Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Pilkingtons Bar, Terrace and Kitchen is an inner-city oasis and one of the few places in Auckland where the décor is as exciting as the dining.

Being awarded a place in Metro’s Top 50 Restaurants 2015, national finalists in the Hospitality NZ Awards for Best Beverage List, Best Dish Over $25 and Best New/Redeveloped Bar or Restaurant - the hand-tooled joinery pieces sit alongside bespoke fabrics, natural stones and an abundance of greenery, creating a sophisticated atmosphere of celebration designed by award-winning Nat Cheshire. From the carved wooden bar to the tropical upholstery, ornate red ceiling and hand-blown glass light fittings – Pilkingtons literally is an oasis in the middle of Auckland’s inner city.

Whether you're seated inside for hand-tooled joinery, bespoke fabrics and blown glass lamps or outside for the Mediterranean-inspired terrace garden, the Pilkingtons experience doesn't disappoint.

Their dining menu is superb with kiwi and European style bistro food. Why not stay a little longer for the daring dessert selection and an excellent range of New Zealand and international wine and beer?

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Pilkingtons
41 Shortland St.
Auckland CBD
Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am til midnight
Sat: Midday Tapas. Dinner Menu from 5pm til midnight
Sun: CLOSED

Phone: 09 336 1857
Website: pilkingtons.co.nz

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Pilkingtons
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Hannah Donoghue

Great food and loved the design details of the restaurant. Amazing, helpful staff. Thanks

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Hyun Sue Lee

Good service, good food :)

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Tereza Eickmann

The restaurant is beautiful.
However, the service was not that good, taking us a while to be able to call attention to any waitress, and the food was nice, but that’s all.
All in all, if you’re not in a hurry and want a cosy place to have some drinks, is not bad.

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Nicole Moore

Had a lovely dinner at Pilkingtons. Highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken! Great service and awesome atmosphere.

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Everything was fabulous, great service, food and wine. The gnocchi was to die for! Highly recommend!

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Food was delicious and a lovely environment. Was the perfect place to sit and chat after not seeing my boyfriend for a couple months. Second time dining and both experiences have been superb!

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Jasmine Chen

We had a lovely time at Pilkingtons. The lady serving us delivered great service, and she was so passionate about the menu it made us excited to dig into the food! The food matched the expectations set by the staff. Good portions and interesting flavour combinations. We loved the atmosphere too, was very relaxed and we were'nt rushed to leave and felt welcome to stay back after our meal. Would definitely come back.

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Amazing, friendly staff. Delicious food and lovely cocktails. Not too busy around dinner time as most people were just there for drinks rather than a meal.

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Pilkingtons had a lovely ambience and decor, soft lighting all around. Staff were friendly and attentive, we didn't wait long for anything. We ordered the lamb, squid and the poke salad between the two. It was the perfect amount to order, they were delicious and well presented (I loved the rustic glazing on the plates as I do pottery). We had a great time and will return another day :)

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We had a great dinning experience here from the moment we stepped through the door. The service was really good and the staff were wonderful, so helpful and obliging. The food was delicious, every dish we ordered was a delight. We highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely time.

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Joseph Martin

Pumpkin pie fans will luv brulee ;)

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Paea Ashton

The Food was amazing, venue was beautiful, the staff were very friendly....Thank you!! il definitely be back

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Great food and service. Good atmosphere however pretty loud on a friday night

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Kai Li

Good food, great service

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Amazing food, drinks and service every time I dine at Pilkingtons. I walked away feeling relaxed and chilled after a great night out.....

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Derek Lau

The food was really nice and we were returning customers and in fact had or wedding at the same venue! Nice food with seasonal updates. We're biased in saying that the food couldn't beat what we had on our wedding day!
Keep up the good work team!

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Asrar Alzhrany

It is amazing in term of food and atmosphere.

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Calvin So

Great experience! Only could afford coming here with First Table but the food was amazing!

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Katey Chapman

Yummy food. Looked great. Just service needed to be better as we had never dined here before, and we weren't asked if we had or not. So would of liked to have been told more about menu and how much to order as left hungry even with dessert.

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We had high hopes after reading the reviews however we were underwhelmed with our experience. The lunch menu was extremely limited and food was mediocre very little flavour with the salad being mostly lettuce leaves and very little else. The waitress was attentive with refilling our water glasses however she didn't seem to know the menu and gave us incorrect information about what was in the croquettes and when we asked for the dessert menu she went away to get it and then came back and said dessert wasn't available. No other options were given no coffee no tea and I did notice (as we left) there was cake on the counter which could also have been an option had we been offered it.

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Helayna Seiuli

Had such a beautiful night at Pilkingtons. The food and the environment were gorgeous and the staff are proper lovely.

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Love the food!

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Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Will definitely be back!

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Chelsea Wood

Fantastic food, fantastic wine and fantastic service!

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Gorgeous food and excellent friendly, relaxed service in beautiful surroundings. Totally recommend this place! Especially the Jambon croquettes. Mmmm. Oh. And the creme brûlée mmmmmmmmm.

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Everything was great. The staff were amazing - professional and kind and the food was superb in both quantity and quality. We enjoyed our food and no doubt we will come back again.

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Amazing food, generous portions, very sad we could not find any room for dessert! Great ambience also.

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We went last night and my wife and I were well impressed! The service was superb, friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious and on the table in good time. Great surroundings to enjoy a dinner out. We’ll be back again!

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Lovely spot, nice decor, good music and atmosphere, friendly staff although they probably visited the table a tad too much. Would be great in summer with the outdoor areas. We shared a starter and a dessert because we struggled to find enough to our liking on their new menu, I think it’s a little limited. The food we had was nice. Great little extra is the parking nearby with a discount for dining at Pilkingtons.

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Mina Han

Lovely atmosphere, great food and service!

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Lovely smiley warm welcome but other staff who we interacted with bit cold and lacked service skills which is more than clearing plates and taking money The place has a good vibe, food tasty although beef very chewy. Other main was delicious. Yes would return

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Luisa De Vega

Food and ambiance is superb. Will definitely come back.

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We had a great night, the food was excellent and the staff were really helpful, attentive and communicated when there was a delay on the food which was great to see. Would go back again

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great dining experience, gutted we didn't get a table booth as it was a special occasion but everything else was awesome

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Delicious food and great service from the team at Pilkingtons! We were celebrating my starting maternity leave and loved that they offered mocktails!

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Christine Yuen

Great atmosphere and food, service was lovely too. When we went to pay, the lady at the cashier had some issues with the pos machine, it didn’t discount the voucher from all food, but she made it work and made it funny throughout the process - good job! Will definitely return to Pilkingtons!

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Oksana Zhang

Known to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in the heart of Auckland, I was excited to dine at Pilkingtons.
We ordered 3 entrees and 3 mains to share between two; along with 2 cocktails.
Service was superb the moment we stepped into the doors; filling our water, checking on our meals and changing our plates and cutlery with lovely smiles on their faces the entire evening.

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Steph Nicole

We went for lunch on Sunday and we were almost the only ones there so service was fast and friendly :) mains were not offered, not sure if that's a weekend thing or a lunch thing but menu wasn't very extensive. Such a cute place, the atmosphere may be better than the food. Fried chicken was yum!
I would recommend going at a time when the mains are being offered.

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Natalie Carrington

Food was very delicious and fast considering it was busy. Service was good, very enjoyable evening.

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Natty Abaybay

we dined here on a Saturday and the place wasn’t busy and the ambiance was very charming and romantic. Service was top notch really friendly staff. The food however was average although beautifully presented. Overall experience was good and having first table voucher was a bonus!

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Georgia Fishwick

Great food, great service and a delicious special! Consistently a good quality food and lovely wait staff - highly recommend!

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Chloë Bozas

Beautiful restaurant and great food. The service could have been a bit better.
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Great food and service, will sure return in future

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Melissa Dyer-Causton

Great food, delicious cocktails and great service.

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Will Palmer

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic dinner here whilst visiting Auckland. We arrived at the restaurant which was already busy with local workers enjoying Friday drinks. We were seated in the centre of the restaurant by the owner who informed us about her place and seemed very proud, I would be too. The place is decorated beautifully and in a prime central location. The food was amazing and delicious! I would highly recommend the squid to start. There was a new member of staff who made a couple of minor mistakes and a large group of people standing around our table drinking, which was slightly irritating, but it didn’t detract from the wonderful evening. Thank you very much and we will return again next time we are in Auckland.

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Food was great, especially the gnocchi! We didn't realize that the main dishes weren't offered on the weekends but it was kind of the waiter to still convince the chef to make some gnocchi for us!

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I cannot speak highly enough about our experience at Pilkingtons. The food was innovative and delicious. Our waitress (from Argentina) was friendly and very efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience including the decor.

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Chandra Ann

Really nice atmosphere & decor. Service was good. Menu selection is limited but the food was good, just needed a bit more dressing on my ceaser salad.

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The food and service was excellent.
We enjoyed a lovely lunch experience.

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Matt Esq.

Great food and great staff. My only feedback for improvement is the duck fat potatoes with the steak should have been crispier!! Gotta love a good crunch on a potato if you're using duck fat... Otherwise everything was superb. Highly recommend.

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