Encore Restaurant

3 star rating 4 reviews

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09 3774820

350 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland



Reviews for Encore Restaurant

3 star rating
by Leigh Beattie
Sep 09, 2013

We went with a group of people a few weeks ago, the buffet meal is really good, tasty and fresh, they did take a little time re-filling some dishes. The show is ok, we only had a few main performers the night we went, it was a shame they would do a couple of fast songs and get everyone going, then slow it right down with a ballard. The tables are quite crammed in and can be quite an effort getting past to get to the bar or toilets. The DJ at the end plays fabulous music.

5 star rating
by Moya
Jan 17, 2013

What a memorable night at Encore. I went with a group of friends. The atmosphere was awesome. The show/entertainment was amazing. The costumes were out of this world. Well done to all the performers, organizers, choreography, stage, lighting & sound. The buffet dinner was scrumptious, varied & plentiful. I would highly recommend Encore to anyone, groups, hen parties, bachelor nights, works do's etc. Fantastic value for money. 5 stars!

5 star rating
by Ellen Smith
Jan 16, 2013

I went to Encore with a group of people from work as our end of year party. What a riot! The show was so good....the best I've seen in Auckland for a long while. We had a real mixed bag of people in our group which might of meant the show wouldn't cater to everyone, but it did! Everyone that went, loved it.
The meal was a buffet and I've my share of bad ones in the past but was pleasantly surprised with the quality and the quantity.
If I could have given them a four and a half star I probably would have as the only thing I might have changed would be to see a bit more lighting when the guys on stage get down into the audience. At times it was a little hard to see .
But these guys are definately worth more than 4 stars.
Good on you guys. Good food, excellent show and an amazing atmosphere. Can't wait for next Christmas.

2 star rating
by Mark
Dec 22, 2012

Encore, can probably be best described as a cabaret-inspired variety show and restaurant – a place where your waiter is also your entertainer.

Encore offers a average buffet meal, which they run out of quiet quickly later followed by dessert. there is a show approx 2 hour of average quality.

It features a number of acts, most of which revolve around singing. The opening act of proud mary really got the crowd going but perhaps was a false start to the evening. The show by Belinda on the circular acrobat was awesome

There were a few technical issues on the night – poor lighting and crammed tables meant people were tripping to and from the buffet (not so magical when you have a plate full of food!). Also, for a show that relies heavily on singing, having the microphones drop out regularly made for a disjointed experience.

Although there is a bit of drag and the cabaret is overall quite slow and disjointed , Encore definitely caters to a mixed crowd.

I probably wouldn't revisit.