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The Bluestone Room

#340 of 1,656 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
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9-11 Durham East Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-302 0930
15:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 15:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our accommodation in Auckland was within close walking distance of this venue and recommended by our hotel. We had a drink before dinner. Good atmosphere and a busy local bar scene. Dinner was average and the noise in the venue was so loud we couldn't hear each other speak. My lamb shank was still grisly which was a shame and... More 

Thank Anne H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read about The Bluestone Room on trip advisor and thought it sounded okay. It was close to where we were staying and we needed an early night so thought we'd try it. It's a pub with average pub food. The bartender thought he was funny, he wasn't, but Tuesday is comedy night so maybe he was just thinking he'd... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
BluestoneRoom, Public Relations Manager at The Bluestone Room, responded to this review

Hi there! We like "quirky"... also unique, rustic and historical. Can I ask why what about the Cajun Chicken Burger was "average pub food"? and you're right, the hand cut chips are pretty good... just sayin. You are also correct that Melbourne Cup had been on and there were still people watching the races after the main card so it's... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The good - the selection of beers is first class, chilled pints & very pfriendly service with a smile. The bad - the food, it tasted like everything was thrown into one fryer & cooked together in old oil. An impromptu blind taste test between our group couldn't tell the difference between the fish & the chicken. The ugly -... More 

Thank Ealingguy
Cape Town, South Africa
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Good bar in city centre with good variety of beers. Food is good as well, service is slow and bar staff seems to dream all night.

Thank Globetrotter5803
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We spotted the Bluestone Room while making our way back uphill to our hotel, so called inform beer each. The staff were friendly and the venue welcoming so we stayed for dinner. My husband had the Steak, Egg and Chips served on a bed of creamy spinach, and he loved the spinach. I had Poulet Farci which I enjoyed. We... More 

Thank ej2birches
BluestoneRoom, Guest Relations Manager at The Bluestone Room, responded to this review

We're glad your impromptu visit left a good impression which made you want to come back. It's just a shame we couldn't fit you in again. We do apologise but it does occasionally happen and we hope we will see you again. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and enjoyable unwind at the end of the day. Great selection of beers and nibbles. Great ambience too

Thank Patrick H
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Its such a nice place for hang out with friends and they have a special brazilian snack. The beers are not that expensive for NZ standards. And its a really good place to go during the winter.

Thank Larissa F
BluestoneRoom, Manager at The Bluestone Room, responded to this review

Thanks Larissa. The Coxhina Chicken Delight is a favourite :) More 

Papamoa, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I love the Bluestone room bar and often stay at the Citylife Hotel on Business ducking across the road for a pint after work. A Recent Sales Conference we had in Auckland we also dined here. Has very good beer and chilled glasses. However last night I encountered an awfully slow and rude barman. Glasses were not filled to the... More 

Thank ScottyPapamoa
Hamburg, Germany
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Another of these places you'll never find without tripadvisor, and maybe not the loveliest walk to get there. Beer and food was alright, nothing too special - a solid bar if you're not looking for something too fancy. Prices were also very reasonable.

Thank Felix S
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Team lunch; service good, drinks ok enjoyed the American Pale Ale by Monteith's (it's a Monteith's pub). But the food was so disappointing; burger looked good but beef patty dry, meatballs were deep fried and dry and the addition of mass produced thousand island dressing in a plastic tub didn't help, stroganoff sandwich was browned dry tasteless mince on bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$21
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Durham East Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-302 0930
The Bluestone Room is situated in the oldest commercial building in Auckland. Combining the character of a superbly restored heritage building with modern craft beer and a gastro pub menu. The Bluestone Room contains a downstairs restaurant and bar area open to the public seven days and a private upstairs premium function venue with the ability to host a range of functions including, private shows, weddings, corporate functions & conferences, private parties and more.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?