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$10 - $91
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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

An excellent spot to take the dog with us for lunch. Tucked away outside dining with excellent food and a great beer selection. Fresh, quick and great service. Our dog loved the treats too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Awesome place for the whole family including our little puppy. Staff are always so friendly and the service is outstanding. Choice of drinks and excellent food always make for a great outing. If you haven’t been here before, make the trip, absolutely worth while.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Awesome family dinner on a Saturday night. Relaxed atmosphere. Food was out of this world. Service was excellent. Highly recommended, we'll definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

This is a wee gem of a place. Great staff, great beer and terrific snacks and meals too. Friendly neighbourhood atmosphere. Every suburb needs a place like this, but Birkenhead is the winner!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and laidback. The staff are great, beer great and food nice. Visited with family and friends on our trip to New Zealand

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023 via mobile

Looked after by owner and Staff very well. Had Ribs which were great ! Recommend this pub. Good selection of draft beers as well !!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2023

I love the BBC and all it stands for. I am often in the city on my own and this is the friendliest place for a person to go to. You can be as social as you like with the locals or tuck yourself into...a corner with a vino and a book. The food is exceptional and clearly Steve has attained his goal of the best pub food on Auckland's North Shore. I don't seem to go past the Chatham Island Blue Cod Fish & Chips. Cooked until just translucent with the lightest of batters. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. Thank you BBC.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

After finding this place a week ago, we have been back three times and brought family along as well. BBC has a great range of craft beers on offer (maybe add Double Vision to the line-up?), a menu to suit all and very friendly and...accommodating people. James, the manager, is extremely knowledgeable and is always happy to advise on beer selection. This is a perfect spot for a beverage and a bit and we will be back when we next come to Auckland. Well actually - we did!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

This place is a gem. Love the calamari, love the ambiance, really like the host/owners attitude to providing service fast, competent, and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2022
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SteveAucklandNZ, Owner at Birkenhead Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

Thanks Barry - kind words and we appreciate your visit.

Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Great place to sample a delicious craft beer with fantastic service and good food. The pork belly was served with a lentil and pea combo that was a bit odd, but the rest of the food was wonderful. They welcome dogs. We’ll definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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SteveAucklandNZ, Owner at Birkenhead Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2022

Thanks Voyager! The Pork Belly & Octopus combo you write about is definitely odd - our take on 'surf and turf' which we tried out over the winter menu. Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

A nice little independent bar. Good selection of beers on tap. Pleasant indoor outdoor seating all year round.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

The BBC is an old favorite and is just what it looks like.... a great local pub with hearty eats great drinks and a friendly team. Having an outdoor area adds to the fun! Every time I have been here the team has looked after...me and it’s been great fun. Nice to have a place that’s chilled out with a selection of great food As an aside..... It’s a bit sad to see one individual using trip advisor as a platform for a smear campaign (not so sassy traveller you know who you are)... if you want your gluten free vegan wafers this ain’t you place so stop coming back and whining like a school girl). Out of 72 reviews, 6 poor and terrible from one person says more about them and than the bar!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 March 2021

We love this place. Bex, Bailey and Jono are among the best hospo' staff you will ever find anywhere in this country, and make BBC a real locals bar where they know your name and what you drink. Excellent selection of true craft beers (not...that Panhead, Emmersons or Tuatara imitation stuff ) so you know you really are supporting the Kiwi economy. Awesome seating out on the deck and you'll always get a friendly welcome from the regulars and the team running front of house. You will even see the local MP there having a glass or two. That's why BBC is our local of choice on a Friday night.... Long may the jugs rule.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

Went in there with a group of friends looking forward to a decent meal off the new menu. Craft Beers still overly priced as is the new cocktail menu which has a long long way to go in terms of quality. Extensive menu on paper...but lacks quality on taste and presentation. Of the coattails the girls had each one was mediocre on taste and presentation. My recommendation, CUT DOWN ON THE VARIETY AND ON THE MENU AND JUST CONCENTRATE ON A FEW GOOD ONES the staff can make.The new dinner menu is a great start but lacks that X factor IN TASTE AND PRESENTATION for what its priced. Hope it improves and this feedback helps, I know it sucks to get these reviews but honesty is better then no reviews and no customers without good old honest reviews. Keep trying guys....you will get there.............otherwise great spot during summer.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 10 February 2021

Went in there last week as a group, service still needs some improvement as the young bar staff still need some uplift when the bar is busy, Good to see some parts of the menu change and the fact they have taken on board my...complaints about it all being GREASE GREASE GREASE. New menu not so bad. CAN BE BETTER BUT ITS A START WITH A NEW YEAR. One more thing, with COVID STILL OUT THERE, PLEASE MAKE SURE THE WAIT STAFF WASH THEIR HANDS AFTER CLEARING DIRTY PLATES AND SERVING NEW MEALS ETC..........THEN HANDLING DIRTY GLASSES AND CASH ON PAYMENT.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Birkenhead Brewing Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4