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The Nightingale

$$ - $$$, ,
204 Quay Street | Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-337 0343
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
21 Jul 2018
“A Quick Drink”
17 Jun 2018
“Snooty bar staff”
Closed Now
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
204 Quay Street | Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant on a Friday night to find we were the only ones there. The waiter then advised they didn’t have much fish on the menu, in fact they were missing about 4 or 5 dishes in total. He told us he...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Popped in for a quick drink on the way back to my hotel. Lovely view over the water. Service was good.

Thank KiwiKylie
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Went to this establishment after being out on the Americas cup sailing boat for a drink and snack. Ordered drinks and everything was all good. Had a lovely time sitting out on the balcony in the sun. The only issue was when we were leaving...More

4  Thank hethsie
Reviewed 31 May 2018

A burger is hard to mess up but this one ticked no boxes - "southern Buttermilk fired chicken" with chipotle mayo - well the mayo was bland and never saw any chipotle, the chicken was so thin and overcooked that I couldnt cut the burger...More

1  Thank Dr Eric C
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Dr Eric C We're very sorry that was your experience of The Nightingale, our burgers usually are well received so we'll be sure to bring up in a meeting with the kitchen team. Hopefully you'll come back and we'll be able to try again....More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Great location and cute decor - but the food was abysmal. Salad was limp and soggy, the burger was lukewarm.

1  Thank onefunkymf
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi onefunkymf, We're very sorry that was your experience of The Nightingale and we'll be sure to bring up in a meeting with the kitchen team. Hopefully you'll come back and we'll be able to try again. Team NG

Reviewed 14 May 2018

reasonably priced ,good service,we were one of two tables .good prompt service ,good choices and really enjoyable food ,i had a slow cooked lamb shouler which was the special reall tasty ,good portion

Thank jove12
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Jove12, Thank you for your review. I've made sure to pass on the message to the team :) NG

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We we're tempted by the $10 espresso Martini and we we're so glad we have it a go. Ang, made us the best Martini we have all ever tried and he was so welcoming and friendly to our group.

Thank r0thlee0
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hey r0thlee0, Thanks for your review. Will pass the compliment over to Ang. Thanks Team NG

Reviewed 30 April 2018

A group of 6 friends had dinner here on a Thursday evening. There was only one other group in the restaurant, however it still took a long time before we were served and then again for the food. I had the special, ribs and chips...More

Thank shazzzalongley
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Shazzzalongley, We're very sorry that was your experience of The Nightingale and we'll be sure to bring up in a team meeting with the staff working on Friday to improve the speed of service while we're quiet. Unfortunately our hands our tied in terms...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The waiter took along time after we got the food The food waS RAW and the chips to salty We told them and i got somethibg new but it was also raw and everything to salty I gave up It was bad NOT RECOMENDEDMore

Thank Gudrun H
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Gudrun, We're very sorry that was your experience of The Nightingale. We all work very hard to try and ensure this kind of thing doesn't happen. When did you visit and which dish was raw? We haven't heard back from you since the google...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Four of us stopped here for lunch. It started well with the waiter attentive to drinks, told the snapper was sold out. So ordered differently. Snapper appeared ? smallest fish served I have seen. Burgers were over cooked and dry. Bulked up on chips. Pan...More

Thank RobertLondon
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Robert, We're very sorry that was your experience of The Nightingale. We all work very hard to try and ensure this kind of thing doesn't happen. Would you be able to let us know when you visited so we can discuss it with the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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