Esplanade Hotel Restaurant
- The Esplanade Hotel Restaurant is currently used for private functions and conferences only.
- Conference Facilities
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Dress Code: Casual
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
The Esplanade Restaurant is known for its unique views of Auckland city across the Harbour and offers a mouth watering menu using fresh New Zealand ingredients. Esplanade Hotel Bar & Restaurant.
3 Reviews for Esplanade Hotel Restaurant
The food was poor given the price, for example, $25 for a drab mixed platter. Mains were just blah! Chicken was drowning in gluggy blue cheese sauce.
Also the menu was missing key elements like sides of bread, salad or vegetables. No daily specials, no soup of the day.
Dessert menus arrived on scrappy and stained paper. Good selection of beer and wine though.
Would not recommend eating anything here.
Table need a wipe down and I will accept lipstick on one wine glass but TWO out of FOUR is maybe chancing to luck (even Lotto doesn’t offer these odds….).
Menus were well thumbed tied up with a piece of blue ribbon and if you can explain what a “Resturant” is I’d like to know….
Food of an acceptable standard but we all felt a mismatch between cost(high), quantity(small) and overall quality(nothing special).
There was also a longish wait (at least 20 minutes) for the food to arrive and I am guessing that the “Penthouse” had a prior claim on the kitchen.
Needs a lot of work on the decor and putting an engraved sign in the Gents proclaiming that the urinal was found behind a wall during renovations and therefore might be the original one from 1902-03 doesn’t make your trip there any more special and just seems a bit twee.
I note that this is the first review of this place and I can only guess that the others couldn’t be bothered or are just plain amazed at what they’ve just experienced. I do however note some equally bemused hotel guests have left comments about staying there. Some like it so maybe you’ll get them on a good day. Or, go and buy a Lotto ticket….