The Attic Restaurant
Auckland City 09 521 0000
- Mon – Thur 4pm – Midnight
- Fri – Sat 12 noon – 1am
- Sun 12 noon – 11pm
- Business Dining
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
The Attic is what Mission Bay has been waiting for – a bar, restaurant and a cosy lounge, with the perfect outdoor decks to take advantage of the views.
The Executive Chef, Philip Reynolds has worked alongside the greatest in the industry including Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre-White and Peter Gordon and has designed a menu to suit all occasions.Whether it be a be sumptious brunch, bar snacks or a gastro style dinner you’ll be hard pushed to find better food and such reasonable prices and in the ideal setting.
Nearly all seating areas look out over the park and sea at Mission Bay so whether it’s a glass of wine, a cocktail, pint of beer or a great feed, the Attic is where positive people meet.
63 Reviews for The Attic Restaurant
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The food is also fantastic! Each of us ordered different mains and we all loved it! The pork belly was perfectly cooked as well as the steak and the lamb rump. The risotto was perfect – it wasn’t too creamy and it had generous amount of seafood in it. The ribs were amazing! Their honey creme brulee is one of the best I’ve tried! The triple chocolate mousse was divine. And how can I forget the salt & pepper squid!
Thank you so much for the great experience The Attic! Will definitely be back and I’ve already raved your restaurant to my friends.
I rang and was greeted with a friendly voice who was willing to help me. I explained that I was taking my husband out for our 4yr wedding anniversary and he had no idea. She suggested giving us a nice quiet corner of the restaurant.
Due to traffic I was late getting home and rang to apologise being late, that was no problem, just get here when you can was the response!!
When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely lady who was either the Maitre D or the owner (not sure) she took care of us the entire evening, and that made us feel special. There was even a big group in but we did not complain as our food arrived in a decent time (normally when there are big groups, us small tables get left behind, but not in this instance)
We started with a shared entree of Grilled Sour Dough, Fig Chutney and a Homemade Herb Feta ~ DELICIOUS!!!
For dinner my husband had the Crispy Thai Beef Salad, I had a sneaky bite ~ oh so good!!
But my favourite part was my dinner House Smoked Salmon, Prawn and Scallop Risotto.
The service was exceptional, the food was divine and we will be going back!!
Thanks to The Attic for making our special day that extra special ~ much appreciated!!
All in all a fabulous evening, we couldn’t fault a thing.
Well feed and well looked after, would definitely come back…
Well now you can! Imagine if you will an ambience that speaks of a thousand stories. A sumptuous array of delectable delicacies and a captivating view that inspires even the quietest of wordsmiths.
Throw in some quite exceptional service and you have the home away from home you have always wanted. Where is it, just east of the city centre in a majestic part of Auckland we like to call Mission Bay.
Come on people, to feel is to find within! It’s easy for someone to picture themselves there but you need to see everything for yourself to be truly mesmerised. I’m speaking on behalf of myself and my fiancé when I say our engagement party just wouldn’t have been the success it was if we had it anywhere other than The Attic.
Nestled above Momma Mia’s, another well-established Auckland icon, The Attic boasts a distinctive wine list for even the most discerning of aficionados and connoisseurs. Not to mention the veritable plethora of other beverage options and of course, the very famous sharing platters, which I’m told, bring people from near and far.
Put all of this aside for a second and think carefully about something that I think is seriously missing from the best bars in our amazing country. Service…….it might be a single word but it means everything to the people it serves both literally and figuratively. I can guarantee you of one thing when you come to The Attic – the service is second-to-none. In fact, I challenge you to find better service and if you do…….make me eat my words!
There is an experience that should be attached to the best memories in life and that is exactly what you will get when you choose to have your next function, work party or catch up with friends at The Attic. But donMore‘t take my word for it……get along there and when you do, ask yourself one question…..do I really want to be anywhere else when I can be in a beautiful home away from home!
My partner and I are very much into our food, and eat all over the world. The price of the food is relatively cheap for the more fine dining experience. Not a place for simple pub grub.
We decided to have some lunch time drinks and some starters to nibble on. We enjoyed the bruschetta with blue cheese and figs, salt and pepper squid and buffalo wings. The food was light, and tasty.
Service was AMAZING ! My glass never went empty, and we were fed within minutes. We sat outside and enjoyed the Mission Bay bustle. The kind waiter (american/Canadian guy) was very pleasant, and attended to our every need, he was amazing and made our experience great.
What a lovely night with the girls!
At first we figured this may just be a modification to their original one, but we sat between two tables and they both ordered the chicken sandwich – and BOTH came with two pieces of bread and was definitely bigger than the one we received! When we asked the waitress about it she said that the other customers MAY have asked for extras on their sandwiches and offered no alternative for us, even though it was blatantly obvious that we had been under-served. She was the only waitress working- how could she not know? Unless she was giving us a bad excuse?
I find this really ridiculous. We have spent a lot of money at this restaurant and their reasoning wasn’t acceptable. I find it too much of a coincidence that two people within minutes of eachother would ask for extra bread- you would think that if you are ordering a sandwich you would get a sandwich. Was just disappointed with the service overall that day.
This happened almost a month ago and we haven’t gone back since. It is our usual Mission Bay dinner spot but I don’t think we’ll be going back.
In short, we left very happy, were pleasantly surprised by the service, food, drinks and professional manner of the entire staff. The only fault we could place would be Morethat the outside heaters didn’t seem to be working properly, and the crowds inside were quite loud – small things. We are now very much looking forward to our next trip to Mission Bay, and will definitely be making sure it is the Attic that we visit.
Alfie + Estee.
Yesterday on the night of the party, both Penelope and our waiter Georgy delivered excellent customer service and made our guests feel welcomed. The drinks and nibbles flowed throughout the night and the food was delicious. My parents were so impressed that they now want to hold my brother’s upcoming 25th party at The Attic.
Thank you Penelope and crew for a wonderful night.
The service was spot on, by far the best service I have had when dining out. The waitress who served us was very attentive and polite and the manager came personally check our meals. Great atmosphere, candle light dinner near the fireplace… wooow…. Best Romantic Dinner Ever!!!!
Can’t wait to go back again!!
We booked a table for 8pm and arrived at 8pm but they were a tad busy so we went to wait in the lobby for 15 minutes. They gave us complementary entree whilst we waited which was a nice touch.
We were seated in the restaurant and ordered the Calamari and the Prawns with Scallops. The presentation was excellent and the taste was exceptional, easily the best I’ve tasted in NZ. Was very happy with the start of the meal.
For the main I ordered the Rack of Lamb and it was fantastic, awesome presentation and sublime taste.
Overall this restaurant was great, would recommend anyone that wants high quality food, good service and a nice atmosphere.
The location is lovely as is the service.
Recently went for dinner before a movie on a Tuesday night. Was very pleased with the service, the food (the lamb) was fantastic and the movie deal on Tuesdays is awesome.
Will be back….again.
It was pretty quiet so we got a seat on the balcony which was very nice. The Staff were good as was the atmosphere.
The reason I didn’t rate this any higher was due to the food standard. I was expecting it to be pretty good after reading the reviews but I found the food very average.
I got the chicken sandwich which was pretty much something you would make yourself at home. I was pretty shocked that the cheese in it was a processed cheese slice.
The wife got the Pomegranate salad which she enjoyed.
The food price seemed OK but the beers were a little pricey, I think about $9.50 for a bottle.
Go for the location but just don’t expect too much from the food.
We were so impressed we booked my work Xmas party there.
A group of 6 ladies for lunch on a Sunday, what a fantastic way to spend the day relaxing in the homely lounge.
Platters again for lunch, so tasty and easy. Staff were very attentive & friendly.
Faultless day, I can highly recommend it.
We searched a few places and this was by far the best for the numbers we were expecting. We had approx 70 invites and approx 45 attended. While the venue holds approx 80 it is a good space for 40-60, in my opinion, especially if you have some older people who want to sit down.
It was excellent value for money for hosting a party. We managed to provide food and drink to our guests throughout the night without breaking the bank.
The venue itself is lovely and has a nice feel. We didn’t need to decorate or do much as it already has good decor. The area also extended out to the deck, which has heaters too! There were enough places (and seats) for everyone.
There is no venue hire fee and while you don’t get exclusive use of the bar the designated area is quite separate from the bar. We had our own assigned waitress too, who was superb. She ran round topping up drinks and handing out food all night. She understood our requirements (bar tab limit, food choices, etc) and was able to steer us appropriately throughout the night to suit our guests.
My partner and I were left to mingle with no worries at all.
The food was lovely (so I’m told as I didn’t get chance to eat any). Drink choices went down a treat too. We selected our own choice of wine/beer covered by our bar tab – which helps make the tab go further. But people could of course buy champagne and cocktails themselves if they wished. Not that people did as the wine list at Attic is pretty good.
Attic bar was well organised and were there to make sure everyone had a good time, which they did. People still say what a good night it was.
Best Regards for their success in the future. Our event was a great success, thanks to them.
Glenn & Julie
Our kind french waiter was pleasingly obliging. When taking our order he took particular care with my specific requirements, being that I follow a very strict diet. A few moments later Tristan the head chef came out and introduced himself personally and clarified my request and gave assurance that he would deliver. Tristan and The attic bar delivered exceptional customer service that exceeded all our expectations, brilliant food prepared exactly to my particular dietary requirements, and an overall relaxing and friendly Sunday afternoon experience. I recommend if you have particular requirements with your food and high expectations for customer service, look no further then “The Attic” in Mission bay where the team will deliver an overall experience that will leave you coming back for more. Dave Walker
The staff where very welcoming and friendly, the overall vibe and aesthetics of the place are really very pleasant for an evening out, but what really blew us all away was the presentation and quality of the food which was simply top notch! I will be back again and will be recommending to friends AAA+
I would highly recommend the Attic great atmosphere, very very good food and a good sized range of lovely – not over the top priced wines.
If you are around Auckland / The Bays areas do yourself a favour and check it out. We’ll be back!
I was delighted that the waitress asked the sommelier to come and recommend something when I mentioned there was no Gewürztraminer option (my fave wine) on the wine list. He came over and with good humour, offered to open a bottle of Gewurzt that he happened to have on hand, and ‘he’d have a glass too’! Really impressed by their service, and the food was delicious – haloumi delightfully prepared.
When you come to the attic you feel welcome, get good service, drinks, and food. What more do you want.
Came in for dinner with my girlfriend after our summer holiday, the mains and dessert were fantastic.
Great bar though!
Not only my table, but also the table across from mine received food promptly after ordering and all food arrived hot and plentiful. Garlic bread and the bread and dips were great! My 3 friends were also more than happy with their dishs.
Would definitely return!
The food we ordered was excellent, reasonably priced and I found the staff serving to be friendly and professional, especially considering it was quite busy.
Would definitely go again and recommend it to others.
we settle on the attic because of the pretty views it had and somewhat simple menu….from the moment we got upstairs the little blonde girl with glasses was he rudest and most annoying person iv’e ever encountered..now we both work in hospotality fulltime and from the mediocre food way over priced to the english chap behind bar who was serving an intoxicated person…absolutely apalling never in my life am i taking the time away from the stove again after this horrible experience….