Freeman & Grey

3_half star rating 9 reviews

Telephone 09 378 6496

43 Ponsonby Rd
Ponsonby
Auckland City

Cuisine:
New Zealand
Hours:
Mon - Sun 11am - 3am

Photos

Photo of Freeman & Grey
Upstairs bar

More Information

Categories:
Restaurants, Bar & Brasseries, Bistros
Good For Groups:
Yes
Meals Served:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Reviews for Freeman & Grey

1 star rating
by Amanda D.
15th July 2014

Tried to book for quiz night a week in advance but no reply via email so tried to call Monday and Tuesday but no answer then at 4pm while we were getting ready to go (hoping that they had a spare table) we try one last time and are told sorry we’re full – even though I had emailed TWICE a week before!! Terrible customer service. Won’t bother to try and book again

5 star rating
by Kellie
3rd May 2014

I have only ever had the $4 pizzas and jugs of beer from here – and both are awesome :D the $4 pizzas are a sweet deal, they always seem to have a pretty good amount of toppings despite the tiny price, and are a decent size (can’t always finish a whole one myself). Huge selection too. The atmosphere is always good here, usually pretty busy with after work people, nice sitting outside when the sun’s out

4 star rating
by James
7th December 2013

Tried this place with deal voucher. The customer service was excellent. The food portion is big and very reasonably priced. The food taste just a bit above average. But overall had good experience here.

5 star rating
by Dorothy R.
19th August 2013

Awesome Restaurant/Bar. Friendly welcoming staff. Awesome fun and happening atmosphere. Rugby/sport screen which is cool. Great food. Pizza awesome and very well priced. Beer batter fries YUM. Highly recommend.

2 star rating
by Carol H.
4th April 2013

I have dined in at Freeman and Grey and have mixed reviews for it.

For food, my partner and I ordered a platter and 2 tapas. Drinks were vodka/soda/lime and a Bloody Mary. The platter was mega. Initially the $50 outlay was a bit of a shock, but not when the food arrived. It was of decent quality and quanity. No complaints there at all. The tapas were average, nothing to write home about and not a reason to go back for.

When I ordered a Bloody Mary, I was told that they could not make it because they had run out of Tomato Juice. This is in spite of a supermarket being less than a km away and a dairy being open directly across the road. I would have been prepared to have waited for the juice, or at least given the option to wait, so this was disappointing.

On the toilet front, the floor was sticky and dirty. The cubicles were clean.

The service of the staff was friendly from the waitress but very casual and a bit ‘too cool for school’ from the bar staff.

The loyalty programme that Freeman run is also great, short term, but I have become very over receiving regular texts from them.

All in all, a sub-optimal experience.

3 star rating
by g r.
22nd January 2013

Dined in at this establishment two weeks ago. The front of house staff were diligent and quick to attend to us.

We ordered a couple of the small plates. Some were very tasty. Others ( calamari ) may not have been at its freshest.

Beers on tap were reasonably priced.

Ordered the chicken pizza, which stated ingredients such as ” sweet chilli- chicken- cream cheese- pinenuts- with a tomato base”. But there was no cream cheese on our pizza. HeH…..

Overall a good night out for a dinner.

Would recommend

4 star rating
by Stu H.
18th January 2013

Went last night for first time, the place was busy but not packed with your typical Ponsonby crowd which was nice for a change. Pretty relaxed atmosphere for a beer. Didn’t sample the mains menu but snacks where great. Stuffed mushrooms yum! Some of the tables next to us where dining and it looked pretty good. Little annoying that the toilet is upstairs but that’s about the only negative! Definitely heading back soon.

4 star rating
by Regan D.
22nd December 2012

We went here for our staff Christmas party. I felt the food was very reasonable and well prepared and came to us in a timely fashion. The staff were helpful and friendly for the most part and the location is top notch. Nice layout and decor and awesome balcony up top for hanging out and shooting the breeze. Great one for summer.

3 star rating
by Ellie M.
21st December 2012

Cool venue that was really let down by the service. There were quite a few staff on but we had to stand at the bar for a good ten minutes before anyone acknowledged us; I totally get that you might be busy, but a smile and an “I’ll be with you in a minute” wouldn’t go astray so we knew you weren’t just blatantly ignoring us. We went on a Wednesday night, was pretty quiet and managed to get a seat down the front by the footpath, ideal for a yarn and some people watching. Didn’t have any food but they had a reasonable range of Mac’s; not too much on the cider front though but tried the new Ginger Brew, pretty good.
I guess it was only one visit, might have caught them on a bad night so will go back for sure.

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