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“Excellent Food and Excellent Service”
Review of Oyster & Chop

Oyster & Chop
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Ranked #52 of 1,982 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
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Reviewed 10 June 2024 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal staring with Dirty Martini’s and other Cocktails.
Oysters, Duck then Steak with some nice Syrah from Cable Bay.
Service was fabulous and would definitely return

Date of visit: June 2024
Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 9 June 2024

We dine at fine restaurants in Auckland often, 4 of us were wanting to try something new and realised two of us still hadn't been to Aucklands classic Oyster and Chop! So we booked this in for a nice weekend dinner and drinks. Super disspointed, especially for the pricing of the meals. Firstly, the drinks order couldnt have taken any longer to be taken, once ordered (and we ordered entrees at the same time ) the entrees still made it out before the drinks! We had to wait about 25 minutes for our cocktails and the restaurant wouldnt have been at maybe 40% capacity. Anywho, thats ok. Entrees were lovely and the drinks were really nice, service thus far was inexpected given how reknown this place is. We assumed it would be consistent and friendly like the likes of prego, jervois steakhouse etc. Once our mains came 3 or 4 of us were unfortuantely pretty disspointed with out meals. My friends gnocchi was so incredibly salty, she sent it back. We all tried a piece beforehand and agreed- it was insanely rich and too much. The waiter then came back and said 'we have all tried it in the kitchen and we don't think it's salty, we think its fine' ad proceeded to tell my girlfriend she was wrong and that the chef could remake it without any butterlsalt/seasoning and it would be out soon. Because of this attitude when we were being polite we said don't bother. My twice cooked pork belly (not cheap) was dry, flavouress and rubbery. The cracking was like biting into stale cardboard, super dissapointing. Our other friends duck confit was again really salty and not tender at all, my partners eye fillet however was stunning however the jus sauce very very salty. It was sadly a really bad expereince. I would never usually write a review like this or write them at all but for the price we paid and basic friendly service we expected it was so dissapointing!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 June 2024

Natasha our server, and all staff, were fantastic, very attentive. Food was excellent, all came on time.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thank LaraHil
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Reviewed 26 May 2024

The food was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed. Disappointed to be seated by the plastic screens, it was cold and drafty. As I’d booked weeks in advance I would have expected to be in the main seating area. Our waiter was slow to check on us and long wait between entree and mains. Service could be better but food was great thankfully.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 25 May 2024 via mobile

Had a dinner.
The entrance was duck duck duck and it was delicious and unique.
Main course was the fish of the day and wa very fresh and tasty.
Highly recommend

Date of visit: May 2024
Thank isr76
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