Fort Street Union

4 star rating 28 reviews

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09 3090315

16 Fort Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

  European, Pizza, Kiwi
11:30 AM to 12 Midnight (Mon-Thu), 11:30 AM to 4 AM (Fri), 5 PM to 4 AM (Sat), 5 PM to 12 Midnight (Sun)


Reviews for Fort Street Union

5 star rating
by Gerry Henderson
one month ago

A craving for pizza brought us to Fort St Union for girls' night. None of us had been there before but will definitely revisit! Great ambience, decor, food and service. Had the Sunday roast pizza (fitting as it was Sunday), chicken monty pizza and wedges and the chef's special for dessert- sliced apples, chocolate sauce and ice cream on a pizza. All were delicious and I was pleasantly surprised at how great mint jelly is on a pizza. Service was the best I had had anywhere in a longtime- friendly, funny and attentive.

5 star rating
by Luke Hogan
2 months ago

Been there a few times now ... usually I don't re-visit restaurants or bars because I'm disappointed by the service!  This says a lot about Fort Union ... the service beats anything I've experienced in NZ (even most expensive restaurants!) and the Woodfired pizza is the best I've ever had ... together with some amazing deals on beer, a relaxed friendly atmosphere, and decent menu makes this an awesome place to dine and relax!

Highly recommended!

3 star rating
by Miss Charlotte Cake
3 months ago

Although the atmosphere is pretty darn good, I unfortunately really didn't enjoy my Seared Tuna Salad which is on the Lunch Menu. It sounded simply divine when I read it on the menu before ordering. 

When I received it, it just looked like a massive bowl of mesclun salad leaves with some cold slices of tuna, fresh tomato pieces, beans, a poached egg (probably the best part of the dish) and  a few pieces of cold potato pieces tossed throughout it. The menu specifically said hot potato, and it wasn't even warm. 

I duno... I just really didn't expect the dish to be cold, and my friend who was with me ordered exactly the same thing which was also cold. She didn't even eat it, just picked at the tuna pieces and pushed the dish aside. 

Two others at our table ordered the risotto and the fish and chips which the both loved but I definitely won't be going back to order the Tuna any time soon. The flavours were yummy, but im a little bit disappointed.

5 star rating
by Ryan The Lion
3 months ago

Gotta say I love the Union for it pizzas great service and open roof top area with the good dj who gets the crowd up and going for a laugh as its more of a drinks bar than a club. Pretty handy location.

1 star rating
by Kurt McAlpine
4 months ago

Food is pretty average. Drinks are really expensive. Staff are slow and impolite. Also there are cockroaches crawling around the dining area.

1 star rating
by Joshua Free
4 months ago

The food tasted good but is expensive and the customer service is terrible. There are also cockroaches behind the booths at the back of the restaurant, which staff seemed unconcerned about when we pointed it out to them.

2 star rating
by Davey Schilling
5 months ago

Fort Street Union has a good looking menu with many delicious pizzas. They had a deal with 1 dollar per slice, so I ordered some of them. The pizza was baked too long and not very tasty except for the margarita, which was pretty good. One downside was that there were some cockroaches running over the brick walls next to us. If you do not sit close to those walls you have a cool ambiance and if you buy the regular pizzas this might be a good place. My night however wasn't.

4 star rating
by Daiana Cordoba
7 months ago

I've always been here for's a cool and relaxed place. The battered fries are to die for. Pizzas are also really good, with a good selection

3 star rating
by Andrea
8 months ago

Visited this place for lunch, and ordered from the $14 lunch menu. 

Food: I ordered a Porturgese chicken sandwich and replaced my wedges with chips. My boyfriend ordered a beef burger which I did not try. The chicken sandwich was extremely disappointing. The chicken did not taste like it was roasted, just merely tossed in the sauce. Presentation of the food was sloppy as well. The portion was really small, and given, this was the lunch menu, but I felt that they could have done better with other places having cheaper and bigger servings of lunch. However, the chips were good.

Service: Great service, the waitress was very friendly and attentive.

Overall: Although the chips were good, the rest of the meal was edible, but not great. I wouldn't return for lunch again.

5 star rating
by William Whelan
9 months ago

Fantastic from the moment we stepped foot into the place. Greeted by the Management at the door and great service continued to the bar staff. Throw in a great DJ and a superb atmosphere - this place has it all. Fantastic mix of people from all walks of life all there to enjoy themselves. We will be back again. .. And again.... An again for good measure. Cheers

3 star rating
by Auckland On My Plate
10 months ago

Fort Street Union is popular among backpackers for its rooftop bar and wood fired pizzas. This gastro bar has plenty of atmosphere - it is spacious, noisy and bustling with life. But if you're going here for the "world famous" pizzas, prepare to be a little disappointed.

With the Tuesday $1-a-slice special, you're really getting what you pay for - a cold, hard slice of what once used to be a pizza. The made-to-order pizzas are, of course, a lot better (and by that I mean decent). We ordered an Easy Italian and a Champagne Darling. The toppings were good and generous. But the taste of these was overwhelmed by the thick doughy crusts which just left a bad taste in the mouth.

If you're looking for a good place to have drinks with your mates, I would recommend Fort Street Union. Just not their pizza. Unless you're drunk - then I doubt you even care!

4 star rating
by Plibt
11 months ago

Pizza decent, nice atmosphere (lots of funky backpackers hanging around, since Nomads is next door), also lots of suits after work, if that's your thing ;). However, a little confused by tap beer situation - Export Gold on tap? The Black Dog Chomp thing was nice, though. If the tap beer sitch improves, I would be happier. It's also a handy location for groups.

5 star rating
by Jason B
Aug 04, 2014

This is one of my favourite bars in Auckland. Mainly as it's off the beaten track but right in the centre of the city. They have a great garden bar which is inside a hollowed out part of the building which means the roof is all open yet you have old Victorian windows beside you. So can feel a little odd but such a great atmosphere. The staff are all helpful and fun. Not to mention their drink prices are decent. Which is good for being in the city. Good place to start your night out. All the usual drinks are available and their music is always pretty decent. Good run of old and new tracks! None of this over the top repetitive music every bar seems to play these days.

3 star rating
by Tobi
Mar 08, 2014

I loved this place the first time I went there. After I went back for a few lunches it wore off. Service is great.... but each time I eat it leaves me flat. I have to say the chips are primo though...

0 star rating
by Bech
Jan 30, 2014

$14 lunch menu!. Great place to meet friends for lunch - this is our usual 'go-to' choice. Their $14 lunch menu is really reasonable for what you get. Awesome big outdoor area to eat or have a drink in the sunshine on a good day (one of Auckland city's awesome secret spots - I don't think a lot of people realise it's there!). Always friendly staff.

4 star rating
by Martin Moore
Jan 09, 2014

Came here with some friends for an afternoon feed of pizza and a few drinks. The staff were nice, the prices were reasonable and the pizza was freaking delicious (and massive).

I really liked the ambiance of the place too, it has a good look and there was a pleasant crowd.

I'd definitely recommend it as a good place to spend an afternoon with a few friends.

1 star rating
by Mr T
Jul 07, 2013

Saturday 6th July 2013 - Beware of power hungry bouncers.

Came here for my very good friends 31st birthday - was dressed nicely in good jeans, tidy collared shirt and a 'cheesecutter' hat.
No signs on the way in that say no hats. Bouncer checked me out on the way in and said you're sweet.

Had two beers then was removed with force (left bruising) from the bar for wearing a hat. Presumably because the bouncer was on a power trip and there was no drunk idiots to chuck out so he went for the guy in a hat.

In my opinion - spend your money somewhere else. The ten people that left with me did.

4 star rating
by Sarah Linder
Jun 04, 2013

Partner and I went there on Sunday evening, not too busy. Was seated right away and drink order taken.
Sunday they do not serve from Mains menu, but still offer vast selection of pizzas and sides.
Ordered the Mexican Hombre Pizza, Beer Battered Fries and Crumbed chicken. Plus 2 jugs of Beer :)
Awesome food, and great price. Used an Ent Book Voucher so was very happy with end price.
Great pub atmosphere, we sat in the Garden bar, not too cold for June. Would def go back here.

1 star rating
by Leanne Butler
Mar 29, 2013

On Wednesday 27th March my friends and I went to this bar during our lunch break.
1. Firstly after waiting 30 minutes we found out that they misplaced our food order, so we had to re-order

2. Then they brought out the wrong order

3. The steak sandwich contained fridge cold & RAW meat (see photo in their photo gallery)

4. Had to go back to work hungry

The managers solution was that he wasn't going to charge me for the meal. What a JOKE!!! Did he really think I was going to pay for a meal that I didn't eat and for a piece of Raw steak especially when I asked for medium to well.

Would never go to this place again!!!

4 star rating
by Leigh Beattie
Mar 04, 2013

What a great little find, upstairs on fort street would normally have walked past but we had a treat me voucher.. very glad I brought this, walk up the stairs to an awesome bar with a really cool outside rooftop bar, we had a lovely few hours here and the service was exceptional, the staff were fun and friendly and did an amazing job. The pizza we had was loaded with yummy and toppings and tasted really good.

5 star rating
by Tracey
Jul 25, 2012

This is one of my fav places to go, for either lunch or dinner. The food is good, although I hear the menu is changing or has changed (have to go back and check). I like that you can choose between the garden top area or hang out in the back inside.

Went back in last week (nov) and service was really slow for lunch time. Better to be seated in the garden bar area.

4 star rating
by Robert Fruin
Jun 24, 2012

Very impressed with the food and the reasonable cost.Both my wife and i came away feeling very satisfied and content.

2 star rating
by Zelda
Apr 22, 2012

nice atmosphere, however i wouldn't recommend ordering the chicken burger-$20 for a small bun burger with dry up salad leaves, and bits of chicken. the chips on the side tasted better then the main/burger. it shud only be a $10 meal if that.
very disappointed with the meal.

5 star rating
Apr 02, 2012

Came here on Valentines Day for lunch, great menu and pretty cheap to average prices. Very filling, great spaces and a nice clean crisp atmosphere. Would definitely recommend if you don't mind spending between $20-30 on lunch once in a while.

5 star rating
by Catherine F
Dec 02, 2011

Love this place. Awesome casual atmosphere with a great outside(ish) garden bar. Lovely to kick back and have a drink and they do great food as well.

Awesome service for a bar. They'll take your order from your table and bring you the drinks etc.

Food is really reasonably priced and a really good meal for the price you pay! Definately worth a visit!

5 star rating
by James Reid
Sep 07, 2011

I loved this place! Great drinks, cool atmosphere, and awesome bartenders. I originally tried to get a reservation at some other place but the time I wanted wasn't available,so I wandered down to Fort St Union.

The bar is amazing and the chicken was the best I have ever had. Next time I am trying the burger... it looked amazing!!

1 star rating
by Emma
Jul 08, 2011

Is it possible to give this place zero stars? If I could, I'd give it negative stars.

Revolting food and pointless service. Had to pay for a meal that was really inedible and arrived well after everyone else's.

Fort St Union - rather go to McDonald's.

5 star rating
by Sarah Ratyn
Jan 10, 2011

Great looking bar with an good laid-back atmosphere and excellent service.
The waitress was very friendly and even introduced herself. Our drinks and meals came out quickly and were delicious.
We will definetly be returning for more.