Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

In the heart of the CBD, you’ll find La Zeppa and its much-loved rooftop garden. Whether it’s al fresco dining or a table inside amongst the industrial warehouse decor and huge open fireplace, La Zeppa offers the ultimate inner-city experience.

Influenced by Mediterranean street food, La Zeppa delivers classic dishes with sensational flavour. Grab your friends and dive into a huge selection of tapas plates. Or choose a sharing platter or large plate if you’re feeling extra hungry.

Amongst the tapas selection, you’ll find Mediterranean delights such as Sesame-Crusted Beef Kofta, Lamb Pinchos with Walnut Tarator, Pork Cheek Croquettes and Pea and Mint Arancini with Goats Cheese. The large plate menu will tempt you with the rustic flavours of Paella, Lamb Rump or Baked Celeriac with Mushroom and Kale.

At La Zeppa, it’s all about social! With great music and a stunning backdrop, La Zeppa is Auckland’s perfect spot to get together.

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La Zeppa
33 Drake Street
Freemans Bay
Auckland

Open Hours:
Everyday 11:30am - 12:00am

Phone: 09 281 5594
Website: www.lazeppa.co.nz/

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La Zeppa
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   La Zeppa accepts American Express

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Amazing food and atmosphere. Huge fireplace in the middle of restaurant is the best in winter time! Will be back!!

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Anneli Deschamps

Amazing service!
The best cocktails I’ve had in Auckland. Definitely recommend their Expresso Martini. The food was amazing as well, lots of options for all different dietary requirements. Great vibes as well, definitely will be back when back in Auckland.

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Great place , great food really enjoyed my time there

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Vanessa Parker

Was really lovely atmosphere, New York loft Style decor, cosy fire and nice outdoor area! Food was lovely. Definitely be back!

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Very pleasant evening! Staff were kind and very on to it, and food was served timely. The dessert was particularly delicious!

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Great place, great service, will definitely again :-)

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Lisa Folkard

Awesome food and service - really enjoyable evening thanks!

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Awesome service well looked after by all staff, great portion size had braised beef was cooked to perfection, beautiful views and comfortable setting totally recommend for a celebration or birthday cant wait to go again

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The food was great! The service was amazing and super prompt! We sat by the fore and had several small plates but the stars for us would be the arancini and the flatbreads.

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Great atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. Tapas were delicious and the arancini balls were stunning.

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Keri MacKinnon

Wonderful wait staff. Tentative without being fussy. The food was lovely. Lots of small plates shared is a great way to experience the menu. Star of the night - the Apple Empanadas.. Will be back soon!

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Felicity Williamson

The lamb was absolutely lovely and a great intimate atmosphere.

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Lochy Crane

Love all the food as usual, usually go for the tapas as they were delicious! Drinks came out super fast as well as the excellent service provided always felt very looked after!

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The best eating place we have been for a while. Great atmosphere, lovely food, fantastic service. Will be back.

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Heresa-Ruthanne Laifone

From the moment we walked in it was a great experience. We were welcomed by a friendly face and the waitress that helped us was awesome !! Food was fantastic, good quality, good flavour, just all round good good good.

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Excellent service and superb food. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely eat here again

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Mark Claydon

We booked for a Sunday night and were hugely impressed. We started with a pre drink on the rooftop bar, bit fresh this time of the year so the heaters were an absolute godsend. The staff were friendly and helpful and explained the menu in great detail. The tapas and Main meals were absolutely divine and with all food options available we certainly gave the menu a good workout. Love to come back for the rooftop bar and food in Summer. In fact we will be for sure !

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Sarah Heslin

The food here is INCREDIBLE. We went on a Sunday evening so it was quite quiet, but this worked perfectly for us as we got seated right by the indoor fire - bliss! Would recommend the grilled chorizo and the pork cheek croquette.

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Great atmosphere, sat by a toasty fire, service was quick lots of different options to choose from. Suits every dietary requirement. Highly reccomend

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Amazing food and excellent service! Would definitely recommend the patatas gratas and fish croquettes. Loved that they had a fireplace right in the middle of the restaurant, kept us nice and cozy, great for the winter. The ambience and music was an added bonus. Will definitely visit again.

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Damon Harris

The staff and food were excellent, I will definitely go back again.

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Angel Nurdjaja

Lovely food but was even more impressed by the service. Super friendly and helpful staff who even gave us a tapas on the house! Would recommend for a night out.

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Sarait Mago

The food was great. We ordered lots of little tapas to share. The pork croquet and the beef kofta were amazing, so we repeated the order. The service was amazing, the waitress was very friendly and helped us with the wine and dessert order. Overall great experience. Will definitely come back.

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Dinner and drinks at La Zeppa was an amazing experience for my partner and myself. There was a wonderful carefree atmosphere while the staff were still attentive and helpful, as well as being very friendly. We ordered 6 tapas between the two of us which was the perfect amount. The food was quite exotic to us but we approached it with an open mind and tried things we normally wouldn't. I definitely wasn't disappointed! All of the food was delicious and perfectly cooked, my personal favourite being the pork cheek while my partner loved the beef. We had a few cocktails aswell which were lovely and we finished off our night with a toblerone dessert cocktail which was the perfect amount of rich and sweet.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend La Zeppa to anyone who wants a relaxing night out.

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Victoria Yang

Very good foods and services. The chorizo was so delicious, extremely recommended~ My husband's favourite was the mussel and prawn with rice, really rich and fresh~ Lamb rump was not that tender, but still yummy and special with yoghourt~ Thanks for having a great meal on Valentines Day, amazing memory. Will try to have some drinks outside under those lovely lanterns next time.

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Amazing food and atmosphere. Huge fireplace in the middle of restaurant is the best in winter time! Will be back!!

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Anneli Deschamps

Amazing service!
The best cocktails I’ve had in Auckland. Definitely recommend their Expresso Martini. The food was amazing as well, lots of options for all different dietary requirements. Great vibes as well, definitely will be back when back in Auckland.

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Great place , great food really enjoyed my time there

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Stepping in out of the cold the fireplace was a welcome sight. Complementary water, still and sparkling was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed our tapas and sides, especially the grilled chorizo and side salad. We also ordered the pork belly large plate but were disappointed that although the plate was large, the serving was small, and just one thin piece of crackle. Next time I would just stick with the tapas.

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Vanessa Parker

Was really lovely atmosphere, New York loft Style decor, cosy fire and nice outdoor area! Food was lovely. Definitely be back!

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Very pleasant evening! Staff were kind and very on to it, and food was served timely. The dessert was particularly delicious!

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Great place, great service, will definitely again :-)

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Lisa Folkard

Awesome food and service - really enjoyable evening thanks!

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Very interesting affair, Tapas portions were a decent size and quality relative to their price. Nice range of meats, flavours and preparations - we tried probably 2/3s of the options and were not disappointed by any, also had one main plate (a bit on the small side) and some fries and patatas bravas for sides which were nice. Service was friendly and attentive, we werent left wanting. Atmosphere is a little weird, a bit dark and empty, but no problems there. Also the Trinity Shiraz is decent value for money at restaurant prices.

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Awesome service well looked after by all staff, great portion size had braised beef was cooked to perfection, beautiful views and comfortable setting totally recommend for a celebration or birthday cant wait to go again

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Great atmosphere and setting in restaurant, nice and cozy. Food was okay, not incredible but good flavors and came out with good timing with good variety of options to try.

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The food was great! The service was amazing and super prompt! We sat by the fore and had several small plates but the stars for us would be the arancini and the flatbreads.

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Great atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. Tapas were delicious and the arancini balls were stunning.

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Great service and food, good selection and a reasonable price

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Keri MacKinnon

Wonderful wait staff. Tentative without being fussy. The food was lovely. Lots of small plates shared is a great way to experience the menu. Star of the night - the Apple Empanadas.. Will be back soon!

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Felicity Williamson

The lamb was absolutely lovely and a great intimate atmosphere.

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It was our first visit to the restaurant, pretty average overall. Food was okay, service was okay, the fireplace was probably the highlight of the evening.

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Thari Bakmeedeniya

Service was outstanding! The food, however, was average for the two of us.

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Lochy Crane

Love all the food as usual, usually go for the tapas as they were delicious! Drinks came out super fast as well as the excellent service provided always felt very looked after!

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The best eating place we have been for a while. Great atmosphere, lovely food, fantastic service. Will be back.

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Heresa-Ruthanne Laifone

From the moment we walked in it was a great experience. We were welcomed by a friendly face and the waitress that helped us was awesome !! Food was fantastic, good quality, good flavour, just all round good good good.

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Excellent service and superb food. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely eat here again

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Mark Claydon

We booked for a Sunday night and were hugely impressed. We started with a pre drink on the rooftop bar, bit fresh this time of the year so the heaters were an absolute godsend. The staff were friendly and helpful and explained the menu in great detail. The tapas and Main meals were absolutely divine and with all food options available we certainly gave the menu a good workout. Love to come back for the rooftop bar and food in Summer. In fact we will be for sure !

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The place is very ideal for intimate dinner. The service is also very good.Tasty food, the presentation and portions are just right.

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Sarah Heslin

The food here is INCREDIBLE. We went on a Sunday evening so it was quite quiet, but this worked perfectly for us as we got seated right by the indoor fire - bliss! Would recommend the grilled chorizo and the pork cheek croquette.

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We like the setting and mood. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food is good. Note though that a large plate is for 1 person. Love the dessert.

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Great atmosphere, sat by a toasty fire, service was quick lots of different options to choose from. Suits every dietary requirement. Highly reccomend

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Amazing food and excellent service! Would definitely recommend the patatas gratas and fish croquettes. Loved that they had a fireplace right in the middle of the restaurant, kept us nice and cozy, great for the winter. The ambience and music was an added bonus. Will definitely visit again.

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Delicious food & kindly staff

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Damon Harris

The staff and food were excellent, I will definitely go back again.

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carmen hansel

Good food and really nice waitress/service

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Miro Harré

Quiet Monday evening at La Zeppa but the delish food and enthusiastic service made up for it! Will definitely be back

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Hu Fiona

Both food and servise are awesome.

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Angel Nurdjaja

Lovely food but was even more impressed by the service. Super friendly and helpful staff who even gave us a tapas on the house! Would recommend for a night out.

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Sarait Mago

The food was great. We ordered lots of little tapas to share. The pork croquet and the beef kofta were amazing, so we repeated the order. The service was amazing, the waitress was very friendly and helped us with the wine and dessert order. Overall great experience. Will definitely come back.

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Josie Cribb

Staff and food were great. Very kind of the main waitress when I had a small hiccup in the seating area I was in. Will definitely go back. Thanks guys.

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Christine de Lange

Great food excellent service. Love first table

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Olga Selivanova

Perfect experience. Tapas are amazing, with this discount you can try all tapas for 1 time.

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Siqi Chen

Good service still, food not as good as last time

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Had the paella, which was yummy - would've liked more salt on mine but otherwise great! The patatas bravas and curly fries were fantastic, as per usual. My friend had the mushroom medley which she said was good. The bar manager/host was great, super kind and accommodating. Would recommend this place to anyone to be honest, also a bonus that there is a fireplace inside to keep u warm for the winter weather.

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Jennifer Rowlands

Beautiful ambiance being near the fire with a quiet dining area. Staff were helpful and polite. Food delicious!
Definitely recommended and will return.

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Michelle Kasey

Mouth watering food, in an enchanting setting.

Four friends, soul warming morsels, tucked up by the fire, was the perfect way to simmer into our Saturday evening.

Our dinner conversations were punctuated by compliments to the chef, desires for many more of the menus exquisite 'pork cheek croquettes' & heart-felt promises to return.

Thank you, La Zeppa.

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Kate Inwood

Atmosphere was very romantic and lovely. Found was delicious, would recommend the paella! Service and drinks were great. Will be back again!

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Donald Tse

We experienced exceptional service, from the start to the end. The portion was great for sharing and the flavours of all the Tapas was sensational. If you’re looking for a restaurant with an intimate/ friendly feel, this is it. Easy to find car parks too

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Had a great time, food and service great. Coffee was however cold! Lighting was very dim. Didficult to read menu for those of us who have poor eyesight! Overall however a lovely evening out.

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had a great meal at La Zeppa, really good Tapas & nice restaurant

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Very friendly staff, lovely food and the fireside table topped it off. Thanks

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Lautaliepaia-Arieta Faleupolu-Aumua

Thank you for making our first first table experience one to remember! Great food, great place! Definitely coming back again!

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We loved our experience at la Zeppa, we ordered 8 tapas and the patatas bravas from the sides menu. Everything was delicious especially the marinated olives, mushroom medley and chorizo dish... so tasty! Dessert was great too: try the apple empanadas, they are the perfect balance of flavour and texture. Ate beside a cosy fireplace and the service was very good.

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Anita Sundararaj

Great place and a great vibe for winter nights next to the fire place

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