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O'Connell St Bistro

3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1884
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were made to feel relaxed and pampered from the minute we arrived, in a natural and unpretentious way. The wait staff were friendly and helpful at explaining the extensive wine list and amazing menu. Bravo to the chef! Such delicious and interesting food. Some...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been our second visit to this lovely venue and we weren't at all disappointed. The food is incredible, the wine selection equally impressive and the service is gold, at the very least, not silver. Smart casual dress, yet I felt like Hollywood royalty....More

Thank RobbOz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True excellence. They accommodated our last minute reservation. The food was wonderful, had interesting taste combinations, and enjoyable. We had the venison (wonderful combinations of flavors and textures), a market fish of the day (excellent) and the risotto (the plate was cleaned). The service was...More

Thank Zenatakos
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Came for good food - rewarded with an experience! Never expected to be treated with such genuine, authentic, friendly, caring service from a restaurant that doesn't look anything special front the outside - once again proved the saying that you can't judge by appearance. Catering...More

Thank penguincouple
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello penguincouple Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We're delighted that you enjoyed your special occasion recently at the Bistro & look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I was in Auckland visiting my 19 year old son, and left it to him to make a restaurant booking. How fortunate he chose O'Connell St Bistro! Neither of us had been before, but we will definitely return. Our food was divine, and the service...More

Thank TraceyT_11
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello TraceyT_11 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We're pleased that the Bistro exceeded your expectations on this occasion & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Last reviewed "pre-fire" and am sorry we had not had the opportunity to revisit before now. Went with overseas visitors and was pleasantly and positively surprised with the new décor. A full cross section of dishes from the menu with each of our party of...More

Thank Tykedownunder
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Tykedownunder Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed your recent return to the Bistro, especially our new menu & décor. We have also noted your feedback regarding some service points & will review these & we look...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a 4 course celebration dinner at O'Connell St. Bistro's private room. 12 people aged 13 to 85 years.All thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the food, the wine selection and the attentive staff.We could not fault any aspect of the evening. We have visited previously...More

Thank dasco2017
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello dasco2017 Thank you for your review of our private room at O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that your group enjoyed their evening recently & look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We are very light eaters and asked for a large steak to share. To our delight the waiter was very understanding and plated the steak up on two plates! In return I responded with a good tip. We wish more restaurants would understand about light...More

1  Thank Foxcombe
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Foxcombe Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent evening at the Bistro & that it remains your favourite restaurant in Auckland. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating here during our recent trip to Auckland and had a wonderful time. The restaurant will always have a special place in our memories, as visiting from the States, we had never had Bluff Oysters before. They...More

Thank Patrick H
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Patrick H Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro & for recommending the Bistro to your fellow TripAdvisor readers. We're delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro recently & had a chance to experience our legendary Bluff Oysters. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

4 friends met for dinner, the food, the wine and the service were all devine. Many of us had the beef fillet for mains, it was top quality. Their dishes are very generous for this type of restaurant

Thank AngelaFaye74
CUpton1, Manager at O'Connell St Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello AngelaFaye74 Thank you for your review of O'Connell Street Bistro. We're pleased that you enjoyed your evening at the Bistro & recommend our Beef main course & we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bistro again soon. Kind Regards Amanda

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rodney882
10 November 2015|
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Response from CUpton1 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we can cater for both vegetarians & coeliacs. The Bistro is open for lunches Monday to Friday from 11.30am. Kind Regards Amanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 O'Connell Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1884
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Description
Located in Auckland's historic central business district, multi award winning O'Connell Street Bistro is an intimate modern European back street Bistro.

Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 & holder of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2000.

Reservations are recommended
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