SPQR is tried and true and always a winner in my eyes. I love the crab linguine and always have a great time with really friendly staff. I love that theer is always a great mixture of characters who come in and Ponsonby Road is such an exciting place to be. I always meet new people at SPQR and you go out afterwards to a bar close by. It is a busy place so make sure you pre-book or get there early and have fun!
Like other reviewers here, I have popped into SPQR over the past 10 or so years for work events, special lunches (celebrated my birthday this year with some top shelf bubbles in the sun). Always great food, wonderful service and fantastic atomosphere.
SPQR's been a Ponsonby Road icon since forever. I've been going there for as long as I've lived in Grey Lynn and that's been over 20 years. The place has character, great food and plenty of entertainment.