Cuisine: Barbeque, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Tapas/Small Plates, Turkish
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #9 of 108 restaurants in Auckland

Remember the days when you used to make concoctions in chemistry class at high school?

The Lab takes you right back there, serving phenomenal European food with a Mediterranean twist in a scientific environment!

Paying homage to the building’s previous occupants, The Auckland Laboratory, The Lab brings you drinks in beakers, mixing jugs, test tubes and much more.

Adventurous foodies can even try the chef’s ‘experiments’ which are a complete food adventure for the palate and their extensive tapas style menu will keep you munching away all night.

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The Lab Eatery
132 Hurstmere Road
Takapuna 0622

Open Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 11pm

Phone: 09 489 4496
Website: www.thelabeatery.co.nz/

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Ranked: #9 of 108 restaurants in Auckland 9
The Lab Eatery
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Barbeque, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Tapas/Small Plates, Turkish
Mains: $15 - $25

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Staff very friendly and helpful, generous proportions and good value for money.

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An enjoyable night. The food was very delicious.

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Amit Tripuraneni

Friendly and relaxed service. The food was stunning. The small share plates were delicious including the bread and dips as well as the haloumi. Good place and will definitely be back for more.

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The service was a little offhand when we first arrived, it was an extremely quiet night so we had a choice of tables. The menus were casually dropped at our table which wasn’t a great start but the waitress was pleasant enough in the end. We had the chicken & prawn salad, grilled lamb and chicken, and salmon fillet. The tapas plates of meatballs and babaghanoush were delicious. The bread was outstanding and we were very satisfied with our meals. We would highly recommend a visit.

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Jenny Ong

Well presented food, good sized servings and delicious. Friendly and prompt service. Highly recommended.

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Berdy-Ann Harding

The staff who work at the Lab Eatery go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. It was a lovely meal and atmosphere was pleasant

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What a nice place , we absolutely loved the cocktails. These are presented in a wacky , cool and funky way and they taste great. The food has amazing flavors and went well with every cocktails. A must try for anyone who loves cocktails. Service was excellent too!

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Always clean, relax, friendly here. We 2 of us had Grilled Eye Fillet (amazing!) and Mezze Platter (huge!). Generous portion for Eye fillet and tasty sauce, each items on the Mezza Platter were interesting. My non-meat eater wife love these. We recommend this place everyone.

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Came here for the first time for dinner and enjoyed our meal! The cocktails list is also very unique! Will definitely be back

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Great service and absolutely delicious food.

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Dina Barnouti

Amazing food and services, every time we go found it better than the one before.

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Had five of the tapas plates and enjoyed every one. Will be back.

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Katy Genc

On Saturday, my husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Lab Eatery. As my husband is Turkish he is a tough critic of Turkish food but was very impressed with the platter that we had. Presentation, quality, freshness and taste were all fantastic. The service was friendly as well as professional. Great decor! We will be back!

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Food is fantastic and presented nicely. Service is also great. A sure hit for all who wants to eat and unwind.

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Staff were amazing. Food was good a quick to come out. Overall great experience

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Kyoko Seino

All the plates were fantastic. My friends and I had a good time.Thank you

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Everything was great! We came a bit early and they accommodated us straight away. Good food and even better serving! Staffs made us feel that we were well looked after. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

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The ambiance is nice. Food is great! Service was awesome:)

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Lovely atmosphere, service and food. Will definitely go again.

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We had an awesome time celebrating a birthday. The service was good and the food was awesome. Looking forward to going back often! :)

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Food was good staff was friendly would recommend!

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Sabrina Phu

The food was great! I would definitely recommend the daddy and me burger (it comes with fries), a platter to share and try a bit of everything and side with bread because it was delicious. Table of 3 with food leftover, we would eat at The Lab Eatery again.

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We took Mum out to lunch and it was lovely sitting outside. the three dishes we ordered were generous portions to share between three people. The Lamb Tagine was delicious and the meat very tender; the mushrooms and burger were good too. Very nice coffee. For our group, it would have been better without the music and the garden needs a tidy up but then it has been so hot. Thank you!

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Amazing food, great service!!! Very good place to celebrate something special!!!!

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Chloe Cheval

Food was amazing, and the service was great! will definitely be returning...

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Erin

Loved the food, service and Friday night garden dining. Will definitely be back!

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ETHEL YU

Good size portion of food,nice outdoor and indoor ambience,delicious food.

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The meat platter was delicious and meat well cooked, although slightly under seasoned.
I like the outdoors seating. Very nice.

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We had a great time at Lab Eatery. Staff were professional and friendly. Food was fabulous. Will be a regular spot from now on.

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Sarah McCambridge

Delicious food, generous portions and GF options !

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Great food at a lovely outside table under the trees. They have an excellent menu to choose from, and a nice range of wines & beers.

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Cindy Kuger

First time that we have had lunch here and it was awesome... Food was exceptionally tasty and well presented! Thank you so much. Love all the flavours and we will definitely be back.

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Very nice food and good service!

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Excellent service from Daniel. We had a shared platter and it was authentic and great. Also desserts were very tasty.

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We had family celebration dinner at The Lab. We ordered varieties dishes, dip & bread, BQQ chicken nibbles, daddy & me burger, salmon, grilled plate, orange falafel salad, and for deserts we had chocolate moose and mango cheesecake. We all enjoyed dishes. My wife was happy The Lab has non-meat menus. Thank you for nice dinner.

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Superb restaurant with a very pleasant dining experience. Food was great as was the service. Highly recommended.

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Awesome food and service. First time at the lab eatery and will definitely be back again!!

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Holly Chapman

Delicious food and awesome atmosphere, will definitely head back here!

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Caroline Tso

The food and service was excellent. The food was delicious. The waiters were friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend and visit again.

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Excellent food, we shared the Labgrill Platter, both the taste and presentation were excellent. Also had the Affogata with Khalua for dessert which finished off the meal perfectly. Looking forward to returning to try the rest of the menu. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Food was excellent. Especially stake source was wonderful & cheeze cakes are very rich & good.

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Linda Rugg

Food was great and plentiful. Have dined there before and loved it so wanted to go again event though we have to cross the bridge to get there :) Felt the service wasn't so good this time. Could have just got them on a bad night but would be happy to go again.

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John Yim

It was a fantastic dining experience. The service was amazing. We both ordered the grilled eyed rib steak and it was cooked to perfection - medium rare. The steak was very well complimented with pumpkin and sauce.

The waiter was really nice and even ran to get us after we left our sunglasses behind.

It was a great way to spend our wedding anniversary! Highly reccomended :)

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Jessie Kim

Food and service was nice!!

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Karina Turi

Lovely fresh Mediterranean style tapas
Recommended

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인애 문

It was lunch time when I visited there.
Was quiet and roomy during that time. I felt comfortable and friendly with the atmosphere and staff's service.
The food was lovely with bigger portion than I expected.
I and my friend ordered two main dishes but we couldn't finish them all. Was nice and satisfying.

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Food was great, topped only by the amazing customer service. Beautiful seating areas both indoors and outdoors. Would happily return!

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Fantastic food. Best steak ever.

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Chizu Korunic

I like this place and menu. We have dinner with friends who were first time visited The Lab this time. They like the place, too. We had Grill plate, salmon, chicken mandi, orange falafel salad and coffees after meal. All good. Thursday was cocktails @$10! We didn't drink any this time but we should try them next time. Thank you relax night.

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Abby Maguire

Amazing food and service! Would recommend to anyone. The eye fillet and mojito were superb

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