Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

This big, beautiful, comfortable bar is exactly the kind of establishment you want just around the corner from your place. An airy, high-ceilinged space with plenty of cosy seating, it’s stocked to the gunnels with good things to eat, drink and look at.

A hundred and thirty years ago it was the HQ of the Northern Steamship Company of New Zealand. Today, beautifully restored, it’s one of Auckland’s finest heritage buildings.

With plenty of lovingly preserved historic detail and an engagingly eccentric contemporary fit out, this is a bar to explore as well as a place to meet, eat, hang out and enjoy a drink.

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Northern Steamship Co.
122 Quay St
Auckland

Open Hours:
Everyday: 11:30am - 3:00am

Phone: 09 374 3952
Website: www.northernsteamship.co.nz/

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Northern Steamship Co.
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35

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Lovely ambience, food was really good and Emma our waitress was absolutely lovely.

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Amazing service and delicious feed. It was a great place to just kick back, relax and catch up with mates on a Friday night.

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Judi Williams

Food and service was really good. We just found it very loud. However, we realise that was the nature of this Gastro Pub.

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Dimitris Margaritis

Sirloin steak is off the menu which is a pity since the scotch fillet on offer is a poor substitute for texture and flavour, the burger is a far better choice, cauliflower fritters are good, the battered haloumi less so, good haloumi shouldn’t melt and certainly needs no batter!

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great feed and beer brilliant chef and staff highly recommended

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Steve Harrison

Good food, new menu, bit limited but good enough for a bite to eat! great prices

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Charlie Smith

Service and atmosphere were good but the food was very average. My bf enjoyed the beef burger - but mozzarella ball starter and salmon very bland.

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Sarah Sneyd

Average experience for dinner here. The mozzarella balls were amazing, and the burgers were good, but the rest of the food was average. They were out of a few things, including the only vegetarian main meal - which was pretty inconvenient and no other suggestions were offered (although once we came up with our own idea for our guest to eat, they were happy to accommodate). No doggy bags either. Overall, I would not return.

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Atmosphere was good and service not bad. Was quite busy being the last week before Christmas. Food wasn't too bad either. Standard pub type meals but fairly tasty

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Service is always great here, we have had better food in previous visits but perhaps this was just our choices this time. The handcut fries and arancini balls are always really good to share over a beer before ordering mains though.

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Terry Laws

Great location down on the quay. Excellent service and nice atmosphere. Good selection of standard pub grub. Thanks again

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Brett Gribble

Great location, yummy food, fast and friendly service.

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Marleen Pa

Decent food and atmosphere.

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Lovely atmosphere and the food was so filling!

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Tasha Brobyn

Great food great atmosphere

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Bec Burkitt

Good food. Good service although didn't have quite a few things we wanted but still a lovely place to eat.

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Michelle Stratton

We ordered the creamy lemon chicken. There was too much sauce that wasn't nice. It had a very strong sour bitter lemon taste that wasn't enjoyable to eat. It had no other flavours. The other 2 meals were steak that was cooked to our liking and we enjoyed them

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burger had burnt bits (the extra veg pattie thing) that was added, very disappointing.

Chips were excellent!

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Julie Baker

Awesome food and service making a Monday night dining experience very enjoyable. Great atmosphere and cosy fire

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Judy Dynes

Thanks! Everything was great and I appreciate your help to change the meal to fit what I needed.

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Colleen Poole

The portion was small but delicious.

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Awesome food and atmosphere, will be back!

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Tracey Gailer

Really nice food, served quickly, friendly staff - recommended for a pre-show or concert meal as it is walking distance to Spark Arena.

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Great food! Really tasty and generous portions too!

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Dimitris Margaritis

Great steak and burger, strange tasting fries not really edible

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Great evening at Northern Steamship. Coloring for the kids and gluten/dairy free options noted on the menu.

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Mark Claydon

The staff here were fantastic and I should have taken their advice.
We ordered the main platter and our lovely waitress said that would be enough for 2 , but no I knew better and ordered a Steak as well. The Platter was outstanding and we had no show of getting through all of it let alone the steak I ordered which was delicious in itself. In all an outstanding meal and night out

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A great gastro pub. Meals tasty and good size.

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Terese Boyes

Lovely pub in the centre of Britomary. Tasty pub food, large portions and tasty! Ideal for after work catch up with friends.

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What an awesome place! Fantastic food and service and was so warm and inviting on a terribly cold and wet winters night. The beer matching was a great added touch. Will absolutely be back for another delicious fried chicken and haloumi burger.

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Went out for a nice family Sunday evening meal. We had an awesome experience at the Northern Steamship Co.
The food was great and the service was exceptional. The steak was cooked to perfection.
Would recommend and will return.

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Good food and service and nice environment , on the night they where some mains not available due to supplies and cocktails not available.

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Dimitris Margaritis

An enjoyable after work place for a drink, good pub food good service and nice ambiance.

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Josh Selvakumaran

The restaurant had a great atmosphere and the service was excellent. The place was very bust so we were lucky we ordered through FirstTable. The food was great, we got the sharing platter and the Arancini Balls were so good! Would definitely recommend to anyone who needs a quick eat before a big night out!

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Dylan Taylor

Great environment, food and service were great. Would recommend!

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Tasty food and quick, friendly service. Would recommend.

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Beautiful place, nice food. Definitely recommended!

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lisa tierney

Great bar...friendly staff. Food was great :)

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Food was good! Service was average, waitress not attentive enough and the other didn’t care about her job or know what dishes she was carrying.

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Meals huge service was very good very friendly

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Excellent family dinner out - Waiter was very friendly and very good at his job. Food was fantastic. Absolutely nothing we could fault would definitely go back. Thanks.

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Venue is cool and the food was good, staff were friendly. Did, however, find that the music was really loud, which made dinner conversation a bit hard. But were there right in time for the after work crowd so we understood why it would be loud :)

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Great food, great atmosphere - we thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Macs Northern Steamship

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Dave Westmore

My partner and I had a fantastic experience at Northern Steamship. We had a truly lovely waiter who was calm and not pushy when it came to us ordering our food, whilst still maintaining the perfect amount of care for his customers.

We decided to order a cacophony of side dishes as they sounded so good! We ordered the mozzarella balls with a honey glaze, mushroom arancini balls, polenta chips, garlic bread and onion rings. All of it was fantastic. The mozzarella balls and polenta chips were particular hits. The honey glaze was genius and the polenta chips had a crispness that is hard to deliver from experience making polenta chips! Seasoning was also excellent. We washed it all down with the super smooth Wither Hills Pinot Noir which they have on tap.

Fantastic experience and will definitely be coming back. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

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Philippa Hine

All staff were friendly and efficient and the food went down really well. Definitely will come back

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Good place for a casual meal. Bit funky. Right by Britomart.

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The beer was good, the service friendly. We got the sharing platter for two with side salad, it was a really good size with a decent selection of nibbles.

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D Darbyshire

Entrees were excellent mains were a bit average overall lovely experience great service.

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The service was superb, as was the food- the mussels were so fresh and huge, plus the outside tables get the afternoon sun. 10/10 will be back :)

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Upon arrival the bar staff had reserved our table, they were very attentive and helpful all evening. I went in thinking they would want to rush us in and out since we had our first table discount but they were happy to let us take as long as we want, and relax with a beer before ordering food. A great selection of drinks and the food was delicious, we chose two of the burgers, fish and chips, and buttermilk fried chicken, all a very generous size. Overall a really pleasant Monday evening out.

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