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Chapel Bar & Bistro

#1,016 of 3,083 Restaurants in Auckland
$$ - $$$,
147 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-360 4528
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (9 reviews)
“ponsonby road” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
147 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for New Year's Eve after seeing details of their Sunday session on the visit Auckland website. The bar is really funky and the bar staff were really friendly, as well as the door staff. I had a really nicely prepared G&T. I...More

Thank hlmackenzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for drinks and a meal. Service was very good, drinks quick to arrive as was the delicious entrees. Main meals were average in particular the ‘hand pulled’ pizza, more like a factory produced dry dough base from a supermarket. Atmosphere was good....More

Thank Fish096
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice spot on Ponsonby Road, the menu is pretty much bar food and the shrimp we shared was meh. But the staff was friendly and it was a welcoming, lively spot for a beer.

Thank mcarollo13
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We were at the slow end of a weekend away in Auckland and thought a few sleepy cocktails on Sunday afternoon would see us ease our way back to work on Monday. 'Back up the Horse' the bar was warm on a cold and rainy...More

Thank Kerry m
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is good for a drink, lots of atmosphere and the staff are excellent. The food is average but tasty.

Thank Anita2309
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great bar with good staff and a great atmosphere. The beer and food were on the money as was the service. Will definitely call in again. Cheers.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Cocktails at good prices - especially for ponsonby. Friendly staff and a good selection of yummy food. The highlights were the espresso martini and the fried chicken bites. They also showed the All Blacks game which made it the right choice for a Saturday night

Thank Y3838ADrichardm
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink on a Saturday afternoon. Windows open, nice cool breeze, very idyllic. Very cool setting and decor, as it has some "interesting" religious icons. Worth a stop!

Thank Cmat07
Reviewed 9 March 2016

They don't have a lot going on here- the music wasn't great, it just seemed like really popular with the young crowd...cool..my friend really likes their espresso martinis so we went and had one....I think this is the spot where all servers come after their...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Walked by this spot and assumed it to be good because it was always busy. But I found there was no craft beer on tap, menu was not really very interesting, and the service was sort of matter of fact. There is lots of choice...More

Thank Luapekralc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 4528
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Chapel isn't simply on Ponsonby Road ... It is Ponsonby Road. Located at its very heart, at the corner of Anglesea St, Chapel embodies the spirit of Auckland's most iconic, and sociable, boulevard in one venue. Over the last nine years Chapel has established itself as Ponsonby Road's own 'local' - the place for all times, all weather and all tastes. As famed for our pizzas as we are for our extravagant parties, through our incredible staff we promise the warmest of welcomes, whoever you are, and whenever you visit. So whether you're after a quiet afternoon Ponsonby drink with friends in the sun, a light bite, a la carte dining or indeed you want to experience the best night out in Ponsonby, do drop in to see us ... We're literally just around the corner.
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