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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

#117 of 1,809 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
07:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here for brunch with our 3 young children regularly. Service always prompt, child friendly, great atmosphere and the food is fantastic! Eggs benedict with smoked fish is my favourite. Followed by ice-cream on the beach for dessert...

Thank Sheela P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked with great anticipation for lunch having been told great things but sadly failed to live up to expectations. Wait staff were ambivalent & we felt in the way. Food average but very expensive. Not again

1 Thank Pete B
HipGroup, Public Relations Manager at St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Pete, Thank you so much for caring enough to let us know that your recent experience at St Heliers wasn't up to its usual standard. Whenever one of our customers takes the time to let us know that something isn't quite right we always take it to heart and make sure we address the concerns that have been expressed.... More 

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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always busy but they keep the tables moving pretty fast. Ideal for brunch, or grab an ice-cream and sit across the road in the sun, overlooking Rangitoto.

Thank Solange F
Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

When in Auckland I always visit as I love the smoked fish option as an extra. My eggs were a little overcooked this time but still soft. The breakfast/brunch is wonderful with great coffee and fabulous views over to the beach.

Thank janwholeboxndice
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited with my daughter-in-law, last week, and we both really wanted some soup for lunch. Soup was unavailable that day but the Maitre D advised that they could turn some cauliflower puree into soup for two of us, as a one off. It arrived, beautifully served with a swirl of lovely oil and was accompanied by a slice of toasted,... More 

Thank Pokeno8
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Creative dishes, fresh ingredients ( of course!), and attentive, friendly service. Obviously, locals love this place...steady stream of diners.

Thank Lee J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A must-visit if you are in Auckland. Take a waterfront bus out to St Heliers for some lovely harbour views, then head for this waterfront cafe, a locals' favourite. Stylish decor, attentive service, great food and wine at not-exorbitant prices.

Thank OscarTammy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

You never get disappointed... they have the best food and friendliest staff ... we have been there few times with friend and kids and we had zero bad experience... not very baby friendly cafe but they do their best to accomodate you with kids 😉

Thank Shida A
Joinville, SC
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to enjoy with a couple of friends in front of the beach! Good food, in special the wagyu beef hamburger with delicius handcut chips! Awesomeness

Thank Eduardo V
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167 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic from the moment we stepped in. Polite staff. Got the fish and the burger to go and sat on the back across the road with view Rangitoto. Smoothies were great too. Even brought us water as we waited in the sun for food to be ready. Top notch

Thank Pete H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
Opened December 2012

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