Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

A friendly neighbourhood bistro with international flare, this intimate spot is a must visit in the Manukau area.

Tucked away in The Sebel Auckland Manukau Hotel, Ora Bistro offers a sophisticated yet informal experience, in a light, bright and airy dining room.

The menu is a fresh fusion of organic Kiwi ingredients and international cooking techniques. Enjoy entrees such as fresh oysters and crispy pork belly, before tucking into a small yet perfectly formed selection of mouthwatering mains.

Crowd pleasers include the market fish of the day, a beautiful taste of the South Island when paired with a local sauvignon blanc, and lamb rump with fluffy mash potato laced with miso.

Feeling the need for something sweet? Churros with caramel sauce should fit the bill nicely. We’ll take two please!

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Ora Bistro Restaurant
16 Lakewood Court
Manukau
Auckland 2104

Open Hours:
Everyday 6.30 am - 10.00 pm

Phone: +64 9 261 1821
Website: www.orabistro.co.nz

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Ora Bistro Restaurant
Location: Manukau
Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+
Accepts:   Ora Bistro Restaurant accepts American Express

Reviews

Evette Ah-Tune

We arrived early and the staff were very nice About it, they seated us at our table 20mins before our reservation and asked to take our drink orders. I got the Sebel breakfast and it was delicious. My Aunty had the vegetarian burger and she absolutely loved it.

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The wait was a little long but the service and communication from the staff was great. The food was amazing! Great selection on the kids menu also

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Katie Gray

Excellent food and service, would go there again and happily recommend. A little hard to find as I had not realised it was part of the Sebel hotel, no signage for restaurant itself. But once there had an excellent meal!

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Matakaiariki Tamarua

Ora Bistro, what an experience! The food was amazing! Our table of 4 VERY different people, were thoroughly happy with this establishment. Quite surprised I had never looked into it before seeing it on First Table but so thankful we had, went back the next day with other friends, still did not disappoint! I ordered the lamb cutlets (top pick), chicken tacos and eye fillet w fries & for the next night prawn linguini (top pick), rib eye with fresh oysters (cheap)! I also tried a bit of the shank which I will definitely order next time, along with dessert. Such a lovely setting, with friendly staff and quite a decent bar/ wine list!

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Amazing food and amazing service!! The team that we’re working on Saturday (19/10/19) evening we’re lovely. They surprised my sister with a song and a chocolate slice for her birthday and made her feel very special. Thank you so much team! The food was very tasty and well presented. Overall an amazing dining experience

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Beautiful service! Delicious food, can't wait to come back!

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A small, not very busy but intimate place to dine. We actually enjoyed not being in a busy restaurant. We were the first there but towards the end more people came. Service was very friendly! Food was delicious. We had scallops for our entree and shared this an okay size to share however if you are hungry get your own. Mains were also good size. My husband ordered a eye fillet which was very well cooked and had delicious accompaniments. I ordered pork belly which came out not fully cooked it was a little fleshy to and not easy to cut. They quickly took it away and offered me either the same dish or another so I chose fish and chips which were soooo good! The highlight def was the desert which I am still thinking about now. Cinnamon creme brûlée for me and caramel churros for hubby. Good size deserts and def ended our meal well! Would certainly go back again.

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Great, nice little restaurant. We sat outside near the window and got to watch the rugby game at the same time. Kids enjoyed the meatballs dish, I enjoyed the lamb shank meal. Service was great. Would definitely consider coming back again.

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lovely food in a small restaurant which is part of the sebel hotel .
great food along with great service.

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Mel Wong

Good food and very friendly staff. We will go back again.

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Doris Taufaga

The chef that prepared the fish and chip meal is bomb. My partner and I very much so enjoyed every little bit. I’m excited to go back and try other meals on the “All Day Menu“ ❤️

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Debby Melville

An excellent restaurant. Food is the best I have had in years. The fillet steak just melts in your mouth and is accompanied by a delicious variety of vegetables. I don’t know how they get their cauliflower mash so creamy but it is the best I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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A great experience and really enjoyed the food!

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Took my nephew and his mum to Ora Bistro for brunch. The place is hidden inside a hotel. A nice one in fact. We ordered the chicken and waffels, the steak sandwich and the beef sliders. Took awhile to come out but you cant rush perfection. We weren’t disappointed at all. Food was DELICIOUS and my nephew the big boy that he is was so full! The guy who works there with suit was very accommodating and friendly and so were the staff. Sorry for my rude friend who has no filter sometimes lol but the experience was lovely and I enjoyed myself. Beautiful place. Will be back.

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My husband and I went for a meal to celebrate our 26th anniversary. The Ora restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. And it did not deceive us! As an entrée I ordered the pescado Taco. They were served by 4, but there was an option of buy just one. Which I did, because my husband being celiac, could not eat them. But there was a misunderstanding and I was served the whole 4 tacos. When I mentioned the waitress that I only ordered one taco, she took them back to the kitchen. But then she came back with the same 4 tacos and told me that because they made a mistake, I can still have the 4 tacos, but will only pay for one! THAT WAS A LOVELY SURPRISE

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jahmaine cummings-hodge

Great service and very attentive staff who went above and beyond.

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Lovely restaurant within The Sebel. The service was great as well as the food offering. The scallops and sliders were absolutely delicious.. Indeed an eatery well worth dining at.

Thankyou

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Excellent dining experience. Service was great & food outstanding. Eye fillet was cooked to perfection. Pork belly was also delicious. A+++

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Great food & service. Chip & Dip is excellent, well worth a try!

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Natalia Ioane

Amazing experience! Thank you.

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Jocelyn Vikash

I loved the food, the service. Was a great atmosphere. Will totally recommend this place.

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I was extremely impressed with the food and service here! What a great find. We will be back :)

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Lovely restaurant, great service! We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal. The portions were very generous so we couldn't fit dessert in but this just means we will have to come back soon

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Kath Nepe

This was our first venture out with First Table, and it did not disappoint, from the venue, the service, friendly staff, and most of all the delicious food, we could not fault a thing, we highly recommend Ora Bistro and First Table to everyone

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The service we received from Ora Bristo from when we arrived to the time we left was amazing! Got taken care of & they also catered to our requests. Definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Lovely Food and great service!

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This was a classy dining experience. We were treated very well, waited on with real dignity, and the food was superb.

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We had a great evening at Ora Bistro where we shared 4 of the mains, the restaurant was full and the food was fantastic! We saw lots of the burgers and fish & chips going out that all looked delicious. Thanks to our waitress for recommending the Plum Frangipani as it was delicious :)

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The entrees were amazing!! The service was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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The food was amazing, difficult time deciding what to get it was all so "yummy" looking on the menu. 4 of us had different meals and they were all just amazing, I'd highly recommend trying this restaurant

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Entire experience was amazing. We eat out as a family every week and this would have been one of our favourite places to visit...

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Aimee Petel

Great food with good service. Pork Belly was nice, not too fatty and the vegetables and sauces cooked perfectly. Lamb shank meal was huge and delicious. Desserts were well balanced. Would recommend :)

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Absolutely amazing.
The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was nice & fancy. The food was delicious.

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Laylah Upu

food was delish, setting was cute i think next time i’ll sit outside and the service was just right

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I have a great night at Ora Bistro Restaurant last night, it's my birthday yesterday, I told Kate the person serving us, and to the end of our meal, all the staff worked in the restaurant holding the cake with candles n singing birthday song to me, I was so touched, I love the food n love the atmosphere, especially the staff is very nice and friendly, I love it so much ❤️

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One of the best dining experience in Manukau area. Main course was great, dessert was a surprise. Staff were friendly and helpful, one of them gave us a thoughtful advice on the beverage selection.

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Rebecca Trounson

Loved our experience at Ora. For the first date night in a very looong time, it’s convenient location, amazing food, lovely atmosphere and friendly wait staff made for a fantastic evening. In particular Michaella and Keala. Thank you ladies for making our night a lovely one. We will definitely be visiting again.

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Niti Todd

Lovely restaurant, staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. All the food was exceptional, we had chip dip, lamb, vege Bao for entree and Moroccan lamb and vegetarian Wellington for mains.
It was presented beautifully and tasted great. We thought the Moroccan lamb main serving was a bit small but the rest of the meals were a reasonable size, as you would expect with fine dining.
Kids were provided with coloring pens and paper which kept them happy.

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Ti Tauasosi

Amazing food! Had a bit of everything with our table ordering a few things. the fish tacos, pulled pork bao, pork belly main and churros are all a must try if your at the restaurant. Would definitely recommend and come again.

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Kelly Lardner

Really lovely staff and a beautifully presented food. The staff were super accommodating and the churros were amazing!

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Tash Evans

Awesome restaurant tucked away in a little corner of South Auckland. Eye fillet was cooked to perfection that long after I had left the restaurant I still had salvations thinking about my meal. The service was top notch, friendly, warm and inviting, making sure we were ok throughout our night. Entree was a good size, the pork belly had me wanting to lick my bowl and dessert was the cherry on top of the icing. Everything was done to perfection I could not fault anything at all.

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Jennifer Allison

Superb Food. We had a really pleasant evening at Ora Bistro, the atmosphere is fresh and friendly. We particularly liked the dinning room layout. We ate out on the inclosed deck it's not crammed with plenty of space between diners. Great menu, a nice selection of entrees and mains. The presentation was perfection I was excited when each dish arrived, the food quality was excellent. The food arrived hot and fresh from the chefs it was literally melt in the mouth tender and juicy. I recommend the pork belly entree, my eyefillet was perfection and my partners venison was so good it was amazing. Also scallops were lovely. Our servers were incredibly kind and accomodating thanks Alicia and your team. The kids menu is great too. Best food in South Auckland. We will be back

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My wife and I were looking for a place to dine after an afternoon strolling through the Botanic Gardens – Ora Bistro exceeded our expectations. The decor and indoor/outdoor flow makes the small restaurant feel open and spacious. The food was robust, our favourites being the crunchy chicken tacos, a beautifully cooked eye fillet steak, topped off with a delightfully creamy creme brûlée. When I booked, I thought this would be a one-off. But after eating there, I feel confident that we will be back again.

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Great options and delicious food! The cinnamon creme brûlée was amazing!

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Ora may be tucked away in The Sebel, Manukau, but it's well worth finding. It's a small restaurant with high quality food and welcoming service. It was very quiet with only a few tables occupied but that meant the service was quick. I had a medium rare steak which was cooked to perfection, the wagyu beef burger was huge, desserts delicious. Highly recommended.

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Evette Ah-Tune

We arrived early and the staff were very nice About it, they seated us at our table 20mins before our reservation and asked to take our drink orders. I got the Sebel breakfast and it was delicious. My Aunty had the vegetarian burger and she absolutely loved it.

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Rose Carn

Very good experience.

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The wait was a little long but the service and communication from the staff was great. The food was amazing! Great selection on the kids menu also

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Katie Gray

Excellent food and service, would go there again and happily recommend. A little hard to find as I had not realised it was part of the Sebel hotel, no signage for restaurant itself. But once there had an excellent meal!

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Great meal the oysters were fantastic

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Matakaiariki Tamarua

Ora Bistro, what an experience! The food was amazing! Our table of 4 VERY different people, were thoroughly happy with this establishment. Quite surprised I had never looked into it before seeing it on First Table but so thankful we had, went back the next day with other friends, still did not disappoint! I ordered the lamb cutlets (top pick), chicken tacos and eye fillet w fries & for the next night prawn linguini (top pick), rib eye with fresh oysters (cheap)! I also tried a bit of the shank which I will definitely order next time, along with dessert. Such a lovely setting, with friendly staff and quite a decent bar/ wine list!

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Lisa-Wesley Berryman

We had a great time at Ora Bistro! Lovely bright, clean restaurant, food was delicious. Our kids enjoyed their evening there too, and the service was excellent! All staff we spoke to were welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful! We loved our experience and look forward to going back again soon.

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Amazing food and amazing service!! The team that we’re working on Saturday (19/10/19) evening we’re lovely. They surprised my sister with a song and a chocolate slice for her birthday and made her feel very special. Thank you so much team! The food was very tasty and well presented. Overall an amazing dining experience

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Beautiful service! Delicious food, can't wait to come back!

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A small, not very busy but intimate place to dine. We actually enjoyed not being in a busy restaurant. We were the first there but towards the end more people came. Service was very friendly! Food was delicious. We had scallops for our entree and shared this an okay size to share however if you are hungry get your own. Mains were also good size. My husband ordered a eye fillet which was very well cooked and had delicious accompaniments. I ordered pork belly which came out not fully cooked it was a little fleshy to and not easy to cut. They quickly took it away and offered me either the same dish or another so I chose fish and chips which were soooo good! The highlight def was the desert which I am still thinking about now. Cinnamon creme brûlée for me and caramel churros for hubby. Good size deserts and def ended our meal well! Would certainly go back again.

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Food was average, but I would only go back because the service was amazing. Friendly staff who make you feel welcome and apologetic when your food order isn't quite right - rather than make you feel bad. Overall good experience thanks to staff.

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Great, nice little restaurant. We sat outside near the window and got to watch the rugby game at the same time. Kids enjoyed the meatballs dish, I enjoyed the lamb shank meal. Service was great. Would definitely consider coming back again.

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lovely food in a small restaurant which is part of the sebel hotel .
great food along with great service.

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Mel Wong

Good food and very friendly staff. We will go back again.

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Doris Taufaga

The chef that prepared the fish and chip meal is bomb. My partner and I very much so enjoyed every little bit. I’m excited to go back and try other meals on the “All Day Menu“ ❤️

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Debby Melville

An excellent restaurant. Food is the best I have had in years. The fillet steak just melts in your mouth and is accompanied by a delicious variety of vegetables. I don’t know how they get their cauliflower mash so creamy but it is the best I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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A great experience and really enjoyed the food!

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Took my nephew and his mum to Ora Bistro for brunch. The place is hidden inside a hotel. A nice one in fact. We ordered the chicken and waffels, the steak sandwich and the beef sliders. Took awhile to come out but you cant rush perfection. We weren’t disappointed at all. Food was DELICIOUS and my nephew the big boy that he is was so full! The guy who works there with suit was very accommodating and friendly and so were the staff. Sorry for my rude friend who has no filter sometimes lol but the experience was lovely and I enjoyed myself. Beautiful place. Will be back.

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Anandita Devi

Great customer service. Really enjoyed the Tacos. The main could have had more seasoning but overall the atmosphere was really nice!

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Amazing food. The lamb sliders n lamb shank was a die hard for

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My husband and I went for a meal to celebrate our 26th anniversary. The Ora restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. And it did not deceive us! As an entrée I ordered the pescado Taco. They were served by 4, but there was an option of buy just one. Which I did, because my husband being celiac, could not eat them. But there was a misunderstanding and I was served the whole 4 tacos. When I mentioned the waitress that I only ordered one taco, she took them back to the kitchen. But then she came back with the same 4 tacos and told me that because they made a mistake, I can still have the 4 tacos, but will only pay for one! THAT WAS A LOVELY SURPRISE

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jahmaine cummings-hodge

Great service and very attentive staff who went above and beyond.

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Lovely restaurant within The Sebel. The service was great as well as the food offering. The scallops and sliders were absolutely delicious.. Indeed an eatery well worth dining at.

Thankyou

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Excellent dining experience. Service was great & food outstanding. Eye fillet was cooked to perfection. Pork belly was also delicious. A+++

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Sally Mok

Always an enjoyable time when we dine at Ora. Their food is top notch. The fish of the day was a little bit salty for my taste but it was wonderful nonetheless. We loved the eye fillet.
The atmosphere was great. Finally the service was wonderful and we were well looked after. The lady who helped us at the start seems confused as she didn't know what the fish of the day was, but other ladies who helped us was wonderful. I got a special treat for my birthday as well. We look forward to our next time there.

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Great food & service. Chip & Dip is excellent, well worth a try!

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Nice place for lunch. Not crowded and waitress was really nice

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Leanne Prujean

The food is always absolutely delicious here and is definitely the best restaurant in the Manukau City area by far but I have been several times now & they are always very slack on the drinks service unfortunately :-( There were 4 wait staff there last night but we literally had to call out to them every time we wanted a drink and on a couple of occasions we had to ask twice. Considering they make the most profit out of alcohol you would think they would be a bit more on the ball!

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Natalia Ioane

Amazing experience! Thank you.

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Service was really good, both waitresses were friendly and attentive. Food was served in a timely manner.
Dishes were really nice - the seafood and steak were both cooked to my liking.
Overall really nice just a bit disappointed that the lamb dish only came with one SHANK even though the menu states "Lamb Shanks" which lead me to believe that the dish would be served with more than one shank.

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Donna Neal

Tasty food. Great menu.

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Jocelyn Vikash

I loved the food, the service. Was a great atmosphere. Will totally recommend this place.

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I was extremely impressed with the food and service here! What a great find. We will be back :)

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Lovely restaurant, great service! We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal. The portions were very generous so we couldn't fit dessert in but this just means we will have to come back soon

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Kath Nepe

This was our first venture out with First Table, and it did not disappoint, from the venue, the service, friendly staff, and most of all the delicious food, we could not fault a thing, we highly recommend Ora Bistro and First Table to everyone

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The service we received from Ora Bristo from when we arrived to the time we left was amazing! Got taken care of & they also catered to our requests. Definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Lovely Food and great service!

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Chloe Cave

Food was yum. Coffees took a while but overall nice setting and food :)

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Consistently fabulous food and service, looking forward to the next time !

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This was a classy dining experience. We were treated very well, waited on with real dignity, and the food was superb.

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mark Osei

This is my second time eating there and I love everything about it. It’s amazing

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We had a great evening at Ora Bistro where we shared 4 of the mains, the restaurant was full and the food was fantastic! We saw lots of the burgers and fish & chips going out that all looked delicious. Thanks to our waitress for recommending the Plum Frangipani as it was delicious :)

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The entrees were amazing!! The service was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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The food was amazing, difficult time deciding what to get it was all so "yummy" looking on the menu. 4 of us had different meals and they were all just amazing, I'd highly recommend trying this restaurant

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Entire experience was amazing. We eat out as a family every week and this would have been one of our favourite places to visit...

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overall this was a very nice place to go to and we will definitely go back.I would have loved to have given a 5 star review however two things let it down.The first was the food was very tasty but both my wife and I thought the food was only warm and not hot and for $30 mains mains it should be hot and the service was very good apart from when we were actually eating no one came to ask how our meal.
I could highly recommend dining there.
Jonathan

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Enjoyed our meals; both rib eye and roasted pork belly mains were tender , both quite generous sized portions . Definitely filled us up.
Pleasant staff . Can recommend .

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Aimee Petel

Great food with good service. Pork Belly was nice, not too fatty and the vegetables and sauces cooked perfectly. Lamb shank meal was huge and delicious. Desserts were well balanced. Would recommend :)

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