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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious meal. Delicious wine. Friendly staff. What’s not to love?! Have returned here many times and it never lets us down.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

The food was delicious and service was fast and good! We loved the sweet and sour ribs and pork belly bao buns! My partner said it was the best meal he's had!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

We love this place. The array of interesting dishes is consistently compelling. We loved the dumplings, the burrata, and chose a few other items to complete our meal - the beverage choices are great. One of us had a memory of a drink from a...previous visit that was no longer on the menu. After describing it, they gladly recreated it for her. So nice and accommodating! We will return here. It's a vibrant place to go - has been an anchor at Ponsonby Central since the center was opened. Go here if you want a unique experience with very yummy food!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023 via mobile

Reserved a table on the terrace. Upon arrival at "check in" we had a warm greeting and none of this "have you made a reservation?" They were expecting us from their records and greeted by name. We enjoyed several small sharing dishes, the pork belly...bun particularly lush. A charming, attentive and good looking young crew. Reasonable prices if you avoid the wine so we stuck with a couple of high voltage craft beers. Always busy so as good a sign as any. 🇬🇧🇳🇿More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023 via mobile

Went in for a couple of beers. Got sat at the bar. Totally ignored. Not even a “sorry we’re busy will be with you in a sec”. Nice coconut wall. Obviously not cool enough for our $ to be important to them. They clearly have...not got the memo that hospo is supposed to be struggling. Good for them.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

We were so happy to have stumbled upon this place when walking around the neighborhood without a reservation. The food was splendid and fresh, starting with dumpling appetizers. I had the market fish stir fry for a main and could not have been happier. Our...table was outside, and I think I’d recommend that or the porch, as inside sounded very busy. Make a reservation and be sure to get a table!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times now with workmates. As per many of the other reviews the food is tasty and delicious but pricy. It is also unique Asian pacific fusion. The dumplings are amazing. Sharing tapas type menu. There is a great range...of cocktails too. Busy and noisy restaurant. Sometimes service was a bit low and had to try and catch the eye of waiter/waitress to take your order. but food great and seems this is a regular for my work colleagues so sure I will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Really delicious food and nice staff but had to ask for our drinks 3 times every time we ordered something….. our food came before the drinks….. otherwise a very cool place.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

Great on arrival, very efficient and fortunate to be offered a variety of seating options. Whilst seating is close, there’s a real vibe to this place which is quintessentially ‘Ponsonby restaurant’. Cool, chatty, fun and relaxed dining. The menu options are great, and the drinks...list offers some interesting cocktail options. The table service started well, and the food was delivered brusquely but we’ll timed. And that’s when it was like the hammer fell and our table seemed to have fallen off the radar. No checking in by the waiters, no water top up. We tried catching the eyes of various waiters for more water and a coffee - it was like they were avoiding at any cost. And that’s what it turned out to be for them. It was a bit like a movie with great trailer scenes…. and they were it. After a great beginning and first act it all fell flat. So, no more drinks, no desert, no coffee (I think all quite profitable upsells for any restaurant). To sum it up we left feeling food expensive but great, cocktails delicious. Table service poor. Would we go back? Probably - probably not. There are other restaurants with less of the ‘attitude’.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Culture shapers, didn’t cut the mustard, waited no info when we decided to leave we counted 30 empty seats…… incompetent

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

I've been many times to the Blue Breeze and always enjoyed it. I was particularly impressed with my visit a couple of days ago when part of a large group. They graciously and seamlessly managed my request for dishes with no garlic, due to my...being chronically intolerant. There was a good range to choose from, and they did not make it seem like it was a bother to them, and it did not interrupt the flow of the evening when with a group of people. And the food was delicious! Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Good setting and atmosphere but the food was a 4/10 at best . I’d go as far to say the food was bad. And I don’t review bad much. When you add the high prices to bad food it makes for a really disappointing night...Went for a work do, and took 7 staff. Was nearly embarrassed I took them here when the food came out Would never go back the food was that poor . The bang bang chicken , all 7 people said it was Terrible and we didn’t even finish the entre Would not waste my time going here again EVERMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

Hit and miss. The drinks came once one of the dishes had been served and after we had consumed the peanuts. My noodle and pork belly dish cost $35. What an absolute rip off. I still can't get over I paid $35 for a plate...of storage with a few pieces of overcooked pork belly thrown in.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022 via mobile

1st time visit, went with friends up from ChCh for the weekend with local friends, who have this as one of there favourites. It was easy to understand why - we ordered an array of different dishes for 7, based on the tasting plates (a...tapas style feast) the bad news is…. we had to share, all though all really good friends - non of us wanted to share - the pork belly bao were exceptional and a must, but so was everything else - dumplings and especially the siu mai. Make the time (20 mins from order) to wait for the chocolate hot potMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2022 via mobile

Ambience ☆☆☆☆☆ Service ☆☆☆☆☆ Food ☆☆☆☆☆ It is so refreshing to pop in for a drink and bite to eat and have staff that are knowledgeable about the drink and food menu. All the staff are very attentive and they had a really good cheerful...vibe.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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THE BLUE BREEZE INN, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Blue Breeze Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4