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+

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Very nice place, stylish decor.
Great food, delicious and big!
Finished with amazing cheesecake !
Thank you!

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Rachel Barrass

Great food, good service.

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Joseph Martin

We had Calamari & Arancini, Lamb & Pork belly, Choc Mousse and Olive Oil cake - all excellent. Great to see Mains served with complimenting Veges for a well balanced meal :) Would come again.

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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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Damien Fahy

Great service and food!

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Our server was very friendly and attentive explaining the menu to us and what specials were available. The dining area was pleasant with enough space between us and the next table. The menu was concise and there was something for everyone. We started with the pate which was lovely and smooth with a lovely homemade pickle which cut through the richness of the pate. The special was steak on mushroom.puree with broccolini which came cooked as requested which is no mean feat in the day and age. The sous vide pork belly was also very tasty with the bed of lentils and carrots. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert but great service and good food.

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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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Terese Boyes

Great food and lovely dining atmosphere with new booths and open doors to the patio.

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We visited the Commons for family dinner first time. We ordered 4 entree and 4 mains, and 2 deserts for 4 of us. The entrees were calamari, arancini, scallop. All nice and tasty. The mains were Lamb, chicken, market fish. All mains were also nice, but portion was small for the price except chicken. Especially fish (snapper) cooked beautifully but portion was very small. We had bread & dip for share. Nice breads and interesting dips. The desserts were cheese cake which was strawberry the day, and chocolate mousse. Both were tasty and good portion for share. We want to come back again.

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Food was delicious!! Will definitely be back!

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The food was great and the atmosphere was nice and casual. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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We throughly enjoyed our evening at The Commons. Our Canadian relatives were very impressed, as were we, with the great service & beautifully presented & very tasty food. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Michele O'Brien

Beautiful place, stunning food, cocktails & lovely staff.

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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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Fantastic dining experience!

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Rachel Edens

Lovely venue. Lamb and steak really nice , chicken was a bit dry , small portions so would need to order starters or sides

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Food great, worth the visit.

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Rosie Allen

Had one of the steaks and the fried chicken burger- both were amazing! Wasn't very busy there so service was great. A cool place with two different areas to sit in, each with a different menu. Will definitely be back!

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Jessie Kim

Food and service was very nice. Interior design is very good. Highly recommend!!

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From the service to the food, our experience was fantastic. We went for a family meal and our waiter was friendly, engaging and accommodating (I’m sorry I didn’t get his name!). Generous portion sizes, welcoming atmosphere and impeccable service. Will be back!

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Abbey Hutchison

Such an amazing place!
Highly recommended, the food was to die for especially the lamb rump
Great service with a smile

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just try the chocolate mousse; it is worth the entrance fee alone; the rest was very good too, but the dessert, FB

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Hea Kim

Great service with tasty food. Crispy Pork belly , pizza and salad were all fantastic!

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Food was delicious. Service was not fantastic to start with but improved during evening. Would definitely try restaurant again.

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Julie McLellan

Really lovely meal great service. We will be back.

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Foods are good, service is good as well
but serving is quite slow
we are taking a dish an hour after ordered

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Roxy Gale

Stuffed chicken was amazing! Great service as always too!

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Denisse Palomares

The food was delicious :)

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Alisha Francis

Great service, very attentive and helpful waiter. All of the food was great too!

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Amazing dinner, the hangar steak was declared the table favourite!

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Hyun Sue Lee

Food was very good. Good vibe and atmosphere

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As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a smile by the young waitress and taken into the restaurant where we had the pick of the tables which was great. The service was fantastic and the meals exceeded expectations. Thank you to the team at The Commons, we'll definitely return.

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Shanti Taleta

Great food. Excellent value and awesome staff!

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Great food and good service

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Roxy Gale

Excellent food and service as always! Will be back again soon :)

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Merit Hanna

Great place for dining

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The staff were helpful and efficient. The pork belly was perfect - melt in your mouth but crispy on top. It went very well with the barley/ parsnip mix and slaw. Nicely presented. The chicken kiev was also very tasty and crispy and had just the right zing of the chilli - not too much to overpower other flavours. We had steamed veg to go with which had just the right amount of crunch.

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Delicious food and lovely staff. I had the lamb rumb and it was cooked to perfection. It would of being one of tastiest lamb dishes I have ever had.
My husband had the fish of day and he thoroughly enjoyed this.

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Claire Smith

Nice ambience, was a bit cold inside we had to keep our coats on (note to staff to turn wall heaters on). Food was great - we had the lamb dish, fish of the day and scallops as entree. Nice flavours. Would go back again

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Terry Chien

Excellent dining place, food and service are impeccable, would love to come back again.

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Tery Everett

We love, love, love The Commons. The food is delectably divine. I had the pork belly which was full of flavor and the barley rice and apple puree added to the happy moment of eating. My partner had the fish of the day which was also quite sublime. Good portions, great service, in a lovely environment. Highly recommended - and right on our doorstep - in the heart of Takapuna. Thank you!

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Amazing food and lovely service

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Jane Reid

It was great to have an early dinner. The food was really nicely presented and very good. The service was great. They showed us to our table as soon as we arrived. There was a good selection of wines and suggested wines with each main meal. We would definitely go back.
Jane - Takapuna

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David Collins

Food was cooked and presented really well, however the current menu is pretty limited and uninspiring.

Service was fine, except for the staff doing a personality test on the computer behind the bar and telling us there's a cutlery shortage so they won't be giving us fresh cutlery after our entrees. We were the only people in the restaurant.....

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Adam Weinstein

The meal was alright... Nothing special but also nothing offensive. We enjoyed the dining experience but it didn't live up to our expectations.

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Kelly Cairns

Nice and quiet. Lovely food, good size meal. Highly recommend

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Joel Razon

First time at The Commons and we really enjoyed not only the food we also had an excellent service from the staff, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Food was delicious and great service. Its a really nice restaurant and location.

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Had a great evening, with Quality food. Happy Camper!

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Nice atmosphere, good service and a very enjoyable meal. Will be back.

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