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The Paddington

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, American, Gluten Free Options
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117 St Georges Road | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-366 3036
08:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 00:00
Fri 08:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Harstad, Norway
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272 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Straight-forward sports pub in Parnell, with good range of beers. Alright pub food (I had some late night chicken wings). Staff seemed friendly. A rating of 3,5 would be spot on.

Thank seadragon99
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years!! Great vibe, nice food and lots of choices on tap!! Would recommend here if you are nearby!

Thank Jonny H
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Jonny, great to hear! More 

Auckland, NZ
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just a nice informal place to have dinner before any concert at Vector, due to its convenient location, good food, and affordable prices. I had ribs, and they were about the best I have ever had, and a large portion. Service was friendly and efficient, and we sat outside so it was a little quieter than inside.

Thank Lifetwopointzero
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you had a great time and hope you enjoyed the concert! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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349 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A very good Pub in Parnell lots of parking!!! Out door seating Great pub food menu,something for everyone/kids menu too nice beer and wine/drinks selection very nice staff!!!

Thank Brycee10
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback, we're so pleased you had a great experience More 

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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday and it was quiz night. We got great service on arrival but as the night went on it did dwindle down as they got more people in for the quiz night. There was some confusion with our table about having a tab or not and we were left not served for a bit with assume... More 

Thank BobbiHarris
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We're glad that you had a good night and enjoyed the food. Apologies that the consistency of the service wasn't quite there - Tuesday nights can get pretty busy with the quiz night so we appreciate your patience! We'll look forward to seeing you again Cheers The Team at The Paddington More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Good easy place . Nothing fancy, food is alright although parking can be painful sometimes around the area.

Thank Claudia V
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Claudia. Sorry that the parking has given you grief on occasion but we're glad that you enjoy your visits in general Kind regards General Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been here the odd few times and have never been that impressed. The only positive I find when I go here is how lovely the staff are. The service is extremelyyyyyy slow 🐨 and it will take you at least 20 minutes or more to get your meal (even if it is just bread and dips). The interior of... More 

Thank Monique P
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Hi Monique, we're sorry to hear that you have been disappointed by the food and service when you've visited, definitely not the kind of experience we aim to offer. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we have taken your comments on board and hope you will give us another go so that we can show you a much... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We went here after a lovely dinner up the road at Cibo and were thoroughly disappointed. There were about 10 people in the entire bar, the fire was off and the rugby league was on the screen with the sound up full, even for the ads. Lacking any atmosphere. Disappointing.

Thank LibbyLibstar
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed Libby. We are a sports bar so make an effort to screen as many sports as possible live and loud. Usually the atmosphere reflects this and we are generally a busy and lively bar especially when sports games are playing. We are sorry that this was not the case on the night you visited.... More 

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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I might be biased because this is my local but it is this way because of the friendly staff and good atmosphere. The food is very nice and reasonably priced with different deals everyday. They have a good selection of drinks and the guiness is the best I've tried in Auckland. Nothing is too much trouble and the management/ owners... More 

Thank Kayleigh T
Frenzigroup, General Manager at The Paddington, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Kayleigh, it's always great to hear from one of our locals and we're thrilled that you have such good things to say about us. Cheers and look forward to seeing you next time you're in! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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224 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

There were 6 of us dining, we had booked ahead just in case. When we arrived there was almost nobody else in there. The bar has a nice large TV and several others dotted around for those who like to watch sports. We all chose the roasts, tonight's choice was beef or lamb. Between our group we had the dishes... More 

Thank Keith E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 St Georges Road | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-366 3036
Tucked away in Parnell, The Paddington is the ideal place to unwind with a beer after work, catch up on the latest sports game or enjoy dinner before heading to a show at Vector Arena. The generous bar features a range of beers sold on tap and by the bottle as well as a comprehensive wine list showcasing an excellent selection of wine from around the New Zealand and Australia. Our superb pub style dining menu offers everything from light meals and snacks to pizzas, platters and heartier fare. For sports fans, The Paddington is the place to be with sports events screened live on one of our 7 television screens. Great food, drink and atmosphere The Paddington is a pub that offers the whole package.

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