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The Backyard

$$ - $$$, European,
31 Northcote Road | In the Poenamo Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
+64 9-419 6299
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good51%
  • Average34%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (3 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
31 Northcote Road | In the Poenamo Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I go regularly with around 5 people once a week whom spend easily $100. Generally enjoy ourselves. Today we are hit up by the manager for 3 drinks which we had already paid for three weeks earlier. Manager was persistent despite not listening we had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Students192
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere. Friendly staff and good customer service. Happy hours finish at 6pm but the lovely waitress took our order at 6pm with special price. A bit disappointed with the steak and the ribs.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Pork belly would have been economical at $28 odd but the vegetables are a little smear and it came with about two cauliflower florets. It left me still hungry so had to order the calamari starter! Calamari was nice but found the sauce odd. Nice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Ate here each of the five nights I stayed at Poenamo Hotel. Best deal is $10 pizzas before 6pm, good value for money. Great environment, ate fish and chips 2 nights in a row, Angus steak which was sublime, the best steak knives I have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Conan0710
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great service, staff were friendly and attentive. The food was terrible. At least what we ordered. Wont be back.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank amcatu
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We came to eat, not drink. Did have a swell Australian family Ginger Beer though. Unique thin crust pizza with Indian spices worth a go. But the steamed vegetables were fantastic. Wait staff were helpful and friendly. Owner checked on us several times and offered...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank VirginiaKayak
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Its in great location with lot of parking nearby. Very good decor and sitting arrangement.i wish i could say samething for food. Went with team for lunch and we were given option to choose from set menu. If you have special Dietry requirement (vegan or...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 506vikramm
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Thought we would try this place out to watch a day time rugby game. The bar and restaurant itself is nice, good big screens and friendly staff. Ordered a couple of coffee's which after a sip we immediately returned as they tasted awfull!!! Tasted like...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Rowan8
Reviewed 28 September 2017

It was Fathers Day and we went with another couple for lunch. We had an Entertainment Book voucher for 25% off the total bill. Waitress told us that two dishes were on special and two of our meals were for these specials. The meals were...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank OB1NZ
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The food was average but the portion was quite generous but mediocre. I was not being picky but I could cook better steak. We needed to take our own initiative to approach the waitress to serve us.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Denver L
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9 January 2017|
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Response from 819kylem | Reviewed this property |
Sorry forgot the 2nd part of the question, no buffet option.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Northcote Road | In the Poenamo Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-419 6299
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