Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar

Our rating 

User rating 

1 review
Venue Image
6 Miami Avenue,
Surfdale,
Waiheke Island
Auckland,


(09) 372 8011

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarNo StarNo Star
Review byEd Reed22/11/2006

“...here on Gilligan’s Island.”

Isn’t it amazing how first impressions in the bar scene—as with anything else in life—last.

Wandering through the bars extensive garden to the open plan bar, I couldn’t help but compare this Waiheke Island watering hole with the American TV sitcom.

Despite the ‘authentic Irish’ claims, Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar is a far cry from the Irish experience that I (happily) soaked up while residing in the Emerald Isle.

Nevertheless, on this particularly warm Waiheke day, I’m somewhat relieved that Malones isn’t your typical, dark, enclosed Irish drinking den. The open plan set up allows punters to multi-task—soaking up both Vitamin D and chilled bevies in equal measure.

As you’d expect from an Irish Bar on Waiheke Island, the place is extremely relaxed. So relaxed in fact, that I got the feeling I could step behind the bar and pour my own.

The Irish lass behind the bar was good for a laugh, and kept the beer flowing for our group the entire afternoon; no mean feat considering we were just one group of many and very dehydrated!

The drinks menu is limited, but with Guinness, a few imported varieties, and staples (Mac’s etc) on offer, their’s enough on offer to appeal to most visitors.

And with the pool table, Sky TV and well-stocked jukebox, Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar is the ultimate bloke’s party bach—the only thing missing is the sandy beach and bikini-clad volleyballers.

So, Malone’s is maybe not as authentic as they’d have you believe, yet they come thumbs up with the warm hospitality afforded to all.

Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar has been reviewed by 1 users
 
Nearest

What's near Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar.
Cinemas near Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar (0)

Most Read Today

image
01 List With Us!

Get your venue or event listed with View New Zeala...

image
02 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
03 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
04 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

image
05 Auckland's Best Rooftop Bars

When Auckland's weather allows, enjoy a few coldie...

Content updated: 29/07/2015 23:25
 

Add Review

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • Neighbourhood Macs Brewbar
    The manager of neighborhood is needs to know how to deal with unh...

    Dinerlover on 27/07/2015 @ 10:34 p.m.
  • Galbraiths Alehouse
    Caught up with a friend over lunch at Galbraith's last week and m...

    andreas79 on 19/07/2015 @ 8:04 a.m.
  • The Winchester
    Dear Jerry, The team at Grassroots Rural Health Club with ...

    Jerry Sewter on 16/07/2015 @ 1:29 p.m.
  • The Winchester
    Hi Jerry THANK YOU SO MUCH. Omg stress free I would highly r...

    Jerry Sewter on 16/07/2015 @ 1:27 p.m.
  • The Winchester
    Hi Jerry Just wanted to say thank you for the venue, great b...

    Jerry Sewter on 16/07/2015 @ 1:26 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner