Michael M. said: "Brilliant all round: food was fantastic, staff were friendly and the outside/garden area was such a great setting. We didn’t feel like we were sitting in Takapuna near a busy street, more like in a quaint backstreet European…" read more »
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Reviews for Mecca Chancery
12th May 2014
I’ve been to Mecca twice now a few years apart each time.
The food is just amazing and the whole vibe is awesome.
I love the Tapa’s we had the Hummus, Meatball plates and each ordered Salads. The Jug of Sangria was Awesome.
I would happily recommend people go here to eat. I’m already planning my next visit!!
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
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.
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!
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!!
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???
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
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.
by Ninan G.
28th March 2013
Nice choice on brunch menu, slightly overpriced – overall good service
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.Comment from Andrew v. of Mecca Chancery 30/04/2012
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
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!
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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