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“Delicious surprise”
Review of Black Cottage

Black Cottage
Ranked #310 of 3,846 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This was an extremely pleasant surprise for our first visit.

Lovely warm room helped by fire, pleasant efficient wait staff. The the food .... excellent salt and pepper calamari cooked to perfection, best for a while. The Vietnamese fish cakes complimented by a wonderful salad with a suitable chilli tang along with the eye fillet medallions as our mains were a delight. To round it all off the sticky date pudding was the perfect end to a mid winters anniversary celebration. It was our first visit but certainly won't be our last!

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lovely place for coffee and muffin - friendly staff and really nice setting. Bit cold when we were there but can imagine the "porch" area would be fabulous on a warm day. Muffins were nice and fresh. Be careful not to leave any food unattended - the sparrows are real quick - will attach your food in an instant.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Having been and enjoyed two years ago - we booked for a belated Mother's Day lunch (after last years Father's Day booking was 'lost').
From the start it was disappointing. Really amateur service - a simple request for garlic bread (granted, not on the menu) could not be accommodated (garlic bread!).

Offerings average - two meals were good, one average, but the Thai Beef was pretty poor (coleslaw was old). Chips good - although chicken salt is really a takeaway shop standard.
We were asked how we were going - but there was no time given to answer (or order a second wine for that matter!).

Had to go to the counter to request coffees, (usually four people flailing around for attention is a clue), although the coffee was Allpress and excellent.

We were told by the barista that dessert was not served at lunch - so the tiramisu served to tables either side of us was a little confusing!

Tried to like it, tried to give them more money - but average food and poor service made for a disappointing experience - if Black Cottage are trading on their location to ensure future business - they are ripe for competition.
Personally we won't be making a return trip here.

Thank Owncanoe
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Wow what a great restaurant. Classic dishes with modern twists that were a delight to both the eye and taste buds. Good portions, decent wine list and great service. Save room for dessert they are to die for, great ideas that we hadn't come across before. Lots of spoon swapping on our table!

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Thank 55Luna
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We love to explore and try new places, but Black Cottage was simply so good that it became a go-to for our week in the Auckland area (it helped that we stayed at an Airbnb nearby in Dairy Flat).

The coffee was great (we tried the NZ-favorites Long Black and Flat White, the ever-present Latte, and the ode-to-US-supersizing Americano). The food was just as good, with great pastries (especially the savory muffin, a scone the size of your face, and the blueberry and apple tarts), and extremely tasty breakfast and lunch options which were both fresh and substantial.

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