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442 Richmond Road,
Grey Lynn
Auckland,


(09) 360 9537

Malt Restaurant & Bar Information

Malt in Grey Lynn, Auckland is your local on the corner.

Join us in the bar for great afternoon drinks by the fire or in the restaurant for lunch and dinner with an extensive brunch menu at the weekend.

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 11.00 to 23.30 Fri: 11.00 to 00.30 Sat: 10.00 to 00.30 Sun: 10.00 to 23.30
Cuisine
Food Times
Mon – Thu: 11.00 – 23.30 Fri: 11.00 – 00.30 Sat: 10.00 – 00.30 Sun: 10.00 – 23.30
Booking
Essential on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Food Info
A La Carte Menu, Breakfast Menu
Facilities
TV Screens
Restrictions
Jeans OK, Trainers OK
Kids
Children welcome
Outdoor Area
Private area
Payment
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer CarolAnn
26/02/2013
We just held our daughters 21st at Malt, and booked the outside area at the back. Right from the first discussions it was quite straight forward and easy to organise with the team we dealt with. On the night we had our own dedicated waitress to help with anything and everything, she was supberb and nothing was a problem for her, must say it made mums night that much more enjoyable and hassle free, thank you.
Everybody had a fabulous night and especially the party girl, great venue, great staff, thanks again Malt!
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Reviewer Sarah022
26/11/2012
Once Upon a Murder – Murder Mystery
This year we decided to go for something a little different for our staff Christmas Function – a murder mystery which we held at MALT in Grey Lynn – the perfect setting for our evening. The people there were amazing – we had the court yard to ourselves which we were able to decorate with fairy lights, posters and Christmas decorations – whatever we wanted the staff there made sure it happened . With their help our night was nothing less than perfect. Not only was the food delicious but the service was excellent – they even got involved and tried to guess who our murderer was! I would definitely recommend MALT for your next event. I will be going back there - thats for sure.
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Reviewer Penguin96
24/10/2012
Very disappointing meal, food and service really bad. There were 5 of us and we all ordered the tempura battered fish with beer battered fries for $19. The fries were nice but am pretty sure the fish was frozen and very possibly out of a cardboard box. Didn't smell too nice and tasted soggy and unpleasant. The fries were good and I enjoyed my side of potato gratin but some of us couldn't even finish our meals. The service was appalling though, it was a Wed night so not packed at all but we were there for over 3 hours and after taking our orders initially (which took ages) they never came back to offer us another drink, not once! Malt would have made more money if they had as we quite enjoyed our wine and might have ordered more. Then once we'd finished our meals our plates just sat there for ages. Our ginger cake dessert was stodgy and flavourless, to their credit they took those off the bill so that was something. Love the decor etc of Malt and is a great position, prob great for a beer and fries on a Friday night but definitely won't be going back for another meal. On the whole found it frustrating as I can't afford to go out much and wish I'd just saved my money.
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Reviewer mikekt
14/10/2012
Malt Bar used to be my local but since moving out of the West Lynn area (in search of more affordable house prices!) haven't been back nearly as often as I should.
We visited Malt with a pretty big group yesterday (Saturday) - wasn't as busy as I was expecting given the weather bomb but still had a great vibe.
The foods pretty good really and well priced - the group shared quite a few tapas - of the selection my favourites were the pork spare ribs and the marinated olives - awesome flavours.
Monteiths Bar also so you can't really go wrong.
If only I those damn property prices would drop - I could quite easily see Malt bar becoming my second home again!
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Reviewer krisfluffy
6/10/2012
we received a grabone voucher. we arrived and got a nice seat in the courtyard outside . we made an order, the garlic bread was tiny and my Thai beef salad for 20 was massive chuncky cauliflower and carrots that were basically un cooked, there was noodles straight from packet. they took ages to clear the tables too. won't return they need to review menu :-(
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Reviewer Gauma
29/01/2012
I've been to Malt on a number of occasions always having a good time. Love their tasting platters. The atmosphere's always relaxed. A great place to chill out.
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Reviewer TheGuvna
25/01/2011
Having recently moved to the area I wanted to check some of the local drinking and eating spots out. Having heard mixed reviews i still wanted to visit Malt am soo glad we did. The first visit was a Friday evening and the place was quite full but still a range of seating around, more a tavern than restaurant but that is more my style, except the service and food are a lot more attentive and gourmet, even the beer battered fries are awesome. I definitely recommend the platters such good value for money and large enough to take care of dinner hunger pains, the cool thing was they had a happy hour and live music, this girl can sing!!! All this just round the corner!!! You have to sit out side the courtyard its really sweet a bit small but with a roof that opens and closes due to weather has me thinking we could spend many an afternoon or night out here especially if that fire is cranking. So that's just what we did heard there was a DJ playing on Sunday afternoon and came to check it out again the place was busy with a cool atmosphere. Malt Restaurant & Bar rocks I wondered why-it wasn't always humming but the staff had told me they have new management so however is now running the place keep doing what your doing mate and we will return with friends (once we make some)
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Reviewer zoe.l
7/08/2010
I have had a few great meals at malt for at lunch for a reasonable price and would come on a more regular occasion. However the meals take about 30minutes to arrive at the table and i am unable to spare this much time for lunch. If they halved this time to make a few meals i would make it a weekly lunch. What i don't get it that barely anyone else is dining there, yet it still takes this long..
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Reviewer Anonymous
31/03/2009
I had a wonderful time at Malt! The atmosphere was great and the staff were enthusiastic about what they were doing. I was surprised to find they had a DJ playing on the night, but my fears that the night would be spoiled by the noise were unfounded. Dinner on the deck for 4 people was great, the service was a bit slow though this can be forgiven as they were so busy. My steak was great and we all opted for dessert and were not disappointed.
I would go back again, especially in the winter as it will be nice to see the open fire going which was disappointingly unlit this time!
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Reviewer Anonymous
7/03/2009
We visited Malt for a Saturday lunch & were most disappointed, understaffed, burnt corn fritters & missing the onion relish as detailed on the menu, ordered a side of hash browns which did not arrive with the order and had to ask for them - only to be told they were out & the chef had forgotten to tell the other staff, flies everywhere! After letting the manager know we weren't happy we were told we wouldn't be charged for the corn fritters & still were! Will NEVER go back.
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Reviewer Anonymous
8/06/2008
After hearing great reviews booked a table for 12 one and a half weeks before the event. Rang half an hour before the reservation time to drop the table number to 10, and had to repeat 4 times what I was ringing for as the person couldn't understand me.

Once there the service went from bad to worse. Orders taken, but drinks never arrived as they lost the docket so ended up at the bar ordering again until they found the docket. Food arrived minus one order (they'd run out of salad) - and when asked if we wanted to order something else never came back to take the order. Meanwhile those with their food had already finished before we ended up at the bar yet again ordering the final new meal.

Granted - apologies were given by the staff along with 2 sides on the house and coffees, but service nowhere near good enough to make me go again. Was a birthday experience I hope not to have again!
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Reviewer Kim
26/04/2007
I had a lovely meal at Malt last week, but it wasn't due to the cooking!
The staff there was just amazing, our waiter took time out to chat with my son and show him how to use his cutlery and their general attentiveness made for a relaxed and happy evening.
However I have to say that the food was truely not up to scratch, the scotch fillet in particular was a poor cut of meat, tough and chewy and there was literally so much pepper on it and I couldn't eat it, nor could my son.
I always suspect when you can't taste meat for the seasoning that there is something wrong with it.
The dessert - Chocolate Heaven, was spectacular however and made up for the badly cooked main a bit.
On the whole, I wouldn't go to Malt again for a main meal, but definitely for a dessert and a drink at the bar, it has great atmosphere, they just need to get a decent cook in there.
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Reviewer Kristiebell
2/06/2006
Four of us lunched at Malt last weekend. We got there just in time to order off the brunch menu, which was very accommodating of the staff.


Service was good, as was the atmosphere - although it would be nice to have the outdoor fire lit on colder winter afternoons for added ambience.


I ordered a beef salad, and was very disappointed. For around $18, it was a small heap of greens in the centre of the plate, and on arrival, we all looked and asked, "where is the meat?!" Turns out it was tucked right underneath, about five or six slivers ... very lacklustre for a place held in quite high regard.


Also, a pet hate of mine is when the beef is sliced then cooked, rather than being a whole portion that is cooked then sliced so the pieces can be tender and rare.


Whilst the salad was tasty, with it's a combo of mint, parsley and coriander, there was no where near enough to be satisfying. The vegetarian semi-dried tomato tart, whilst nice in flavour, was also too small for the price and the chicken salads, were fairly mediocre.


It was, like I mentioned earlier, very close to the brunch cut-off time - however, you should still get what you pay for and anticipate when dining at a fine establishment like Malt.
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