Cuisine: A La Carte, American
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 108 restaurants in Auckland

You can’t beat this bar, restaurant and live music venue for finger-lickin’ meats, strong liquor and swinging Southern soul.

In the midst of vibrant Auckland Central, a sprawl of heritage buildings set against breathtaking views of the sea, its raw wood and metal finish, easygoing staff and fabulous roster of jazz musicians will whisk you away to the heart of Louisiana.

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a menu of big plates, comfort classics and decadent sides. Think loaded waffle burgers and pulled pork po boys, as well as stunning seafood dishes. If you’re hungry as hell, tackle one of the legendary headliner dishes… if you dare!

Gluten-free diners and vegetarians are well catered for, while the drinks selection will make any evening feel like a party.

Pimp your salted caramel milkshake with a shot of spiced rum, go full on cowboy with an enormous selection of American whiskies or opt for one the outrageously good cocktails, including New Orleans classics Ramos Gin Fizz and Creole Red Snapper.

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Orleans Auckland
48 Customs Street East, Auckland
Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Monday 12pm - 4am
Tuesday 12pm - 4am
Wednesday 12pm - 4am
Thursday 12pm - 4am
Friday 12pm - 4am
Saturday 12pm - 4am
Sunday 12pm - 11pm

Phone: 09 309 5854
Website: www.orleans.co.nz

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Orleans Auckland
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, American
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Bartender was fantastic. We couldn't decide on what to get. He was able to make ones that suited and were delicious. Service was generally very good. However some staff were too keen to clear our table even when we hadn't finished our dinner and then again when we put down our cutlery. Food was tasty and good. Would return.

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Stunning food. Fantastic Service. Arrived early with young kids and were seated straight away. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back next time we are in AKL.

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Lydia Lee

All my experiences with FirstTable were either not that great or average, but I’ve been a frequent user. Again, I went to Orleans, not expecting too much, but for the sake of the food. But upon entering, my friends and I were greeted so warmly, they didn’t mention FirstTable, which meant that we were treated like a proper customer, not a customer who was here to scam off food. The food was ordered, and the food portion was the same as any regular days. When we received our ribs that we ordered, we even had the chef cook up another plate for us as he thought the ribs were slightly small! Overall such a great experience. If restaurants like Orleans do this FirstTable experience often, it’d be such a treat for everyone :)

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Triona O'Neill

Service was great, lovely ambiance. Food came out quickly and it was delicious and exceeded expectations! We shared the waffle stack and jalapeno poppers and couldn't fault a thing! Looking forward to coming back and trying more of the menu

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The food was delicious, very filling and amazing ambience!

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E Valencia

We loved everything in Orleans Auckland! Food & service superb! Will definitely dine in again soon

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Waffle Master

Very friendly service from the get go. Food was really good portion sizes, which was a bonus.

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The food was yum and service is good.

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Jamie Drummond

My parents finally redeemed their Christmas present "a trip to that restaurant you liked last year". They knew exactly what restaurant because they'd been to exactly one restaurant that year, and exactly zero the previous five or so. They're the kind of parent who considers it a waste to spend money on themselves - which is nonsense to me. They're my parents and they deserve to be treated!

They LOVED Orleans last visit and now adore it. From Mum mentioning just how unbelievably tender her slow cooked beef cheek was for the sixth time, to Dad exclaiming that the Cupcake Red Velvet wine is so good that last time he tried to import it from the States himself. Dad ended up ordering every side, drink and dessert I did because he couldn't believe how tasty everything I chose was.

A truly wonderful experience that they'll surely be talking about nonstop until I take them back for seconds. Wait until they hear this has become a family tradition.

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The food was so goooddd and Beth who served us was simply amazing!! she answered all of our many questions about the menu especially the drinks and gave us really good recommendations. Will definitely be back!

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Great venue and the staff were really attentive

Portion sizes were generous and the milkshake was brilliant

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Simone Press

Lovely, inventive menu! Cool surroundings - decor and ambience... and really friendly service! I'd highly suggest trying this spot out - it's different, fun and has a great ambience to start a night out. The drinks are also spot on with a ton of different types of alcohol offered at the bar - and some really fun menu items that are super instagrammable! Definitely suggest a stop in for an early dinner before hitting the town!

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Sarah Wilson

Nice, cosy venue. Service was friendly and accomadating and the food was delicious. The menu is interesting so we’re definitely planning on coming back to try some more things. Thanks!

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Donna Payacda

Food was delicious and serving was extreme..will definitely try out other food menu

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Kellie Hobbs

Really good "southern" USA food. Not fine dining. Quick service and fast turn around.

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Ashlee Niuia

The food and the service were faultless!

We ordered mac and cheese, the baked potato and coleslaw to share. The portions were generous and tasty! The mac and cheese was creamy and flavourful and the coleslaw was really fresh!

We then ordered the pork belly, blackened fish po boy and fried chicken. Orleans is renowned for their fried chicken and they most definitely did not disappoint! The chicken was crispy and sweet, the po boy was tasty and the pork belly was really tender and delcious.

We didn't catch our waitress' name but she was EXCELLENT! very friendly, personable and added to our great dining experience.

Definitely recommend!

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Took a while to get drinks, dessert took 45mins, we mentioned when leaving, staff apologised as they were busy, might pay to get more staff

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Me and my babe had only heard good things from family who had already been here and our experience was just as good as they said it would be. Awesome food and impeccable service! Enjoyed the artichoke spinach dip then had the ribs, steak and the waffle stack, talk about OMG! Also tried the chocolate waffles and ice cream sandwich for dessert. Between 4 hungry monsters we ate everything and were all very full and happy. Thank you Orleans and First Table, we'll be back!

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Was a lovely bar/restaurant. Staff were attentive and friendly. I must recommend the ribs however the waffle burger was dry. Overall good experience, will definately go back for the ribs.

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OMG, the food was amazing couldn't beleive how much we ordered and ate!!! The beef cheeks just melted in your mouth and was so flavourful. Everyone who has provided feedback on the chicken were 100% correct this was soooo yummy especially with the chipotle mayo. Did find the mac'n'cheese a little lacking in cheesiness but when you added in the creole salt that took it to a whole different level.

The cocktails were great but the alcoholic shakes - even better you've gotta have one of these when you visit Orleans.

The atmosphere was awesome could have easily stayed longer if we didn't have a concert to go to. Will definitely be coming back next time we are in Auckland.

Yum, yum Orleans.

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Laura Moffatt

Orleans is one of my favourite places in Auckland for sure. Food is great, drinks are great, service is great, atmosphere is great. Make sure to come here with a big appetite – portions are pretty big (not complaining) and you will 100% overeat. I highly recommend forking out for a cocktail as well, the bar staff know what they're doing. Will be back for more chicken & waffles very soon, thanks Orleans!

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Fantastic staff and lovely meal enjoyed the live band also.

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Esther Asi-Pasitoa

As soon as we walked into Orleans we were looked after excellently. Our first waiter explained the menu favourites, as it was our first time here. She explained what would go well together, described the portion sizes and made sure we didn't have any dietary requirements. Not long after that, another waiter came to take our drink order, followed by our original waiter who took our food orders. We loved getting our orders in quickly cos that means our food comes faster! Because of her good explanation at the start we were able to order the exact amount we needed and chose the most delicious meals! Our glasses were never left empty for too long which both my husband and I appreciated because it was a hot & muggy evening. They even let us change tables for dessert for some fresh air, despite not usually serving menu food outside. All the small things go a long way and made our experience at Orleans, a great one! We will definitely be back!

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Joanna Morgan

The food at Orleans is delicious! The Spinach and Artichoke dip with corn chips was a standout!

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Ben Sharplin

Had a great time at Orleans! Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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Mercede Waine

Yummy food! Good service ! Overall good experience:)

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Amazing food! We ordered the vegetarian waffle stack and loved it! The jalapeño poppers, curly fries, and the waffles were highlights, but really we enjoyed everything about that dish! For dessert we had the ice cream cookie sandwich which would've been more enjoyable had the cookies been warmer, as they were a bit hard. We still throughly enjoyed it though. Will definitely be back!

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Brenda Gamble

We were in Auckland for the Greta Van Fleet concert which then was cancelled after we booked our flights. So instead, we took our friends out for a meal at Orleans after reading the great reviews online. Beautiful food and atmosphere. Our wait staff were very friendly and helpful AAA+++ New to first table our friends went and paid their half of the bill unaware that I had my voucher to present. No problem for the amazing manager who refunded the payment and recalculated for us. Very patient with me when I asked for things to be explained again (and again) when I got confused. Credit to you all at Orleans, four very happy customers.

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The food was superb, service was awesome. We love the curly fries and beef rump so much. Will definitely come back

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Greg Liston

Great food. Good time. A bit hot inside, but perhaps that is part of the New Orleans experience?

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Ian McMahon

Orleans never fails to impress - the hard shakes are to die for!!!!! and the chicken and waffles second to none. thanks we WILL be be back

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Great food and atmosphere- very happy with our choice

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What amazing chicken waffles , they were absolutely amazing. Chicken waffle burger was equally tasty. Service was great too.

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Really good ambiance for after work drinks. Not too impressed with the food with the exception of Jalepeno poppers which was exceptional.

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Everything was great apart from the PoBoy that I got, the bread was far too crusty and distracted from the filling.

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Pretty good food, too bad they ran out of corn bread.

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Jacob Rose

My absolute new favourite restaurant.
Best to get a lot of sharing dishes to try as much as you can!

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Merita Lemalu

With school holidays on and 7 kids at home, a chilled evening with delicious food was very much needed and “Orleans” definitely came through with the goods. Thank you “Orleans” and “First Table” for a wonderful night.

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Hyun Sue Lee

Amazing food and service! Great live music too

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Shirley Bisschoff

There's a good reason why this restaurant is rated #1 on First Table. From the sublime slow cooked beef cheek to the unmissable chicken and waffles, the buzzing atmosphere and festive decor sing in this clearly popular hangout and the attentive staff take great care to make sure first timers know what's good and what the specials are. We were blown away when our food arrived less than 10 minutes after putting our order in. Even without the First Table discount the prices are very reasonable and portion sizes are generous. If you see a First Table reservation available - book it without hesitation, you won't be sorry! We'll be back.

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Orleans is amazing! From the Service to the Food, Orleans really outdid themselves when my partner and I decided to spend our first dinner date together in the city dining in at Orleans was the best . Quick and easy service as soon as we arrived , super friendly and served in good time after being seated . Food portions I would rate 10/10 especially for their prices , and the quality of the food is a solid 10/10 from me . Looking forward to dining here again

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Caron Lynn

Best curly fries EVER! And the jalapeno bites were pretty amazing too. Friendly, personable wait staff and efficient service. Will definitely be back ...... for the hardshakes alone!

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Sharyn Pask

Great welcome from staff and then an excellent server (theo). Enjoyed our dining experience.

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First Table is the best excuse to get out and try new places!

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Excellent food and service!

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This was our second visit so we went ALL OUT - Fried chicken waffles and cocktails for a end of year get together with a couple of girlfriends.

Had to remind them when paying that we booked an early bird deal - but it was no problem.

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Everything was wonderful, from the service, kai and ambience. Definitely recommend and will be back :)

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The moment we arrived, to the moment we left, we had a lovely night, the service was fantastic, the food was awesome and we had a nice bottle of wine to go with our meal.
I love the Port belly

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Saphic Chan

Food and service was great! Orleans really captured the vibe, serving authentic food, with amazing cocktails and beers! Servers were great in making recommendations and accomodating our requests to suit our dietary restrictions!

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Cindy Shum

Food is really good and the staffs are very friendly and attentive. Definitely coming back again!

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