The St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

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387 Tamaki Drive,
St Heliers
Auckland,
1071

(09) 575 6995

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Review byBrett Atkinson9/01/2013

St Heliers Bay Café & Bistro - Cafe Review

Vibe

Polished concrete, dramatic lighting fixtures and front-row views of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto’s graceful volcanic arch combine in a sleek and modern space. Unlike the owners’ other establishments – including the Takapuna Beach Café, Richmond Rd Café and Café on Kohi – this buzzy new opening is also open for dinner.

Service

Proof that these experienced operators really know what they’re doing, with a younger international crew delivering excellent service throughout the meal; attentive and well-versed in the menu and winelist, and meals delivered promptly and smoothly.

Drinks List

Craft beers on tap from Hallertau in West Auckland, and a thoughtful and well-chosen winelist.

Highlights

The rustic sophistication of the pulled pork burger ($24) – including very chunky and tasty handcut chips – and the delicate Whangatama scallops ($14) with avocado. Market fish of the day was crispy-skinned snapper ($26) with a robust salsa verde.

A Reason To Return

For silky smooth ice-creams from the takeway ice-cream bar. Grab a cone combining two scoops of chunky mint and salted caramel ($6.50), and adjourn across the road for summer views under the pohutukawa trees.

The Bottom Line

With interesting and well-priced food, very cool interior décor, and excellent service, the St Heliers Bay Café & Bistro has set the culinary bar high in the sleepy seaside suburb.

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