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129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-489 3104
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here with local friends on Valentine's Day & the place was very busy but the staff coped very well & provided cheerful, efficient service. The food was delicious, all the party were happy with their dishes, the wine was good too. I would happily recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sedateskier
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will add that New Zealand as a whole amazed me with their fantastic food. Its all rather expensive but really tasty. Aubergine was no exception, nice relaxed atmosphere, lovely food, good wine. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is due to the fact I love Creme Brulee and I LOVE it made to perfection. Aubergines didn't... More 

Thank Carlukegirl
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to eat for dinner or lunch. Spacious and good atmosphere. Good value for what you get - they also have a number of specials for 3 course meals.

Thank Anya D
South Africa
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287 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across Aubergine while searching for a place to eat in Takapuna. They have outside seating, but we chose to sit inside so as not to be bothered by smoke. They had some good value lunch offers, which included a starter and a mains course. The soup starter was good and the salmon main course was excellent. Service was... More 

Thank Nomad422
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our large family came for dinner and we were treated once again to the aubergine magic. Food highly recommended and the wait staff were professional. I just think they need another toilet with such a large restaurant having only one for each gender seems too few .

Thank RoSteve
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a luncheon and visit as a tourist and with two local residents. The restaurant was set up nicely with pristine tablecloths and ready for patrons. The waiters were attentive and looked after our needs. The value luncheon was good. Two people had seafood pasta, one had steak sandwich and another had chicken. All meals came with either garlic... More 

Thank Ken R
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always have a great meal here. Affordable and consistently good - a variety of menu choices for everyone in the group. Recommended

Thank EandGO
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good food and very good service. They serve a good sirloin steak and great lamb shanks here at Aubergine in Takapuna. The waitress was very friendly and quick at a fully occupied resataurant. The beer list is limited and sitting outsite at a warm summer evening is a good experience. Will go there again!

Thank Mark C
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I must say they serve one of the best cheesecakes I have tasted... passion fruit cheesecake. And of course, the soup and main dish are great. I ordered the lamb main course. The three-course meal only costs 35 dollars, and that's double great!!!

Thank Alexandria_Explorer
Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have been to Aubergine many times, but have always forgotten to write a review. I went for lunch with Mum and a couple of friends this week and, as always, was just great. Aubergine is an a-la-carte Mediterranean restaurant, with an extensive menu, or you can choose from a $20 dollar lunch, or $35 dinner, meal deal. The meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 3104

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?