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Cuisine: Contemporary, European, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

For those who love honest food and home comforts, Remuera Local Cafe and Bistro is your home in the middle of Auckland.

Located in the Remuera Shopping Centre near Clonbern Road, it's the perfect location if you're out and about in the city. Its European-style interior with a unique navy theme makes for a cool and casual spot to meet up after a long day.

Kick-start your evening with some European classics, like a rich n' creamy duck liver pate or polenta squid. The mains showcase the best meat in town with their grilled eye fillet with an earthy mushroom and potato gratin as well as crispy pork belly and lamb shank Provençal. From the sea, there's market fish that sits pretty on a bed of saffron risotto.

And with a dazzling wine list handpicked from NZ's greatest vineyards and around the world, there's the perfect tipple out there for everyone.

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Remuera Local Cafe & Bistro
371 Remuera Road, Remuera
Auckland 1050

Open Hours:
Mon 6.30am – 4pm
Tue – Fri 6.30am – 11pm
Sat 6.30am – 11pm
Sun 6.30am – 3pm

Phone: 09 520 2900

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Remuera Local Cafe & Bistro
Location: Remuera
Cuisine: Contemporary, European, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Melissa Tonkin

Our second time to Local in Remuera. Loved it just as much the second time as we did the first time. Food was delicious, service was top notch - we couldn't ask for anything more. Can't wait to go again.

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Jade Varadi

Great little bistro in a lovely part of Auckland. First time here and was happily surprised. Food quality was great we all enjoyed our food including my daughter who is normally very fussy. We ordered the lamb shank was beautiful, and my husband had the steak which he also enjoyed.
Service was great and the time we went was nice and quite around 630.
Would definately recommend and will go again.

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Kaye Wienk

Great little local - food was yum!

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We enjoyed our meals especially those in our group who had steaks. I would have preferred my Pork Belly on a kumara mash rancher than lentils.

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Daniel Boxall-Hunt

Great place to eat, truely amazing food (the lamb is to die for), good atmosphere and a nice chilled ambience.

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Food and service were in good quality. Staff were friendly and nice. Fish was freshly cooked. It went perfect with risotto and the sauce!

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Excellent dining experience

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Pearl Hans

Really good food and atmosphere

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Elaine Pang

A great small restaurant. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

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Monique Radford

We were tired after a long day so searched for a quiet little place with easy parking for our regular weekly date night. The Remuera Local Cafe and Bistro was the perfect spot. A lovely quiet little neighbourhood Bistro with free parking (after 6pm) on the road outside. We both had Eye Fillet on a mushroom and potato gratin served with roasted tomato, red onion relish and a beef jus with a side of roasted cauliflower and broccoli. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and plenty of it.

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Adeli Teixeira

Nice place. I enjoyed the experience and the smoothies were delicious

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4 of us went for dinner. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented. Nice wine list. Was nice atmosphere, no blaring music so we could hear to talk.
Great service
I would recommend 100%.

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Lovely cafe to enjoy breakfast at. Food was delish and excellent service. Would deff go back!

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We think this would have been our best first table experience so far. Everything was just right.
All four of us chose different meals and we all loved what we received. Generous portion size, great taste. We will be returning!!

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Kalyan Rayakota

Amazing food and excellent staff

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Great food and service, but only 2 groups of four in the restaurant on a Saturday night. Support your local restaurants people, these guys deserve to do well.

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People so kind n food so excellent.

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Very friendly, good food, accommodating staff, parking was a little tricky but eventually were sorted

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Enjoyed a pleasant evening in a professional environment. Both had the lamb shank which was tasty and was an ample portion. Service was courteous and not intrusive! Would return

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Great food and lots of cabinet food options too! Cecilia and her staff were really accommodating, she made sure we had a good experience without prejudice to what deal we had. Will be going back again for sure :)

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Nice venue and relaxed atmosphere...,food was great...very friendly staff. Wonderful night out and experience.

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The meals were fantastic, hearty and tasty with surprisingly generous portion sizes.

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Laura Lane

Meal was delicious and the menu had a broad selection of choices. Will go again

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Nichola Keast

Excellent food in a really friendly environment.

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Great service and food was very delicious. Highly recommended.

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Melissa Tonkin

Our second time to Local in Remuera. Loved it just as much the second time as we did the first time. Food was delicious, service was top notch - we couldn't ask for anything more. Can't wait to go again.

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nice vibe. good food

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Jade Varadi

Great little bistro in a lovely part of Auckland. First time here and was happily surprised. Food quality was great we all enjoyed our food including my daughter who is normally very fussy. We ordered the lamb shank was beautiful, and my husband had the steak which he also enjoyed.
Service was great and the time we went was nice and quite around 630.
Would definately recommend and will go again.

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Good value for money even without First Table. Lovely decor inside. My partner had the crepes and they were amazing. I went for the chicken burger which was great.

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We recently dined at Remuera Local Cafe & Bistro. Have to say the food was very tasty and presented beautifully. The wait between order and arrival was just right. Would definitely dine there again.

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Rachel Cusack

Not a good starters, the squid was not fresh and rubbery.
Salmon was good but kind of bland,
Ambience is very weak.
They need more than one waitress as she was very nice but one person cant manage all tables so was massive gaps between service.

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Sharon McKenzie

Spur of the moment visit here but thoroughly enjoyed lunch meal. Had vegetarian burger which was ok, husband had salmon eggs bene which he enjoyed.

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Hannah Clarke

Had a lovely dining experience, staff were very attentive. The food was great! Generous sized starters! Lovely ambience

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Jason Loader

Seating a bit awkward. Staff friendly and helpful. Food ok

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Nice atmosphere and lovely setting on a sunny day. Food was very good, wait time a little longer than we expected

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Lee Clark

2 out of 4 of the meals were fine and the curly fries were awesome! The omelettes were overcooked and dry and were not enjoyed by either of the 2 that ordered them. My chicken burger was good and the pizza seemed to be well received. The girl serving us was new and had difficulty working out how to apply the First Table discount but we can excuse that. However, we would not rush back.

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Four of us had dinner here on Friday evening, the food was great - really generous portions and some next level potato fries. Great service too, we will definitely be coming back!

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Colleen Poole

The staff went above and beyond on their service in particular catering to my daughters very specific dietary requirements.

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Melissa Tonkin

Went to this restaurant last night with my partner. Neither of us had been here before but we will definitely be back. We both ordered the eye fillet and agreed it was absolutely divine. The restaurant is small and quiet which suited our tastes perfectly. Service was great. We will be back!

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Very nice, had the salmon and it was delicious

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We had the lamb shank and pork belly and they were both awesome!

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Great breakfast and good spot for people watching on a sunday morning!

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Owen Hicks

Nice breakfast. Good service and generous servings of food.

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Kaye Wienk

Great little local - food was yum!

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Good service and food

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We enjoyed our meals especially those in our group who had steaks. I would have preferred my Pork Belly on a kumara mash rancher than lentils.

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Very salty dry meat

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Daniel Boxall-Hunt

Great place to eat, truely amazing food (the lamb is to die for), good atmosphere and a nice chilled ambience.

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Leanne Taylor

Very average food with a 40 minute wait until it arrived - not good when you have just an hour for lunch and don't work anywhere near Remuera.

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food acceptable

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Food and service were in good quality. Staff were friendly and nice. Fish was freshly cooked. It went perfect with risotto and the sauce!

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Excellent dining experience

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First Table 6.30pm booking great time. Good portions for entree and mains. Unfortunately, the seafood dish for mains was not available for the evening as they had run out at lunchtime!!!

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Pearl Hans

Really good food and atmosphere

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Elaine Pang

A great small restaurant. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

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Monique Radford

We were tired after a long day so searched for a quiet little place with easy parking for our regular weekly date night. The Remuera Local Cafe and Bistro was the perfect spot. A lovely quiet little neighbourhood Bistro with free parking (after 6pm) on the road outside. We both had Eye Fillet on a mushroom and potato gratin served with roasted tomato, red onion relish and a beef jus with a side of roasted cauliflower and broccoli. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and plenty of it.

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I wish I could always leave a good review - I usually does. You get 50% off the food, which usually makes you more lenient right?

Well... The service was really attentive, and the waitress tried her very best... but regretfully everything made it hard for her.

> The Space: a little sad, not so good lighting. Unsure how the multiples neon signs and giant TV screen playing rugby are supposed to fit with the French Bistro ambiance. The only other couple in the restaurant left by 7pm... so I suppose we can call it a private dinning experience?

> The Wine: very average list. What we ordered first was unavailable and waitress suggested another option 'off the menu'... dubious. All the bottles on the menu are between $55 and $70... But they all retail between $8 and $17. That's a BIG markup.

> The Food: Again, a couple of items were not available... The duck risotto was average and the salad on top just out of place, the squids were just bad and chewie. The eye filet was good and well cooked, the snapper dry unimpressive. Overall just very average good, 50% off making it just digestible. By that stage we didn't feel like desert.

I wouldn't recommend it. I wouldn't name this place a 'Bistro', and nothing French about the food ( I am french myself, so let me tell you!)... Maybe grab a coffee on the weekend with the lovely smile of the waitress, but that's about it.

There are some GREAT restaurants on First Table, regretfully this one is not of of them.

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Adeli Teixeira

Nice place. I enjoyed the experience and the smoothies were delicious

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4 of us went for dinner. Food was outstanding and beautifully presented. Nice wine list. Was nice atmosphere, no blaring music so we could hear to talk.
Great service
I would recommend 100%.

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A good, well-priced meal, especially at half price!

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Fun night.

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Diane Gordon

Felt the food was good but we waited an hour before any food came out. Table service was very poor e.g. no cutlery provided to eat the main course when it arrived and the waiter had disappeared. For the price of the food you would expect way better service. We were very disappointed.

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Tanya Sco

Sunday morning in Remuera is a lovely relaxed experience. Easy parking just by the cafe.
We both ordered the avocado on rosti. This was really yummy and a good size brekkie. Coffee and chai lattes great too. Atmosphere is lovely although we were a bit chilly as the doors were wide open, I guess to entice more folk in. All in all, I was happy and would return.
Then we had a relaxing wander around the shops. Lovely morning

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Lovely cafe to enjoy breakfast at. Food was delish and excellent service. Would deff go back!

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Betty Yu

Lovely little bistro. The atmosphere was great and the food is quite yummy as well. I especially enjoyed the steak which was cooked just right.

However, the waiter is a little unattentive (such as we need to ask for an order, water and basically anything we need).

I would like to go again especially with first table deals.

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We think this would have been our best first table experience so far. Everything was just right.
All four of us chose different meals and we all loved what we received. Generous portion size, great taste. We will be returning!!

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Kalyan Rayakota

Amazing food and excellent staff

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Melanie Morrison

We won't be returning to this restaurant.
Service was poor, food took more than an hour to come to the table only to discover that potato gratin was replaced with french fries. Worst French Onion soup we've ever tasted. Even with 50% off the food we still wished we'd spend our $100 elsewhere.

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Busy makes staff no smile but food excellent

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Great food and service, but only 2 groups of four in the restaurant on a Saturday night. Support your local restaurants people, these guys deserve to do well.

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People so kind n food so excellent.

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Very friendly, good food, accommodating staff, parking was a little tricky but eventually were sorted

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Nice and warm place to go with nice food and services

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Maureen Cooney

Nice cosy atmosphere. Service and food both agreeable. Generous portions for the soups. Great to have the early 6pm dining spot.

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