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.Accorhotels.com

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

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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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Jess Monkley

While the food was fantastic, the service was actually exceptional. Such a pleasant surprise from what was a last minute dinner booking to spend time with my nana. Can highly recommend the eye fillet (perfect) the oysters were divine and the fish and chips were delicious and perfectly cooked. We will definitely be back!

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It seems to be a nice place in the middle of Manukau. The restaurant is well lit and decorated. Food were well presented and tasty. The service was efficient and we do not have any problem with our dinner there last night.

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The food was amazing, enjoy the service too. When go again next time.

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Allison Meriouli

It was my brothers birthday and I wanted to take the family somewhere in Manukau with a nice restaurant feel and Ora Bistro didn't disappoint. We were welcomed beautifully and taken to our table, there was a small wait for the food but it was nice to have the time to talk. I ordered the Eye Fillet which was cooked beautifully and everything served with it made it look visually stunning and taste even better.
The chicken tacos for my son came served on a piece of bamboo which was a great treat for him.
There was a nice atmosphere with the jazz music playing.
I would recommend his place for somewhere to go in Manukau. Probably 7/10 in my rating.

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Toni Silive

We are not usually people to dine at restaurants to be honest , first time experience for us and since we walked in the door we felt so welcomed by Clarissa and her colleague. She seated us at the table and was so attentive. If you are new to dining in restaurants I reccomend you to come to this restaraunt, great friendly environment with honestly the best food I have tasted, the chefs do an amazing job making the food. We had chicken tacos for Entree which was amazing, Beef eye fillet for mains and churroz for dessert beyond my expectations to be honest. Whole experience was truly amazing thank you so much to Clarissa and the team amazing service. Big massive compliments to the Chefs. Had a great night and definitely will be back some time soon.

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Priya Kumar

Great Service, good food and excellent location.
Was pleasantly surprised.Will be back!

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Ora Bistro is a lovely quiet little boutique bistro convenient to the motorway at Manukau situated within the Sebel Hotel and what a lovely restaurant it is.
Food was delicious. Service was excellent.. I highly recommend the Fillet Steak and for dessert Creme Brulee. (We all had the Creme Brulee and loved it) Beautifully cooked Main and the Brulee has a surprising twist to it. Delicious We will certainly be going back to this lovely little restaurant.

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Brett Willis

The staff were very polite and their service was great! And the food was awesome, I loved the Churros!

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The service was great, very attentative at all times, food was great. The lighting in the restaurant just a wee bit harsh, could be dimmed down a bit. Was very surprised with a comment made by the waitress when she placed the steak knife down, she advise me to use the cultery from the outside in? That made is giggle.... overall very good and would definately return.

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Barbara Hetaraka

Very attentive staff, nice setting, busy little hub. Food was presented well. I had the oysters and eye fillet. Oysters were interesting with the passionfruit swirl, not to my liking but each to their own. Steak was cooked superbly!

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Bas de Vries

New restaurant as part of the hotel. Not a place for atmosphere, but the food was great!

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A lovely dinner with great service and delicious meals!

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Michelle Liefting

This is the second time we’ve dined at Ora Bistro, and the food was delicious again! Lovely service too. Our vegetable sides came out about half an hour before our mains, but they were also tasty on their own.

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Donna Neal

Lovely food and great service.

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This was my second visit to Ora Bistro and took my parents along. They really enjoyed the food. We had the scallops and spiced cauliflower for starters which was lovely. Dad and I had the eye fillet which and it was beautifully succulent and perfect serving. Mum had the the lamb rump that she enjoyed also. Chef was kind to make a halloumi salad for my husband who is vegetarian. We finished off with churro for dessert - divine! Service was very good also, staff helpful and bathroom facilities first class. The only thing I'd suggest is a few more vegetarian options. All in all, a great experience and one we hope to repeat.

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The restaurant Duty Manager, and waitress Michaella delivered wonderful customer service. We thoroughly enjoyed the starters and main dishes that we were so full to order dessert! Will definitely recommend to others and dine there again.

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Tele Savaiinaea

Food was absolutely devine!
Ordered the Taco's and it was full of flavor, Ribeye was the highlight of the evening with the cheese sauce. I will be back

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Debby Melville

I highly recommend this restaurant. We had some of the tastiest food I have had in a long time. The scallops were delicious and the fillet steak was outstanding. Love the vegetables served with the meals. I also like that organic food is served. Service was outstanding and lovely friendly atmosphere.

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Lovely cozy venue, wonderful friendly and professional service from arriving until departing. Food was lovely and very well presented, particulate enjoyed the eye fillet. Highly recommend and will definitely return to the Ora Bistro Restaurant again.

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We had 4 meals, every single one was just perfect.
Very friendly service.
Will be there very often

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Food was excellent, dining area was a bit too brightly lit, service was average,

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Magdeline Radcliffe

Beautiful cost little restaurant.We were given the option to dine inside or outside.The food was well presented and tasty.The staff were very attentive.

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The food was superb! Duck meal and steak meal top notch!

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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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Staff are lovely and attentive without being over the top. Meals were excellent. Great combination of flavours to excite the palate and visually very appealing. Peaceful relaxed atmosphere despite being in the heart of Manukau. Would love to dine again.

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Very pleasant evening with friends. Food was superb and wine and service very good. The setting was just a little too 'cafe' to be the ultimate dining experience.

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Leanne Prujean

One word: SUPERB !!!!

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Food was delicious, love the lamb rump. Staff were very friendly.

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Bing Sun

We really enjoyed our mains. But desert was OK.

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The food, service and relaxed ambience were wonderful but the entree was on the small size.

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Dined at Ora Bistro on 11th May 2019 there wasn't many selections of food to choose from.The staff's were friendly.

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jahmaine cummings-hodge

Great food again, the duck was beautiful

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Becs Abraham

The food was delicious and flavoursome! The service was excellent. The entree portions were so tiny though for example 3 oysters. It seemed like long waits between meals since the portions were small. Thanks for the experience.

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Our second visit to Ora Bistro and again very impressed with lovely food and great service

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The food was divine - we had lamb, venison and the kids meal, along with chocolate mousse cake, crème brulee and ice cream - and couldn't fault the service - felt like a special occasion rather than a Thursday night out to catch up. Would definitely come here again!

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Albert Tang

Food was good, a little on the small side. Service excellent. Environment OK. But interesting thing was, I couldn't see any actual signs for the restaurant. I had to ask the receptionist of the hotel to confirm I'm at the right place.

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Heni Kopa

Loved everything.. not rushed out the door once we finished our meal but we got to enjoy our conversation without feeling like wed overstayed our welcome... nice an relaxed atmosphere even though there was a 21st happening at the same time.. we wer well taken care of by the staff.. food was delicious an well presented.. the scallops were a fave.. oysters were a hit also.. the caramel icecream with the churros was theee best caramel icecream id ever tasted.. i wudv liked 2 scoops an sacrificed 2 churros for that.. definate recommendation if you're a caramel lover like myslef..
Over all a very lovely evening.. will go back again.. :)

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Rochelle Shandil

Was awesome place, the staff was very attentive, food came out quickly only thing is the food was very small I could easily done 2 mains, dessert was excellent.

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Rob Te Poono Jnr

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We ordered venison, it was excellent and presentation was superb.

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Maria Louise

Great space that allows conversation while enjoying yummy food. Between our group we enjoyed the scallops, oysters and pork belly as entrees followed by the lamb and fish as mains followed by creme brulee and chocolate mousse. The lamb and pork belly was a highlight. Service was attentive. Parking handy. A hidden gem in Manukau.

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lovely food and lovely service A++

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Louie Gan

Good place to eat.

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Food amazing, however came out cold. They were busy & understaffed. I will go back,but will not accept cold food again.

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Leanne Prujean

Delicious food & great service! Definitely the best restaurant in Manukau City

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Mahia Brown

The food here is amazing so much flavour I would 100% eat here again.

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Ana Nora Fune

The food was very delish and the service was great!! Will def be visiting again soon

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Service was excellent throughout and the food equally impressive. Will be back to try the winter menu!

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Gail Head

Ora Bistro - the food was divine, service was great and even better, you weren't rushed through your meal. There was a decent amount of time between courses. They were the perfect amounts per course and if you wanted you could have all 3 courses (we did lol) and you didn't feel disgusting bloated and heavy afterwards.
We will defintely be going back again, even without the offer through Table First.

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Leon Hastings

Me,my wife and kids were very impressed with the good service from the waiter staff and the portions of the meals as well as presentation and cleanliness of the food and restaurant Highly recommended Tino Reka

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