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“Leaving Lunch for a Colleague”

O'Connell St Bistro
Ranked #11 of 2,495 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro. Awarded 1 Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2017 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000. Reservations are recommended.
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We chose O'Connell St Bistro as the venue for a colleagues leaving lunch. The service was excellent, the food was superb and the atmosphere was subdued and calm....well done! Was also the most expensive lunch I have ever had, but as I wasn't paying Who Cares right!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank Adzie71
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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Adzie71

Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro.
We're delighted that you & your group enjoyed their lunch at O'Connell Street Bistro
& look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards
Amanda

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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful dinner with six small courses with matching wines and excellent service. Great to watch chefs at work. Enjoyed the sommeliers background to the wines

Date of visit: November 2018
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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Janine D

Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro.
We're delighted that you enjoyed our Tasting Menu with our Sommelier, Benji's wine matches
& also watching our Chefs at work.

We look forward to seeing you at the Bistro again soon.
Kind Regards
Amanda

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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night for dinner. We chose the express dinner (arrived at 5.30pm, left by 7pm) and enjoyed our dinner from start to finish. Our waiter was charming and the food delicious. But it was the small details that made an impression on us such as complimentary bread, bringing warm blankets to us (we were seated outside) and then bringing out a gas heater to keep us warm as the temperature dropped. I've always wanted to try O'Connell Street Bistro and now that they off a pre theater express menu it fits into my dining budget. Now I know why they have stood the test of time after all these years!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Liz G
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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hello Liz G

Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us recently & especially enjoyed our very competitively priced Bistro menu,
which is available for lunch, also pre theatre dining between 5-7pm & again post theatre from 9.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon Liz.
Kind Regards
Amanda

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Reviewed 22 October 2018

.. made for a wonderful evening. The event was a special Prophet's Rock wine tasting with the winemaker providing excellent commentary on their fine wine matches for the menu. Whilst the wines were very enjoyable featuring multiple varieties with Pinot Noir the star, and the pours were generous, for me the food was even more spectacular.

Often when you have a large group for an evening like this you might not expect quite such wonderful food but the chef did not disappoint. My two friends and I shared a table with three others who we ended up having a really entertaining evening with. The food came in beautiful individual servings. We started with fine canapes followed by salmon crudo, then pork belly with scampi. Then came rabbit pasta and a roast venison main, with a peach tarte tatin to finish.

The presentation of the food was eye watering, and the taste certainly matched. Service was impeccable, discrete but friendly. I hadn't been here for a little while but based on this meal will be back again soon.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Chris M
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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello ChrisM

Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro.
We're delighted that you enjoyed our recent Wine event featuring the wines of Prophet's Rock
& have shared your experience with your fellow TripAdvisor readers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon.
Kind Regards
Amanda

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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal last night. Superb. Service was excellent. Waitress was helpful, recommended dishes. Thoroughly enjoyed evening. Thank you

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Scresswe
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CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello Scresswe

Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for sharing your experience with your fellow TripAdvisor readers.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon.

Kind Regards
Amanda

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