The Oakroom

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17 Drake Street,
Freemans Bay
Auckland,
1010

(09) 300 6313

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Review byBrett Atkinson17/06/2012

The Oakroom, Auckland - Restaurant Review

Vibe

Exposed bricks, high ceilings and leather furniture create a sophisticated vibe with echoes of a New York loft. Outside there’s a spacious deck – complete with winter- warming gas heaters – looking down on Vic Park Markets work in progress - more restaurants are opening in October apparently.

Service

Warm and personable from owner Cory Stevens, with a few good recommendations for what to drink to partner with our pizzas.

What’s on Tap?

A couple of James Squire Aussie imports – including the excellent Nine Tales Amber Ale – and Beck’s, Guinness, Mac’s Gold and Speight’s Cider. Cocktails are a mix of classics like Manhattans and Negronis, and Oak Room-inspired signature tipples. The excellent wine list features an interesting array of less common varietals like Verdelho, Arneis, Montepulciano and Zinfandel.

Feeling peckish?

Decent pizzas – definitely try the spicy Ruby Murray ($22) with a topping a traditional South Indian chicken curry, red onions and coriander – and small plates including grilled chicken brochettes with cabbage and miso mayo ($14) and garlic toasts with smoked fish remoulade and lemon ($14).

The Bottom Line

The Oakroom is a classy and super-welcoming addition to the ongoing re- emergence of Victoria Park Market as an eating and drinking destination. Come along with a group for after-work drinks and nibbles on a Friday night.

A Reason to Return

For a glass of Burnt Spur Sauvignon Blanc and the salt and pepper scallops with garlic, black beans, lime and coriander ($24)

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