Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Bringing exquisite flavours from the Med all the way to Auckland, The Mediterranean is all about sharing delicious food with family.

It’s a bright and friendly spot, perfect for bringing your loved ones. It’s compact, so when it gets busy the atmosphere is unbeatable and affords a real sense of community. The bar is a spectacle in itself, showing off rows upon rows of wine in neat formation.

The menu has a no-frills attitude and delivers hearty dishes with plenty of flavour. Their signature eye fillet comes with creamy pommel alight and the lamb cutlets are complimented by fluffy cous cous and refreshing tzatziki. The skewers come in lamb, chicken, kafta and veggie form; perfect with a side of chips, flatbread and dips. There are pizza and pasta dishes on offer too.

Their cocktails reach all corners of the globe, with the Moscow Mule, European Mojito and Tokyo Iced Tea leading the way. Why not combine pudding and a drink with the Mudslide, an irresistible mix of ice cream, vodka and Baileys.

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The Mediterranean
162 Mokoia Road, Chatswood
Auckland 0626

Open Hours:
Tues - Fri 5pm - late
Sat 11.30am - late
Sun 11.30am - 11pm

Phone: 09 419 0911
Website: www.themediterranean.co.nz/

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The Mediterranean
Location: Birkenhead
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Friendly staff and great food, lots of variety and also a good choice of vegan and vegetarian options. The flatbread was so fresh and delicious.

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Lovely atmosphere, great staff and great food.

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Had a very pleasant time, food was delicious, services was attentive and friendly.

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The food was amazing, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. The eye fillet with the signature peppercorn sauce was out of this world! Good portion sizes for the mains too. the location and feel of the restaurant are lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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We've been to the Mediterranean a number of times now. The service is great and really attentive and the food always good (love the mezze platter). We went early this time as we have a 2 year old - they are so good with little ones and provide paper and colouring pens to keep them entertained. Will be back.

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Kirsty Kesler

Highly recommend. We loved the food & will be going back again.

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We had a lovely time out - our first as a family with a one year old! The service was great and very friendly. They made sure the food came out quickly as our one year old was beginning to get a bit fussy. The highlight was definitely this being the first time he tried ice-cream - cue screwing up of the face due to the coldness followed by an eagerly open mouth wanting more!! The food was really lovely and the kids menu was great, we really appreciated the healthy options being included. Thank you very much for a lovely meal!

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chris pulham

Another great meal at The Mediterranean. We have been several times over the past year or so for breakfast or dinner and the food has always been excellent. The staff are are always friendly, helpful and accommodating. We will be going again.

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Lizzy Knight

Service and food excellent.

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Extremely happy with the service and the food!

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The food was delicious.

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Slavek Przepiorski

Very interesting restaurant. Spacious and with nice décor.
Wide food selection.
Opted for prawns entrée for two then a lamb steak and hapuka fish
accompanied with California wines.
Perfectly presented and nicely served.
Mediterranean flavour taste at its premium.
We will visit this place again.

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The food was delicious, especially the dessert pizza and the ribs would be the best we have ever had. A warm child friendly environment made for a very relaxing dinner out. We will be back.

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Sacha Fleming

Delicious food! We had the pork ribs entree and lamb rump main followed by apple pie dessert. All three courses were excellent and well presented. My only comment would be that it did feel like a long wait between courses

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Rachel Jones

Absolutely lovely and efficient staff who serves delicious fresh pizzas. The pork rib entree is a must, a divine melt in your mouth experience. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience

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Ben Mak

Great service, Great food. Highly recommended for an enjoyable evening out

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Was visiting Auckland at the weekend & got a voucher for The Mediterranean restaurant in Birkenhead. What a fantastic choice this was! The 3 of us (my mother was with us) loved it & cant recommend it highly enough. Food delicious, service fantastic, go & try it you won't be disappointed! :-)

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Really yummy food and and friendly fast service. My partner and I were very impressed.

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Damien Taylor

Great food and really enjoyed the experience (first time caller long time listener) will be back for sure. Thanks first table for the experience.

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Lovely evening meal. Food was great and service was impeccable. Very friendly waiter who was more then happy to answer any questions we had with a smile as well as introduce us to a new beer. Recommend an will definitely be back.

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Good food ,good service good location.. waiter helpful

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César Quintero

We arrived at 530pm and were seated immediately. Service was good especially the waiter Michael who when I was unsure which Shiraz to choose encouraged me to try his favourite red wine and explained the whole background behind it. It was super interesting and I really enjoyed his wine suggestion. The children and my husband chose a couple of entrees instead of mains, the lamb cutlets, calamari and prawns. All were delicious! I had the Hapuka for a main and it was a really good size and very tasty. The meals were beautifully presented. We ordered desserts, the brownie, the brûlée and the apple tart tartin. They were all ok apart from the apple tart which wasn't anything special and a little disappointing. I wouldn't rave about their desserts but the entrees and mains were fantastic.
The only criticism we had was that several plates were still left on our table by the time the desserts were served. It wasn't a big deal as we could see they were starting to get busy.
Really lovely staff and a great first experience.

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Tony Ong

Had a great meal. And the service was excellent too.

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Sherene Newby

Service Service Service! Impeccable! Thank you for a lovely birthday dinner night out with our children. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable (recommending a fantastic "wine of beers" that hubby and I enjoyed immensely). The children had their fill of delicious ribs and tender chicken and a Texan pizza choc-full of meat! My husband enjoyed his steak and my pork belly was deliciously tender and the buttered kale was excellent. Thank you again to the staff at The Mediterranean!

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Gemma Alder

Wow! Our second visit to the Mediterranean and it did not disappoint. These guys truly know how to cook beautiful food and the presentation is perfection!! For us, their steaks are the best we have tried in Auckland!! We would absolutely recommend the Mediterranean and can't wait to go again!

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Really easy, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Was a great dining experience with our 2.5 year old. Very child friendly. The food was very tasty and the service was second to none. Will definitely be eating here again.

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Amber Haybittle

My partner and I had a beyond exceptional experience dining here. The ambience was very warm and relaxed (but not too relaxed), we were offered our choice of table and they have a wide range of options from the large indoor areas to the outdoor courtyards. Parking was a breeze too as there is a whole lot just outside. For entrée was the lamb cutlets and the calamari which were both so succulent and full of flavour. Then we moved on to mains of Hapuka and Char grilled rib eye which were mouth watering just watching them get put down on the table. Now I am not traditionally a fan of blue cheese and was quite hesitant on ordering a steak with blue cheese sauce but after my first bite I can honestly tell you it was one of the best steaks I have ever had and I have eaten a fair few.

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Yannan Jiang

If you live in the North Shore and haven't tried this restaurant, you should definitely go for it! The food tasted great and was served in reasonable portion size. Drinks were nice to go with the meals. The restaurant was full but pleasant and not noisy. We had a good time here!

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Logan Smith

Excellent food, fast service. Clean and tidy.

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We had a Sunday night dinner at the Mediterranean, as I wanted to try First table, after seeing the good reviews. The restaurant was very quiet so service was fast, although it is always worrying when the waiter calls the drinks menu the most important menu and 4 out of the 5 guests don’t drink alcohol.
Our meal was a bit like the restaurants decor, a bit of a pick and mix, some Turkish style lamp shades, Italian style lamp shades, dead plants and a big screen TV, certainly didn’t remind me of anywhere I have been in the Mediterranean. The two starters, calamari and prawns were nice, but not value for money. The steaks were cooked well, but the overall portion was quite small. My Hapuka was well cooked, but was served on a pile of, (what tasted like) tinned beetroot and a couple of bits of cabbage. The amount of vinegar totally killed the taste of the fish and there were no Parmesan wafers, but the worst dish was the lamb rump with four sliced of courgette and some “mousse”. My slim teenage daughter was left so hungry that she wanted to order another main course. Overall some nice bits, but too many misses, so we won’t be back, which is a shame as we live locally.

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The food was divine and the service was excellent. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunset while enjoying the excellent Lamb Cutlets. The Mediterranean is quite local for us, so we'll definitely be back with a bigger crowd.

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Always enjoy our meals at the Mediterranean and the great service.

First Table allows us to take advantage of an earlier dining time with the benefit of a discount.

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Olivia Stapleton

Such a great little spot. Great easy location. Amazingly friendly staff and the food was primo! We will definitely be back.

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Sally Fagence

Pizzas were excellent and the service was great.

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Good service with friendly wait staff and the food was amazing, 5 star quality! Will definitely visit this place again.

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We weren't expecting much and we were a bit underwhelmed when we drove in to the the car park but we were pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent, with all staff members friendly and attentive and all the food we ordered was excellent. We would never have tried this restaurant without First Table but we will definitely be back.

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Shari Stapleton

Absolutely amazing food and great service. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

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Wendy Saelmans

The Mediterranean is the most delicious local restaurant we have ever been to... it is just a pearl sneakily hiding along Mokoia Road! fantastic meals..yummy wine and lovely service! Thanks guys! See you soon :)

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Linda Barker

This was the first time we'd been to this place, and we will be back for sure. Extensive menu and it was very hard to decide what to have. So we'll go back and try something else, next time. Service was awesome. Food really tasty and just disappointed we were too full to try the desserts.
Nice to have great food which is still reasonably priced and with wonderful service.

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Tammy Anderson

Had a great night out at the Mediterranean, the food was great and the staff were lovely to talk to. Highly recommend it.

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Johnathan Teh

Dined at The Mediterranean on 8 January. Although the restaurant was busy, the staff were friendly and helpful. Our group of 4 picked different Mains and all were delicious and of good portion. Our entrees and desserts were yummy but kind of small. Overall we had an enjoyable dining experience, thank you!

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Michelle Clark

Lovely main, nice setting. Slow service. The starter was tiny (glad we were only paying half price).

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Ben Mak

Excellent food and service would definitely return

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Anna Lehmann

Loved dining at The Mediterranean. We all loved our food; so much so we order off the entree, main and dessert menu! Strongly recommend giving it a go if you haven't been all ready.

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Caroline Peak

The service was great and food delicious! Some nice areas for when the sun is shining as well

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Excellent food. Very nice people. Great value. Nice venue. Easy parking. Very keen to go again.

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A nice restaurant tucked away in Birkenhead. Thanks for a lovely meal. We enjoyed our night.

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