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The Nightingale

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204 Quay Street | Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-337 0343
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“lamb hotpot” (2 reviews)
“drinks list” (2 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
204 Quay Street | Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you’re wanting to dine in I would highly recommend booking ahead to ensure you get a table. Gets busy during the summer.

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After three weeks in NZ we had become used to great food and fabulous service. With lots of choices in the Auckland viaduct area we really made the wrong choice with this place. We ordered drinks first - two margaritas. We could not drink them,...More

Thank camerlyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good lunch. We loved the restaurant and the location. The food was very good and the service excellent. It’s also a great place to people watch whilst having a delicious lunch.

Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner and the view as it has a balcony the over looks the basin hence why this place was chosen . The place could do with a bit of a makeover looking a bit drab compared to the many other restaurants in the...More

Thank Codiegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot but disappointed with service and food quality. We were met by a young lady who clearly wanted to be somewhere else and said the bare minimum with no welcome, thanks or acknowledgement throughout. We all ordered burgers, the buns were overcooked and inedible...More

Thank pointchevmail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there on Dec 31 for lunch and we had the feeling to disturb despite ordering some food and wine. Food is okay but not great and service is absolutely under any kind of level you would accept. i understand that people don’t...More

Thank saphir2904
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the place might give the idea of yet another burger place at the harbour, we were positively surprised by the food. My girlfriend had a chicken burger and I had some lamb shoulder. Both were very tasty and reasonably priced. Staff was very friendly...More

Thank Simone_P78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early afternoon midweek. Pleasant setting overlooking boats in the Viaduct. Service was very disappointing and the place was quiet, maybe this was why. Our meals took 45 minutes to be served. To the credit of the Manager we were given free drinks and...More

Thank Kiwigolfer2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by the Nightingale with my wife and 3 kids (18, 17, and 14). It was 10:00 and the restaurant was nearly empty. While we were waiting to order (4 sodas and a rose’), the bartender served two people who came up after us....More

Thank travisty2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Nightingale is located on Auckland’s Viaduct and offers a vibrant location to while away some hours with friends. It overlooks the Harbour and the menu caters to most tastes. A good wine list and beverage selection is also available. The venue is popular for...More

Thank hgrundell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Quay Street | Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-337 0343
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With a refreshing mix of live entertainment, waterfront views and a world-class menu, right in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct Basin, The Nightingale is one of those rare birds who sings both day and night. We're a pop-up. Pop in.
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