Marvel Grill

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North Wharf,
Jellicoe St,
Wynyard Quarter

+64 9 377 8828

Marvel Grill Information

At the core of the Marvel Grill concept is the products, their story and how they are delivered that presents the wow factor to the patrons. There is a focus on all New Zealand has to offer and by selecting only the best purveyors and providing the most traceable responsible products. The spotlight is on fresh produce and where it has derived showcasing farmers with passion and devotion to their animals as well as the other fine products offered around the country. In essence Marvel Grill offers an experience based on old fundamental dining values in a comfortable, smart and unswerving environment.

Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Children welcome
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer Cheza
My friends and I went to Marvel Grill a few days ago and the food was amazing, top marks for the Chefs, I had the Marvel Prawns, delicious!!!. Our Waitress Nikita was superb, very friendly, very professional and a lovely winning smile!. The Manager Amogh was very helpful due to myself being on crutches, we couldn't fault our visit and will definitely be going back, thanks for a very pleasant evening.Cheryl
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Reviewer AugustaG
We popped in here for lunch last weekend and I was really surprised at how good it was. I opted for some tapas (haloumi with mixed mushrooms and tuna with wasabi potatoes and artichokes) and my partner had the steak sandwich. Both were absolutely delicious and we had a great waitress to complete the experience. I'd definitely go back - especially for the chocolate pudding!
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Reviewer Miso
Very average!
I had mix grill which was meat dumped on a skillet. Zero presentation, literally meat dumped on a skillet. Wish they hadn't had bothered with the lamb cutlets, one was the size of my thumb nail (seriously).
Brussel sprouts as a side were terrible, but onion rings were delicious.
Just an average restaurant.
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Reviewer Anonymous
My friends and I went here a few weeks ago in February. I seriously wouldn't go again. The service was average, although the kitchen had a great part in this by not sending out things or not at the right time. None of our group of 7 really liked anything they had and we covered the menu from Tapas to steaks to sides.

I received my steak which I ordered medium rare and it came out close to well done. Another friends steak was not great quality and had a lot of gristle. My sides I never received, I waited a bit and saw sides come out for my friends but not me. When I asked the waitress she said they were coming. So was Christmas. I mean how hard is it to make mashed potato?! It was very strange for my friend to receive a serving of potato but I couldn't have a portion and beans also not a hard dish to make. I ended up finishing my steak and telling the waitress to cancel my sides with the kitchen and make sure I was not charged.

The mushrooms my friend had I tried and they were chewy and strange. The prawns she also got she said seemed like they were frozen and were really not enjoyable.

I like the outdoor ambiance and the cool tealight holders on the tables and that's where my compliments end.
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We dined here for dinner on a long weekend and it was a definite treat. The salami platter for an entree was delicious and something different. The eye fillet was cooked to perfection and the lamb rump was to die for. The cheesy mash was an excellent side. We were seated quickly and the wine recommendation was spot on and delicious. The food isn't too expensive for the quality.

The only downside was the service - after being seated it took a long time for our order to be taken, and we had to ask for water refills. It felt like we were a bit forgotten and they were too busy to handle it. But I would still recommend them and go back again.
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Reviewer huia1
Had heard about Marvel Grill from friends, who had had great service, exellent food, so we decided to try for ourselves. Yes we agree, upon arrival we were promptly greeted by friendly, helpful staff & when we asked for a wine recommendation, they were very knowledgeable & we enjoyed the wine!!. The food was great, fresh, good presentation & decent sized servings, yum! We loved the white table cloths & that fact that you can sit 'outside' & should the weather not be that great (good old Auckland!) then they can roll down the 'plastic sides' & still enjoy the great environment. Loved the decor, very cool. Thanks Marvel, we'll be back.
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Reviewer glasshalffool
Went to Marvel Grill for lunch this past weekend and found it absolutely fabulous. Our oysters were ocean fresh and the generous proportions left us unable to finish our meals. The food was fantastic, a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Loving the North Wharf/Wynyard Quarter atmosphere!
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Reviewer indeed
I went to Marvel @ North Wharf within a few of weeks of them opening their doors and had experienced the worst service and food ever! vowing to never return! Last week, I had my hand twisted by some friends after work who had heard differently to what I had experienced.

We arrived and Marvel Grill was humming but we were told if we wish to dine in the "formal" area that there would be about a 20min wait (even though we could see available clean and dirty tables) or we could take seat in the "casual" side - the bar area. We chose the bar side (reconsidering the waits I received from my first experience).

I am happy to report, my friends were right!! Our food was great! My T.Bone Steak Cooked to perfection, The others loving their mains. Cheesy Mash, Wasabi Coleslaw and crumbed Mushrooms sides were cleared to the last bite. Our waiter was seamless - his food suggestions were impeccable, always topping up our drinks (water included) and just seemed to have perfect timing.

All I have to say is that if you were like me and had the worst experience at Marvel Grill in their earlier days, give them another chance now, they seem to be sorting their stuff out. I will be back for sure!
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Reviewer LCfranco
Fantastic service, our waiter was a young French man and was very polite and helpful, went above and beyond the call of duty. Food came out promptly, dishes were explained well and drinks were kept topped up. The one thing holding Marvel Grill back from a five star review is that the steak was a little over done, contrary to instructions. Will definitely be back.
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Reviewer 60notout
We called in to Marvel Grill for a drink about 6.30pm, all tables booked but were shown to a bar table and told we could order food which we did. We were impressed with the waiting staff, one a young French boy who was very chatty, friendly and efficient. Another male staff served our wine and was equally as friendly. After bread and dips we decided to have a steak meal and we were agreeably surprised with the prompt service, the quality of the steaks and the side dishes. Altogether a very agreeable meal and will be happy to return to Marvel Grill.
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Reviewer Tanjaj
Outstanding food, excellent service - brilliant night out! Will definitely be back to Marvel Grill for more!! Menu far outshone the jervois steak house without the pompousness.. Was very difficult to select from the many fantastic options..
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Reviewer HudsonNZ
Popped into Marvel Grill on a Sunday afternoon, for just dessert and coffee, however was told they ran out of food???? so shut the kitchen. seems very odd at 3.30pm on a sunny sunday afternoon. disappointed as I had such a good meal at Marvel Grill on a previous night, so was annoyed to be turned away with my guest who I dragged their to show them what is a great venue normally.... :-(
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Reviewer AlexSinton
Not sure if my earlier post made it....THIS IS A NEGATIVE POST ABOUT POOR SERVICE!Well walking past Marvel Grill at 11.55am this morning and spotted a free table for two...walked towards it only to be confronted by management saying"WE DON'T OPEN UNTIL 12PM" (note this was only 5 minutes away)My response"Do you mind if we sit at the table until you do open""NO YOU CAN'T"I wonder when this restaurant will wake up to the reality that it is not just about food or location you actually have to offer some service.As a result I've told 20 people of this incident and no doubt they will tell 20 people and I'll NEVER EAT AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT UNTIL OWNERSHIP AND SERVICE LEVELS CHANGE...which judging by the way they have started will not take too much time.
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We dined at Marvel Grill as a group pf 6 people. The location is good at the Wynyard quarter and our table was outside in the tented area with a nice view of the boats etc. The service at Marvel Grill was inconsistent with several people looking after us, all trying hard but they have not quite got it together yet. We ordered two bottles of wine which were plonked on our table with a "There you go" and our waitress walked away with us 2 glasses short, no taste test and self pour. We had tap water, (straight from the tepid baths) and I suggest a water filter would be a good investment for the restaurant to help with the chlorine taste). The food arrived promptly and was off reasonable quality, we had the tapas style and this is a fun and good way to eat and share. The agria fries were soggy but all else tasty and hot. The waitress brought a side table to house the abundance of food and showed good initiative doing this. Our main gripe though was the fact that we all got grilled ourselves under the very effective massive heaters that are ceiling hung about 2 metres (maybe less) above the tables. It was nice to be warm but after 30 minutes warm became singed. The tables on either side were commenting and after a tete a tete between us we all agreed the heaters were too hot. We requested them to be switched off several times and were told they could be provided all the diners agreed they were feeling hot. Our waitress asked around and agreement all too hot, heaters stayed on, manager called, told problem is that the heaters (there are 6 or so of them are switched together so it is all or nothing!!), again asking around the tables (half the punters have finished and gone by now), yes all hot and voila! at last the heaters go off. Phew! we decide to stay and order desert and coffees, but 5 minutes later ping...the heaters are back on. We left thinking we would try another joint next time but happy they forgot to charge us for the wine.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Looking forward to the opeing of Marvel Grill in Wynyard Quarter - big fan of their Takapuna branch - some of the best steaks in Auckland....I'll be banging down Marvel's doors!
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