Mecca Chancery

3_half star rating 19 reviews

Telephone 09-356 7028

Courthouse Lane
Chancery Square
Auckland Central
Auckland City

Cuisine:
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Bistro
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7am - 10.30pm
Sat: 8am - 10.30pm
Sun: 8am - 10pm
Provided by business

Overview

The service at Mecca is warm and friendly. The menu style is modern cafe, with a strong Mediterranean influence. Mecca Chancery is located in the heart of Auckland’s quality fashion shopping area, and offers a unique European-style environment for relaxing and dining. Enjoy dining indoors or alfresco in a clean, car-free area, with lots of people watching to be done. The atmosphere is magical at night with hundreds of fairy lights hanging from the glass atrium above the outdoor Mecca bar. In addition to the cafe, Mecca Chancery has an outdoor bar serving coffee and drinks all day and evening. Mecca Chancery is open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A meze / tapas menu is available from 4pm each day. METRO MAGAZINE listed Mecca Chancery as one of Auckland’s Top 50 Cafes, in Nov 2008. They said: “Smart European-style indoor/outdoor sophistication”.

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The outdoor bar at Mecca Chancery
Alfresco Dining at Mecca Chancery
Outdoor Bar at Mecca Chancery
Mecca Chancery
Steak Sandwich at Mecca Chancery

More Information

Categories:
Restaurants, Cafes
Takeaways:
Yes
Parking:
Pay, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Attire:
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Yes
Good For Children:
Yes
WI-FI:
Paid
Alcohol:
Spirits, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
BYO/Corkage:
No BYO
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
Takes Reservations:
Yes
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
Seating For:
100
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Reviews for Mecca Chancery

5 star rating
by Colin N.
5th October 2013

Had dinner tonight with my wife and 3 young children, FANTASTIC, the staff were awesome they interacted with the kids and looked after us very well, The food was fantastic and we all left very satisfied. this one of the best nights out I have had with our young family. Thanks Meca

4 star rating
by Thomas
15th August 2013

We are regular customers here at Mecca Chancery . But we have to say it’s been a while how your morning coffee has lost that delicious taste and aroma . You have to hunt your previous coffee Star Bobby who worked for Mecca for years and made our coffee tasty, with perfection. I personally will pay twice the price to drink coffee like the one he made for us. We rate 4 stars because the food is so delicious, tops for the Seafood chowder (my favorite) , and of course the rest of the menu.

5 star rating
by Gem ..
16th July 2013

I went here recently with my hubby and his parents, we had purchased the voucher deals for entree, main and desert including a beer or wine, for a fantastic price. We arrived and were greeted by the welcoming and friendly manager. We got a nice table, the atmosphere was great, not too noisy and warm inside as it was a freezing night. We had our orders taken promptly and the food came out one after the other, entree, main then desert and was OUTSTANDING. We were all very pleased with the service, being asking if we would like another drink and how the meals were. Would definitely recommend Mecca Chancery. Very impressed, we will be back! PS. You should do another voucher deal! ;)

5 star rating
by Lisa T.
7th July 2013

We were fortunate to have been gifted a voucher deal. Had no problems booking on a night that suited us. We got a little lost as it was dark when we were walking the streets. Phoned in and the manager gave great instructions and even called to us as we approached.
The atmosphere was fabulous. Beautiful fairy lights, attentive staff – but not in our faces! Very friendly and helpful.
The food was excellent – entrees of skewered chicken on hummus, salt and pepper squid, mains – fillet steak, another traditional beef dish, and we both enjoyed the tiramisu cheesecake for dessert.
We left the restaurant pleasantly satisfied and trying to work out when we could visit again!!

1 star rating
by Janet S.
3rd June 2013

We ordered the ceasar salad and the poached egg on top was stone cold. The dressing was awful too.

The waitress was surprised we did not like the meal! I asked if the egg was cooked today or yesterday and she said they cooked it today and kept it in a pan of cold water. What’s all that about???

5 star rating
by Zoe G.
13th May 2013

Went with a deal voucher, initially tried to book and was told it was booked out, but called last minute in the afternoon and managed to get a booking. Impeccable service, very tasty salt & pepper squid starter, nicely done fish main, with amazing dessert and a great wine selection. Try the apple and walnut cake! Very friendly, helpful, honest and prompt service by our waiter (unsure of his name, he had a ponytail) which can be a rarity at some places when using a voucher. Thanks for a lovely night :-)

4 star rating
by leannex
12th May 2013

Went for an early dinner and shared Bread & Dips and Salt & Pepper Squid for entree then both had Scotch Fillet Steak for main, followed by Afogatto and Tiramisu Cheesecake. The food was excellent as was the service. The only reason I didn’t award “full marks” was that the Pinot Gris @ $40 on the menu wasn’t available and they had no replacement for the same price, and the gas patio heater warming our area ran out of gas half way through our meal and they didn’t have another gas bottle – I feel sorry for anyone that came after us as it was a very chilly night.

3 star rating
by Ninan G.
28th March 2013

Nice choice on brunch menu, slightly overpriced – overall good service

2 star rating
by Paula M.
15th March 2013

This place has a stellar location which is why I decided to visit. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive but the food was disappointing. It appeared to be prepared by someone who didn’t give a damn. Their “signature dish” was some reheated pre-cooked beef served on miniature croutons with a sauce made from pureed canned tomatoes and served with some unseasoned grilled zucchini. Bland, sloppy and unappealing. And it wasn’t even served with the pide that was stated on the menu, which when I asked for was told I was wrong – the croutons were the pide! That was it – $28. Will not return.

5 star rating
by Natalie B.
25th February 2013

Wow, what great service and food. Decided to go for brunch on Sunday and was greatly impressed with everything, we were seated very promptly and did not wait long for our delicious pancakes and French toast and not to forget the best hot chocolates ever….yummmmmy!
The manager/hostess was very attentive and friendly and we will be coming back soon. Thanks Mecca Chancery for a great start to my day!

4 star rating
by Eugene J.
13th February 2013

We had lunch there yesterday. Food and service was excellent. I had a schnaper with a lime dressing on mash that was very good. They looked pretty busy but we were looked after throughout

3 star rating
by Hamish P.
11th November 2012

I had brunch this morning at Mecca in the Chancery. Since Invito really went downhill, and after the rudest restaurant experience I’ve ever had from a waiter at Caravanserai, I decided that Mecca is the only Mediterranean place worth visiting in the Chancery.

The service this morning wasn’t fantastic. It took twenty minutes to be served, and then another forty minutes for the food, a chorizo and mushroom breakfast, to arrive. The original waiter was polite but not particularly attentive. The second waitress was apologetic and very pleasant when she learned how long we had been waiting.

My friend’s order, a muffin, came twenty minutes before my breakfast did. My coffee, a simple long black, took twenty minutes to make. Wait staff twice forgot cutlery, and had to be reminded twice about bringing water.

The Chancery was reasonably busy, but not overly so. There really isn’t much of an excuse for this kind of delays. The food was of a good standard, as it always is at Mecca: the staff are pleasant and friendly, but a little bit more could be done to improve wait times and ensure that everybody is being served promptly.

2 star rating
by Nicky
17th October 2012

Disappointed – went with a friend from Australia and a friend from Wellington, hoping to show them Auckland cafe culture and good coffee.

Service was fine, but the coffee was less than satisfactory. Bitter and I had to ask the waitress for another coffee as the first one was so bitter. The second one was unfortunately not much better.

I really like the ambience and location but they need to improve their coffee making skills. All 4 of us were disappointed with the coffee :(

3 star rating
by Jana
14th September 2012

Had Sunday brunch at Mecca Chancery. The food was gr8, good portion, lots of flavour and lovely presentation – reasonably priced for the quality and quantity. Would have liked a more friendlier service but never the less will go back again for the food, location and ambience.

3 star rating
by princemadison
26th May 2012

Mecca is my ultimate meeting place I go there on a regular basis. I meet friends and I also have business meetings there quiet often.
Great location, good food and the service is good.
Although, the staff turnover is high, they friendly and they look after you.
There is one disappointing thing lately what makes me not wanting to go back is a person a manager or somewhat walking around the place, his rather rude and not helpful at all.
I just had a complaint from one of my clients who went to Mecca after one of our meeting as I recommended the place and he had a same disappoint experience with the arrogant manager.
Unprofessional and I don’t think he knows what his duty is as his just walking around trying to look busy but he doesn’t really find his place.
Annoying and makes you feel uncomfortable.

1 star rating
by M
21st April 2012

I don’t know why we paid our bill. If you like microwaved frozen pitta served by rude waiting staff then you might like this place. The food isn’t much, the service is awful and the meals arrive at completely different times so you have to sit and watch your companions eat for 40 minutes before your food arrives.

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4 star rating
by Maloo22
20th July 2011

Great food at great prices – quick, efficient,good value – been going there for 7 years willingly.

Have spent much more in supposedly better restaurants and had much worse than Mecca – bfast are excellent and the coffee bar in the middle one of the best around

Summer lunchtimes are packed, and rightly so

4 star rating
by Nynette
10th August 2010

Friendly wait staff that arnt overbearing – like a few of the other chancery cafe staff. Good coffee, it gets quite noisy in the evenings, but thats not really something that can be helped. food is great, and tapa/ snacks are just divine!

5 star rating
by georgie
20th May 2010

Mecca is one of my favourite places to have a group meal, its full alot of time, which just adds to the jolly upbeat vibe. They have some exquisite dishes and great coffee.
The staff are very competent and polite, and as busy as they get I never seem to wait as long as I would expect.
A warm, welcoming, positive place to eat drink and be merry.

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