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Italian, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been going 25 years and every time we get great service , food and night out. It is very consistent and great to see others enjoying the ambience

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Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my partners graduation last night and everything was perfect! The staff were so attentive and lovely!

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Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good quality food at a reasonable price in Auckland- we all pasta dishes which were great. Lovely atmosphere with candles and fairy lights also. The waiters were very attentive. I would recommend the sticky date pudding.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stalwart of the dining scene here in Auckland, never disappoints. Consistently great food, fab cocktails, top service and the best vibe. It’s the place to be, always.

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Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

Went for dinner last night with a table of 9 of us. A few of our friends ordered the Tagliatelle Frutti di mare which is $44 a dish which was very disappointing as the prawns were very over cooked and overall not a very tasteful...dish! I think the chef gave up on cooking! The service was amazing though!!!More

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

A standout restaurant on Ponsonby road. SPQR has been part of the Auckland restaurant scene for many years with good reason. Consistently excellent food and service. It’s a popular place so always has a great buzz.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

I have been dining at SQQR for 25 years. It's a 'special occasion' restaurant for us. It is outstanding. There is no better food or service in Auckland.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Delicious food, beautifully presented and attentive and personable waitstaff - a perfect birthday treat.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Even though I haven't been to SPQR for years, there are good reasons why it's a Ponsonby institution. My sister and her husband were up from Wellington to belatedly celebrate a significant birthday and we all absolutely loved the ambience, food and service.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Great vibe friendly staff excellent food. This is the number 1 restaurant in Ponsonby. Always a pleasure to dine at.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

SPQR has the best dining experience. The food, atmosphere and excellent staff make it a destination for us everytime !

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

This place is consistently brilliant. Great food. Service and atmosphere you can rely on quality attentive service and overall great people here. Guaranteed good night out

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

My friend and I had dinner here on a Thursday night and it was fabulous. We started with a classic Cesar salad but they put a bit of a spin on it with crispy prosciutto and a slightly soft boiled egg with wonderful sardines on...top. The dressing and croutons and entire salad was amazing. For the main course we had the oven roasted snapper with a saffron and herb risotto. Whoa, so good!!! So good I forgot to take a picture. And ended the meal with a divine piece of tiramisu. This is located in an area where a lot of locals eat and just has a nice vibe to it. Our waiter was on point with good manners, friendly and checked on us just enough. If I was staying in Aukland longer I would go back as I have a feeling all of their food is delicious. This is a must go to place.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

I’ve been coming to SP for 28 yrs and never has it disappointed. Service is attentive and pleasant. The food is just delicious, pate with pickles grapes yum. I’ve googled the recipe for my poor man’s attempt. Chargrilled calamari salad soo tender with the bittersweet...flavours from the grill. And to add to the post new year catch up with a friend Kumeu Pino gris just the ticket for a rare sunny day. Perfect as always team. Many thanks. JonMore

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Excellent food, drinks and service - as always. Another really enjoyable occasion. Looking toward to going back very soon.

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Date of visit: December 2023
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SPQR CAFE & BAR, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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SPQR Cafe & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5