The Shires

The Shires

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Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant have a full bar?
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles66 reviews
Excellent
42
Very good
16
Average
4
Poor
2
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

TeriannMT
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 family
Have to say, Deborah always offers exemplary customer service whether you are ringing, ordering takeaways or dining in and this instance was no different. She went out of her way to decorate the table as it was a relative's birthday and even played the happy birthday over their speaker. They were extremely busy however this didn't affect the quality of the food and Deborah and staff maintained service with a smile.
Written 13 June 2020
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nlbulh
Auckland111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
We went for lunch today as a party of 3 to The Shires. The food and service is some of the best I have had in quite a while, (and I dine out often). The menu was excellent and the prices were unbelievably cheap for the quality of food. I had a wonderful Kumara and Pumpkin salad, followed by a vegan cheesecake. My friends had the pasta of the day and fish and chips, and also were blown away. Deb, Claire, and chef Mary, thank you for a memorable experience. We will be back!
Written 30 June 2022
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Mike G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
They don’t scrimp on the food, decent portions of well presented and delightful preparations along the line of home style with flair. Of our party of four everyone was extremely satisfied with the service, quality! quantity and the cost. The night we attended was very busy and service was attentive and not affected nor was was the food. Will return again.
Written 21 August 2022
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S-88
Horsham53 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
We had a large family gathering here in March. My kids ordered the chicken and chips. The chicken on one of the plates was raw so we sent it back. Second time round was raw again. Third time as it was cooked. The lady who took the raw chicken out the back was really nice thou. I ordered the chicken as well and it wasn’t very nice. In the end neither me or my 2 kids ate the chicken. Everyone else enjoyed their meal thou.
Written 3 April 2020
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Linda T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Although this place may have done someone in my family a good meal once, we won't be returning after this time. We must have waited a good hour & a half for four of our five meals to arrive, & the fifth one finally arrived about half an hour after the rest. Even if they were short staffed, they should have served our meals together, & ahead of serving takeaway meals, & meals to people who ordered after us. The last person served also got the wrong order, so they should have checked everything when the order was taken to save confusion. Being short staffed is no excuse for such a long wait, and people should be served in the order they made their order. I was also got sick the following day, no doubt because of what I ate at the Shire restaurant. Most of the meals tasted nice, but not all. One wasn't even cooked properly (burnt on the outside & raw on the inside)
Written 14 July 2022
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Mark E
Whitianga702 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
We had a beautiful dinner and catch up with long time friends. Warm welcome on arrival. Lovely friendly waitress who enjoyed a laugh. The Fried Camembert entree was delicious as was the Bread and Dips. Our Scotch Fillet steaks were done to perfection. Topped off the dinners with a lovely Affogato. Cosy seating. Reasonably priced. We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Merry Christmas
Written 21 December 2021
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Linda Wilson
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
I've been to The Shires a few times over the years, and Deb and her wonderful team never fail to provide outstanding service and delicious meals. No matter how many people are in the restaurant, the service is always exceptional, they never seem frazzled even when they're busy, and the food is always absolutely delicious! Small town dining at its best! Definitely somewhere I recommend, always
Written 25 January 2021
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Jo &CT
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
Rang as we were just getting home for 2 beef burgers True to their word 15 minutes later we collected our dinner of the best burgers ever. Hot fresh buns with the most delicious relish
Written 13 September 2020
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Murray S
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Great meal and the service was awesome. Will definitely be going back. I definitely did not go home hungry. The beef cup entree's are delicious in the yorkshire pudding
Written 14 February 2020
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Paulineaka
Auckland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We love eating at The Shires. The staff are so friendly and the food is amazing and always enjoy our visits there.
Written 11 February 2020
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Leah M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Being from the Cheshire/Manchester area it was great to come here and see some of the old maps. The food here was extremely tasty (especially the Yorkshire puddins') and the service was great - very attentive.
Written 30 January 2020
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Ray
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Casual atmosphere, great food, a hidden gem. If you are into good old fashioned English fare, then you'll love this place.
Written 20 January 2020
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banner124
Auckland Central4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
The Shire is now a huge favourite of ours. Best Food and service in the Franklin area. Super friendly, meals are fantastic.
Written 20 January 2020
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Jan Bedford
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
I have been there twice now since I moved to waiuku and I have never been disappointed in any of the meals I have had. The chowder was fantastic and the blackboard specials are a great addition to the menu. The fact that you can pre order and take away good quality food is a bonus as well as free delivery in waiuku for evening meals.
Written 13 August 2019
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Denise C
Waiuku4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 family
Great food and staff wonderful owner and service lovely atmosphere at this restaurant very homely. We have dined here before and been to a couple of shows.
Written 7 May 2019
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