Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Relax in a leafy, park-like garden in the suburb of Ellerslie. Acacia Garden Bar offers a refreshing dining experience and makes the most of its ample outdoor space and green surroundings.

Tucked behind Ascot Lane, this intimate dining space is perfect for alfresco dining. Break out of the office and dine with friends and family under the evening skies at Acacia. Inside, you’ll find modern décor and furnishings with a chic yet warming atmosphere.

The award-winning restaurant and bar offers a modern New Zealand menu, featuring fresh Pacific flavours. Fresh fish dishes and local and seasonal ingredients will get your mouth watering. Acacia’s executive chef has designed a simple yet varied menu offering dishes to suit all tastes. Wash it all down with a refreshing drink; there’s beer on tap, a selection of local and international beers and an extensive wine list.

Known for its outstanding customer service, Acacia is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day.

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Acacia Restaurant & Garden Bar
72 Green Ln E, Ellerslie
Auckland 1051

Open Hours:
Everyday 6am - midnight

Phone: 09 529 9098
Website: www.novotel.com

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Acacia Restaurant & Garden Bar
Location: Ellerslie
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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Service and food was great. Also had a kids play area so very child friendly. Highly recommend.

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Jay Paterson

Very comfortable and pleasant celebration dining with family. Service and food excellent.

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Fabulous service and delicious fresh food. There is a great selection and it would be wonderful is this buffet was available for more than two times per week. Being only on two days, it does become quite busy. The staff were faultless - a perfect blend of making sure you are okay, without bothering you at all. Thanks for a great evening :-) We will be back.

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Zhe Min Shao

Went to Acacia for a quick Friday dinner before a night event as it's local. Pretty much had the entire restaurant to ourselves.

Nobody was at the counter when we arrived and when I asked the person at the bar about seating, she told me to ask someone by the kitchen who then told me to go and ask the person at the bar. Very confusing....

When we sat ourselves down, the menu looked completely different to the sample menu on First Table but that could just be the fact that the menu has recently changed....we asked the waitress about this and she went to ask the manager who advised that we can still have the sample menu from First Table....then the manager came over and said that we can't....delayed the whole ordering process by about 15 minutes.

When the food eventually came, the arancini balls were delicious, however I found a strand of hair inside one of them, brought it to the waitress' attention who apologized and advise that I won't be charged for that entree along with asking me to select another entree on the house. I was happy with the outcome as they addressed it right away.

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Michelle Liefting

Fantastic place to have dinner with friends and family. There's a great little play area within sight of the restaurant seating. Four kids and four adults thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service. Very highly recommended!

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Lovely food! Service was great. Have to say pleasantly surprised. Had two small children with me and they loved the play area. Was a nice night out

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Rachelle Young

The food was relatively average - not much flavour. The service was really nice and welcoming. The play area for the kids was fantastic.

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We had a lovely meal at Acacia. I really liked the fact that they had a meal where if you ordered it an amount was donated to CureKids. The bearnaise and red wine jus accompanying the scotch was delicious and balanced the meal perfectly.
They also have a great area there for kids so my 4 year old was happy!

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I've been to the Novotel many times for conferences and the buffet spread they usually put on is pretty decent, however dining a la carte last night was a bit disappointing - definitely paid the "hotel price" for seemingly average food due to convenience and nothing else near the area within walking distance... My partner paid for a 500g T-bone alone which was more like 300g! I ordered the lamb ragout papardelle and found it to be a bit dry and too many elements going on in the dish. The pasta was perfectly done though. In summary, I thought paying the first table price was acceptable but I didn't like it enough to want to come back especially when there are proper steak restaurants in town for 2/3 the price... Sorry Acacia but Accor definitely need to revise these prices to reflect the quality and value equivalent to mass foodservice type recipes rather than fine dining!

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Greta Paris

Staff were fantastic and extremely attentive. Food came quick and cooked to perfection. The staff even came over to sing happy birthday to our daughter making a very special evening. Highly recommend to family's with young children as they have a lovely clean play area for kiddies to enjoy and a fantastic kids menu.

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Lu Hunter

Always wanted to go back to Acacia restaurant since first went a few months ago. The discovery of first table allowed us to have this experience again! At a great price. What's more, we had the three persons option and could choose either to use it at the a la carte restaurant or their buffet restaurant. The service was really great, too. They served us with very warm and nice attitude, took our empty plates away just in time. Had a great time eating out with my loved ones in a cold winter evening. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Oksana Zhang

We had high hopes to celebrate our 100 days here; I had dined here previously about 10 years ago and left me with a very good impression.

Disappointing to say, this place was a let down. The waitress forgot what we ordered and had to come back to confirm...and then forgot about one of our mains and so we had to wait another 15 minutes for it. We had to ask twice for her to bring us sharing plates; can’t people here use their initiative and observation skills? Lack of professionalism.

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I booked in for a mother's day dinner here. Service was lovely and they greeted patrons with a complimentary glass of bubbles which was a nice touch. The buffet area is quite small compared to other buffet restaurants. Food overall was lovely and the apple crumble was delicious. Hope to visit again soon.

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Both meals and services were excellent. Thank you

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Helen Rollo

Really enjoyed our meal, great dinning experience!

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Great service. Food is nice.

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steve benson

The food was delicious, very well presented and lovely flavours

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had a first table last friday and was pleasantly surprised. the interior was lovely and the food nicely presented. we were going to go for a menu meal then after seeing the buffet quickly changed our minds! loved being able to get an ice cream in a cone. would definitely come back.

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Bryony Sian

Yummy food and amazing service, highly recommended the gnocchi and flour less chocolate cake.

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Great service and atmosphere!

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Bryce Necklen

The restaurant was really comfortable. We didn't realise that it's part of the Novotel hotel. We were really impressed with the service. The staff were friendly and down to earth. Our friend was having a birthday and we had got a cake for her. The staff took it away and did a great job decorating. Later they brought it out and sang happy birthday to our friend! I had the market fish which was delicious but didn't fill me up so I ordered some wedges as well which were also really good.

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Lagi Atafu

Dined here with 4 other friends for a birthday, service excellent over and above, even bought out a small birthday plate for my friend and sang, atmosphere excellent, food served fresh and delicious, great drink list as well. I will be back for sure. Seriously one of the best service I have had in a while. If you are looking for great food, service and atmosphere this is the place!

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Lamb & pork were both cooked to perfection - delicious. Loved the layout and atmosphere in the restaurant, very relaxing and peaceful, a lovely chance to relax away from the busyness of rush hour Auckland traffic.

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Lisa Collinson

The ambience was very pleasant, the food was delectable and the outstanding service made for an exceptional experience. We tasted the lamb and pork which were both wonderful and the deserts were a delight. Cannot remember enjoying a meal out so very much.

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Aparna Pratthi

Absolutely love the ambiance of the place, food and service. Perfect for any occasion!!!

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Mieri Tofa-Tyrell

On our date night, we really enjoyed our experience dining there at Acacia Restaurant Garden and Bar. We were very impressed with the service. The food was great and very tasty! We highly recommend your restaurant for others to experience. Saturday, 6th January 2018

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Lynn Cumming

Stunning food! We were astonished at the bill... for an amazing a la carte meal with entrees and mains!!!

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Stephen Rhodé

Great hidden gem

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We had an enjoyable dinner celebrating a special occasion. The mains were generous which meant we didn't need dessert. The service was friendly and we didn't have to wait long for our meals. Wonderful experience and we'll be back again.

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Rebecca Jelley

Nice restaurant

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Fantastic all round! We were offered the buffet option however declined as it wasn't available until 6pm and we were limited on time. We had the Queensland prawns (with a gf option) and a grill dish. The flourless chocolate dessert was outstanding. Will certainly be back, thanks to the team at Acacia.

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My husband and I had such an amazing time here for our 2nd year wedding anniversary. The staff were friendly and had great hospitality. The food was wonderful with a large variety and good quality.
The atmosphere and set out was beautiful and romantic. Would recommend to family and friends.

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Audrey Tan-Atkinson

My reservation was not registered in the system, but that got sorted straight away after I showed my email confirmation. The buffet was good, not the best. The service was satisfactory although we had to wait for 10 minutes before anyone came to assist us. Overall, experience was ok.

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Stephen Rhodé

Only blemish was that the waiter said they did not serve halal, whilst the restaurant had all the dishes barring pork as being halaal

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Stephen Rhodé

Really great service reminiscent of the good old day when Hotel Restaurants were the epitome of hospitality.

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Kiri & Eric Bull

Wow it was amazing from start to finish staff was lovely and food was A++++ thanks again to Charissa and waiting staff see you again in the near future.

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Attractive ambience. Good range of menu choices with well presented, tasty food and balanced portion sizes

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Cealz Elijah

Such a gorgeous setting for our anniversary dinner, service & food was amazing just how you'd like to be treated! A very popular place & I can see why, looking forward to another visit here again with family.

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Excellent food and service despite the crowd that came for the buffet.
Next time will come when buffet is not available.

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Norissa Bibby

What a delightful evening we (4 ladies and the best of friends)had. Stefan our waiter was so accommodating and offered us the buffet as opposed to the a la carte. We took this option and what a treat! Oysters, prawns, mussels, salmon, kingfish, t bone steak that is cooked to perfection by head chef Charlie or any one of his capable team, succulent cured ham, mouth watering dumplings plus much much more. The Dessert bar was just as impressive with banoffee pie and rocky road with hokey pokey ice cream being my favourite. Thanks Charlie and the team we were very impressed with entire package, the food especially, the service was excellent and the ambience too.

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Abhish Sequeira

Great food. Perfect ambience. Excellent service.

Just a heads up to check the actual restaurant menu as at the time of writing the sample menu (pricing and dishes) was outdated.

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Arihia Tito

The Service and Food was 1st class. We enjoyed every moment, although my other half moaned about being the only one there, he ate more than what he should have. All in all I loved the fact that we were first in and last to leave

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Nice atmosphere, food was great portion size and delicious. Waited 25 minutes from when we arrived to when someone took our order, then as soon as we had finished we were prompted to leave, but overall a great evening.

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Good family dining for my children and I. Reasonable selection of food to choose from with gluten and dairy free options and staff happy to accommodate. Friendly service, will be back!

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Great service and surroundings. Waitress had a good knowledge of the menu and we couldn't fault the food. It was lovely and hot when it arrived at our table and was delicious.

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Tracey Reneti

We had such a great experience at Acacia last night, me my hubby and 2 kids (2 and 5) don't go out for dinner ever but first table sounded like such a perfect opportunity for us, and we couldn't recommend it highly enough! The food at Acacia was delicious and a great kid options! The service was amazing, we didn't bring a water bottle for my autistic son who then refused to drink out of a cup and then went on to have a meltdown about it but they had the hotel porter go get a water bottle from the next door bp, amazing! Loved it!

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Nikki Gregory

Greeted by a very nice lady who seated us then followed by our waitress who then took our drink and food orders followed by a very nice and friendly smile which made up for the 40 mins waiting for the mains. Dessert was then ordered and the waiter also had a wide and friendly smile which I think is so important. Overall experience and food was very good however I must point out the main waiter who we paid the bill with let the whole experience down.... no smile very glum/serious - I thought it was just me but my husband thought the same otherwise I would have rated the overall experience "fantastic" on service only.

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Michelle Ashworth

A delicious meal and the service was excellent.

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Mandy Lardenoye

I didn't feel as though the mains were anything to rave about, they were tasty just nothing spectacular. We had lamb, steaks and prawns at the table, which were good sized meals, as you would expect for the price. The desserts on the other hand were amazing, would go back just for those! :) Lovely service also, quick and friendly and they had a great set up for the rugby at the bar.

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Food was delicious and service attentive. We had the scallops, king prawns, t-bone steak, and chocolate mousse. Will definitely come back :D

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