Squid Row Gastro Bar
Auckland City 09-379 9344
$12 Lunch Menu BLUE CHEESE, PEAR & ROCKET SALAD…
- Mon – Sun 12pm – Late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 150
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Squid Row serves fresh seafood catches in a laid-back atmosphere is what we do best.
Squid Row Gastro Bar are committed to providing you with New Zealand’s freshest and most succulent seafood at affordable prices. Welcoming staff and a unique city location make Squid Row the place to be.
22 Reviews for Squid Row Gastro Bar
So, today I decided to give it another go – try everything twice I say! Again, I’m afraid it wasn’t that great. The waitress was a little self obsessed, the penne carbonara that I had was horrible. The sauce was very thin (not a hint of the white wine it promised) very scant on the bacon and mushrooms and not at all seasoned. The sauce was so thin I actually had to ask for a spoon I was with two work friends, one had the mussel fritters and the feedback was they were quite tasty. My other friend had something from the main menu – Salt and Pepper squid. She is a big fan of squid – feedback, too expensive for what she got, bit bland and the chips were soggy! The man who brought the plates over did slam it down a bit hard and send a squid flying onto the floor! (They did replace it though) I really don’t think that the quality should be compromised just because you have a special lunch menu. Quite honestly I would have preferred a microwave dinner.
Ross Burden was in the room today so I guess they were thinking he was far more important than us!??
I’d go again and give them one last chance outside of lunch hours but only if someone else pays!
It has a great atmosphere, and we really enjoyed the fun decor of old-school surfing photos and memorabilia.
I can highly recommend the mushroom risotto. It was a huge serving, and very tasty.
You can see photos and read more on our experience at http://celestereviews…..
We will definitely be returning.
[I have just been contacted by the owner of this place and I am impressed with how he dealt with the issue. Hence I will be giving Squid Row another visit when I get back from overseas and update my review accordingly.]
What a pity that it is let down by the service, the staff seemed completely disinterested in being there and agree with others that there appears to be enough staff to offer table service.
Have been a few times and had Mussels, Calamari & Chips, Salt & Pepper Squid
– All seafood is very fresh
– Szechwan pepper and salt flake on Salt & Pepper Squid is yummy!
– You have to get out of your seat and walk to the bar to order drinks and food even though waiters were free
- Salad is too small
- Each visit we would have spent another $30 on drinks if they would have taken our order at our table
– We will go back again
The food is amazing, and the service is fantastic!
If your looking for a great meal, great atmoshphere and great service then you wont beat Squid Row!
If planning a lunch make it at 1 when the place starts to become less busy and there is always the option to sit outside. They have a good range on their specials menu.
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