Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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Westfield Shopping Centre Albany,
219 Don McKinnon Drive,
Albany
Auckland,
0628

(09) 444 0213

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Reviewer PITTAMATTA
14/09/2013
I was in Auckland few months ago and went out for Tapas and Sangria at this place.... Being a Chef myself loved the atmosphere and the location which took me back to a traditional Spanish setting... Menu combination is fantastic and well balanced.. Taste, Texture and the presentation of food is Michelin star quality... I would go here again and the best Spanish dinning experience I had in my Auckland 2013 trip.....

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Reviewer Julie King584
4/07/2013
It is unfortunate that I have to rate this restaurant poorly having been to Bolero's before and had a great meal and good service. That was about 2 years ago. This particular time it was appalling.
I ordered a chicken salad and the chicken breast was raw. Seared only. It would have been fine if it was steak but chicken...!! A sure way to get food poisoning.

After I brought this to their attention they offered to replace my meal. I then had to wait 20 minutes for a replacement. I felt that wasn't good enough given that my dining companion was half way though their meal when I brought the problem to their attention and then they had to wait until I had finished my replacement meal. Not nice.

When I came to pay the bill I was then told they would give me 10% off my meal.. I felt that was not good enough and asked for 50% and got it. My reason... my whole dining experience was sullied by a raw chicken salad and a long wait for a replacement. I really shouldn't have had to pay at all. I was concerned that I would have food poisoning as well..

If you have a chicken meal at Bolaro's I recommend that you check that the chicken is cooked before eating any.
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Reviewer PITTAMATTA
14/09/2013
If you got a 50% discount why criticise? Even Michelin star Chefs make mistakes... And you complain about waiting for 20mins but chicken takes time to cook :) - Report
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Reviewer chithru
14/09/2013
I cannot understand why you have asked for a 50% discount after eating the whole meal...It is not good to do this as a practice in all restaurants you visit.....Bolero has its own great tastes .. - Report
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Reviewer Gregcollins
7/10/2013
I think this lady is very smart and pretty sure she not only tricks this amazing restaurant but also could be doing this with others, i thick such people should be given trespass notice. Personally i love the food here at Bolero and is our fav food spot for years, and they must be doing something good that is why they are busy even on weekdays - Report
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Reviewer dinkles
24/10/2012
Great place to pop into for some tapas before a movie. Eating outside is also great for people watching and everything here is very well cooked and finger licking good!
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Reviewer snowyte
31/08/2012
They have friendly staff, and their tappas, salads and steaks are to die for.
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Reviewer pdaddyaucks
2/09/2011
Dropped in after the movies last night, Bolero, perfect, staff, perfect, friendly, chatty, professional, atmosphere, warm, not too loud not too quiet, wine, great. Well done.
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Reviewer vanillabean
23/05/2011
Dropped into Bolero for brunch Sunday, must say it was very pleasant. Sun was shining, staff friendly, Westfield Albany wasn't that busy overall, had eggs benedict, when is someone going to realise that adding spinach makes it eggs florentine and bacon + tomato makes it eggs blackstone - NOT ALL LUMPED TOGETHER ON THE ONE PLATE, GRRRRRRRR!!!Anyway, calm now, nice coffee, had 2, must mention Massimo across the courtyard, they had a lovely woman playing piano accordion which I could hear perfectly, nice touch.
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Reviewer theTeacher
1/05/2011
Dropped into Bolero after watching Thor at the Albany Event cinema. Three pieces of advice for you - firstly the best thing to accompany your tapas is a bottle of the Rioja, secondly don't watch Thor, and thirdly don't watch Thor. (The second point was so valid I said it was worth repeating!)
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Reviewer PipBarling
12/09/2010
Headed to Bolero on the outside of the Albany Mall with friends last night and had a really great time - the tapas was authentic and tasty whilst my wife's pasta dish was top notch. Definitely recommended.
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