Great place for after works drinks. Food is pretty great, they have some tasting boards that go really well, with a great range of beers. Service is not too bad, but very friendly when the food does arrive. It's worth the wait though.
I've got to say that I was hugely disappointed with my experience at Jack Tar. My mates and I arrived there around 8pm on a Saturday night and it was busy, but not absolutely slammed. Nevertheless, we had to wait an hour for our food and not once during that time did our waitress ever come back to us and offer to get us another drink or even bring us some water. It's a shame because although the food and atmosphere was good, it wasn't worth the wait. To Jack Tar's credit, when we complained to the manager he was very nice about the whole thing and apologised profusely.
North Wharf 34-47 Jellico St Freemans Bay Auckland 1010