Cuisine: Artisan, Family, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Little Jimmy is a casual, down-to-earth bar and eatery where you can kick back and relax. It’s a genuine local hangout where good food and drink shared with friends is what its all about. There’s nothing pretentious or flashy about what we do, just some great tasting food and drinks on offer.

There’s not a million of everything on their sharing menu, just a short list of uncomplicated dishes where fresh ingredients rather than cuisine style is the hero. The same goes for their drinks too, with a focus on a selected range of good kiwi only drops.

One of the things that makes them a bit different is that they support the little guy. That means you're fed and watered with NZ products sourced from smaller kiwi businesses trying to make their mark. You won’t find any dominant market players there, just an array of food and beverages from a collection of top quality little guys who produce some damn good stuff.

So if you’re after an affordable line up of awesome Kiwi food and drink, all provided in a relaxed environment, go and pull up a chair at Little Jimmy.

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Little Jimmy Bar & Eatery
557 Manukau Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

Open Hours:
Everyday: 11:30am until late

Open Anzac Day

Phone: 09 623 3213
Website: www.littlejimmy.co.nz

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Little Jimmy Bar & Eatery
Location: Epsom
Cuisine: Artisan, Family, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35

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Dulcy Harawene

Was every bit wonderful - loved the atmosphere, loved the food, loved the service. Really friendly down to earth place and the food was delicious!

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Rose Johnston

Our time at Little Jimmy was such a good experience! Great atmosphere, welcomed and looked after right from the time of walking in the door to when we left. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend

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Liz Rose

Little Jimmy totally blew my mind - I had heard good things of course and was excited to try something different with my partner... I have a bad habit of always going to the same places once I know that I like them whereas he is more adventurous and keen to try new things! Needless to say however, Little Jimmy is now a firm favourite with both of us and no doubt will be added to the list of places I insist upon frequenting often. I don't have the biggest appetite so I found that their 'smaller plates' to be the absolute perfect size for me. I ordered the West Coast Trevally with coconut, lime and chilli ... all I could say was WOW! The flavours were so delicate and aromatic and the fish was the freshest I have ever had!! The bf (who is not a huge fan of raw fish) even tried it and said it was divine. He had the Slow Cooked Goat and we "shared" some curly fries (read: he scoffed the lot and I got a few nibbles in) but this was fine as I found the Trevally to be the perfect sized meal for me and I was able to relax and take my time with it as he ordered the Whittakers 72% Chocolate Cheesecake with macerated kiwifruit and rhubarb sorbet. I am not a sweet tooth and enjoyed the extra time to savour my meal and the delicious Mahi Pinot Gris I ordered to accompany it. But even as a non-dessert eater - I have to say... that was the prettiest dessert I have ever seen. Such a work of art it seemed almost a shame to eat! Needless to say, he finished it in record time. On the way home we couldn't stop talking about the quality of the food and how much we enjoyed the entire experience - I should add that our waitress was an absolute treasure - all smiles and attentiveness and definitely added to the enjoyment of our dining experience. What I particularly appreciated was that I arrived home feeling full and content but not weighed down by that heaviness you sometimes feel after eating too much. I believe that to be a result of the amazing freshness of the ingredients Little Jimmy uses. All in all - I can't wait to go back!!!

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Charlotte West

Although called "Little Jimmy", our meal did not fall short of our high expectations. Little Jimmy's food was BIG on flavour! As someone who does not enjoy green beans I was converted not only by the green bean side salad but also by the tempura beans in the gnocchi which, by the way, will gnocchi your socks off. The fish pate was the most delightful starter that was perfect to share between two. Last but very certainly not least we indulged in the lamb short rib. Anyone that is going to Little Jimmy and doesn't order the short rib, is out of their mind. The best part is that Little Jimmy swoops in with big ideas and offers the option of a FOURTH short rib to be added to the usual dish of 3 so that the two of us may have two ribs each. And just as well they did because fighting over that last rib could break friendships, it's just that good!

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Maddy van Woerkom

After driving past this place everyday and looking at how busy it gets each night, seeing it on First Table when I signed up was a lovely surprise! It was the perfecr opportunity, and the opportunity didn't disappoint. The drinks menu is extensive and the food menu has a large, but manageable range when it comes to deciding. We ordered two mains and a side and were extremely content. The pizza is delicious and very large- we weren't able to finish all of it! The decor is very cool and the table setting is as well, especially the knives and forks! Great pick-me-up after a bad day!

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The perfect start to a long weekend - great company, great food and great service... Little Jimmy delivered on all three. Having reviewed the extensive menu we opted for the 'Chef's Choice’ and enjoyed a selection of dishes that included a number of old favourites (Slow Cooked Goat and Sticky Braised Angus Beef Cheeks) as well as a couple of new ones (Marinated West Coast Trevally and Sweet Pumpkin Doughnuts - acknowledging World Doughnut Day).
A memorable and satisfying evening with friends - fine food and quality drinks served by a relaxed, welcoming and attentive staff. Our thanks to the wait staff and kitchen team at Little Jimmy. We will definitely be back!

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Kaila Dewstow

‘Little Jimmy’ is full of big surprises where the food and service is concerned! We decided to try the 5 course chefs choice and I can confirm that you’re not only getting one of the chicest culinary experiences but you will be more than satisfied. I especially love that they specialise in and support NZ food and drink. The service was great too, staff are friendly, efficient and helpful- the only thing little about this place is the name! 12/10

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Dollice Chua

Upon our arrival, little jimmy already wowed us with his deliberate industrial vintage decor; from the vintage gold,black, white colours to the mustard leather benches, glorious retro lightings, wall paintings, the bold black/white mosaic floor tiles, the giant heavy metallic sliding industrial door, the table settings to their washrooms, were all deliberately themed. Little jimmy resourcefully made use of a small elongated strip of space outside the cafe for alfresco dining ; even used the choice font in gold/ black to imprint his name thru out the glass panels!
Every detail was not spared, alfresco dining chairs had mohair throws neatly placed on the back rest to ensure comfort of guests have not been overlooked!

Next we were greeted by a team of the servers, donned in themed rich dark brown leather aprons, and they were attentive, clued, quick, helpful and friendly without being over the top!

Food was served reasonably quick to our surprise! We had 4 mains, one pizza, and two sides! Every platter or small plates was served aesthetically. The chicken Maryland and sticky braised beef cheeks were our fav mains as we shared to sample every dish ordered! We loved both sides of curly fries, to die for, and the pork croquettes which though came in 3, we requested for one more to be added! It’s no wonder Little Jimmy has already won himself a pretty raving image on his fb and stirred much interest in me, and I’m sure many others, to add to our ‘must visit’ list!

In other words, Little Jimmy is the Works! A marriage of the aesthetics and finesse from interior to food and service! Highly recommended!

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Olivia Holbrook

Great food, amazing staff and beautiful setting. Loved dining here, we really enjoyed our experience.

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Yuki Enomoto

We had a awesome beef rib (with beautiful sauce) and pork for main, Brussel sprouts for side and trevalley for starter. The waitress were right to recommend those. Half price, less people (because of the early start, got busier later on.), friendly but good customer service, cool atmosphere and of course, great meal made our evening fantastic.

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Dulcy Harawene

Was every bit wonderful - loved the atmosphere, loved the food, loved the service. Really friendly down to earth place and the food was delicious!

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Rose Johnston

Our time at Little Jimmy was such a good experience! Great atmosphere, welcomed and looked after right from the time of walking in the door to when we left. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend

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Excellent experience

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Jacqui Williamson

As always great food, service, a buzzy eatery, just love Little Jimmys.

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Delicious meal at Little Jimmy last night. Great service and a stylish but cost atmosphere.

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Natalie Rutter

Food was lovely, waitress very helpful. Would definitely go again, cool little place with a buzzing atmosphere. Only slight negative was it was a bit cold in the restaurant

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Fantastic all round experience. Beautiful meal and great service as usual. We'll keep coming back!

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Sabrina Bayley

We went last night for my husband's birthday , the food was amazing (specially their beef ribs) and the cheesecake was beautiful. Definitely will go back.

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Liz Rose

Little Jimmy totally blew my mind - I had heard good things of course and was excited to try something different with my partner... I have a bad habit of always going to the same places once I know that I like them whereas he is more adventurous and keen to try new things! Needless to say however, Little Jimmy is now a firm favourite with both of us and no doubt will be added to the list of places I insist upon frequenting often. I don't have the biggest appetite so I found that their 'smaller plates' to be the absolute perfect size for me. I ordered the West Coast Trevally with coconut, lime and chilli ... all I could say was WOW! The flavours were so delicate and aromatic and the fish was the freshest I have ever had!! The bf (who is not a huge fan of raw fish) even tried it and said it was divine. He had the Slow Cooked Goat and we "shared" some curly fries (read: he scoffed the lot and I got a few nibbles in) but this was fine as I found the Trevally to be the perfect sized meal for me and I was able to relax and take my time with it as he ordered the Whittakers 72% Chocolate Cheesecake with macerated kiwifruit and rhubarb sorbet. I am not a sweet tooth and enjoyed the extra time to savour my meal and the delicious Mahi Pinot Gris I ordered to accompany it. But even as a non-dessert eater - I have to say... that was the prettiest dessert I have ever seen. Such a work of art it seemed almost a shame to eat! Needless to say, he finished it in record time. On the way home we couldn't stop talking about the quality of the food and how much we enjoyed the entire experience - I should add that our waitress was an absolute treasure - all smiles and attentiveness and definitely added to the enjoyment of our dining experience. What I particularly appreciated was that I arrived home feeling full and content but not weighed down by that heaviness you sometimes feel after eating too much. I believe that to be a result of the amazing freshness of the ingredients Little Jimmy uses. All in all - I can't wait to go back!!!

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Jude Wicks

Fabulous food and wonderful service. We had a window seat with a great view of rush hour traffic on a wet cold night. Lovely neighbour restaurant.

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Great food, turned the night into a tapas spread and was a great experience.

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Lyndsay Sykes

Once again absolutely amazing food.. staff were really accommodating.. we arrived a little late due to traffic but it was no issue with these guys.
I would highly recommend this place to others.

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Jo Lai

As expected I’ve heard many good things about Little Jimmy. Food was beautiful the highlight was the chocolate cheesecake which surprised me quite a bit. Well done keep up all the good work. I am a huge fan of One Tree Grill too which is the sister restaurant next door.

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Great food and service. We’ll be back!

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Had a lovely meal, the staff were great and I’d definitely recommend the cauliflower side!

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Had a great dinner at Little Jimmy’s. The atmosphere was buzzing, the food delicious and the staff very attentive. So great having a gen like this in my neighbourhood.

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The food is first class and very well presented. The service could not be better. A definite all round first for us.

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Helga Raguideau

Food was delicious (best chicken snitzel ever!) and the service was attentive and genuine, will definitely go back!

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Charlotte West

Although called "Little Jimmy", our meal did not fall short of our high expectations. Little Jimmy's food was BIG on flavour! As someone who does not enjoy green beans I was converted not only by the green bean side salad but also by the tempura beans in the gnocchi which, by the way, will gnocchi your socks off. The fish pate was the most delightful starter that was perfect to share between two. Last but very certainly not least we indulged in the lamb short rib. Anyone that is going to Little Jimmy and doesn't order the short rib, is out of their mind. The best part is that Little Jimmy swoops in with big ideas and offers the option of a FOURTH short rib to be added to the usual dish of 3 so that the two of us may have two ribs each. And just as well they did because fighting over that last rib could break friendships, it's just that good!

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Brilliant creative food and outstanding service. Our waitress was unpretentiously professional, with a great smile. Desserts were a highlight and I would recommend trying to save some room to at least share one if you can.

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Enjoyable meal. Dining room does get a bit noisy when full though

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Maddy van Woerkom

After driving past this place everyday and looking at how busy it gets each night, seeing it on First Table when I signed up was a lovely surprise! It was the perfecr opportunity, and the opportunity didn't disappoint. The drinks menu is extensive and the food menu has a large, but manageable range when it comes to deciding. We ordered two mains and a side and were extremely content. The pizza is delicious and very large- we weren't able to finish all of it! The decor is very cool and the table setting is as well, especially the knives and forks! Great pick-me-up after a bad day!

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Liz Fagerlund

We were looking for a place for dinner prior to going to Cirque du Soleil at Alexandra Park, and the location of Little Jimmy bar was in a perfect place, being just over 1km from the circus venue. We were very warmly greeted on arrival and the waiting staff were friendly. I chose fish of the day which was really delicious. My friends enjoyed their meals too - we would definitely dine here again

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Great food, great vibe, great service. Would easily recommend this to anyone. Something for everyone on the menu.

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Outstanding use of local food!
Waitress very knowledgeable.
Definitely be back to try more of the menu

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Lyndsay Sykes

Wow what an amazing time we had.. the waitress was so lovely and helpful.
The food was outstanding.. highly recommend the pork croquets and the cauliflower to share.. the beef shortrib was a highlight!
Lovely setting and I’ll definitely be going back!!

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Rachel Seow

Very comfortable and stylish eatery. Yummy food will definitely be back with more people!

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What an amazing dining experience, the food, the service, the ambience was all top shelf. My family loved it!!! You guys should be so proud of what you have.
A solid A+ from a Hawkes Bay family wanting a neat night out in Auckland.
We will def be back when in town.

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Lesley Waterman

Great place. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff. Food was spot on and my strawberry cocktail definitely hit the spot. We'll be back.

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Hayley Moulson

Great little restaurant with a fabulous ethic. Fantastic to see small NZ businesses being showcased via food and drink. Delicious meal and wine. The split jalapeño's were divine! Yiu wint meet nicer staff too, made us so welcome. We will most definitely be back.

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Great dining experience and fantastic service.
Definitely will go back again

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Food was delicious! Would recommend the trevally and the short rib steak :) Friendly and helpful staff too :)

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Great service, great food! Definitely will come around again!

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This place is awesome !! Great atmosphere, great food, great service

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Lisa Toon

Amazing from start to finish. Personal touches like using my name from the booking all through the night, great atmosphere and the kids loved it too. Will definitely be back, especially for the dessert!

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Kiri Chivell

Great thank you - enjoyed the food and the friendly service!! We will be back!

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We took a punt due to first table review and weren’t disappointed... hidden gem and we will definitely return:) highlight was the lamb ribs and amazing jalapeño side dish... friendly attentive service! Spectacular meal!!!

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My friend and I had an excellent dinner here - our favourites were the pork croquettes and trevally for entrees; the lamb main; and the chocolate fondant for dessert. Great service and ambiance. Thanks!

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My first booking with firsttable at jimmy. All
4 of us had a lovely evening. Thanks

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Jane Duke

Service was fantastic food is always great too

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Excellent experience would recommend

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Annie Yip

Cool place, tasty food, friendly and warm service. One of the best restaurants in Auckland I ever tried. Will definitely go back.

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If I could give little jimmy a 10 out of 5 I would because everything is so amazing. The atmosphere is perfect, the service is most welcoming and joyful experience and the food is an experience of every sense, making you appreciate every single element in the plate.

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Enjoyed a great evening meal at Little Jimmy's. The west coast Trevally was delicious as was the Lamb rump and the melt in your mouth Beef Cheeks. And to finish the meal if you are a chocolate lover I would recommend the chocolate Fondant. Will definitely be back.

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Shelley Arrell

Exquisite! Fantastic service, delicious and beautifully presented food. Buzzy, fun. I love Little Jimmys and First Table and I'm telling everyone!

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The staff made us feel welcome, they were awesome!
and I like the burger, it was yummy.

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Our first, First Table experience. Second time to this restaurant. It didn’t fail to impress. The service was excellent and the food was excellent. Somehow I my mind I had lowered my expectations....we were paying less so surely we would receive less. This wasn’t the case, I felt we were treated like ordinary paying guests. Such a nice surprise. We love the food ethic at Little Jimmy and can’t wait to return again soon. Thank you

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Great little place, excellent food, good service

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