Serafin Cafe & Bar

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225B Dominion Road,
Mt Eden
Auckland,


(09) 630 0228

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Review byBrett Atkinson15/05/2011

Vibe

Stylish and modern wooden interior leading to an open courtyard that will be perfect for summer dining. Dramatic screen printed murals on the walls reflect Serafin Café & Bar’s Spanish heritage.


Service

Friendly wait staff from Madrid and Barcelona definitely add a layer of Spanish authenticity. They’re equally passionate about Serafin’s excellent tapas and the decades-old football rivalry between the two Spanish cities.


Drinks List

Courtesy of a couple of selfish neighbours, Serafin’s liquor license is currently under appeal. Fingers crossed for a positive outcome and Spanish wine and beer will be added to the existing focus on mineral water, infusions and soft drinks.


Highlights

Langostinos al Aillo ($17.50), prawns sautéed in garlic and chilli, and the superb dessert double header of Chocolate Con Churros $8 and Crema Catalana $9.50. The churros (Spanish doughnuts) are light and fluffy, and perfect dipped in bitter chocolate, and the crème brulee style Catalana comes with a delicate hint of orange zest.


Most Suprising Dish

Pollo En Escabeche, chicken thighs slow-cooked in garlic and thyme ($11.50).


The Bottom Line

One of Auckland’s most authentic Spanish restaurants reaffirms to the city just what real tapas should be like. And note, there’s definitely no apostrophe.


A Reason To Return

Breakfast of Huevos Flamencas (baked eggs with chorizo), or to share Serafin’s paella for two people ($39.50), hopefully with a glass of wine.

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