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The Ancient Mariner

157 Mount Eden Road | Mount Eden, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
+64 9-623 3399
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
“mount eden” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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157 Mount Eden Road | Mount Eden, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2018

The Ancient Mariner advertises itself as providing gluten free fish and chips. It hasn't in fact served gluten free options for months. They say their gluten free fryer is broken and they don't know when it will be fixed. Probably time to remove the gluten...More

1  Thank Lynda S
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Lynda, Thank you for your review. Our gluten free fryer was broken a few months ago and was fixed after a week. We were cooking gluten free until recently. Unfortunately, recently we have had ongoing issues beyond our control and can not deliver a...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

I have never been a huge fish fan, and a lot of the fish in the Southern Hemisphere are just too smelly and strong tasting for me. But this place here, they have the best fish and Chips ever! The portions are generous, the batter...More

Thank Elin L
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Elin, Thank you for your amazing review! We only use fresh fish, that is why it is so finger licking good! I will pass on your amazing feedback to the staff. Look forward to your next visit! Cheers

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here previously when it was under the original ownership. The food was great and your order arrived when it was promised. I believe it’s been under new ownership for about six months. Visited again in the first week of January. We phoned our...More

1  Thank jjswlg
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear about your experience. We were extremely busy during the first week of January. Since a lot of our customers ring in, the number of customers in the shop does not necessarily correspond to...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

My sister and I LOVED this place, it ended up being our go to dinner spot. They don't serve beer but you can go across the street to the liquor store and bring it in, they had a bottle opener ; The fish and chips...More

Thank cathyvice
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks Cathy! Glad that you enjoyed our food. Hope to see you again! Cheers

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Looked trip Advisor and found this place very highly rated ... well it was a major disappointment and the old Fish Pot cafe is in a different class than this place. Firstly we waited almost 1 hr for our food and others also waited the...More

Thank leigh3051
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear about your experience. Unlike most other fish and chips shop where the battered fish is prepared beforehand, our fresh fish is made to order. Therefore we have longer wait times. I will have a talk to...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Don't understand why people gave 5 stars for this 3-table take-away. Don't even understand why I want spend a few minutes on writing this review. Anyway, what can u expect? It's FnC. Very disappointed.

Thank FangL192
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Really had great fish and chips, the only thing was disappointing, They did not have any vinegar. You can't have fish and chips with out vinegar on your chips.

Thank Yatul G
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear that you did not know we have vinegar. We have vinegar out on the front counter or ask one of our friendly staff for assistance. Thanks

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Ahhh! Memories of the sea shanties of ye olden times... My parrot is installed, peg leg acquired. Eye patch in position.. Off around the Cape (corner if mount eden rd and esplanade) we battle many a kracken (busses, as we crossed the road) and then...More

1  Thank redstar999
BlackbeardWu, Owner at The Ancient Mariner, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. I’ve have passed on the feedback to the girls :). We look forward to when you come in next

Reviewed 12 November 2017

We have had a number of previous meals from The Ancient Mariner,and were so impressed with them told many friends and family. ... .BUT !!!! after our fish /chips/ sausages that we purchased for ourselves and grand children Friday night,,,the quality and appearance of the...More

2  Thank richy1950
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Good vibes, good music, even better chips and even better fish. Very welcoming. Would recommend fish and chips, battered scallops and calamari.

2  Thank Jack L
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Gary P
7 April 2016|
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Response from Galleyslaves | Property representative |
Dear Gary, Thanks for your feedback, but your question has us totally stumped! Firstly, The Ancient Mariner is very much alive and kicking. We opened the business on January 1, 2014 and have been doing a brisk trade ever... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Mount Eden Road | Mount Eden, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-623 3399
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Description
The Ancient Mariner is a modern take on the traditional Kiwi fish and chips shop. .
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