Johnny Barr's

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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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Reviews

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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Shweta Kissun

Everything was amazing! Went on Tuesday afternoon, 5pm, so the restaurant area itself was pretty quiet but the staff seemed quite busy serving after-work drinks to town workers. This didn't stop our table being provided fast and attentive service however! Throughout our time the waitress checked on us constantly and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed our food.

We loved the Empire burger, the Gouda and truffle mushroom mac 'n cheese (going back for more!) and the chicken fajita. Huge portions and very satisfying on a winter evening.

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Wynyard Quarter. Lovely staff and hearty food. :)

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Campbell Ellison

This was a winner from the get go! Friendly staff greeted us and knew our name. The starter of East Coast style fried chicken turned my friend into a fan of mashed potatoes! He was sure to let everyone know. The ribs were tangy and delicious and, as we turned the whole meal into a shared platter, I can say that the lamb shanks were moist and so tender and the slammin' salmon salad was delightfully light. Would go back to try more of their menu!

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Nikola Bruce

Delicious food in a lovely, relaxed environment.

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Renee Solomon-Tauhinu

Always a great place to eat. Our second time at this restaurant and first with the kids. The kids menu is great and we enjoyed our family night out.

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Arrived early, Hubby & I seated promptly, Waiter was excellent & very attentive. Ordered fried pickles, the Empire burger & steak fajitas. Empire burger was huge, patties were delish & had a decent amount of melted cheese. Fajitas were delish, steak done nicely.

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great food, great service and will defo be back , Thanks guys

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Friendly welcoming staff with great food. Warm and cozy cafe

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Awesome, quick service - both servers were friendly, attentive and warm. They did such an awesome job managing a full house between them on a Saturday night! Food was delicious- portion sizes and pricing was very good value. Couldn't fault anything! Maybe an extra staff member could help ease the workload :) highly recommend, would definitely come back again!

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Alana Meikle

Food was great, highly recommend the steak fajitas and the apple crumble was amazing. The night we went they were clearly understaffed but the service was still up to standard despite a busy restaurant and bar.

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Sabrina Phu

It's a lovely place in Wynyard Quarter with great food.

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Friendly service. The food was good

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Michael Hunter

Very friendly waiting staff, delicious American diner type food. Would definitely recommend and we will be back :)

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Great service and good food! The wait staff were friendly and accommodating. All in all, a lovely night out.

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Firstly, the young lass that waited on two guys with two noisy toddlers that threw more than food around the place needs to get all the credit! She replied to our constant apologies with "Hey c'mon, they're kids, it's all good!"

Secondly, our bellies are a lot bigger than our eyes so we absolutely appreciated and loved her honesty when we had ordered way too much food and wanted to add ribs..."Umm...maybe you should stick with what you've ordered..that's a lot of food!"

Thirdly, the food...wow! Everything came out so quickly, and it all tasted better than we expected!

Overall, a great experience and Johnny Barr's is definitely recommended!

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Frida Sumardjo

Friendly staff and good portion sizes. We were sitting outside and they had heaters which was great!!

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Sammy Mellor

The food was amazing! I had a Buddha bowl and it is now one of my favourite things! The manager on duty was an absolute blast and very accommodating. Will be returning soon!

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Tele Savaiinaea

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back again

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Jesse Wansbrough

This was a great experience. The owners have an unusual space to work with and still manage to make everything a good dining experience.

The staff were very attentive. They were also very friendly and welcoming.

The food was great also our favourite was the ribs which we highly recommend. We also preferred the southern fried chicken and the steak which were also very nice though i do wish they offered more varieties of steak as not everyone at our table liked blue cheese.

However the staff were very nice and even brought us out plates so we could share our meals and try more things.

We all left very happy and well fed

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A good menu with just the right amount of choice, food was very nice and service was great. A great place to pop into for a quick meal before a show, would certainly come again.

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Alice Brown

Good food, nice chilled atmosphere. We had the fish tacos, empire burger and Grilled Salmon and all were yummy! Would go again

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I thought maybe we had the wrong place when my husband and 2 young boys walked in for lunch. Johnny Barr’s indeed presents as a bar, a sports bar complete with footy on the tele, crisps for sale on the bar top and the site workers from across the road in their hi vis and hard hats. Maybe it was the workers’ boots but the floor needed some serious attention. We soon perked up when the food arrived, American diner style food presented well, fresh and flavourful. The chicken in the burgers and salad was super succulent and had clearly been marinated. My 2 lads, on the fussy side, pretty much cleared their adult portions and we enjoyed watching the actor outside the theatre opposite rehearse his lines. We would have stayed for sundaes but our waitperson was the only one in the floor and got busy. We tried to catch her eye for ten minutes before wandering along the waterfront for a gelato. All in all, good diner style tucker with a pub vibe.

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jahmaine cummings-hodge

Te pai hoki o tēnei wāhi kai, te kaha manaaki o te kaimahi te reka hoki o ngā kai.

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Sara Hosking

We had a lovely experience at Johnny Barrs! The service was fabulous, everyone was smiling and the lady looking after us was very friendly.
We tried a large range of food and it was all very tasty but I have to say the Philly Cheese Steak and the Thai Beef Salad were the stand out flavours for us! Delicious! We will be back!

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Good selection of beers, really enjoyed the philly cheesesteak sandwich and fish tacos!

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Our waitress was absolutely lovely. She was very friendly and attentive making sure we were happy with our food and expierence. The kitchen was having a few issues and she was very open with us - we didn’t mind at all because of what a great job she was doing! Will be back because of her.

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Debbie Jordan

Great location, great staff great food and great drink.
What a great experience :)

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Lindsay Cleaver

Amazing food! Pork ribs were to die for. Delicious and falling off the bone.

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Kirstie McJory

Great food and friendly staff. Fried chicken on mash was amazing! Food was responsibly priced would definitely visit again a nice relaxed atmosphere

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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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Karen Gunting

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James Sellwood

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

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Grace Park

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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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