Cuisine: A La Carte, Multi-cuisine, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Everyone deserves that bit of luxury and that’s where Cooke’s Restaurant at the Hotel Grand Windsor comes in.

Lavishly furnished in the distinctive art décor style, this restaurant is a stylish form of escapism from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Immerse yourself in a grand, old fashioned armchair and soak in the pristine surroundings. You’ll think you’ve stepped into an Agatha Christie novel!

The menu is designed around sharing. Choose from a delectable range of small plates, from the chorizo pate profiteroles to the cheeky 1/3 pounder. If you want to scoff the lot, go for a bigger plate! There’s a prawn and clam risotto or a grilled cauliflower dish that’ll satiate that appetite.

All the wines on offer are organic and come from all around the globe. Will it be an organic red, white, sparkling, rose or dessert wine? Alternatively, go for one of their expertly made cocktails that come with that extra sprinkle of finesse.

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Cooke's Restaurant & Bar
58-60 Queen Street
Auckland 1001

Open Hours:
Breakfast Mon to Fri 6.30am - 10.30am
Breakfast Sat & Sun 6.30am - 11am
Everyday Lunch 12pm
Everyday Dinner 5:30pm - 10pm

Phone: +64 9 309 9979
Website: www.hotelgrandwindsor.com

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Cooke's Restaurant & Bar
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Multi-cuisine, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Wow what a treat to get a restaurant of this standard on First Table! We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered (Duck & Salmon Starters & Pork Belly & Lamb Mains) and the staff were very helpful when we had a few questions. We couldn't fault anything really, we were very impressed. The beautiful boutique hotel was perfect for our romantic anniversary meal.

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This was honestly one of the best restaurants I’ve been to since using first table. You completely forget that queen st is just outside. The atmosphere and decor is so lovely and the staff are absolutely friendly and so helpful. Every bite of food was delicious! We got the small plates and the large, and everything was divine

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Ian MacDonald

Lower Queen Street, beside shops of globally known brands where doorpersons in suits control access, you find the Grand Windsor Hotel. Walking in through the stone entrance, then up a few steps you arrive at the very spacious and tastefully furnished Cooke's Restaurant and Bar. This is an oasis of elegance and calm, earth-tones and stone, the teal walls help the lighting make a cavernous room feel intimate. You are likely to hear an orchestral arrangement of a song by Ed Sheeran or Beyoncé. The menu is simple. One page for food, one page for drinks. The wines are all organic. Two Paddocks Pinot Noir is not available everywhere, so we snap up a couple of glasses to have with our shared plates. The fried chicken was crisp, juicy and boneless and with just enough cornbread to pay homage to the flavours of its roots. The cured salmon is a delight of contrasts of soft, crunchy, sweet and pickle. The duck fat potatoes consistently good through the whole bowl and all about "big-person" bite sized. On leaving, my dining partner told the kitchen "that was the best haloumi that I have ever had". I'll tell you what, we have shared a lot of haloumi dishes, so, no small compliment there. The service was attentive but not intrusive and always out of hearing but within calling. A great night out.

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Yvette Grace

Super service in a beautifully decorated venue. Well worth a visit to enjoy both the food and the decor

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Hi Jason

Lovely atmosphere and the staff were fast and attentive. The food was great. A happy 4 stars here.

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Linda Rorke

Delicious food and good sized portions.

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Great service, very attentive! Entree was just okay but main was good and good portion sizes!

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Courteous staff, tasty food, and good view of the rapids.

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Caron Lynn

Absolutely beautiful setting and simply delicious food. I would totally recommend Cooke's. The pork belly and lamb loin are just divine - definitely not to be missed

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Maria Eves

Good food and good service. They have a small menu but they do it well. Food was very quick and staff were attentive. Cosy atmosphere.

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Had a lovely Full Breakfast here! Access to lovely jams, fruits, yoghurts and pastries as a buffet plus a hot meal (French toast) and a hot drink or your choosing. Amazing deal and a delicious way to start the day. Would definitely be going back.

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Kim Bond

Love the opulence, food and friendliness of Cooke’s Restaurant ... really nice place to catch up with friends. It’s an oasis of calm from busy Queen Street and life in general. The staff are the best

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Arthur Lim

Second time we dined at Cooke's. We gave a 5 for food and 3 for service first time due to some disorganization regarding our entree & mains.

Very pleased to review that we had a thoroughly enjoyable second dinner at Cooke's - superb food & equally superb service.

Service was prompt, attentive and very pleasant without being intrusive.

Thoroughly recommend Cooke's.

PS. Manager advised us when we were settling the bill that the restaurant will be changing its menu in the next month or so. Can't wait to try!

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Queenie Hani

Very lovely place, food is good and service is excellent.

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Adele Holmes

Lovely, attentive service. Food was good with some unexpected but delicious flavour combos (the only thing we wouldn’t order again would be the broccoli as it it didn’t have much flavour). The organic wine list was wonderful and varied.

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Kathleen Butterfield

Great food and great place!

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Junia Ang

Celebrated my birthday with 3 friends here, the risotto was delectable and the food respectable. Beautiful ambience and tucked away from queen st so you feel like a queen!

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Mike Foster

Another great experience at Cookes Restaurant. Service is always very good and the quality of food is always of a very high standard. In particular the caeser salad was very nice. Also the conbination of flavors between all the dishes worked very well.

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Frances Chen

Great food, beautiful interior, service was excellent. Would definitely come back!

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Wow what a treat to get a restaurant of this standard on First Table! We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered (Duck & Salmon Starters & Pork Belly & Lamb Mains) and the staff were very helpful when we had a few questions. We couldn't fault anything really, we were very impressed. The beautiful boutique hotel was perfect for our romantic anniversary meal.

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Lovely setting and great food. Good service, would definitely eat there again.

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Daniel Sik

Fantastic ambiance, in an excellent location. Extensive wine list as well.

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Cheryl Dawson

What a hidden gem we likened it to a boutique restaurant in Paris or New York the food and service did not let us down. This was our first time using First Table and we thought there must be a catch and were surprised at the quality of the restaurant and food and then to follow by no surprises of hidden charges on payment - this is a service we will use again and will recommend.

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Jay Banaag

The place had a really great ambiance, the service was exceptional. We were being looked after well. It was easy to get a hold of someone if we needed something. There isnt a lot of food options though but over-all it was an exceptional experience.

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Sara Hosking

100% top notch service-can not fault the team. Really beautiful setting. We have had breakfast and lunch at Cooke's. Breakfast was lovely- some of the flavours we a little intense for our bland pallets however the continental breakfast was fabulous. The coffee was delicious. The hot meals were a great size and very filling.
Lunch was divine- the hamburgers were mouth watering- would 100% go back for these again! Desserts were also yummy and full of flavour.
We highly recommend Cooke's. Give it a go :) Massive thank you to the staff for being awesome.

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Arthur Lim

Lovely restaurant in an excellent setting within the Royal Windsor hotel. 4 of us enjoyed the dishes we ordered - the lamb loin and pork belly were particularly good, and highly recommended.

Dishes were well presented and portions are just right.

Somewhat disappointing therefore when we were informed that the chefs had prepared the mains the same time as the entrees, and whether it was alright to serve them all at the same time! Really not much of a choice as there was not much point having the mains warming in the oven!!!!

The entree dishes were also not cleared until we finished the mains.

The restaurant has excellent potential as the food is very good - staff just need to pay more attention to the little details.

We will be back and hope to see improvements in the service then.

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mojo malijan

Service is good but not much options in the menu.

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Kim Bond

love love love Cookes ... from the plush decor, amazing professional service to the delicious food. This restaurant is a sanctuary away from busy life where I feel cocoon’d in luxury.. it’s 5 stars from me

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M Gaunt

Enjoyable

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Julie Carter

Classy tasty food with a New Zealand twist. Beautifully presented.
Decor was elegant, trendy, plush.
Staff very pleasant, attentive and provided great service.
Would recommend as its in a good location and suitable for all occasions, business, friends or romantic dining.

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Iveta Railaitė

Good service. Nice atmosphere. Tasty food

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Lydia Chamley

To say we felt Boujee dining at Cooke’s restaurant is an understatement. The service was incredible, the perfect combination of helpful and attentive without making us feel rushed.
The organic menu all sounds delicious, and while our fried chicken was a little dry, the rest of the food was fantastic. I would recommend the lamb sliders and beef. Overall, a hidden gem well worth a visit if you want to spoiled for a night.

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Troy Mitchell

A true hidden gem.... its elegantly decorated, service is impeccable and the food was just divine. Now that we've found this place, we will definitely be coming back

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Wow! from the minute we walked in we felt well looked after. Staff were super, attentive without hovering and their good choose advice (we asked) was spot on!
Food - crafted and tasty - awesome flavours . The lime and coconut ice cream - foam was amazing!
We had 3 small plates and broccoli with deserts and were well satisfied!

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Ian Cowper

We loved the subdued elegant setting, on Queen St. But we did not expect the breadth of the options on the menu. The dishes we tried were excellent, full of flavour and perfectly presented. The whole meal was the best we have had in a long time.

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We had a lively meal and the service was very present. I cant wait to go back, especially as the seats are so comfortable. Thats not always the case in restaurants.

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Cil Brink

Great experience! Amazing food and nice staff and the restaurant is beautiful! Can really recommend!

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This was honestly one of the best restaurants I’ve been to since using first table. You completely forget that queen st is just outside. The atmosphere and decor is so lovely and the staff are absolutely friendly and so helpful. Every bite of food was delicious! We got the small plates and the large, and everything was divine

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Fiona Ann

delectable and innovative food, friendly and warm service, classy and cozy ambiance. Would love to do high tea there next time. We went home extremely satisfied.

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Fabulous food and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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Shikha Bansal

We really loved the food and customer service at Cooke's restaurant.
The ambience was great and the cocktails were really nice:)

I have used Firstable a few times and my experience each time has been great.
I would recommend both Cooke's restaurant and using the First table.

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Ian MacDonald

Lower Queen Street, beside shops of globally known brands where doorpersons in suits control access, you find the Grand Windsor Hotel. Walking in through the stone entrance, then up a few steps you arrive at the very spacious and tastefully furnished Cooke's Restaurant and Bar. This is an oasis of elegance and calm, earth-tones and stone, the teal walls help the lighting make a cavernous room feel intimate. You are likely to hear an orchestral arrangement of a song by Ed Sheeran or Beyoncé. The menu is simple. One page for food, one page for drinks. The wines are all organic. Two Paddocks Pinot Noir is not available everywhere, so we snap up a couple of glasses to have with our shared plates. The fried chicken was crisp, juicy and boneless and with just enough cornbread to pay homage to the flavours of its roots. The cured salmon is a delight of contrasts of soft, crunchy, sweet and pickle. The duck fat potatoes consistently good through the whole bowl and all about "big-person" bite sized. On leaving, my dining partner told the kitchen "that was the best haloumi that I have ever had". I'll tell you what, we have shared a lot of haloumi dishes, so, no small compliment there. The service was attentive but not intrusive and always out of hearing but within calling. A great night out.

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Really enjoyable pre-theatre dinner. Service was excellent.

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