MR TOMS

is currently on a break from First Table.

Go to Auckland Restaurants

Cuisine: A La Carte, Pizza, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Warm, inviting and serving excellent food and delectable cocktails, Mr Toms has the winning combination on the sunny side of Ponsonby Road.

The restaurant has a vibrant atmosphere, complimented with fresh greenery and nautical colours to create an electric yet laid-back vibe.

The spotlight is on quality service and simple dishes done right. You’ll find a selective yet incredibly creative menu offering vegetarian and meat dishes all made with fresh and seasonal produce, with the sirloin steak and smoked bone marrow butter being a firm favourite amongst diners. Enjoy a range of sharing plates like spicy edamame beans, market fish ceviche and beef short rib tacos. There’s hearty salads and a range of delicious pizzas on offer too; try the butternut pumpkin pizza with blue cheese and pine nuts or a classic pepperoni number with artichoke and chimichurri.

On weekends, Mr Toms also serves fresh, home-grown live music from the likes of Carla Flavell, Hamish Pinkham and Laughton Kora. An extensive list of wines, beers and sassy cocktails will keep you refreshed.

Map

Map Loading...

MR TOMS
151 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby 1011

Open Hours:
Mon - Tues: 3pm - late
Wed - Sun: 12pm - late

Phone: 09 360 9138

Sample Menu *may not be current

Click on menu to enlarge.

Book a First Table

MR TOMS

is currently on a break from First Table.

Go to Auckland Restaurants

Reviews

Took my cousins here for their birthday and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. A few slip ups (lol) with our mocktails but that made our night so memorable, the upside of it was they were really good. The food was great too, we had the Margherita pizza, Mr Toms salads (highly recommended) and the fish tacos. Overall, the staff were lovely, the atmosphere was great and the food was on point. Will definitely be back :)

- dined at MR TOMS on

We had the most wonderful time at Mr Toms! Both the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant were top quality, and our host and waitress were some of the friendliest I’ve met; they really contributed to the experience. An all round brilliant way to start the weekend.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Really cool restaurant and the service was excellent. We tried the fish taco, paw paw salad, steak, and brownie. The fish taco was disappointing but the other three meals were delicious - the steak was perfectly cooked with a delicious sauce. Papaw salad had really nice flavours. Good drinks selection too. Thanks!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Had a great evening. The food was delicious. When we arrived it did take a while to get served by the waitstaff and get a drinks menu. But when the waiter did arrive he apologized and we could see there was a large table that had arrived before us, so understandable. After this the service was amazing, and they catered for our dietary requirements so well. Menu is great for Coeliacs.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Monique Stone

As soon as we walked it the atmosphere was buzzing, we were promptly taken to our table in the more quiet restaurant area. I loved that you could see into the kitchen, it was really interesting. Service was great, everything we ordered was delicious. The pork belly was tender with a crispy skin, the Arancini was melt in your mouth and tasty, the eye fillet steak was perfectly cooked and juicy. The market fish was king fish that day and it was lovely with a crispy skin too. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend them to anyone

- dined at MR TOMS on

Angus Dunn

Only knowing Mr Toms as the place-to-be for all Yuppies in a 10km radius on a Friyay night, I admit i was at first sceptical. This was instantly replaced with hunger as soon as I saw the menu.

We had the Duck Cups (amazing), Karaage Chicken (awesome), Fish Tacos (above average), Rocket Salad (appetising), and Bruschetta (well balanced and refreshing). All this was topped off by a bottle of Angus The Bull Cab Sav which tied everything together like a bow on top of a puppy at Christmas.

The noise from the lively bar area was dulled by a sliding door; next to this was a quote reminding guests to look up, be present, and enjoy their surroundings.

Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and well-presented, who made our evening that little bit nicer. On the whole, this was a wonderful and highly recommended experience for all those wanting to venture past the UberEats menu on date night.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Sapphire Lukupa

Thought this was a rowdy bar and then we were lead to the back and down a short set of stairs to the restaurant area which was nicely lit with candles and flowers on the tables. Still had some atmosphere too with good music. Loved that they had a vegetarian menu so I didn't have to sift through the normal menu for the options I could have. I ordered the portobello and halloumi burger and it was amazing! My partner also really enjoyed the chicken pizza. Service was immaculate, great staff who were polite to each other as well as us which is always nice to see. Also loved my whiskey sour cocktail :) yum!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Terry Kim

Really enjoyed the food, the quality of the food was amazing as well as presentation and service provided by the team. A very nicely designed restaurant with modern vibes yet retaining the traditional atmosphere of the building. The duck breast was absolutely amazing and so was the fish. The risotto and the wagyu burger also surpassed my expectations. The lamb ribs for sharing was bomb. I could eat that endlessly. Love!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Lovely dining environment. We had shared plates from the menu. Everything was excellent! Best pork belly I've ever had, melt in your mouth goodness. Staff were excellent, friendly, lovely and genuine. Definitely coming back!!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Oksana Zhang

Service was seamless before we even hit the restaurant! I received a call midday on Saturday confirming my reservation; this is exactly the kind of attentive and personal service every restaurant needs to make diners feel welcome!
I've been eyeing out MR TOMS on instagram (we follow each other) for the longest time, initially drawn by their aesthetic and famous cocktails.
Upon walking into the restaurant, we were greeted by a handsome lad wearing a striped shirt who escorted us to our table in the Kitchen section downstairs. Four focused chefs were working away in the open kitchen at the back. The blue-themed cushions and walls complimented the crisp furniture, lit up by the natural light peering in from the overhead window.
From the Sharing Menu we got: Lamb Ribs, Hoisin Pulled Duck Lettuce Cups and Pork Belly.
From the Salads we got the Tandoori Chicken Salad.
From Mains we got: Duck Breast and Crispy Market Fish. (Yes this was all between 2 people, the waitress had to double check haha!)
For drinks we tried an array of their cocktails, namely: Coco Colada, Life's A Peach, Summertime Spritz and Ponsonby Fruit Cup.
Every dish was a winner for me! Food arrived incredible fast and straight from the kitchen.
- Pork Belly; three succulent chunks of pork belly sat in a bed of creamy yellow pumpkin and ginger puree. The citrusy Slaw on the side added the perfect crunch and tanginess. The skin was crisp but not greasy, while the belly itself was cooked to absolute perfection. The Jus pulled everything together.
- Lamb Ribs fell right off the bone! Nicely seasoned, cooked well and the Salad complimented the flavours intricately.
- Duck Lettuce Cups was a delight on the palate! The strong flavours of the duck as complimented by the crispness of the bean sprouts and vinaigrette.
- Crispy Market Fish was cooked to perfection; tender and juicy and the skin was crispy in all the right places. Cauliflower puree and baby carrots were soft, creamy and the fish cake was a very nice touch!
- Duck Breast was faultless, perfectly cooked. The elegant scoop of black rice on the side was a very unique touch! Bok Choy was soft and juicy and the subtle berry flavour of the blackcurrant jus intricately lifts the flavours up.
- Tandoori salad was well-seasoned, with juicy pulled chicken pieces, avocado, pumpkin, lettuce, corn and tomato gently tossed in mint yoghurt. It was light, refreshing and wholesome.

The drinks deserve a photoshoot! I forgot to comment how we had the hardest time deciding because every cocktail sounded so good! Ponsonby Fruit Cup is a very interesting mix of fruity and almost Coke. Favourite would have been the Summertime Spritz, recommended if fruity flavours are your thing! Coco Colada and Life's A Peach leave a stronger aftertaste on your taste buds.

We scraped everything clean off the plates because it was that good! Service was impeccable and everything ran smoothly. Would definitely be back to try the rest of the menu and cocktails!

Food: 10/10
Price: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Service: 10/10

- dined at MR TOMS on

Fab food, lovely ambience and attentive and professional staff!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Cathy Louis-Marie

Had a n enjoyable meal. Food was extremely tasty. Great ambience

- dined at MR TOMS on

We had a lovely time at Mr Toms, lovely food and service - We loved it ! Thank you

- dined at MR TOMS on

Rachel Carroll

Service was great. The lamb shank was incredible! Would definitely eat here again.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Brittany Pearce

Food was great, we ordered shared plates: fish tacos, karaage chicken, curly fries and arancini which were all very tasty and of a reasonable size. Nice decor inside with ambient lighting. Awesome that we were given cardboard boxes for taking away our leftovers rather than plastic :) Would definitely come back!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Sally Mok

The food was lovely. The service received varied. When we arrived, my daughter was asleep in my arms. The manager told me to take her back to the car to sleep. I was like, huh??? and then also they removed her table settings. I had to tell them that she is eating with us. My booking was for 3 people, so I honestly don't know what they were thinking. When we arrived at 5:30 we were told we need to leave by 7pm. We ordered right away as a result, but food didn't come after 6pm. We rushed through the food and left before dessert.
We didn't receive much service throughout the night, the lady that served us at the end was nice hence I gave a 3.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Took my cousins here for their birthday and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. A few slip ups (lol) with our mocktails but that made our night so memorable, the upside of it was they were really good. The food was great too, we had the Margherita pizza, Mr Toms salads (highly recommended) and the fish tacos. Overall, the staff were lovely, the atmosphere was great and the food was on point. Will definitely be back :)

- dined at MR TOMS on

- dined at MR TOMS on

Pauline Budgen

Mr Toms had a great variety of all sorts on the menu to choose from. Very attentive staff and very friendly. We all enjoyed our meal. Would recommend Mr Toms!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Annabelle Rose

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

- dined at MR TOMS on

dean cowling

great food and service

- dined at MR TOMS on

Rachel Edens

Lovely intimate restaurant space seperate to the bar, we had bruschetta , lamb shank and cheesecake which were all really great and we would definitley go back. The only critisism would be that the amount of vegetables that came with the lamb was very small so would have appreciated a bit more to balance it out. Would also recommend the bar area which was decorated really nicely and had a really nice vibe to it

- dined at MR TOMS on

Linda Nienaber

Food was good, service was really good too! Although we sat down the back right by the smokey kitchen was still really good!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Michael Bolock

We ate the fish tacos, squid, and matzorella balls for starters and lamb shanks and fillet steak for dinner. Fish tacos weren’t anything to talk about but everything else was beautiful. Cocktails were great as well. Great service as well.

- dined at MR TOMS on

We were quickly greeted and seated by a polite waitress who took good care of use through the night. My partner got steak and I had the ribs. Unfortunately the steak was fine but nothing to write home about. The ribs weren't as tender as I would have expected from a restaurant like this and lacked flavour. The garlic pizza bread was amazing though.

- dined at MR TOMS on

David Franklin-Ross

Great food as always...go for the Lamb Shank or Pan Seared Fish!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Service was really good, waiter we had was really good, very attentive. Food was also really good, pulled pork taco was good but not standout, Cranberry brie chicken pizza and Kaarage chicken were both really really good and would definitely order again

- dined at MR TOMS on

friendly staff, good choices on menu. We seem to always over order as we are tempted by so many dishes!

- dined at MR TOMS on

nice and relax atmosphere , excellent service.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Liz Garner

Dining room is really nice decorated and the food was so good! Especially karaage chicken and ceviche. Great wine selection

- dined at MR TOMS on

Gin Wang

The food was good, pretty big portions and the service was very good

- dined at MR TOMS on

All four of us dining here had amazing burgers and pizzas. And the desserts were unbelievable, works of art and so tasty!!! I would highly recommend eating here.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Yuna Lee

I went Mr Toms for my mother's birthday. Starter and Main dishes are amazing and dining service was magnificent! I wanna try other dishes as well in the future!!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Jason Zeng

Second time dining here and I strongly recommend this place. Nice food and friendly staff.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Ekaterina Isaeva

We had such an awesome time at Mr Tom! The food was great and the cocktails were just amazing

- dined at MR TOMS on

Awesome service, amazing food and great atmosphere! First time here and will be returning. Thank you.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Food was good but nothing said wow. We had a few starters and a main to share. Would recommend the crumbed mozzarella and the tiger prawn salad from the mains was the best dish we had. Couldn’t fault the service.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Andi

As a family with small kids, the 5.30pm table was perfect! The staff were great and friendly, and provided the kids with colouring stuff. (big tick)

The food was wonderful, loads of flavour. We had the pulled pork tacos, whitebait fritters, lamb shanks and pan fried fish.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Meal and service was great! Karaage chicken was amazing!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Had a great time at Mr Toms. Food and service were excellent!

- dined at MR TOMS on

We had the most wonderful time at Mr Toms! Both the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant were top quality, and our host and waitress were some of the friendliest I’ve met; they really contributed to the experience. An all round brilliant way to start the weekend.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Lotty Ffoulkes

I had the fancy steak (sorry can’t remember the name) and it was bloody delicious! Paired with sweet potato mash, massively regret not sneaking into the kitchen and stealing the recipe for it! The mozzarella bites I think could have been a bit more melted in the middle but the taste was nice. Plus they serve blush rhubarb gin

- dined at MR TOMS on

Nice space for a drink or a meal! Food was delicious and the staff are really great!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Samantha Chan

Amazing foods (sirloin steak, pan fried fish and tiger prawn salad) and love their Mocktails

- dined at MR TOMS on

Simone Press

Awesome little Ponsonby hotspot. The food was solid - well prepared, tasty and well executed. The pricing was amazing - seeing that 50% come off the bill was just insane and the group of people we dined with just really enjoyed everything!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Judi Williams

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mr Toms. The service was great, really friendly, polite and happy staff. Food was excellent. Infact, one of our friends said the dessert was “the best he had ever had”. And the steak was amazing. We would highly recommend it and will be returning some time.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Lovely place great design food was really good! Tasty fish and service very quick - weren’t many people there at the early time but was still fine with us!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Samantha Chan

Very nice environment, services and amazing foods

- dined at MR TOMS on

Steffie Bedford

Great food, amazing cocktails, even better service!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Jade Lee

Great service and amazing food!
Very friendly staff. Desserts were amazing!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Awesome service and great food ! Highly recommended

- dined at MR TOMS on

Sara Williams

Everybody happy, hip enough for the two teenagers and affordable enough for the better half banker. We will be back!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Good bar menu and service. Good atmosphere during the week.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Brilliant

- dined at MR TOMS on

Malak Anderson

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. My husband got the wagyu burger and he said it was the best burger hes had in a very long time! I had the cajun chicken pizza and it was so yummy and such a generous portion that I had enough to take away and have for my lunch the next day! Definitely coming back again! Thank you for the great experience.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Will be back!

- dined at MR TOMS on

Brooke Nieper

A great range of food on the menu, we wanted to order one of everything!
The staff were very friendly and helpful, offering a great service.
Mr Toms never fails to impress! I will be back for some more karaage chicken and pizza.

- dined at MR TOMS on

Victoria Yang

Great tender squid, yummy sauce! Chicken pizza is spicy and crispy! Really love the mocktails and dessert drinks, two people ordered four drinks including golden liquid, amazing taste.

- dined at MR TOMS on

A really enjoyable evening

- dined at MR TOMS on

Karen Wilkie

Loved Mr Tom's! Friendly welcome. Great retreat away from a very vibrant bar area! Yummy mocktails and fresh, tasty share plates and pizza rounded off with the most gorgeous fudgy brownie ever! Four out of five for service - our initial person was fabulous - smiling and attentive - but the second person was offhand. All in all a great experience

- dined at MR TOMS on

Overview

262 reviews

Food
Service