The Refreshment Room

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233 Scenic Drive,

(09) 551 1705

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Review byBrett Atkinson24/11/2011


Warm and cosy with natural wood and sunshine, taking its cues from the Waitakere Ranges bush cascading down from The Refreshment Room’s spacious alfresco deck.


Friendly and relaxed, but with a professional and clued-up knowledge of the restaurant’s small seasonally focused menu with a rustic Italian spin.

Drinks List

Our wine choices were the citrusy Odyssey Gisborne Chardonnay and the nicely dry Wild Earth Pinot Gris from Central Otago. A concise and well-chosen selection of Kiwi craft beers combines with Italy’s Peroni lager.


Risotto with ham, peperonata and parmesan, and a bowl of silkily smooth tagliatelle with gurnard and marscapone. Entrée-sized at $18 – perfect for lunch – or $26 as a main. Seasonally fresh asparagus were a great addition.

Most Surprising Dish

The chunky mozzarella and chickpea chips with tomato salsa. When every other table in the place has ordered them, they’ve got to be great.

The Bottom Line

Tucked away in the forests of west Auckland, The Refreshment Room is a cosy but cosmopolitan haven for well-prepared Italian food.

A Reason To Return

For more rustic Italian goodies from next month’s seasonally adjusted menu. In winter, the Scotch Fillet with herb butter and broken potatoes ($30) sounds like the perfect partner to a glass of red wine.

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