Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Tucked away in Auckland's Parnell, The Paddington is the ideal place to unwind with a beer after work, catch up on the latest sports game or enjoy dinner before heading to a show at Vector Arena.

The generous bar features a range of beers sold on tap and by the bottle as well as a comprehensive wine list showcasing an excellent selection of wine from around New Zealand and Australia.

Their superb pub style dining menu offers everything from light meals and snacks to pizzas, platters and heartier fare. For sports fans, The Paddington is the place to be with sports events screened live on one of their 7 television screens.

Great food, drink and atmosphere, The Paddington is a pub that offers the whole package.

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The Paddington
117 St. George's Bay Road
Auckland

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Phone: 09 309 3586
Website: www.thepaddington.co.nz

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The Paddington
Location: Parnell
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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Yasmin Campbell

Great place to spend a Sunny Sunday afternoon, we were immediately welcomed into the best seat in the house and looked after well. The coffee came quick and despite us both having allergies and preferences we were well looked after, will be back!

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Good honest pub food and good service

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Carmen Jacka

Lovely pub with great atmosphere. The food was great from a large selection.

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Campbell Spencer

We went to the Paddington with great hopes and intentions. We had heard that this was a great pub and that the food was good. However for us I think that the chef was having a really bad day. All the food was overcooked and burnt. The Pork Roast Dinner had burnt black Yorkshire Puddings, and the vegetables were not fresh that day. The Buttermilk Chicken was simply cooked too long, burnt and dry. Overall a shame.

At the end of the meal we were asked how we liked the meal and we simply said the meals were burnt and we were disappointed. We were not rude. We just accepted it. The Waitress was lovely.

We went to pay for our meal and the Manager apologised for the meals and removed these items from the final bill. We did not ask for this. It was the Managers decision. The Manager was interested in maintaining the quality of their food offering and asked us to come back another time for a better dining experience.

We will try again at another time. We chalk this up to experience but will give it another go.

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Chandra Ann

Steak was fantastic!

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Dawn Hutchison

Had a lovely lunch with family. Staff were very friendly. Ordered a meat platter which was delicious and plenty for 2. Would recommend and will certainly return

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Shirley Bisschoff

Upmarket but relaxed pub atmosphere with very tasty food and service which was very attentive. Can recommend the perfectly cooked squid for starters. Will be back!

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Dawn Hughes

Dined at the Paddingtinon Saturday night, 3 Nov, before our Adam Smith concert. The location was perfect, as we could leave our car in the parking next to the restaurant and walk to the Spark Arena. 15 minute brisk walk. The food at the Paddington was delicious. The ribs and crispy chicken were tasty and full of flavour. The service was excellent. Couldn’t fault anything. We’ll be back.

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Had a really nice dinner and overall evening at The Paddington last night in Parnell. Staff were attentive and efficient, and the food was very enjoyable.Even without the discount the pricing was very reasonable. This was our second experience with First Table and we will definitely be back to this establishment =)

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Su Walker

Fantastic service and the food very good ! Nice ambience although the place is a little dark- for the daytime. We were seated next to a window so the darkness had no effect on us however. Will def be visiting again :)

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Nongkran Chuaybamrung

Great food, lovely atmosphere and good service! The ribs were to die for...proper hot wings ..delicious and well cooked. The service was good but staff walked around a lot not tending to my table though..a bit strange. Overall I would go back again in future for a good catch up with hearty meals!

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We decided to come here for a family lunch and because the game between Argentina and New Zealand was on, the place was packed. We were however taken into a private room, which was a lot more convenient and quiet. We ordered our meals and waited around 25-30 minutes, which was alright seeing as we had ordered quite a lot. The food was hot, fresh and packed full of flavour. The roasted vegetable salad was delicious paired with the grilled halloumi and crispy chicken, and the lamb shanks with mash were tender and flavourful. The servings of all our meals were huge, which was excellent as it matched the price well. Service was friendly, helpful and patient, seeing as it was a full house. Would definitely recommend and come again.

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Terry Kim

I had a very nice time at The Paddington with my family. The vietnamese beef salad and roast vegetable salad with crispy chicken was perfect to my liking; the goat cheese pizza and crispy squid had a bit too much flavour and seasoning but nonetheless was enjoyable; the braised lamb was by far the favourite! So tender and full of flavour, went well with the mash. Guinness and Hoegaarden was perfectly poured. I was very impressed with the selection of tap beers available. Would definitely come back!

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Simon Sherpa

Great service and food in a relaxed setting.

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Neecee Brunt

Food was amazing, we had the ribs and lamb shanks.. Service is friendly and helpful. Also quick to take orders.
Cool atmosphere with a pool table and lounge area which is awesome. Convenient car parks right out front or on side of building.

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Jaspreet Singh

One of the best places to hang out with amazing food and best customer service

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Ali Joblin

Good size meals which arrived promptly and friendly staff made for a great evening.

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Nathan Pese

Very nice restaurant and food. Would definitely go there again

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Hannah Fletcher

Amazing food. Had a nice seat by the window. Average service. Overall good experience and would go back :-)

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jahmaine cummings-hodge

Rawe ngā kai ki tēnei wāhi, ā te pai hoki o te kaimahi me tõna kaha manaaki ia matou ko taku whānau

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Sharon McKenzie

Perfect pre-dinner before going to Pink! Enjoyed Vietnamese beef salad, scotch fillet, tiramisu & passion fruit cheesecake. Helped make our quick visit to Auckland amazing, thanks

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We went to Paddington on Sunday, specifically for the ribs, however as they have a rib special every Saturday night they had sold out. That said, instead we had the Pizza Bread with Dips and the Lamb Shanks, which were both delicious.

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Raewyn Weir

Opting for an early dinner before heading off to PINK last night turned out to be a fantastic decision! Proximity to Spark Arena was excellent but even better was the dining experience itself...the food, service and environment was top notch...thanks heaps The Paddington we will return!

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Good pub style food and lots of drink choices. Friendly staff. Only negative was we felt judged as the waitress made us put a card behind the bar as we ordered drinks first whilst choosing what to eat. The other waitress thought that was very strange when we went to pay so that was the only saving grace from not marking their service down.

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Julie Pettitt

Great menu
Surroundings lovely
Service very attentive

Great food
Thanks so much Love this place.

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Lisa Stead

Food was awesome, an improvement on my previous visit. The table next to the window had a draft so I was a bit chilly.
Staff were a bit hit and miss, but on most part were ok.

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Linda Dunkerley

Enjoyed lunch with grandsons. Burgers were yummy with tasty beef. Not many fries tho.

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Great value and service

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Graham Crawford

Excellent venue and food is some of the best in Auckland

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Lawrence Hough

Food was great, service was excellent & the cocktails awesome

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Donné Moult

Excellent food and Service - Highly recommend

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Lydia Chamley

Had a great night at Paddington, nice and chill environment. The food was classic pub style with all the usual favourites on the menu. Great selection of drinks. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Would recommend if you’re looking for a relaxed pub dinner

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Good meal especially liked the way they were so receptive to one of our group who was coeliac and required gluten free.
Would go again.

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Great food, good service and great over all vibe. Very busy for a Friday after work so good to get in early to avoid standing for the rest of the night

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Great time!

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Andy Tuiloma

Food at the Paddington was Awesome but the service was poor. the waiter that served us brought our seafood platter to our table and then dropped two pieces of ciabatta that were from our platter on the floor. We thought she was going to go out back and replace this but she never did, not even a "sorry i will get new ones made out for you"
Same waiter who was snobby and acted like she had just worked a 48 hour day with no breaks! loved the food but service was average!

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Peter Ellmers

Very good food and friendly service.

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Mele Finau

great food! awesome service!

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Melissa Sharpe

Lovely atmosphere and staff, really good coffee!! Food was quick out of the kitchen and delicious. Would definitely visit again.

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Food was delicious and portions are huge. Recommend the Paddington platter.

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Sovaleni Masima

What a great deal this was and I'm pretty sure I'll be at The Paddington again shortly. Food was delicious - we started off with the shared platters (The Paddington platter and Seafood platter) and this was shared among 4 of us. There was plenty of food and for Islanders who love our food these platters were yummy and very good in portion. I would 100% recommend that you at least try one of these platters (there was a 3rd option which I'll probably try on my next visit). We had the 2 steaks, buttermilk chicken and ribs for the 4 mains were all very tasteful. I cannot fault anything from my experience at The Paddington so you get full marks. Great work team and a big shout out to the gentleman at the Bar as well as our waitress, they were both very friendly and really great service.

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Aparna Pratthi

Great food and service! Will definitely go back!!

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Jen Miao

My first experience with first table at the Paddjngton it was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and attentive throughout the night.
I ordered the lamb shank and the lemon pepper squids, my friend ordered the steak. All the food were very generous portion. The bottom bits of lamb shank was a bit burnt, too hard to eat.
Overall we enjoyed our experience at Paddington.

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Zhe Min Shao

Pleasantly surprised with the venue and the food. Great value for money, with the first table booking, it was ridiculously cheap! Real decent pub food, will definitely be going back again.

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We had an enjoyable family dinner to celebrate my son's 13th birthday! The Pork ribs and Paddington platter never disappoint. Nice atmosphere and got to watch the WC replays from earlier in the day.

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Free Pool on a Sunday was great. Food was nice - however on an ‘English Roast’, definitely missing the roast potatoes! But big portion and loadsa gravy and Yorkshire pudding made up for it.

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Always a good standard of food. Cosy on a cold winter evening.

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Laila Ben-Brahim

Greeted by smiley and friendly service. Taken to our table and ordered drinks a starter and two mains.
The food was delicious and the portions are incredibly generous! My 300g scotch fillet was cooked perfectly! And my partner had the double lamb shanks with a beautiful mash!
We were checked on and cared for thoroughly but still given our space!
This is the sort of place that really cares about their customers experience despite being a busy bar at the same time!
Safe to say we will definitely return!
Thanks team @ Paddington! :)

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Yasmin Numan

We (party of 4) arrived at 5.35pm to be greeted by a friendly hostess and guided to our specially marked, reserved table. We had my 11 month old son, who was accommodated perfectly! They had a high chair for him and were happy to heat his food for him. We ordered 3 bar snacks as entrees. Jalapeño poppers, salt and pepper squid and 6x authentic buffalo spicy chicken wings with blue cheese sauce. They were all YUM. The mains arrived an appropriate amount of time later (it's good when you don't know how long it took because that means you didn't look at the time!) I ordered the scotch steak with mushroom sauce, one of the best steaks I've ever had! Dad got the crispy chicken and hubby and brother got 2 lamb shanks each. They all loved their food! We rolled out at 7.15pm but could have easily stayed longer. Atmosphere was quiet at the start and there was heaps of parking at 5.30pm. By the time we left the place was pumping (a little bit too loud for my baby - but I can't complain!) and the atmosphere was ready for the All Blacks to kick off on the many screens around the place. We will definitely be back!

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The food here is so good, we always leave very satisfied. love this place!

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