Cuisine: American, Diner
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Enjoy delicious food, first class drinks and classy cocktails at Johnny Barr’s! Renowned to serve some of the best coffee in Auckland, this popular daytime cafe transforms into a chic American diner by night.

With a passion for all things fresh, simple and innovative, their menu showcases the best Americana dishes and flavours. From their five different styles of gourmet macaroni and cheese, to mouthwatering burgers, buffalo chicken wings and lamb shank, there’s something hearty for everyone to dig into.

But a visit to Johnny Barr’s wouldn’t be complete without trying a mind blowing cocktail! Treat yourself to a Key Lime Pie martini, or choose one of their own line of craft brews on tap. From wining and dining to thick shakes and smoothies, this bar is a real people-pleaser with its variety.

Located on the picturesque Wynyard Quarter of Auckland’s waterfront, this inspired eatery and cocktail bar promises a decadent evening out.

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Johnny Barr's
142 Halsey St
Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Mon - Fri: 6am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 8pm
Sun: 9am - 8pm

Phone: 09 303 4153
Website: www.johnnybarrs.co.nz

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Johnny Barr's
Location: Wynyard Quarter
Cuisine: American, Diner
Mains: $15 - $35

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Rachael Mephan-Bain

Fab food, the tower burger was a feast and a half. Will definitely eat here again.

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Malak Anderson

We ordered the fish burger and the 'challenge' burger (cant remember the actual name) and they were both amazing. The service was on-point! The restaurant itself was very cool too but just unfortunate that it doesnt really have a view. We will definitely be back!

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James Sellwood

Food and coffee were good, good solid breakfast to start the day!

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Jessica Kelly Rule

Food was great but service was incredibly slow

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Paige Venter

The food and service here was good. I particularly recommend the fried chicken on mash - it's a huge meal and super satisfying.

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Louise Holley

Great place lovely food!

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Food was decent. The only down side that I could comment on was waiting to be served by someone even when trying to wave down staff. Had people that have arrived after us being served before checking up on our table. Once we got served everything was good from there.

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Had a cheese steak and some mushroom mac and cheese for lunch here, it was damn fine. Would recommend getting some cornchips, we got the straight out of the fryer, still warm! Great in house made salsa as well. Piece of cheesecake for dessert and your away laughing. Great experience all round

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Vivien Kit

We ordered the classic burger , Philly cheese steak, kids meal and buffalo wings. everything is delicious and the kids meal are great value! Definitely will come back

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Paula Pardoe

We had a fantastic late lunch here yesterday. Anne, our host was very friendly and helpful. Plus the chef was very accommodating when our 5 year old daughter wanted to order something from the breakfast menu:-). We had a gourmet prawn macaroni and chicken fajitas (both delicious), as was the snickers thick shake. Kids are already asking when we are going back! Thanks Johnny Barr’s xx

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Jackie Nesi

First time here and we enjoyed it very much! Would love to try the all day menu next time!

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Friendly, welcoming staff. Great proximity to the Waterfront Theatre. Good range of food choices. We used the lunch option which was offered at 3PM..... which proved to be a great time for dining after another activity. Food was tasty. Portion sizes were appropriate. Having lived in Boston l can state that the clam chowder was excellent.

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Food was amazing! We had the fried pickles, Philly Cheesesteak and Fajitas. The waitress kept tabs on us and was very informative and polite. Craved more fried pickles the next day so will definitely be back.

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Pleasant, quiet place for a weekend lunch.

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Amazing gourmet Mac & cheeses!

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Vien Luis

Great food and great service! Thanks

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Chloe Arkell

Had a fantastic night, food was great!

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Fantastic food, thoroughly enjoyed lunch with friends. Board games to play too - definitely be back :)

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mojo malijan

Food was very oily, not much selection on the menu. Service was good.

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Staff was very friendly! Food was really good.

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Natalie Rogers

Friendly staff and really lovely food!

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great mac and cheese and great service

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Simon McConnon

The double burger was pretty massive. The kids liked the food and the cafe was nice and close to Wynyard Quarter.

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The food was great! The service is good!

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Great lunch! Our favourites were the fried pickles as a starter; ribs, macaroni and cheese, and fish tacos for mains; and the ice cream sandwich for dessert. Yum!

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Amazing food and the staff were lovely and really helpful.

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Pearl Telang

It was a special day for us so we decided to book using first-table. Excellent service by the staff there, the waitress recommended some great options and kept checking up on us if everything was good. Food was also good, we tried mexican stuff like nachos and tacos. The thicc shakes are the best <3 Hazelnut and Snickers flavours were great! Would go there again

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Logan Waters

Absolutely amazing food and desert drinks were reasonably priced. But happily eat here again and will be doing so.

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I'd never heard of First Table or Johnny Barr's but we wanted a good deal for dinner out with friends & the reviews were encouraging. The venue was ambient & suitable for any customer- from the dressed up out on the town sort to the family with two under 5's like us. There were toys & colouring sheets for the kids which kept them happy & the food came quite quickly. We had the Fajitas (chicken & beef), the Empire burger & a kids tomato soup with cheese toastie. Everything was well presented, really tasty & was a decent portion... the Empire burger was HUGE & held me over until 2am! Perhaps the highlight for me though was the service.
So thank you First Table for a genius idea & thank you Johnny Barr's for a fantastic night out celebrating a landmark event with friends.

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Bradley Williams

Food and drinks were very good, good location and enjoyable atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back again

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If nothing else you have got to try the deep fried pickles with capsicum aioli - insane! They didn't have a couple of dishes/sides but offered totally acceptable alternatives (wedges instead of fries - same same but different!) and the server left us to enjoy ourselves but was available when we needed her.

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Things weren't quite from the minute we were handed the menu. The lady who served us had the hard job of saying that they had run out of burger bread on the night. Anyways we ordered whatever was available on the night as we had gone with the intention of celebrating a family birthday dinner. We even ordered a molten lava chocolate which when I turned my head saw the lady in the kitchen tasting the chocolate if it gone off which it had but inspite of that it was served to us. The molten lava cake was literally like rubber. As we were leaving the restaurant I saw the guy in the kitchen throwing the rest of the chocolate syrup away and that made me wonder why someone would throw chocolate away.
This is the first time I have had such a bad experience that a restaurant which has such good ratings can offer such poor service. We decided to celebrate our family dinner at the American diner but came extremely disappointed and dissatisfied. I will definately not be going there ever again even if I was offered a free dinner.
I would not recommend anyone to book the 8pm table ever.

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Kelsie Smith

Johnny Barr's provided excellent service and quality food from the get go. Upon entering drinks were served immediately, starter served within 10mins and mains only 10mins after entree was complete. Atmosphere was fun but quiet enough to have conversations, especially being earlier in the night.
Food was remarkable, we had nachos, East Style Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork Burger and a Chicken Burger. Fried Chicken was certainly a highlight with the best tasting mash I've had to date.
We will certainly be back, thanks Johnny Barr's team!

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It was awesome! Nice atmosphere. Their closing hours are 9pm but were accommodating to closing past 9pm so we are able to finish our meal. They also have board games which is cool. The food was wonderful considering they didnt have the best on the menu due to stock which is an Angus rib eye or lobster. We had ribs,phillycheese steak,lamb shank,fish burger and fried chicken. Even one of my friend's who is critical on phillycheese steak in general said it tasted really good! I highly recommend! Great service and great food. And one of my other friends who said this is also an american!

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What a neat place. We went as a family of four (two kids in tow) and the food was amazing, the service lovely.
The kids loved ribs and the chicken wings, I had the salad which was great, so much avocado and my husband had the burger, which was awesome but enormous. Serving sizes are generous, our waitress was attentive and friendly. It was a lovely way to have a relaxing lunch on a Saturday. We will be back.

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The food was great, really enjoyed the burger, also the mac and cheese was very good. The desserts were delicious, especially the cheesecake and apple crumble, and they were a good size. Will definitely go back.

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Maria Suligan

My family and I were approached by lovely staff and they served us well. The food was incredible. I recommend dining at Johnny Barr’s.

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Ting Xu

we ordered steak burger, fish burger, classic burger and half rack pork rib.
Service was beyond excellent.

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Joseph Martin

Great food & good service

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Gina Harduar

This was my first time trying First Table and we chose to dine at Johnny Barr's. The service was fantastic and the food was tasty too. I definitely would go back there again!

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Natasha Bowen

Loved the atmosphere and the service was great!! Tempura pickles were delicious, could make the pickles a little thicker inside. I had a Bhudda Bowl which was devine, the rice was a little undercooked.
The chicken liver pate with bread chutney and gherkins - AMAZING. Hubby had Rib-eye, cooked perfectly, medium rare. Meal was excellent. Yes, we will definately come back and tell friends.

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Marleen Pa

Quiet location but great food

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Jodie Drummond

A fantastic place to relax on Sunday childfree afternoon!! Food was amazing. Ribs were tender and flavoursome, buffalo wings were indeed spicy and moresh, and East Coast fried chicken was comfort food at its best. Creamy mash, fried chicken and gravy!! Fried pickles were a great entree but thought pickeles could be thicker, however so much batter that the crunch factor was outta this world.

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Service was good, and drinks were great. Fried pickles and east coast fried chicken were amazing. The truffled mushroom mac & cheese and the chorizo cheddar mac & cheese had a lot to be desired. Maybe it was an off night, but they were very watery and not at all cheesy/creamy.

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Nerida Phillips

We had a great time at Johnny Barr’s. We had a game of yatzhee to pass the time while waiting for our friend to arrive. There was a selection of games to choose from but who can resist a game of yatzhee! The food options were awesome definately go for the tempura battered vegetables. They were yum. Overall a great experience. I would definately go back.

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Nicole Astrella

Amazing service and excellent food, perfect before seeing a show right next door at the ASB Waterfront Theatre! The food tasted amazing, and the photos I shared on snapchat got a lot of attention! you will be seeing my friends and I again for sure!

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Benny Jekel

Great place! Really enjoyed the atmosphere, food was delicious, and service was on point too. Would highly recommend! We got a various assortment of burgers, the spicy buffalo wings (they weren't spicy at all but oh well), and nachos.

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Richard Coetzee

Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Auckland. Awesome food, great service and conveniently located in the Wharf. A must try. Two thumbs up.

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Good food and good service.

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Simone BRock

It was lovely

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