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Thyme Restaurant

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The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Level 1 | 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna 0620, New Zealand
+64 9-916 4982
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06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had two dinners and two breakfasts at the Thyme Restaurant while staying at Spencer on Byron. The food quality was excellent and the service was excellent. But there is something missing. The dining experience was not enjoyable and not even memorable. I think it was the ambience, the dark furniture and lighting, the piano music somewhere in the background... More 

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Thank adesso2636
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was efficient, very friendly and attentive without being pushy. The food was very nice, the portions not too big but big enough to be satisfying. The ambience was nice, there was a live musician, but the music did not interfere with our conversation. We had a great night out.

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Thank Paul v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here two nights in a row whilst staying at the Spencer on Byron. Gorgeous live piano music each night. Lovely atmosphere. Fantastic and attentive staff. Very quick to receive our dinner after ordering. Our waitress, Kate, on our final night was absolutely fantastic withsuperb customer service.

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Thank FarmGirl1919
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been to Thyme restaurant on two other occasions so decided to choose Thyme again for our fine dining treat. Being Celiacs, I always enter a restaurant with trepidation as often leave unwell. The waiter, Sid, was very professional and attentive to my requests. His service was impeccable, friendly and not intrusive. Our entrees were delicious. I had duck... More 

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Thank Nihonihoohura
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you want that smarter vibe and somewhere quiet enough to talk, Thyme so fits the bill. Evening pianist lifts it up even more. Yes it's a hotel restaurant but they keep the menu interesting and on our many visits there's always something different. Great service.

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Thank ChrisF443
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When looking for a restaurant to celebrate a recent success in the workplace my colleague and I researched many restaurants in Auckland to find the right place to treat our team. We went through every restaurant in the entertainment book and crossed over 15 restaurants off our list finally settling on Thyme for the menu and the look of the... More 

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Thank emmavenables
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here, and it was a good choice. Not an inexpensive restaurant, but the food was delicious and well presented. Not crowded at all, so great for a romantic meal, with live piano music playing in the background. The staff was friendly and attentive, and when they discovered it was our anniversary we were offered complimentary drinks,... More 

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Thank br0wnkat
spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in Thyme. I will be sharing with our team, and so pleased to read that you had a lovely Anniversary. Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett, Guest Relations Manager More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Celebrating our anniversary we were seated in a nice setting not too close to anybody else and greeted with a complimentary glass of bubbles. The service was good throughout our meals. Good selection of wines by the glass and our compliments to the Chef as both our main courses of steak and duck were very good. The only small negative... More 

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Thank Barrie K
spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience in Thyme. We really appreciate your comments and I will be sharing with out team and ensuring that our service is impeccable from start to finish. Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett, Guest Relations Manager More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A reunion after many years of four eighty year old world travelers - great atmosphere - piano being played in background - service by a extremely competent Russian waitress was a 10, the French bubbly lived up to its reputation - shame about the meal - entree of scallops were small and crisp, the salad was minimal and one of... More 

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Thank golffoodie
spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Thyme Restaurant, and I am saddened to read of the issues you had. My apologies that we ran out of Oysters: we only carry fresh Oysters and our standing order with our supplier was delayed, due to a technical issue in harvesting at the farm. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Well, we attended the German Buffet with guests last Saturday night & it was so deliciously fresh & such a new experience plus we are all a bit more familiar with the scrumptious German food. The buffet was plentiful then followed with coffee or tea & freshly made desserts & an all time favourite of mine Creme Brûlée which was... More 

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spenceronbyron, Guest Relations Manager at Thyme Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at our recent OktoberFest, we really appreciate your comments - we hope you will return to Thyme Restaurant again for another of our special events, or just for a lovely lunch or dinner. Kindest regards, Debbie Barnett More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$61
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Level 1 | 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna 0620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-916 4982
  • This restaurant is at The Spencer on Byron Hotel
Description
At Thyme we offer just the right service for your occasion - we're quick and discrete when you're busy working and give you lots of attention when you're out to celebrate.

Choose freshly cooked food from our seasonal menu
If you're joining us for dinner, you'll be eating from the varied A La Carte Menu offering in-season, fresh local dishes. The menu also caters for a range of diets and includes vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb options.

As well as the A La Carte Menu, Thyme also offers a set-price Lunch Menu and the restaurant is open for Breakfast every morning. All of our restaurant staff are friendly, attentive and work hard to make your meal enjoyable.

With live music 7 nights a week from 6.30Pm, Thyme Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions.

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