Euro Restaurant & Bar

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Shed 22,
147 Quay Street,
Princes Wharf,

(09) 309 9866

Euro Restaurant & Bar Information

The Euro Restaurant and Bar on Princes Wharf, Downtown Auckland, is located on the water's edge. Offering fantastic food by Simon Gault matched with superb service from knowledgeable staff.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 12:00 - late
Essential on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$$$ per person
Food Info
Take Away Service, A La Carte Menu
Drink Info
Cocktail List available
Children welcome - Kids welcome
Outdoor Area
Great waterside outdoor area
Metro Top 50 - 2012
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer Stylishjazz
My husband and I went to Euro for our wedding anniversary. I liked the fact that they offered many vegetarian options and were yummy. However the decor is I think a bit outdated. Anyway all was well but when it came to the bill I was shocked to see that the special entree which consisted of one single stuffed courgette flower with a few slices of tomato on the side cost a whooping $26! What's worse was the staff gave us a really cold and angry stare because no tip was added. I didn't think it was customary to add tips to the bill. Because of this I don't think I will be visiting this restaurant again.
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Reviewer citykid
I haven't dined at Euro for a good 18 months or so and remember thinking the last time that the restaurant was resting on its legacy a bit and certainly not in the top 10 Auckland had to offer especially with the surge in new restaurants opening up in Auckland.
Had the good fortune of a business lunch here during the week and although the decor seemed to be the same, what was really pleasing to see was the diversity of the menu (and although we weren't paying), I didn't think the prices were over the top in the slightest. Huge selection of specials of the day that sounded tempting, but my option of the sashimi as a starter and the steak of the day really was a good one. If you haven't been in a while, check it out for yourself and I think you'll be impressed.
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Reviewer gbr80
Actually has a vegetarian menu aswell as the normal, very good meat and fish menu. Should be in the top 3 of any top 50, still can't understand why Metro leaves it out!
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I found it very difficult to order given the number of yummy choices on the menu. All mains were priced much the same. The waiting staff were happy to help and even the most difficult question I could think of was answered immediately in a way I understood. Loved the Truffle and Parmesan fries and my only disappointment was that I was too full for desert!
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Reviewer moss
We went to Euro to celebrate my wife's birthday. The thing I noticed was the attention to detail in the service. The duty manager and our waiter both wished her a happy birthday and when our dessert came out they had written 'happy birthday' in chocolate.

The staff really know the menu inside-out. We were given a run-down of where in the country each component came from and how it was cooked. It made eating dinner a whole experience.

We were on a bit of a time constraint as we had to be at a show. We made the waiter aware and he got our dishes out to us very promptly.

All-in-all it was a great experience. The food is expensive, but I think you have to consider the evening as a whole culinary journey rather than just the price per portion. It is a great way to celebrate a special occasion.
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Reviewer Jessica293
lovely setting, great food, however was slow on service.
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Reviewer rosehawthorn
Sorry - but Euro is definately not what it used to be and that is unfortunate news.
Tiny, overpriced portions and atmosphere that is outdated. I'd call myself a Euro regular (probably have been 6-8 times in the last 3 years and have taken advantage of a daily deal twice but on our last visit, paid full price and don't consider it to be anywhere near the 'must visit' that it was a few years back. Most mains are $40 + (unless you're going for steak - expect to take out a second mortgage) but the portions are ridiculously small so you'll need to order sides as well.
Can't fault the service staff though - on our most recent visit they were very good.
If you can grab a daily deal worth it, but at full price, sadly not.
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Our group of six were greeted by a leggy waitress wearing shorts and stockings with very high heels. We were seated down the right end by a good looking very humerous waiter. As we were dining on a voucher for a 5 course degustation we also received a glass of bubbles and then ordered our following beverages.

For our first course we had a mini Tuna Taco with wasabi dressing which was nicely balanced.

Then for 2nd course a Ribollita Soup with a sous vide egg. The egg was the best bit and very tasty however the soup was like a sparcely filled minestrone I could have made at home.

For our main we had Pork Belly which was dissapointing to not have a crispy top and it was in a very salty sauce that we all found hard to eat.

We then received a 4th course which was just a Palette cleanser of orange sorbet with freeze dried orange. Very sweet and tart!
For dessert we had Roasted white chocolate with Guava jelly, cashew praline & banana ice cream. The nuts tasted old and rancid. The big thick smear on the plate was balsamic vinegar. The flavours I guess worked together but ½ of us didn't like it.

Overall a definte voucher meal, I still felt a little hungary after and whilst the dishes were presented nicely the food was not as top notch as you expected Euro or as this restaurant used to be once upon a time. The waiter however was worth tipping a well and hence the 3 stars. None of us would go back.
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Reviewer JesseTsMum
Came to Euro on a Saturday night early with my son in tow, the staff were great and accepting of my son the food was well priced and was absolutely amazing!

I had the whitebait fritter, salmon and green tea sorbet, my son had the crab risotto and chocolate icecream and his uncle had the oysters and duck and tiramisu, just 100% perfect, could not have been better.

everything was perfectly cooked and balanced and all in a reasonable time and cost. I recommend to all. :-)
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The bar is bright and vibrant and the buzz of after work drinks was in full flow. We were taken through to the dining part which was a lot darker than the bar and introduced to David who was almost brilliant throughout.Looking at the menus the first thing that struck me was how affordable the wine list was! Wines by the glass starting at $8 something I really wasn’t expecting and there were similar affordable by the bottle prices. I opted throughout the night for the wines under the “something different” section.The food was also surprisingly very well priced starting at $19 and going through until $26 for entrees and $28-$44 for mains, so far this had not been the overpriced small portioned Euro I had heard about!Starting at the entrees the buffalo mozzarella salad had previously been had at Jervois Steak House and it’s a simple yet delicious entrée of which the skill is finding amazing ingredients that simply speak for themselves, the terrine was great full of flavour and the dressing really finished off the dish well. I had the Long island duck legs next and it was a pleasure to eat with sweet cous cous which I’m not usually a fan of and a thick and creamy butter sauce complimented a rich perfectly confited duo of duck legs. Dish of the night by a mile. However my vegetarian wife was really looking forward to what sounded like a perfect dish for her but the tart slightly failed to delivered, don’t get me wrong she did really like it but on this occasion it was a bit small in comparison to the duck and also the tart was cold which really isn’t what you expect from a WOOD ROASTED dish. However she insist I reiterate that despite this she did enjoy the dish.On to dessert, generally after having some amazing flavours throughout the night the apple terrine was a bit of a let-down, refreshing yes but without too much taste, the warm chocolate pudding was cooked to perfection and was as good as you can get from a chocolate fondant.
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Reviewer outoftowner
Caught up with some old colleagues during the week and the decision was made to 'splash out' so Euro Restaurant was the ideal candidate.
We were all treated to an exceptional dining experience - from the service to the food and wine list, we couldn't fault the Euro team. Euro's menu is very exciting and the great thing is you don't get over-awed by it (and if you do, the staff are on hand to give you a hand).
My main of the Pork Belly was exceptional as was the Early Grey Ice cream that I shared with one of my companions.
A return to Euro is a given - thanks again.
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Reviewer eljaye
We took some friends from Guernsey to Euro Restaurant to impress them with some of Auckland's fine dining. What a disappointment! The 4 of us were seated at a table less than a metre square so that it became so crowded with glasses and plates that the waiter had to ask us to empty the rest of the bread out of the basket and put it on our plates to make room for the main courses.The waiter was overly familiar, patted one of us on the shoulder, chuckled after every statement, hummed along to the featured music and felt he had to twice explain that evo is extra virgin oil. Re the music, one of the tunes was "Awimaway", in my opinion not suitable for a fine dining restaurant. When we are looking again for a 'fine dining' experience we will certainly steer clear of Euro Restaurant
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Being extensive travelers our comments are from experience... poor service no napkins provided until asked for, lack of knowledge of menu and in a Caesar salad charging $4 extra for a total of 4 anchovies is simply appalling. Will not recommend this establishment to anyone!
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Reviewer tactilefog
Good food, but quite expensive. Service made up for the price though, so I guess it's true that you do pay for service!
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Went there Fri around 6. The floor manager and staff ignored us. The manager was very unfriendly and quite rude.
We left, never to go back there.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Visitid Euro while on holiday at Christmas. Fantastic, a huge step up from the Bistro type cuisine served in Ashburton! Dessert FANTASTIC!
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Reviewer Charlie892
I live in Sydney, but often come over the ditch, to get our arse kicked by the Kiwi's in rugby. In saying that I have found this bloody great joint called the Euro. If only we had some thing like this in Sydney, what a great place. Will be back soon for both the former and the latter!
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Reviewer Anonymous
My husband and I chose euro for a celebrationary dinner about 8 months ago, he's a chef and i'm a bar wench so of course we went along expecting to be disapointed,
no such luck:) the food was amazing the service was exceptional, and they made my husbands filthy martini just right,
5 stars from me, on ya!!
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