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The Refreshment Room

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European, New Zealand
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233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8655
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Enjoyed the food, unfortunately everything else is underwhelming, had to get our own water, people not welcoming, felt like we had imposed. Such a shame because the location is great, and the food yummy.

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Thank Owlmark13
Red Deer, Canada
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 4:30 pm and staff were playing frisbee outside as restaurant was empty. The jumped at serving us but staff weren't as fun as they seemed. Nice view and outside deck area available. Food was good but more pricey for what you get. Picky eaters may be limited in menu choices.

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Thank Janine P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Have dined here several times over the past 2 years. Food is generally very good. Tonight the pasta was dry, not enough sauce and over salted. Dessert was very good. Their drink service is very slow. If you come here order drinks well in advance to ensure you get them with your meal. Best to order wine by the bottle... More 

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Thank David H
singapore
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Every year we return to NZ to visit family and end up here for lunch. Saturdays lunch didn't disappoint even thought the little restaurant was packed. The menu seemed to have changed and was small almost Tapas style. We ordered several plates to share and were all gorgeous. Two things were a little sad the waitress was pleasant but not... More 

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Thank mandyinSingapore
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had lunch there several time. The food is always excellent and the service good and friendly. There is desk overlooking the hills on a sunny day and a nice cosy indoor area on a rainy or winter day.

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Thank almiragil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect portions of considered cooking. Fresh ingredients cooked with skill and care. I haven't had such good Italian food for a long time.

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Thank Guy R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

On a wet Aotearoa, our 3.5 family headed out for a Sunday night treat! The refreshment room is a fab spot and the food was good. We are vegetarian and they are always accomodating for catering to our meatless needs and my son (who can be fussy at 4.5 years) smashed the chickpea chips. Yummo. My Gnocchi was amazing as... More 

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Thank Huia H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We came here due to it's previous reputation - however I feel that either it's changed hands or there is no focus on the lunch menu. The lunch menu is more tapa's style ... though the overall impression is 'fatty' and very one dimensional. Do not go here if you are gluten free. Location is fantastic ... but just grab... More 

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Thank Lakehayes
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food was very tasty but as the menu says they are small plates - or more correctly big plates with small portions. Can't remember the name of what I got but it consisted of three golf sized balls. Lucky we got salad to share too. The salad was just rocket with balsamic dressing, however the balls were great. As... More 

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Thank Titirangifern
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food, delicious, satisfying, aromatic and perfect portion sizes. But don't expect a greeting, chit chat and dress up warm as the big front door is opener right up and despite loud complaints it doesn't get closed. Beautiful views too.

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Thank sherylentwisle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-817 8655
Description
The Refreshment Room is all about fresh, homemade and inspired, rustic Italian cooking. We make almost all of our food onsite and incorporate locally produced organic and seasonal ingredients into our meals; also supplemented by our chef-tendered vegetable garden. We cater for vegetarian, gluten free and vegan diners. We provide a relaxed, dining experience with a large outdoor deck and stunning views of the Waitakere bush. Only five minutes from Titirangi Village. We host large groups, banquet dining, functions and events.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?