The Commons is a really great place to go for a drink out in Takapuna or also enjoy a good meal. The restaurant is beautiful, it is so well arranged and fitted out. The food is always amazing. The prices do match but it is always worth it. It does tend to get quite noisy in here in the evenings but there are some quiet nooks around for a bit of privacy or place.
I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary this year. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. This was recommended to us from a friend and it didn't disappoint. A very enjoyable evening. We may repeat it next year.
Love this venue it is absolutely gorgeous! I do have to say that a larger food variety would be great. I had the misfortune of ordering the Rose Lamb dish for dinner and it was truly horrendous - I could choose between fish or lamb, I don't eat fish. It was like eating raw meat :( The waitress did inform us that they have received many complaints about this dish due to the meat consistency (although we were told it was slow cooked) , why not remove it if this is the case? Apart from my dinner, the evening and service was wonderful. I will definitely be back...fingers crossed that there is a larger meal selection though!
Fantastic venue, beautiful food (Nick Honeyman's menus are innovative, tasty and versatile), extensive drinks list, excellent service. A bar/bistro that will could meet the requirements of nearly all dining occasions.
I have to say this is the best calamari in town which you can dip into a delicious coriander and sweet chilli sauce. Has an awesome outdoor courtyard area with a green wall behind the bar and good tunes. This is my favourite spot and close to the beach.
Fantastic indoor outdoor flow, great drinks and great vibe. The outdoor area is beautiful. Wish there are outdoor events there , would make a great night of entertainment. Can't wait to sample the food there this christmas for work christmas function
McKenzies Lane, 21 Hurstmere Rd Takapuna Auckland