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SPQR Cafe & Bar

150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-360 1710
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“duck confit” (6 reviews)
“seafood stew” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended as great option however it was a disappointment from start to finish. Small portions, very slow service at lunch time on a week day with literally only 10 people in the restaurant. The main had sat under a heater and had...More

Thank RLT63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took an overseas guest to SPQR on Saturday night, there were four of us. We all enjoyed a very pleasant meal. All the dishes were very well prepared and presented, services was efficient and friendly and food arrived at just the right times. The only...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was below,average. I had prawn and scallop spaghettini which was very bland. My partner had the risotto which was not good at all. The wine was way overpriced for a below average Pinot. The restaurant is way too dark you could not see...More

Thank Thewilkster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch on a sunny afternoon it was fun to sit outside and watch all the people go by on a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed a good pizza and very good past with a side salad. The exit staff was fantastic and...More

Thank avb13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

From the moment you walk in you receive the service you expect in a 5 star restaurant. My first visit in over 7 years and Maitre D extraodinaire Nathan remembered me. The food and wine was as I remember it - 5 star. The service...More

Thank Padd023
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the service as that was fantastic (only reason I've given it three stars) however the tables full of smokers outside seriously distracted from enjoying my food

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great service👍 my vegetarian linguini was a good size dish with excellent amount of vegetables 😋but needed more seasoning.

Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Make sure you arrive on the dot of 12 if you want a table on the street especially if the sun is out! Fantastic menu, fun and friendly staff and wonderful wine list. SPQR has been a fav for years!

Thank Vanessa Ann S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My Caesar salad was very salty with dry chicken and dressing on the side, which seemed straight from a bottle. The presentation was fine but the meal was disappointing and the least enjoyable I've had in Auckland. The staff were friendly and attentive but there...More

Thank paradox5
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Recommended to have the Paella by some friends and it was worth it. An amazing dish. It seems that all the food our friends had was good. Place was buzzing, a sure sign of a good restaurant

Thank Steve B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 1710
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