommodated nearly 30 of us with no trouble at all....Delicious food, so much food they put into little boxes the leftovers for everyone to take some home. Simply amazing, will definitely be back - brilliant.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

Stopped in at The Wine Box on a cold, blustery night and was greeted with some warm, tasty comfort food. The first thing you notice is the warm, inviting feel of the dining room. We were seated quickly and the waitress came by often. We...started with the seafood chowder which if you are reading any reviews is “the best ever”. Lots of seafood pieces and great depth of flavor. Hits the spot on a chilly night. We ordered the chicken schnitzel and the scotch filet. The schnitzel was moist, tender and scrumptious. Sadly, the filet was ordered medium but showed up rare. The waitress took it back to be put under the broiler but it was disappointing. There was wine, lots of conversation and attentive service. Would come back again and try other dishes. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Wednesday lunch and very well patronised good to see as very hard working owner. Now serving some Cabinet Food As well as a la carte menu with great choice (Hot soup was right for the awful weather) and a great wine list as well. The...day was cold and the fire was on which made it very cosy. Service very quick. Very enjoyable.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 June 2020 via mobile

I can highly recommend The Wine Box Cafe in Albany Village,North Shore, Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The Creamy Mushrooms were excellent but the piece de resistance was the Seafood Chowder. It was outstanding- full of flavour, seafood and some vegetables. This chowder was...made without milk or cream but was thickened mainly due to the potatoes (I think). The chowder was garnished by three tender, whole mussels in their half shells ensuring it looked stunning as well. I'm sorry I didn't take a photo! The casual ambiance was enhanced by an open wood fire. The service was efficient and friendly. Five stars!More

Date of visit: June 2020
lenkatraveler77, Owner at The Wine Box, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2020

Thank you very much and hopefully, we will see you soon for another portion of seafood chowder.

Reviewed 10 March 2020

We had an excellent meal while staying at the Quest at Albany. The restaurant charges appear on the Quest Hotel room account. The service was friendly and the meals were excellent. Highly recommend The Wine Box

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Rustic interior and great food. I had the Chicken Roulade which was tasty. It came with gratin potatoes, steamed broccoli and a really nice sauce. My colleague had a Caesar Salad which was enormous and the other had the Eggplant Lasagne which they really enjoyed....We were greeted by and served by a very attentive and knowledgeable person. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2019

food was average decor old, needs updating service was good and wine list okay parking was limited for a lunch meal

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 27 October 2019

Very big portions of fish on a large plate of shoestring chips with aioli sauce on the side. Cooked perfectly with a devine batter and such a big serving I couldn't finish it.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

Lots of charm, has specials throughout the week that are great! Fantastic menu as well proportions and waiters/waitress knowledge of food and wine. The best roast I have had in Auckland.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 20 September 2019

I ordered the big cooked breakfast breakfast along with others in our group. The hash browns were so overcooked and crunchy that one was almost burnt. The tomato was cold. I asked for fried eggs sunny side up what I got was fried eggs with...the yolk fully cooked. The toast was bread was not toasted. The bacon was too crispy and overcooked. The mushroom sauce was so runny it was like juice not a sauce The waitress was embarrassed and tried to sort out the issues but they did not have enough hash browns to replace what was not acceptable at the first time it was given to us. The only nice part of the breakfast was the MochaccinoMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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