Cuisine: A La Carte, European, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Our approach to food is playful with respect for the classics. We firmly support the age-old axiom that food should be play a central role in the social environment, as it has throughout history. Our menus cater to large groups, intimate dining experiences and more casual catch up's with family and friends.

We source the highest quality seasonal produce from trusted suppliers and from local producers whenever possible. Our aim is to present modern Kiwi cuisine at it's best.

We hope you enjoy our food, that's why we make it!

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The Commons
21 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
Auckland

Open Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 4 pm - Late
Friday - Sunday: 12 pm - Late
Public Holidays: 12 pm - Late ( may differ )

Phone: 09 929 2791
Website: www.thecommons.co.nz/

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The Commons
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: A La Carte, European, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
The Commons accepts American Express

Reviews

This was not the first time we had eaten at The Commons. We really like the atmosphere and the service has always been friendly and prompt. Probably the biggest attraction is there is plenty of choice of well labelled gluten free meals to choose from which gets my vote every time. Would highly recommend eating there to everyone.

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We booked this to take my 83 year old Grandma out when she was staying with us from out of town and we had a great time. She has been raving about it ever since and loved her prawns!

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dan zhu

We went there for Friday night out dinner, the food was nice, we enjoy the polenta chips, pork belly tasty tender and the skin is crispy. would like to dine in again.

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The Commons is a bustling little venue. Waitresses checked in regularly, but not too often! Scallops for entree, cant go wrong! Veal and pork belly for mains and, oh my life! Well presented and tasted divine. Rhubarb tart for dessert was quite sweet, but that's personal taste, my fellow diners loved it. I don't frequent Takapuna often but would go back for sure!

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Christine Cooper

The Commons is a cool place to enjoy a meal together with friends and having dined there before, its great they are now part of First Table. I got to catch up with a good friend who has been overseas for 3 years and going early meant we could talk and laugh to our hearts content without encroaching on other peoples conversations in the booth next to us!The sharing plates were perfect for us to share before she went for dinner with her fiance. The cinnamon apple cake was delish to finish off our time together... Well done First Table for providing the opportunity for this experience. I'ts my second one this week having dined at Euro with a girlfriend for my birthday lunch and we have another first table booking at the weekend with our son when he fly's in from out of town. If you're dining at Euro, the pineapple & tapioca curd dessert with tamarillo & pineapple sorbet is to die for...beautifully light with softness of the tapioca (not like what Mum used to make!) and the crunch of thinly made pineapple crisps, could eat it all day...and the service at both The Commons and Euro was attentive and helpful when it came to selecting the most tastiest food to enjoy.

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Dawn Hutchison

Delicious food. Didnt have our first choice of the shared rib eye but steaks were delicious. We shared the 3 desserts and the unanimous favourite was the chocolate mousse. Definitely would return and recommend.

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Ann Thornton

It was a great Summer evening, we enjoyed a glass or two of Rose in the dappled sunlight in the courtyard and then dined inside. Very nice and efficient waitstaff. The pate and arincini risotto balls were delicious, followed by a huge portion of fish and chips and the shared steak dish which was wonderful. Too full for desert - great evening and a highly recommended venue.

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The four of us had a lovely evening at The Commons. As we were arriving early we had a drink in the Garden Terrace next door and were lucky they had Happy Hour.
Our meals were all excellent - Fish of the Day and Chicken. Despite it was only the second working day of our waiter, he answered our questions professionally, albeit some of them after consulting the more experienced staff. High marks to him!
All in all we highly recommend a First Table at The Commons and we will be back again.
Brigitte

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Great first experience with First Table. I was worried that we'd get rushed through the night but we enjoyed a very leisurely evening with no pressure at all. It had also occurred to me that upon arrival we might find out there were some limitations to what we could order due to it being a discounted deal. No such problem at all - the menu was vast and the food was gorgeous. Wonderful service also - really friendly lovely staff. Great experience and we'll definitely be booking again.

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Izzy O'Hagan

Pro tip: if you're ordering the lamb rack, specify medium-rare or it'll come out medium-well. Other than that, this was a standout meal. The bread and dips were especially tasty.

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Linda Rorke

Very friendly staff, good size portions and tasty food.

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Great food and great attentive service. We had a range of entrees, mains, side dishes and dessert and everything was delicious.

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Christine Lee

Food was really good and staff were friendly! Only thing was I was told it had to be one bill only because it was first table

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Farah Herbert

Lovely staff and yummy food. Definitely recommended.

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This was not the first time we had eaten at The Commons. We really like the atmosphere and the service has always been friendly and prompt. Probably the biggest attraction is there is plenty of choice of well labelled gluten free meals to choose from which gets my vote every time. Would highly recommend eating there to everyone.

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Nathan Meeske

Fantastic time and meal. Will be back

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Jessica Spouler

Very accommodating to our young family and all our needs. They were lovely and the food was great

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Timothy Meyer

Awesome food. Great service once we sat down

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Good menu and food, friendly efficient service. I had the vegan moussaka and it was lovely. I ordered a soy flat white but was informed they don't stock soy milk.

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Lovely food & the staff were nice & friendly.
The Cocktails were a bit small for the price though, apart from that we were happy with the evening.

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Thaís Farah

It was not our first time at The Commons and just like the previous two times we've been there, everything was delicious - entrées, mains and desserts. The staff is super polite and friendly. Great food, great service :D

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Great food and atmosphere would recommend

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Fantastic

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Yummy food and great cocktails!! Will definitely be back for another lunch! The garden looks like a nice for afternoon drinks also, will definitely be coming back

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Very nice setting and food was tasty...very friendly table service...would definitely go back...

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We booked this to take my 83 year old Grandma out when she was staying with us from out of town and we had a great time. She has been raving about it ever since and loved her prawns!

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Wonderful service from the Waitress - Tatiana

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We were the first customers for lunch and were greeted with a big smile. My fish of the day was salmon cooked beautifully. Classic burger was done well. Overall our dining experience was good as we were well looked after and would definitely go back again.

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Joy Goddard

Nice place right next to beach, the shirmp were so good like best i ever hv in ages, steak cook perfect, service were superb. Do bring your pram if you going with toddler cos they don't have high chair. We will come again, love this place

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은혜 박

Great food, good atmosphere. Will definitely be back :)

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Taryn Seeger

Great service from a very friendly waitress. Food was excellent! First Table is awesome

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Lee San Cheong

The restaurant was quiet but the service is very slow. My husband ordered lamb rack, and it was cooked to well done. So he spoke to one of the waitress and they change it for him. The second replacement plate came fairly fast and the meat is medium-well. Another diner ordered pork belly, from plate you can see that it is dried. When she cut on it she said it is very dried.

When we were asked by, presumably the restaurant manager about the meal, he is the most arrogant and impolite of all because when we provided our feedback, he just responded it rudely.

My friend and I went to the ladies, and it is filthy to look at because the "rubber toilet pump" was just beside the toilet with some "brown" stuff on it.

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Lochy Crane

Loved the food as usual, great friendly service too

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Tried for the first time and we were not disappointed. The ambience is lovely, love the mix of natural timbers, booth tables and greenery. The food was excellent and the staff attentive. Bonus was that the music wasn't too loud, love getting in early before things get too busy and noisey. We'll be back.

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Scotty Grant

Was Extremely good. Will be back and will use forst table again.

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A very enjoyable lunch out with the girls!

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Sajid Choudhary

The food was delicious and generously sized portions. My chicken burger was perfect and the presentation of the food was top class!

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dan zhu

We went there for Friday night out dinner, the food was nice, we enjoy the polenta chips, pork belly tasty tender and the skin is crispy. would like to dine in again.

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Alice Zhou

Excellent

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The Commons had very good service and the combination of flavours and quality of food was amazing. I would definitely recommend it

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Jessica Vader

Delicious food, good surroundings. More vegetarian options would be good - it seemed every vegetarian option was based on mushrooms.

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Sydney Ensor

Loved the mains and entrees
So much flavour in the basics (potatoes, carrot and mushroom)
Sauces matched well with the polenta and calamari

We ordered the apple and cinnamon cake for dessert and were a tad underwhelmed with this. Would have been nice to have a biscuity texture on top so it was less sloppy.

Waitresses were polite and happy to help us!

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Kevin Hulena

Nice and relaxing Sunday evening dining, with a couple of quiet wines then a game of pool upstairs :)

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Bridgette Kimura

Good food and good service

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The Commons is a bustling little venue. Waitresses checked in regularly, but not too often! Scallops for entree, cant go wrong! Veal and pork belly for mains and, oh my life! Well presented and tasted divine. Rhubarb tart for dessert was quite sweet, but that's personal taste, my fellow diners loved it. I don't frequent Takapuna often but would go back for sure!

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Had a great experience dining here on Saturday evening. The dining area and bar had a really nice atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone and every taste. We started with 2 entrees of lamb skewers and the blueberry gin cured salmon. The skewers were bite size and nice and juicy, the salmon had a lovely purple tinge to it and came out beautifully presented. For our mains we opted for the chicken roulade with the garlic mash and the steak, again both dishes were nicely presented and the steak was cooked just how I had ordered it and had great flavour from being seasoned perfectly. The chef also presented us with some complimentary veg as they thought the wait had been too long between courses, to be honest we thought the spacing between courses was just right and we had no complaints. Great service great food and a place that will no doubt be a favourite with the locals

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This is an excellent place in Takapuna that I highly recommend. Environment, and food are beautiful. Customers just need a little patience to enjoy their wonderful service. I definitely go back to The Commons.

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Fantastic. Hospitable, Delicious and accommodating. Recommend this place anytime for a great place to eat out.

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Samuel Mayhew

A great restaurant with a warming atmosphere upon entering. The waiter was assertive and both food and drinks came out in good time. Food was delicious and presented to a high standard. The Mushroom Arincini was our personal favourite. We will be back to try the dinner menu.

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Jeannette Volykhina

Great local in Takapuna. We tried all three burgers and everything was tasty. Service was spot on and the atmosphere was great.

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Christine Cooper

The Commons is a cool place to enjoy a meal together with friends and having dined there before, its great they are now part of First Table. I got to catch up with a good friend who has been overseas for 3 years and going early meant we could talk and laugh to our hearts content without encroaching on other peoples conversations in the booth next to us!The sharing plates were perfect for us to share before she went for dinner with her fiance. The cinnamon apple cake was delish to finish off our time together... Well done First Table for providing the opportunity for this experience. I'ts my second one this week having dined at Euro with a girlfriend for my birthday lunch and we have another first table booking at the weekend with our son when he fly's in from out of town. If you're dining at Euro, the pineapple & tapioca curd dessert with tamarillo & pineapple sorbet is to die for...beautifully light with softness of the tapioca (not like what Mum used to make!) and the crunch of thinly made pineapple crisps, could eat it all day...and the service at both The Commons and Euro was attentive and helpful when it came to selecting the most tastiest food to enjoy.

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Joanna Dawson

Lovely food and staff

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Was quite nice the food and all, however it did take nearly 30 mins for our food to arrive, wasn't a problem though

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Rochelle Greer

A great place for lunch with friends - nice atmosphere, good service and friendly staff. We ordered lots of tasting plates and tried most entrees - our faves being the cured salmon and arancini. The staff were attentive - thanks Commons, we will be back.

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Katie Parsons

Food and service was incredible - we got a number of starters, then the chicken roulade and the Nutella brownie which was amazing! Definitely will be coming back

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The food was great but the music was too loud for easy conversation

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We had a lovely time at The Commons. Food was outstanding some of the best we have had on the North Shore and the service was incredible. All round AMAZING!

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The customer service was great and the food was exceptional.

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First time users of First Table and first time diners at The Commons, and definitely rate both highly! The early seating is no problem as by the time you order sides, the mains come out around 6pm so just like normal dining time. Great ambiance, delicious food, impeccable service and feel like we got good value for money. Will spread the word!

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