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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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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“lamb hotpot” (2 reviews)
“drinks list” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
204 Quay Street | Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank onefunkymf
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Disappointing lunch! One group member went through 4 different options before she was able to order something that they had in stock, then there was still items missing as they had run out. 2 of us orders burgers that came with chips. We were unable...More

Thank Mel Y
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Hi Mel, 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. Unfortunately our supplier let us down with a delivery on the Saturday and that caused the kitchen to...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

My husband and I stopped for a glass of wine during our walk about in Auckland. This was a gorgeous place with a beautiful view of the harbor. The service was prompt and the wine was good. We tried the local Pinot Gris and Pinot...More

Thank Kelly B
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice comments Kelly :) Team NG

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Pretty much a schnitzel with half a ton of McDonald's chips and a coleslaw. Should have taken a photoMore

Thank Samgregs
Ruairi H, Public Relations Manager at The Nightingale, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Samgregs, we are sorry to read this review and that your experience was well below par. We all work very hard and it is disappointing to get such bad feedback. This feedback is important and welcome for us to improve so thank you. Its...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Very average visit. Average service. Below average food. Slow service. Missed one of our groups order. Steaks were cooked very inconsistentantly. I understand we were a large group but if you can't do the service then don't offer it. Won't be back.

Thank MHarding25
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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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