The Mustard Kitchen

Our rating 

User rating 

2 reviews
Venue Image
5 Morningside Drive,
Kingsland
Auckland,
0626

(09) 846 7206

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarNo StarNo Star
Review byJono Park7/04/2014

The Mustard Kitchen, Morningside - Restaurant Review

The Food

The pies are the things that jump out at you for their homemade look. Though the Italian Meatball pie sounded awesome, I went for the Mexican Chicken. Bit of a mistake really – whilst the pastry was crumbly and golden, the filling was a real disappointment. I guess when I hear ‘Mexican’ I think fiery and full of interesting flavours – the only hint of a Mexican element was kidney beans, a dull flavour adding to a dull tomato sauce and small amount of chicken. Get some chilli and proper spicy salsa in here! Hell, even some sour cream! There are selections of interesting looking salads, and loads of biscuits, slices and muffins.

Drinks

A really good selection of juices, shakes and smoothies. I went for the Passion Banana smoothie with yoghurt and passion pulp. It tasted good, though was quite warm when I got it. Maybe some ice thrown in would help?

Vibe

Weirdly bare. There was little food on offer in the warmers and chillers (this was around 12:45pm), and one of the drinks fridges looks like it’s been boarded up… maybe it’s like this for a reason, but it all looks and feels a bit cobbled together. I like the post-it notes for signs though.

Service

Very friendly, and there are loads of staff. I was overcharged when I was there. Perhaps the use of an old calculator to tally up isn’t the best option…?

Highlights

A caramel and chocolate brownie that’s quite lovely.

The Bottom Line

I can see where they’re trying to go with this, and it seems like their hearts are in the right place. But there are a lot of elements that need some nurturing if this is to be a truly memorable neighbourhood café.
The Mustard Kitchen has been reviewed by 2 users
 
Nearest

What's near The Mustard Kitchen?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of The Mustard Kitchen.
Cinemas near The Mustard Kitchen (0)

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
02 Recommended Dog Walks in Auckland

Dog-friendly walks, off-leash parks and dog-friend...

image
03 Fireworks displays in Auckland

Our guide to the best Fireworks displays in Auckla...

image
04 John Cusack Interview

American actor John Cusack talks about taking on t...

image
05 Funny Olympics Photos

With the London Olympics only days away, we've pic...

Content updated: 13/11/2018 12:32

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date

Connect

Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Generosity Coffee
    Great coffee, community-minded, yummy scrolls, exceptional ginger...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 8/11/2018 @ 12:37 p.m.
  • Culprit
    Culprit offers quite a unique dining experience - sort of like an...

    dreadlockrasta on 27/09/2018 @ 6:27 a.m.
  • The Coffee General
    Excellent coffee, plenty of seating and a friendly vibe can be fo...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 24/09/2018 @ 3:29 p.m.
  • Ramen Takara Ponsonby
    The waiter shouted at us and pointed at us and talking behind our...

    roseisred1 on 20/09/2018 @ 1:37 a.m.
  • Burger Burger - Takapuna
    Burger Burger - why do I never feel like I've had a great experie...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 6/09/2018 @ 11:27 a.m.
Hitwise Award Winner