Reviews for Encore Restaurant
by Holly Dhillon-Taylor
23 days ago
What a night!! Came here with 8 others for my birthday party. We were seated quickly and Bronwyn was great at being there if needed. I did think there would be more than 1 fabulous drag queen tho! Food was served hot and fresh! I was pleased with the selections but the food needs tags to let people know what it is. Drinks were good and the barmen were quick to deal with everyone's orders. Really enjoyed the night - totally worth the $$. Only downfall they didn't have coffee - always good to sober up some people!! :D
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.
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!
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.
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.
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