Cuisine: Barbeque, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Tapas/Small Plates, Turkish
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #8 of 94 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: #8 of 94 restaurants in Auckland 8
The Lab Eatery
Location: Takapuna
Cuisine: Barbeque, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Tapas/Small Plates, Turkish
Mains: $15 - $25

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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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The outdoor space is lovely and the portion size was on the larger side. Food was nice and the service was great.

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longzhe jin

great food and service.portions were generals.
I come back next time

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Sevim Dogru Ozan

Great food and great service, We had a fabulous time. Thank you

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Alan Shewan

Great. Our family of four devoured our shared meal.

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Clean & tidy establishment, friendly staff who were attentive without being pushy. Coffee was great & HOT! Food was tasty but stuffed squid tube lost its delicate flavours due to lovely but overpowering sauce. Platter was good, maybe a bit light on the bread, Meats, condiments, and salad lovely. Outside will be lovely on a less blustery, wet day. Roll on summer!

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Very cool restaurant and enjoyed the quirky way they serve drinks in beakers.
The stuffed squid wasn't what we'd hoped for with the stuffing being lost a bit..may be better with a chunkier stuffing and more tender squid, but the mains and desserts were really good. Generous portions and great flavours. Waiting staff were awesome thanks. The experience was let down by the young Asian couple at the table next to us coming in and setting up laptops, books and phones and basically treating the place like an internet café..they seemed more interested in whether the waitress could set them up with free wifi than actually dining. Perhaps the management could have a think about whether they want to be a fine dining restaurant or a McDonalds. People pay a lot of money to relax and enjoy a good meal and that sort of thing really kills the mood. Really good staff and food but not sure we'll be back to splash out if the tone is just another internet café.

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Second time here using First Table, food was excellent and service was impeccable. Portion sizes were a little large for me but that’s just personal preference, I suppose. Definitely be coming back soon!!

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Tracy Nagel

Food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening at the Lab. Great vegetarian sharing platter.

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The food was tasty, healthy and balanced.
Portions were generous and the staff was friendly.
We had mango and white chocolate cheesecake for dessert and it was delicious.
We'll sure come back!

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Dawn Hutchison

Our 2nd visit. We had the charcoal chicken and lamb, salmon fillet which were delicious and very generous. What we came for was the mousse parfait with popcorn, brownie and caramel sauce in a beaker. Omg it is delicious if you have a sweet tooth

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Such great food and service! Would definitely recommend

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We had a fabulous lunch at The Lab. They catered for all of our dining requirements-gluten free, vegan, and meat-eater. The servings were a good size and we were served promptly and politely. We all agreed we would go back again.

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Chizuko Kawamoto

Relax & friendly service. We had Mezze Platter ( I don't eat meat and share with others), Daddy&me burger, Chicken Mandi and Grilled eye fillet. Mezze Platter was huge! We tasted very variety items. All other mains are also good. We all were happy and very full.

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Paea Ashton

Food was amazing, service was awesome. Definitely going back again!!! Thank you very much for the lovely lunch

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great service and good food, nice environment. would come again. thank you

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First time to book the first table! Great experience and will book again through the website and nice restaurant to visit again!

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Joseph Martin

Good food & service

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Misha Phelan

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Bob Lenihan

Excellent service in a pleasant quiet space.
Lamb tarjine was excellent and the desert of chocolate mousse marscapone cream and chocolate brownie crumbled in a lab jar was an excellent finish to a good dinner. The wine at $11/glass for Aussie Cabernet Sauvignon from south Australia was smooth and a great choice as well.

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Food was yummy!!

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The service was above average. The Daddy and Me Burger was really cute and delicious. The steak was tender. The only downside was the chicken & prawn salad which was a bit too sweet which might have a bit too much sugar.

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