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Ponsonby Road Bistro

165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1611
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A brilliant night. Superb food, excellent drinks and outstanding staff. Right from our arrival the staff ensured we would have nothing but a great evening. So accommodating. Food was ample and delicious. If you haven't yet, do try this place.

Thank Rhys C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We'd only been in Auckland an hour or so, our stomachs grumbling when our airbnb host recommended this eatery. So satisfying was our night that I had to stop knocking on her door to give her a hug in thanks. Our challenge now is to...More

Thank Bryn D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The desserts were phenomenal! The main meals were good, but it was the sides and desserts that I remember mostly and they were divine. Service was excellent also

Thank MrsRendogg
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very good dinner at Ponsonby Road Bistro. The service was excellent from the outset. Our waitperson was knowledgeable about the food and the wine, and helped us with our choices. The highlight of the meal was the exceptional melt-in-the-mouth tender ox tongue....More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant. I came back due to the first visit which was superb. Walking in the door you actually go through a door surrounded in cloth, which actually makes you feel like you are completely stepping off the street...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Its an interesting entry through the door into a small dark curtained enclave, then through to the restaurant that has that hygge vibe going.I was with a very large group and we had great service throughout the evening. The food and wine was appreciated by...More

Thank Q6947IZjohnm
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the harbour viaduct area and enjoyed Soul and Girafe but we met a Kiwi pal and he booked this place. This was as good a dinner as we had any where during our 3 weeks in NZ. A great atmosphere, super...More

Thank Humpyfamily
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This Indian restaurant is situated in the heart of Ponsonby Road. The building has very high ceilings. Heavy curtains adorn the entrance and it is quite dark inside but not in an unobtrusie manner. I had to use the candle on the table to read...More

Thank Petermct61
Reviewed 9 July 2017

When first entered this Bistro feels a little like a night club or wine bar with its heavy curtains covering the entranceway and dim lighting but don't be put off, the food is good! At about 9pm following an event in Ponsonby we found ourselves...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We booked a table at PRB for 9pm on Friday but our flight was delayed. We called the restaurant to let them know but unfortunately we didn't get there until 10.30 - far later than we expected and we assumed we'd be too late but...More

Thank Sue O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1611
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