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Cuisine: Contemporary, 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 0622

Open Hours:
Everyday: 12pm till late

Phone: 09-489 3104

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

Reviews

This was the start of a great night. Hubby and I went out to Aubergines for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Aubergines was a wonderful way to start our night off. Having both had entrees followed by wonderful mains. Nothing could be faulted we both chose healthy options on the menu and enjoyed friendly conversations with both waitresses and wonderful table service. A brilliant place to go with a lovely atmosphere in the heart of Takapuna a minutes walk from the beach! The owner was also very friendly and kind to us.

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Although the menu (and I think the owner) has changed- the food is still amazing. My only issue was the online menu had duck and the new menu didn't, but the Eye Fillet definitely made up for it!!

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Jo

Aubergine's setting is so lovely and relaxing after a hectic day at work. The staff were attentive, but not intrusive and so nice. The lighting was set that you could actually read the menu, but subtle enough not to be glaring. We appreciated the effort of the charming atmosphere created by the team.
We shared the calamari starter, which was lovely and tender. The tartare sauce was light & very tasty.
The mains were delicious (pork belly for me + the ragout riigatoni for my friend). We came away so full!
It was a great experience overall.
We will be back

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Great customer service, lovely food & the restaurant was nice and warm on a cold winters evening. Altogether a nice experience.

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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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Jared Hansen

Food was so good and then staff on were very cheerful and helpful despite the tough times currently. would definitely recommended them and we will be returning in future

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This was the start of a great night. Hubby and I went out to Aubergines for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Aubergines was a wonderful way to start our night off. Having both had entrees followed by wonderful mains. Nothing could be faulted we both chose healthy options on the menu and enjoyed friendly conversations with both waitresses and wonderful table service. A brilliant place to go with a lovely atmosphere in the heart of Takapuna a minutes walk from the beach! The owner was also very friendly and kind to us.

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Karen Daniel

We received great service on our visit to Aubergine, with a warm welcome on arrival and prompt drink service. I had the lamb shoulder and my partner had the fish. Both were delicious and generous. I would definitely recommend and will return.

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Dolly Stone

Wonderful food. Wonderful service

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cushla barfoot

Delicious food and friendly service. Excellent vegetarian options, the falafel is some of the best I have had. I've been here twice and will definitely be back again.

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Stephanie Anstey

What a wonderful experience!!
Food was amazing, beautiful music, lovely service and a wonderful atmosphere!
Lamb, Halloumi, Beef and both our desserts were Devine!
Well definitely be back
Thank you so much

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Great food, even greater service. Go there!!!

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Shaun Hodgkinson

Excellent food, awesome Serbia. Friendly staff

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Sally Adams

We had a very pleasant meal with good food - the range of dishes suited a range of palates.

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Lovely meal and great service thanks

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Kiri Chivell

Very delicious food and pleasant service - thank you!

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Sonia Hart

Initially the restaurant was noticeably understaffed. But with a few quick phone calls the situation was remedied and the service was great! It seems an excellent example of a well resourced family business.

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Great food and service despite being busy.

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Lovely food.

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we had a superb experience in Aubergine. The cocktails weren't as good as we expected but the food was excellent. the service was lovely and on point. would highly recommend

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I dined here last night for my birthday with my husband and sons. It was faultless and superb. We started with entrees and shared the buffalo mozzerella surrounded in tasty basil and sauces, falafel, smoked salmon and bread and dips. This light summery set up was so delicious and we all just loved it. For mains I had terakihi in chardonnay sauce with broccillini and potato it was perfectly cooked and yum. We had two kebab and pepper sauce mains and a chicken filo ... everyone was stoked. To top the evening 3 of us indulged in dessert, a rarity for us, my husband loved his panacotta and my son and I are still talking about the extremely delicious generous serving of creme brulee with biscotti. Service was attentive and friendly. Very memorable, highly recommended meal out. Thank you Aubergine !**

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Delicious food. Wonderful experience. Great service. Couldn't fault it.

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We loved dining at Aubergine. Very welcoming, the food was delicious and the service was second to none. Can’t wait to go back again.

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Chantelle Edwards

Service was great and food was pretty decent too. Not a large choice on the menu but would go back

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Great environment (we chose to be seated outdoors) and delicious food, we enjoyed our touch of class - and FirstTable meant *wow* so affordable. $100 for four people, with drinks! Incredible!

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Martin Robson

Lovely restaurant with fabulous food. A delightful experience. highly recommended.

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Amazing. Food was delicious, our table enjoyed a mixture of menu items and specials. We all enjoyed everything! Service was friendly, quick and attentive. We will be back!

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Good food and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere and place to relax and chat

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Great night. Excellent staff and service.Beautiful food and generous glass of wine. We'll be back.

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Wonderful dining experience, delishous food and we were looked after very well,we would and do recommend Aubergines Restaurant Takapuna to anyone looking for good food at a great price.

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We were offered a lovely table by the window when we arrived. Our server was very attentive and looked after us throughout our time in the restauraant. We sampled the mozzarella entree and a Greek salad entree. Both were nice but we thought the Greek salad could have been simpler without the salad leaves. The fish of the day was tuna and was cooked perfectly and was a very generous serving. The eye fillet was also presented and cooked very nicely to our request which is always great to see a restaurant cook eye fillet well. There was no room for desserts for us but we were very happy with our food and experience.

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Christine Winsborough

Great food served with the right amount of attention from the staff. Lovely night will definitely be back. Suggest trying the Knafeh - beautiful dessert.

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Barbara Norton

Very nice table by the open window. Attentive cheerful staff. Thank you.

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Dennis Row

Great menu, food and service!

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Louise Sawyer

We had a lovely dinner at Aubergine. The food was nice, especially the creme brûlée! Staff were friendly. Nice setting with lovely outdoor area. Will definitely be back!

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Best steaks out there!

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Jess Ryan

Excellent place to have dinner, great table service and delicious, beautifully presented food! The staff were very warm and welcoming- I would definitely eat at Aubergine again.

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nick Taylor

Staff were very helpful and friendly and made us welcome. We all had soup of the day to start and there was confusion as to whether it came with any type of breads, it doesnt normally but it did on this occasion. Soup served in quite a shallow bowl so portion on the small side but very tasty for gluten free.
Mains were well presented and tasteful, only criticism would be that mine could have been a bit warmer but everyone enjoyed what they had. On the whole, a good experience.

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Adam Graham

Wow, great meal with good service in a nice atmosphere the restaurant is empty at 5 p.m. but we had nice entrees and nice mains plus drinks were fair ($9-15).

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We had a great time dining in Aubergine. It was our first time to use first table and it was fantastic! So,I came with my kids and husband as we were celebrating our daughter's 11th birthday. It was an awesome experience! Having a 3 course meal in a cozy restaurant without spending much. Foods are great from starter to dessert. The staff were very accommodating and approachable. I am happy to recommend this place.

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Såmi Šamì

Would recommend. Lovely atmosphere and good food.
Dessert was pretty average though and the Lemon Panna Cotta was a bit too sour for me. Overall good experience.

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Lovely food, great atmosphere, friendly staff

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Dave Dixon

Great service, great drinks selection and above all great food
Highly recommend

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Sily Shin

Everything is good !

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Pete, table 212 Sunde

Totally loved the new menu. Have told everyone about the experience. Certainly will be back again.

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Have been many times to Aubergine and even though menu had changed since our last visit was still excellent

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all of our group had a great meal

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Fantastic environment, service and even better food!

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The ambience and the service was really great. The food is average flavours. But over all its still a good restaurant.

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Small portions and overpriced.. will not dine here again and would not recommend to others. Food not great.

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Howard Ashman

Napkins - that is my first impression of a restaurant, no paper here, white linen to set the scene for well presented food. The garlic bread was an excellent starter to share. The lamb shoulder fell off the fork and our waitress recommended knafeh for dessert which was delicious. Although the restaurant was full of Christmas parties we had attentive service at an attractive price to entice us to return.

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Kiri Chivell

Very nice meal thank you, and friendly service. The three of us enjoyed our meals very much.

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Delightfully "Smart " venue

Lovely food Great staff and management

Of course we will be back

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Great experience. I really liked how fast the kids food came out. All the food was tasty and service was quick.

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Kate Bukowski

Excellent service, delicious fresh food. We woild definately return again.

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