Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern European
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

This warm and friendly restaurant offers an international menu of old Kiwi favourites alongside the best from Europe and the Mediterranean.

Think scotch fillet with roasted carrots and whipped potato, fresh fish of the day, seafood pasta and vegetarian mezze Lebanese. The must-try signature dish is duck à l’orange - crispy duck breast served with roast golden kumara, sautéed vegetables and orange honey jus.

Few can resist Aubergine’s fantastic desserts menu; mouth-watering orange and almond cake, crème brûlée and cookies and cream cheese cake await. There’s a generous selection of fine New Zealand and imported wines available as well as beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

Aubergine sits up to 140 and is well-equipped to cater for groups with fast, friendly and efficient service. If you’re heading to a show after dinner, let the staff know and they’ll ensure you are wined, dined and out the door on time.

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Aubergine
129 Hurstmere Road
Takapuna
Auckland

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 12am
Sat: 11am - 12am
Sun: 11am - 11pm

Phone: 09-489 3104
Website: www.aubergine.co.nz

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Aubergine
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern European
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   Aubergine accepts American Express

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It was a wet and cold night out but the restaurant was lovely and warm so big thumbs up for that. The fish was delicious and the staff as always were very friendly and courteous. We will definitely go back.

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Jacinta Harris

We had such a lovely experience at Taka Aubergine. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. We will definitely be coming back for the creme brulee.

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Our first time here and wow it was divine. We all had a different main and all loved what we had. We started with calamari and declared the best!! Also finished with creme brûlée. Lovely service. Was fantastic to celebrate a friends birthday in style

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A lovely start to our evening - the food and service were fab at Aubergine and I would happily eat there again. Everything we ate was freshly prepared and delicious. We only had mains and found them generous so could not have squeezed entree or dessert in - will have to return to try these as they looked tempting too.

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Waiata Geddes

Excellent portion size for what you pay for. Had the grilled lamb rump and it was delicious. Atmosphere and interior design of the restaurant is great. The calamari entree was really good as usually restaurants I’ve been to only have a salad on the side but Aubegerine exceeded my expectations by providing side dishes of pickled vegetables and something else I’m unsure how to describe but it was delicious nonetheless. I highly recommend you book this restaurant!

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It was a wet and cold night out but the restaurant was lovely and warm so big thumbs up for that. The fish was delicious and the staff as always were very friendly and courteous. We will definitely go back.

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Craig Shatford

Superb dining experience...great staff, fabulous location, and delicious food. Highly recommended. Thank you aubergine....

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Jacinta Harris

We had such a lovely experience at Taka Aubergine. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. We will definitely be coming back for the creme brulee.

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Maria Suligan

Nice the food and friendly staff.

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Yulia Kan

We booked a table on Monday. We liked the atmosphere it was calm and nice we liked the staff called Soul she was very helpful and friendly. They have been very flexible with our needs which is much appreciated.
In term of food we ordered duck which was nice, salmon steak was overdone and I like a little crispy. we expected something better and bigger portioning but with desserts was ok. By the way cheesecake was really good and we enjoyed it.

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Rita Jacob

Aubergine never failed me. I enjoy both the food and the services. One of the best in Auckland

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Benjamin Gonzalez Gutierrez

Great service, and the food was very good too!

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sandy watts-stockton

Fantastic - better than expected on all fronts; warm & cosy with great staff who were very accommodating, and the food was perfect! Best steak we’ve had in a long time and we will be back.

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Johnathan Teh

Nice, relaxed setting for a quiet dinner. The food was of a good standard but, it did not make me think that I had to return soon for more.
The service was excellent though.

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Bruce Bradburn

We had a wonderful evening at Aubergine. The food was excellent, and our wait staff were so friendly, making it a very pleasant evening. We can recommend the steak - it was outstanding.

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Sandy Graham

Thankyou - it was a really nice evening, music wasn't loud so you could talk over it very easily,
food was really nice and good size portions - cheese cake was home made

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We went to Aubergine On Sunday over the recent Queens Birthday weekend and of course with a First Table booking the restaurant wasn't quite humming yet but we were greeted warmly and taken to our table and given our menus.So far so good! A bottle of water was bought out for us shortly after and our drink order taken. There was a good selection of beers and wines as well as non-alcoholic drinks. The drinks arrived promptly and we checked on the specials, fish of the day, (As a small point, the wait staff should always be advising this when handing out the menus) and we placed our orders. Calamari for her, Arancini balls for me as a starter and the Fish of the day and Lebanese chicken for mains.
The starters were out within abut 10-15 mins, so happy with that. The calamari was well cooked, still soft and had some of the taste of the sea along with the good seasoning/coating that they were covered in. As calamari went, it was pretty good. As for the Arancini balls, which are a particular favourite, sometime these can be a bot stodgy and over-crumbed. The Aubergine version were mini-arancini with a very nice pumpkin puree, and I was pleasantly surprised, very tasty.
After the starters which were cleared promptly, the mains came at about a 15 minute interval, very acceptable. The fish which was terakhi, was cooked well, the accompanying potatoes were good but just not quite enough and the chardonnay sauce was just too buttery and a bit watery. It was ok as the fish was very nice, just needed a bit more finesse in the finishing touches. The Lebanese chicken was very tasty. Chicken can be a bit hit and miss, but these were done as skewers with a nice char, well marinated and an excellent sauce along with well-cooked rice. A good meal.
We decided against dessert as the portion size had filled us nicely. We asked for our bill, and here again the wait staff slightly let themselves down. We waited over ten minutes and then got up to go to the waiter's station when the waitress passed and said that payment is taken at the front. If she had just mentioned that when we asked for the bill it would have helped, but again, a minor point to what was a very good meal and a nice night out.
Thanks Aubergine and thanks First Table.

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Been a couple of years since we ate here and were not disappointed.
We had a great meal - were seated outside in the covered area due to a wedding reception - however we still received first class fast service. Great friendly staff and lovely warm ambience - will definitely increase our visits.

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Craig Shatford

Great service good attitude fabulous food. Recommended.

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Our first time here and wow it was divine. We all had a different main and all loved what we had. We started with calamari and declared the best!! Also finished with creme brûlée. Lovely service. Was fantastic to celebrate a friends birthday in style

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We had an amazing evening at Aubergine. We had the bread dip and Arancini di Riso as starters. Our mains were the Chicken Filo Parcel and the special of the day Mediterranean Salmon. All dishes were beautiful and the portions were huge. The desserts looked yummy, but we had no space left in our tummies :) The place itself has great ambiance, it's warm and has comfortable seats to sit on for a long evening! We definitely recommend Aubergine.

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Christine Winsborough

Lovely food served by very attentive pleasant staff. Will definitely be back.

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Amazing environment. Excellent food and friendly staff. Absolutely 5 stars.

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Susan Harris

Great food and good service all at a reasonable price.

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The food was very good, and the standard of service was excellent, with very friendly staff. We would be happy to return.

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Nice local restaurant especially for dinner time. We had Calamari entree. Calamari was soft but not crispy. We can’t taste any seasoning. As main we ordered Pork fillet but the night they had Pork belly only which was very salty. Fish and Eye fillet were good. As deserts we had Crumble and Creme brulee were good. Dishes were hit and miss both but we love warm service and atmosphere. We will come back.Thank you.

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Great food and service.

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Julie Russell

Lovely dinner service was good too.

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Benjamin Gonzalez Gutierrez

Great food, lovely restaurant, great service!

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Bing Crosby

Very good service and food thanks.

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Mercedes Domino Bishop

Delicious! Had a lovely time

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Dipinto Castillo

Really nice place and food !!!

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A lovely start to our evening - the food and service were fab at Aubergine and I would happily eat there again. Everything we ate was freshly prepared and delicious. We only had mains and found them generous so could not have squeezed entree or dessert in - will have to return to try these as they looked tempting too.

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Lovely restaurant. Friendly staff. Our children loved the spaghetti bolognase. Duck was very nice.

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great food and service, will be back

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Friendly and helpful staff. Great food. Will go there again

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The vegetarian Aubergine main dish is absolutely delicious. Love the ambience too. Will be back

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Amanda Sobey

Food was great. Pre food service was great...once food finally came out they could have asked if we needed another drink. Also check your bill before paying.

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Great food and service. My friend asked for no dresssing on her salad but the meal still came with dressing. When we raised this with the waitress it was sorted out extremely quickly and easily. Will definitely return.

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Awesome food, awesome setting and awesome customer service!

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Pete, table 212 Sunde

Delicious,delightful,we'll be back for more.

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Katie Innes

Great atmosphere, lovely staff, and amazing food

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Very happy with both the food and service, have dined at this restaurant a number of times, always good value for money, we will return.

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The food is amazing!
The staff are amazing!
The prices are amazing!
Aubergine is my favourite restaurant in Auckland!
Janette Holder

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Staff were very friendly and food was delicious, except one of the selections by two of our us was not available.
This should have been highlighted before we studied the menu. However, another choice was selected and it was very tasty.

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Sonal Hari

Such a fantastic experience as always. They have recently renovated which has made the atmosphere and ambience even nicer. My friend has some special dietary requirements and they were extremely attentive and made us feel valued. Food was fabulous and we couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. Each one of the staff was great!!

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We each had duck comfit - very good and a delicious sauce and amazing purple cabbage - treated somehow to make it very special.

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A most enjoyable evening spent with our elderly parents. Thank you to the staff for making them feel comfortable and relaxed.

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David Jenkins

Always great meal. This time veges were lukewarm. No the normal standard.

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Wendy Cresswell

Love the new look - very comfortable seating. Enjoyed our meal, lamb just fell apart! Thank you.

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all excellent

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Miles Regal

Great restaurant. Nice and bright inside. Very attentive service and delicious food

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Good good and great service

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Sherene Newby

Exceptional desserts! Tiramisu and lemon cheesecake were light and tangy respectively - great end to a lovely meal. Calamari starter was delicious with a gorgeous pickled salad - so tasty and fresh. Hubby didn't love the jus with his steak but that is because it was quite sweet and he isn't a sweet meat person so this was the only downside for him - otherwise the steak was melt in the mouth and my confit duck was very tasty. Thanks for the lovely service too.

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Chizu Korunic

We had today’s fish and steak as main for 2 of us. Fish was Tarakihi and cooked nicely, veggie was tasty, too. Beef steak cooked well done as our request, but still soft and moist. The desserts were looks same as before and they don’t have Tiramisu any more which was my favourite. So we didn’t have any desserts the day. Dinner time was very nice light up and enjoy looking outside street. Will come back soon.

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