The Village Bar & Kitchen
Manukau City 09 274 5656
- Sun – Wed 11am – 11pm
- Thu – Sat 11am – 1am
- Wed-Fri 11am-2pm, 5pm-Late
- Sat & Sun 11-Late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Live Music
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart 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: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
The Village Bar & Kitchen is the beautiful new venue in Pakuranga, which duplicates the hugely successful establishment of the same name, in Patumahoe.
The Village Bar & Kitchen is a beautiful food focused, family friendly bar and casual dining restaurant, we have SKY TV for you to enjoy while quenching your thirst and tempting your palate.
Located at 272 Ti Rakau Drive, The Village Bar & Kitchen offer a very tempting menu and ever changing blackboard specials a Our food is best described as “pub fare with restaurant flare”. Our qualified and creative chefs will cater to special dietary requirements wherever possible.
We offer entertainment every weekend, check our website for details. We have ample free parking.
Brunch, Lunch & Dinner – Available all day! Entire premises is licensed for 250.
Come and enjoy ‘the vibe, variety and vibrancy’ at The Village Bar & Kitchen!
9 Reviews for The Village Bar & Kitchen
Desserts were divine and very well presented. Thanks for the awesome experience! We would highly recommend this restaurant!
We were seated promptly, water followed soon after, then our orders for drinks soon after that. Drinks arrived quickly and our meal orders were taken. Lamb of rack for me and Scotch Fillet for my partner. Both arrived within about 15mins, fresh, hot and very tasty. Rack of Lamb came with potatoes, blanched green beans and an awesome jus. Partners steak came with potato, blanced green beans, fresh greenest of green broccoli and courgettes and an awesome sauce. For desert my partner had chocolate cherry cheesecake which I wish I had ordered. It was perfect. My desert was the brownie, which whilst ok was not what I should have ordered. All in all could not fault anything from our night.
Unfortunately, after a few attempts to get the waiting staff’s attention, our order was not taken until 6:53pm so I asked the waitress as to why it took so long just to order our meals.
I was absolutely shocked and gobsmacked at the reply. She responded very rudely saying, “Excuse me honey, I watched you walk in and YOU did not wait that long”.
I was stunned at this response and replied, “You asked us to wait for five minutes but we waited much longer than that”.
Again, the waitress replied with the same response. Only this time, she added, “I have to serve the other tables first because they made bookings and you guys didn’t book”.
At this point, my family was stunned…because there were only three other tables in the restaurant that the time. The restaurant was basically empty. We did not understand why making a booking would make a difference as there were barely any other customers. Were we also not also paying customers? Were we lower in “priority” because we did not make a booking at an empty restaurant?
The waitress, then for the third time continued to aggressively say that she “watched” me come in and that I did not have to wait that long. I then said to her that she was being very rude and patronizing. As soon as I said this, she backed down. She took our order and then changed her attitude.
We then waited 40 minutes for our food to arrive.
Thankfully, the food was cooked very well. Big ups to the chef.
The other waitress on site was very polite and friendly.
The Village could potentially be a successful restaurant but it is such a pity that the our first impressions were taintMoreed by a very rude waitress. The service was really a let down. I am not sure whether I would be back. I enjoyed the food but not the service. I only hope that the management will have a look into their customer service and perhaps ensure that all of their staff check their attitude. I have NEVER been spoken to like that at a restaurant, cafe etc and I surely hope that this sort of thing does not happen to anybody else. It was quite alarming and it made me feel very uncomfortable being there.
We had dinner, the food was the high-lite, beautiful, wholesome meals, well presented , that for us was the WOW factor….The live music was Great….and we danced the night away…….
come on Auckland ” make The Village & Bar Kitchen a must DO!!!!!!Feel the Vibe…. We did.
Went last night on a whim. Seated without hesitation and a warm a friendly smile.
Bar staff were friendly, talkative and informative. Waitress was fun and friendly and fast. Our meals were hand delivered by the head chef. Throughout the meal we were asked if it was nice. It was followed by nods as we were too involved in the delicious food. Plates were removed when finished not left to sit (which I love).
Delicious. I got the stuffed chicken and my fiance ordered the Crispy Pork Belly. Started with the cheesy garlic bread (best served between 3 ppl – large portion) and moved onto the mains. Then finished with desert (got the desert platter). Completely worth the price as the meals were big. I couldn’t stop eating even thou I was full. Excellent presentation and food was hot and served together (which I hate when its not). Scrumptious. I can’t stop thinking about it!
Highlight of the night –
Seeing the Head-Chef from MASTER CHEF NZ at the next table eating with his friends and family. You know its a good restaurant then!
I’m not sure If I’m allowed to name names. But you know who it is!…
A large array of drinks. Reasonable restaurant prices.
Love it – modern & clean. Just the right lighting too.
Lots of parking – Clean modern toilet facilities. Knowledgeable staff. Great chefs. Worth the price. Next Ill try a cocktail with the girls on a friday / saturday night. Looks like a great local! Complimentary Pick up – Amazing, who offers that these days?
Overall recommend! Try it.