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Queens Cafe Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
34 - 40 Queen Street | Level 1 Queens Arcade, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-354 4018
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
34 - 40 Queen Street | Level 1 Queens Arcade, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This old world style bistro has been here for years and is a great little spot to have a meal or high tea. Great table service and a reasonable menu. Wines start from NZ$55 a bottle. Located on the 1st floor of Queens Arcade, with...More

Thank PeterJT46
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We wanted a quick lunch and decided to have lunch at Queens Café Bistro, we were not disappointed. If it is a sunny day, have your lunch on the 1st floor balcony overlooking Queen Street. Good fun !

Thank michaelbN5695YM
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Thanks a lot for your kind review. We will share that with our team. Regards, Hunter GM @QCB

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Every time I go to this place I know that I am going to get treated like a king from the moment I step inside, to the moment I leave. I don't mind paying a little extra for great service and the high quality food...More

Thank davidlawrence1111
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Big THANK YOU to your kind review David, We are truly honored with your compliment, where we know for sure there is always improvement we can do. Looking forward to see you for next visit and my sincere invitation for any more constructive feedback from...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

You can sit outside on the balcony, 1st Floor. A lunch light crab with guacamole salade has a very good taste. Will come again here.

Thank WimNijs
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear WimNijs. Thanks for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our offering. Looking forward to see you next time. Cheers, Hunter GM@QCB

Reviewed 27 September 2017

If you want a quaint cafe to sit outdoors and people watch the foot traffic underneath on one of a major city's business district streets (here Queen Street), then this place is for you. Varied menu, good quality, reasonably priced, free internet, cheerful and friendly...More

Thank a m
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi a m, Thanks a lot for taking some time to leave us such encouraging review, we appreciate for your visit. Looking forward to see you next time. Cheers, Hunter GM @QCB

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We found this place while walking on Queen St. We were greeted at the door by a friendly young man. We were promptly seated, the interior was clean. My wife ordered the seafood medley and I had the Waggu cheeseburger. But, alas they ran out...More

Thank James M
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear James, Thanks for your kind review. We definitely need feedback such as yours to continue improving our quality of food, much appreciated. As for seafood, we are truly sorry for the missed out experience, we try to balance our stock level, however, sometimes it...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Went here cos it was close to Grand Mercure and its restaurant was booked out. But this place is very good. Excellent wine list by the Glass

Thank KelvinTB
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks Kelvin, for your kind review and compliment on the wine list. We are so glad that you gave us a try. :)

Reviewed 9 July 2017

The staff are all friendly, though it can get full at lunch on the weekend. All of the food we've tried has been excellent, but there is one dish that stood out. It was some scrambled eggs. Both of us had the scrambled eggs on...More

Thank Brett R
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks a lot for your feedback :) I am so glad to read your review, especially for the 'incredible' eggs :) chefs are amazing to make food taste and look great. It is surely not my specialty either lol. It is our pleasure to serve...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

My second time here. This time for a relaxing beer sitting on the balcony nice Queen street at the harbour end of queens street. Enter via Queens arcade and go up the elevator. Very welcoming interesting tasty menu. Plenty of variety on wine less so...More

Thank Ian L
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi Ian, Thank you for your kind words. People do feel struggling to find us sometimes, especially when they are attracted by the balcony. I am so glad that you enjoyed our offering and didn't mind the limited selections on beers, which we are still...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Who knows what this Bistro is like ! I didn't get past the rude girl who told me to sit down there! Until she was ready !!! I would advise the management to employ front of house staff with good communication skills !!!!!More

Thank barrielucas
QueensCafeBistro, General Manager at Queens Cafe Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi Barrielucas, Thank you for taking time and let us know your thoughts. As part of our team, this young girl needs a lot of training as it is her first job in hospitality industry, and you are quite right, her communication skill is at...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$33
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 - 40 Queen Street | Level 1 Queens Arcade, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-354 4018
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Description
Queens Cafe Bistro, a people's Restaurant where offers comfort food, best coffee in town, fine wines, afternoon tea and Cocktails. FOOD: European/ New Zealand cuisine with a few other infusions, from Eggs Benedict to New Zealand beef steak. We have the comfort food with a bit of finesse to your liking. WINE: With a carefully selected wine list we picked a nice range of wines from mainly New Zealand, featuring a few international options. BEER: Stocking some of your favorites such as Corona and Heineken we also stock the Hawkes Bay range featuring their prolific Pilsner and IPA, Black Duck, Apple Cider, all served in a chilled glass. TEA: We serve only the best and what better than the Dilmah range all served in the special Dilmah glasses and each coming with their very own hourglass for the perfect brewing time. With flavours such as Elderflower and Apple infusion, Blood Orange and Eucalyptus and Springtime Chocolate Mint you have no excuse to come and enjoy a great cup of tea. COFFEE: The most smooth coffee we found in NZ, Vivace, NZ toasted beans from Christchurch, with regular compliments about having the best coffee in Auckland from most of our customers.
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