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Verbena Bar and Bistro - CLOSED

6 Birkdale Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0626, New Zealand
+64 9-483 9571
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
9 Sep 2014
“Great mood and lovely food!”
12 Jul 2014
“Give it a miss. So much potential, so far away from realizing it.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6 Birkdale Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0626, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to celebrate a promotion here and we couldn't have chosen better. The duck was amazing and the service was great, we will definitely be returning!

Thank Russell V
Reviewed 13 July 2014

It doesn't take much to impress, wow, or at the very least make your customers feel welcome. This place excels at none of the above. Upon arriving, the rather sparsely furnished bar area leaves little cozy seating. Having waited for an older gentleman to serve...More

1  Thank BJM885
Stephen T, Owner at Verbena Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Please accept my sincere apologies for any rudeness, no offence was intended. It was extremely unprofessional of me to allow other things on my mind to affect my demeanour which is usually warm and friendly. I would very much like to apologise in person and...More

Reviewed 6 July 2014

Really slack for a place that charges these prices. We arrived behind a group of about 20 which was spread over three tables. OK, fine. The kitchen was busy, but that's no excuse to keep other paying customers waiting. If management knew things were going...More

Thank Grundoon
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I live within easy driving distance t this fabulous bistro. Sometimes we just stop there for an hour to sit by the fire while eating tapas or dessert. Sometimes we go to one of the regular Winemaker Dinner events. sometimes it's a family dinner, sometimes...More

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Went for a Friday night out with friends.Had previously only had the great Tapas in the front bar.This time we went in the restaurant.I had fish which was by far the best cooked fish I had eaten.We were all very impressed.The staff were very friendly...More

Thank shelley c
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We'd heard good things from a number of people, so we thought we'd give it a go. We weren't disappointed. Bar area out the front where you can buy tasting plates or the proper restaurant out the back. The menu had lots of different options...More

Thank DamianLight
Reviewed 7 August 2013

My husband and I have had a few very good meals in the main restaurant but decided to try the cheaper tapas meals in the bar area. We were delighted with the quality, value for money and the wonderful atmosphere around the open fire. As...More

Thank cathy l
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Although this restaurant is not in the city, if you are in the area or coming to the North Shore it is well worth a visit for a great meal. We go on special occasions and have never had a bad experience yet. The menu...More

1  Thank Keitha S
Reviewed 8 May 2013

The food here and service are brilliant..you can sit in the bar with live music and enjoy some amazing snacks or go through to the restaurant which has a lovely atmosphere and prices are reasonable...also a great place for a quick drink...I highly recommend a...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We are locals to this place and love the fact that we are catered for so well, locally. If we want a cheap eat there's the fish and chip Fridays in the bistro or Steak and Chip Saturdays or if we have a special occasion...More

Thank flyok
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$20
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Birkdale Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0626, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-483 9571
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