Number 5 Restaurant

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5 City Road,
Auckland Central

(09) 309 9273

Number 5 Restaurant Information

At Number 5 Restaurant in Central Auckland you will enjoy New Zealand specialities and the best range of New Zealand wine from our very own wine cellar. The warm interior and the open fireplace create a sophisticated and unforgettable atmosphere.

We will open for lunch for groups of twelve or more.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sat: 18.00 till late
Essential on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Avg Food Spend
$$$$$ per person
Food Info
A La Carte Menu
Drink Info
Wine from $11.00 per bottle
Children welcome - Children allowed before 20.00
Metro Top 50 - 2012
John Ingle: Sommelier of the Year, Lewisham Awards 2005
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Experienced the five course degustation at Number 5 last week, and most of the food was good. However, I didn't really have a course that was special or interesting enough to remember or tell anyone about. The service was very good, but the traditional atmosphere of the place now seems a bit old-fashioned. Pleasant enough, but just a bit lacking in "wow factor" perhaps?
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We were shown into our own Dining room with a roaring fire at Number 5, the furnishings very plush and royal.

Water and wine matching to hand, we began our 5 course degustation with a Seared Scallop with Waikanae Crab, Oxtail and coconut. The scallop was cooked just perfectly.

For the 2nd course we enjoyed very much the flavour sensation of the Venison Carpaccio with a liquorice puree, cherries, pretty pink ringed slices of beetroot and crunchy hazelnuts and cocoa wafer. Fantastic textures!

3rd course we savoured the Freedom Farms Pork with cauliflower puree, figs, maccadamia, cinnomon and honey. The sweet smells were to die for. The presentation – beautiful!

A little surprise of a kicking little palette cleanser was thrown in. Brilliant!

4th course was veal with diced apple, yoghurt, white chocolate powder and soy milk. The foam was very molecular gastronomy. And the prettiest little lavender flowers to decorate. The only negative for me of the whole 5 courses was that I thought there was a little too much apple compared to the other components.

Who would know all these flavours would go so well together. I take my hat off to chef Jono Beattie for these creations.

For the last course – dessert, we had a chocolate pannacotta with Amaretto jelly discs, freeze dried mandarin, Tarragon ice cream and a chocolate sauce. Delish!

Thanks to our amazing waiter Arthur he really looked after us tentatively and had such incredible knowledge of each dish. The icing on the cake was another one of his surprises of platters of 4 different Petit Fours. Dark chocolate, liquorice and raspberry really pulled the flavours of the night together perfectly.

Number 5 has apparently hosted such people as former Prime Minister Helen Clark, Sir Sean Connery and Princess Anne. I can see why, this is a truly beautiful restaurant. I highly recommend all to dine at Number 5 and enjoy the Royal experience.
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My partner and I went for a 5 course degustation dinner purchased from Yazoom. The service and quality of food we thought at the time was satisfying. However, approximately 2 hours later we fell VERY sick. The intense stomach pain lasted at least hours. I would not recommend Number 5 to anyone.
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Reviewer mdearth
Hadnt eaten at Number 5 Restaurant for quite a while so when the boss organised a client catch-up I was very excited. From memory Number 5 has always been high class and really good to see this reputation still continuing. The venison starter I had was melt in the mouth stuff, and the steak that I followed this up with fantastic. Looking forward to future business meals at Number 5 ... if only!
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Reviewer rosehawthorn
Absolutely exquisite dining experience - without doubt, Number 5 is one of my favourite central Auckland venues.
Really efficient (yet friendly) staff who are knowledgeable and certainly know how to ensure you enjoy the experience.
Valentine's Day is coming up - let's hope my hubby will read this (because he needs all the help he can get!)
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