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Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

A Master and Apprentice share mutual respect. The master passes down knowledge but in turn learns from the apprentice, one cannot exist without the other. At this fresh Takapuna beer house, you’ll find a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and a modern environment that’s all about good times and respect.

Master and Apprentice offers a tasty menu that’s made to share. Expect a range of dishes from pulled pork croquettes to gooey mac and cheese bites and mouth-watering tacos. Feel fit and healthy eating a fresh and satisfying crispy chicken salad or halloumi and beetroot salad. Or, put aside your healthy ways and indulge in one of Master and Apprentice’s scrumptious puddings. A special kid’s menu is available for the little ones too.

On the drinks menu, there’s a wide range of international bottled and tap beer, wines, spirits, cocktails and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages. Grab a seat inside the light and airy venue or sit outside in the sunshine. Come on in and pass it down.

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Master and Apprentice
136 Hurstmere Road
Takapuna
Auckland 0622

Open Hours:
Sun - 11am to late
Mon - Sat: noon to late

Phone: 09 486 6330

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Master and Apprentice
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35
Master and Apprentice accepts American Express

Reviews

What a pleasure it was dining at Master and Apprentice! The food is delicious and there is a great variety on the menu! We shared a number of plates, each one leaving us impressed! Finn gave us spectacular service and made our visit that extra bit more special! We will definitely be back and highly recommend!

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Sophie Vinicombe

Always a good meal at Master and Apprentice - really extensive menu, so there's something for everyone. It's worth getting a few appetizers to share too.

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Kristal McKay

The young team were friendly, polite, professional and genuine. Food and drinks were delivered in a good time. My husband did order a second drink which took quite a long time to come, but it came with an apology when it arrived and then they left if off the bill which was a very nice touch.

The menu is amazing and we had a hard time choosing but everything we ordered was delicious - the beef and porter pie, the shrimp po boy and duck fat spuds with an amazing gravy. Everything was hot, fresh and tasty.

Funky but relaxed pub decor and ambience. We don't live on the shore and were just grabbing a pre-theatre meal but would probably make the trip again to try some more of the menu.

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Jade Ward

Amazing food! Absolutely loved our meals. The service was top class as well

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Was a great night with excellent service from the minute we walked in.
The menu was a good selection & the kids menu great also.
The waitress was very polite & professional which always makes for a good night.
Overall well pleased with the night & will definitely return for another meal.

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Ashleigh Dowling

I had never been to Master and Apprentice until I saw them on First Table. I can tell you one thing, I will definitely be going back.

The service was fantastic, fast and attentive. We were seated as soon as we walked in the door and orders taken quickly.

The food was amazing. My partner absolutely loved his steak and chips. My pulled pork burger was great, on par with The Hard Rock Cafe in Edinburgh where I last had one.

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Excellent, our server was fantastic!
Food was divine, I highly recommend!

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Ray Palmer

Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was great.

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Miriam Shilston

Lovely place to have dinner. Great relaxed atmosphere and lovely staff. Food was good and the service was so quick. Will definitely be back, even if it's just to try their amazing sounding 2 person dessert!

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Chantelle Ensor

Great service, food was good and reasonable

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The food and atmosphere is great! The service was absolutely amazing and without fault. Very polite and attentive. Highly recommended.

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John Hong

Excellent eating experience.. from walking in the door and being greeted by employee, seated and drink order taken, was maybe 5 minutes. Meal was served hot and excellent taste. Great shout out to first table for giving our couple a great experience with hidden restaurants .

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We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. The chicken tacos were especially delicious. The lamb in the salad was a little overcooked, but the taste was fine.

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Samantha Angela

Great good, good vibes. The staff were lovely as well.

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John Wallace

Lunch for 4.... good variety of choices on the menu. All meals were very nice with large servings. Will return.

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Hayden Loughnan

All around good experience

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Martin Cho

Lovely place and good to use first table. But I didn't know drinks are not applying 50%. Hope everyone know before going. Cheers

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Maria Pritchard

Great location, our waiter was awesome and very attentive. There is room for improvement on the Food. Ordered the liver parfait with bread which was a bit hard and not fresh, the Burger lacked flavour and the mussels were ok but needed more sauce. Fries were nice, big and not greasy.

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I ordered the snapper with a side of cauliflower and my fiance had one of the steak options.
The food and presentation were great and the portions decent.
I personally felt there were too many potatoes and would have preferred more vegetables instead, so the cauliflower fulfilled that requirement for me. That said, the cauliflower could have been cooked just a little more as it was quite raw.
None of this detracted from the meal and our dining experience, which was very pleasant overall.
The service was good: not too much in your face and just enough to order a second drink and eat our meal in peace and comfort.

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Very pleasant experience. More of a bar with its high tables, but we found a nice table on one side. Everyone enjoyed the food, especially those that ordered the beef pies. Music a little too loud, but it is a bar afterall.

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Good food, great evening, friendly service!

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Nice food . Relaxed place and lovely staff

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Good food and great service will be back

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Lydia Cronk

Particularly enjoyed the Moroccan salad - very tasty
Friendly service

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The service was great!

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Vickie Vernon

The food was delicious. They have a huge menu to choose from. Friendly staff and a nice pub setting. We will be back :)

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Great sharing plates, fantastic service. Definitely coming back with more people!

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Lovely friendly service. Good food - loved the mussel burger!

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Gemma Woods

We booked for two on Wednesday night and it was Quiz Night, which just added to the fun of the evening!

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Jessica Mott

Really enjoyed the food and experience of master and apprentice. Will be coming back!

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Friendly and quick service. Nice food.

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Great service
Food arrived timely and tasty

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Jess Lyford

Everything was really good, good service, food was good, I had the chicken parmigiana - the chicken was a bit tough but other than that it was a good meal. Would come back again.

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We were greeted on arrival and taken to our table in a timely manner, then given time to look through the extensive menu and choose what delicacies we were going to devour. My partner ordered the 350g steak and chips and I decided on the halloumi burger, with fried squid to share. The food was prepared and delivered to our table very quickly (much to my partners delight). We were very impressed with both the food and service and would happily dine here again.

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Richard Joyce

Food was great

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Food very average, along with service. We had to find our own seat. First table wasn’t even explained to us. It took ages to get a waitresses/waiters attention to take our order. Every step of the way we had to ask for drinks, mains, desserts. One of the meals was inedible, all meals quite small and unappetising in general. Won’t go back.

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Franz Lim

This is the first time we have done booking through First Table. The experience was great. Great food, service was quick even though they had an event going on site. We order a few plates and larger meals for our family of four. The kids love the chicken tenders. Moist in the inside, nice and crunchy on the outside. The pulled pork burger was brilliant, filling was nice and saucy and a lot of flavour. The Shrimp Po Boy also hit the spot...with just the right amount of spice (needed a few gulps of water). All in all in was a great meal and the discount through First Table was great. We would definitely do it again.

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Natalia Foster-Moan

Food was tasty and the wait was very good considering how busy the bar area was. Nice friendly staff, will definitely dine there again :)

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Yvonne Carter

Good selection of food. Not massive servings but adequate and tasty.

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What a pleasure it was dining at Master and Apprentice! The food is delicious and there is a great variety on the menu! We shared a number of plates, each one leaving us impressed! Finn gave us spectacular service and made our visit that extra bit more special! We will definitely be back and highly recommend!

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Sophie Vinicombe

Always a good meal at Master and Apprentice - really extensive menu, so there's something for everyone. It's worth getting a few appetizers to share too.

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Andrea González

Yummy in my tummy

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Christine Winsborough

Great food with good service definitely be back

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Kristal McKay

The young team were friendly, polite, professional and genuine. Food and drinks were delivered in a good time. My husband did order a second drink which took quite a long time to come, but it came with an apology when it arrived and then they left if off the bill which was a very nice touch.

The menu is amazing and we had a hard time choosing but everything we ordered was delicious - the beef and porter pie, the shrimp po boy and duck fat spuds with an amazing gravy. Everything was hot, fresh and tasty.

Funky but relaxed pub decor and ambience. We don't live on the shore and were just grabbing a pre-theatre meal but would probably make the trip again to try some more of the menu.

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Gregg Joseph

Lovely experience and friendly staff. The only thing that kept it from 5 stars was that they were out of Cider and Beer Battered Fries early in the evening - otherwise, everything was excellent!

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Lena Leilua

The best food! Awesome service 10 out of 10

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Jade Ward

Amazing food! Absolutely loved our meals. The service was top class as well

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Staff were very friendly, greeted us as soon as we walked in. We explained we had a booking with first table and staff member told us to pick any seat we would like. Food was good and service was quick!

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Kathleen Butterfield

Great place! Recommend the ribs!

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Was a great night with excellent service from the minute we walked in.
The menu was a good selection & the kids menu great also.
The waitress was very polite & professional which always makes for a good night.
Overall well pleased with the night & will definitely return for another meal.

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Jessie Jones

Easy, quick and friendly service

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Wendy King

Good experience and having a 2 year old was not a problem. Loved the chocolate dessert

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Sharon Thomas

Great food , dessert was yum .

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Waitress was very friendly and the food was delish.. thank you for the yummy lunch.

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Luisa De Vega

Food is always great and highly recommended.

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We had a fantastic experience here for dinner. All our meals were delicious (chicken & waffles, chicken parmigiana and some share plates) and the service was friendly, helpful and efficient.

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