Wine Chambers Restaurant

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General Building,
33 Shortland Street,
Auckland Central

(09) 309 8191

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Review byJono Park22/09/2013

Wine Chambers, Auckland Central - Restaurant Review

We last reviewed Wine Chambers in 2007 – has much changed?


There’s nothing on the menu that completely surprises, but I get the feeling that Wine Chambers is more about the known, the comfortable. The starters were the first of three massive bouts of menu envy on my part - we started with a risotto (ok), and ricotta and spinach ravioli (lovely, but unfortunately not mine). The mains were similar – a wonderful herb crusted lamb rump with caramelised onions and potato, and a stock-standard eye fillet (more medium than the requested medium rare), the mushroom polenta and truffle jus making for a pungent rich dish that I probably shouldn’t have eaten all of. The desserts were both lovely (chocolate terrine with salted caramel icecream), and underwhelming (a cold vanilla crème brulee with paper-thin crust and shortbread). 3-nil to my dining partner.


We went for a bottle of Mojo Shiraz. This was a nice drop, though strangely seemed like it had been chilled prior to arriving at our table.


Not what I was expecting and certainly not as grand or lush as its location or name suggested. In the beginning it felt too dark, but that changed as desserts cam out when the lights suddenly shot up. Hopefully not a hint for us to leave quickly. The music was all over the place too.


Attentive… in fact, almost too attentive. Wine was topped up seemingly every other minute, and checking for comment twice during mains was probably once too often.


The chocolate terrine – you can’t go wrong with salted caramel.

The Bottom Line

This Top 50 restaurant had moments of greatness, but fell short for an overall experience. Maybe my view of it was tainted by all-night menu envy, but I don’t think so. I think it’s a good restaurant in a city that is now full of great ones.

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