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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was flavourful and had a nice presentation. We ordered four different main dishes and we enjoyed all of them. Desserts and mocktails were quite nice as well. The staff Aom was super friendly and attentive. She took really good care of us the...moment we stepped in! Great experience and highly recommended!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank you for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the food served by Aom and rest of our team. Once again, we truly appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and went inside after looking at the menu. We were helped by Umut who provided excellent recommendations and outstanding service. They had many gluten free options. Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wattsup70, thank you for the amazing review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience in our Restaurant We look forward to welcoming you again. Regards, Arber Hysko Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 6 January 2024

As I was staying in the hotel, I dined here for convenience on my first night. Not feeling particularly hungry, I chose a lighter meal of snapper, cloudy bay clams, roasted witloof and tomato foam. It was delicious and exactly what I wanted. I had...around 25 minutes to work up an appetite in between ordering and receiving. In that time, nobody came by to offer me a drinks menu, which was a little surprising given that restaurants make a lot of their revenue from drinks. The restaurant was not busy - only 3 other tables were occupied when I first arrived. My impression was that it was understaffed. The kitchen, visible across the counter opposite my table, appeared to have one chef at work and nobody else. He was certainly working hard. Had the restaurant been full, I dread to think how long people would have had to wait. That aside, Cooke's is a lovely place to dine. It's attractively and elegantly decorated and has a relaxed ambience. I had breakfast there next morning and that was just as good as dinner had been. All in all, I'd say go for the food, and give the service a chance to improve.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

Dear Guest, thank you for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the food served by our team. However, I am disappointed that we failed on our service. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention....More

Reviewed 2 January 2024

I chose the ŌRA KING SALMON MOSAIC described as "cucumber and jalapeno gazpacho, yuzu gel, wasabi and avocado mascarpone puree, squid ink tuile, tobiko" Being unable to envisage how a gazpacho, which is a cold soup, could be served as a Salmon dish I queried...the waiter who confirmed that the dish was cold and advised that the salmon was raw. Being intrigued, as I still could not picture the dish, I ordered it in spite of my misgivings concerning raw seafood, having had an unsavoury experience when consuming raw oysters many years ago at an upmarket Auckland Restaurant. To my relief the Salmon was hot smoked, which I prefer. When this was pointed out to the waiter he insisted it was raw salmon that had been smoked, so still was, in his judgement, a raw food dish. There was no tuille, the squid ink appeared to have been used to create the Salmon Mosaic effect. A great dish deserving 5 stars, but waiter ignorance and inaccurate description loses a star.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi Peter, I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our Salmon Mosaic and we apologize for the inconvenience...More

Reviewed 28 December 2023

We made reservations for Christmas Dinner. When we arrived they did not have our reservation but sat us anyway which was nice. It was a pre-set meal - some of the dishes were better than others. The green gazpacho lacked any seasoning and the poached...apricots were as hard as a rock. The smoked venison and the lamb was delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2023

Hi Jacob, I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased with our restaurant ambience, food and service provided by...More

Reviewed 2 December 2023

This was our first booking through First Table and it was amazing! The timing was perfect for dinner before a concert. There were only two or three other couples in the whole restaurant, so it felt like we had the place all to ourselves. We...wondered whether we would experience a lower standard of service because we were getting the food for half price, but if anything we got special treatment. Service was prompt and attentive. They gave us complementary fresh-baked bread with oil before dinner. The cocktails were superb - powerful tastes - they do not skimp on ingredients or water them down. The eye fillet steak was nice - at least 8/10. But the chicken was unbelievable - the tenderest we have ever eaten - 10/10. The dessert of roasted peach and dark chocolate gelato was excellent. The portion sizes were perfect for us, but be aware that you dine at Cooke's for the taste and quality, not for the quantity. The presentation is top-notch. The chef and bartender each personally came to the table to check that their work was up to standard. We would not often dine at a restaurant of this calibre, but First Table made it affordable, and we are so glad that we did.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi Roger, I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased...More

Reviewed 29 November 2023

We enjoyed a very special meal, and really appreciated the attentiveness and care of the staff, especially Umut.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2023

Dear Guest, I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased...More

Reviewed 27 November 2023

Excellent service and food Realise that getting our child sorted would mean extra would run smoothly Child meal included a dessert as well Food was excellentMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2023

Hi John, I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased...More

Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Very good venue and amazing cocktail. Excellent service. Definitely will be coming back soon. Perfect for dinner and drinks

Date of visit: November 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2023

Hi Nui V, thank you for your review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the cocktails served by Umut and Sam. We certainly look forward to welcoming you in our restaurant. Warm regards, Arber Hysko Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 16 November 2023

We had been travelling and needed a good dinner. Cooke's did not disappoint. Fabulous food and service - my main of duck was superb. Umut who saved us responded to all requests and was efficient but also had a good sense of honour so we...could chat. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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BImsara Ranaweera, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

Hi Peter, thank you for taking time to share your dining experience with us. we are delighted to know that you were happy with the food and service received by Umut. Warm regards, Cooke's Team

Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing food and experience. Best of the Accor hotels in Auckland. Mr. Umut and his colleagues provided outstanding service for a memorable night outMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2023

Hi Don, Thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased with our restaurant ambience, food...More

Reviewed 7 November 2023

Beautiful design and delicious food. Sam and Zac were lovely servers. We had a wonderful evening and really enjoyed the ambiance. I had a Fuschia Charm mocktail (so good, tasted like a tart candy), the duck breast which was cooked perfectly moist, a coffee creme...brulee which was very good, although the pear and rosemary sorbet with candied red chili was an interesting experience. Not quite sure how I felt about that haha. We also shared kumara chips which were also very good. Overall I would highly recommend :)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2023

I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were pleased with our...More

Reviewed 5 November 2023

The moment you step inside, you'll be greeted with lovely smile and warm welcome. Exceptional service from our main server AOM. She's so approachable and made sure we had the best lunch service. Food were well-presented and delicious. Love the ambience and comfortable seating arrangement....Overall... 10/10 lunch experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were...More

Reviewed 16 October 2023

Exceptional Service, Exquisite Food, Elegant ambiance! Meals were well explained and immaculately structured, bursting with devine bold sensational flavours. The service from the moment we arrived was exceptional. This continued through the evening specially with our main waiter Sam. The abundance and atmosphere of The...Fable, is truly Luxurious, assisting in the Fine Dining Experience. Thank you:)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Cooke's restaurant as your dining venue and for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were...More

Reviewed 15 October 2023

Amazing service from Umut. He went above and beyond. He was very friendly and extremely helpful. Food and drinks were deliciousMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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FB Manager, Other at Cooke's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Hi Julie, thank you for taking time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor about your recent dining experience. We are thrilled to know that the food, drinks and service exceeded your expectations. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in our restaurant. Warm Regards,...More

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