Jack Tar

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North Wharf,
Jellicoe Street,
Auckland Central

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Review byBrett Atkinson16/08/2011


Jack Tar’s heritage maritime warehouse feel combines well with lots of outdoor tables and a buzzy ambience. Expect this place to be packed during Rugby World Cup.


Friendly enough, but included a too-long wait at the bar due to apparent unfamiliarity with the newly-installed Eftpos system.

What’s On Tap

Jack Tar is obviously aligned to Lion Nathan with the usual suspects including Speights, Steinlager and Macs. Another opportunity to showcase NZ’s great microbreweries goes begging. A very good winelist compensates for the mediocre beer offering, with virtually every wine available by the glass.

Feeling Peckish?

Just maybe Auckland’s best chunky fries combine with oysters, pork belly and fish cakes, so there is plenty of opportunity for shared grazing while drinking. Slightly more formal are pizzas, steak and burgers.

The Bottom Line

The easygoing maritime vibe combines well with Wynyard Quarter’s rustic and informal ambience. It’s not the Viaduct, and all the better for it. If only they’d taken a more-considered approach to the beer selection.

A Reason To Return

For one of Jack Tar’s pizzas – we’re already eyeing up the one with pepperoni, artichokes, chilli, mozzarella and garlic.

Jack Tar has been reviewed by 22 users

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