Reviews for Neighbourhood Brewbar - Mac's Brewbar
by Phil Hodai
9 days ago
Awesome place for a casual drink on a Friday or Saturday afternoon.
Have been here countless times now and would never turn down an offer to catch up with a friend for a beer or two at Neighbourhood.
Their food menu is pretty standard Kiwi Bar style foods - chips, burgers, tapas etc - all of which taste good enough to enjoy with a drink or two.
Try out if you are in Kingsland.
27 days ago
Great atmosphere, great staff but the foods pretty terrible.
Pizza and potato snacks are fine but anything that involves proper prep and cooking is pretty poor. Had the buttered, garlic prawns one Saturday - overcooked and hadn't been de-shelled or de-veined (!). Went back last Sunday for a friend's birthday, as I wouldn't eat there out of choice, ordered the sharing plate - $50.00, would of been happy to pay $25.00 for it - poor quality ingredients, not much on it and nothing particularly cooked well. Dessert was pretty good though - chocolate brownie type thing.
Go for the atmosphere and great staff, avoid eating there unless you've at least 6 beers in you.
by Amy Webb
2 months ago
Neighbourhood is a fairly large Mac Brew Bar on the main strip in Kingsland, very popular when there's rugby on. I have been a few times for drinks but tonight was the first time for food.
We ordered the margarita pizza, salad and steamed veges. The pizza was delicious! The crust was thin and very crunchy and the toppings generous. However I found $17 a bit pricey considering the toppings were just tomato, cheese and basil.
The salad was really tasty and enjoyable with feta and olive tapenade. The veges were okay, fairly standard but a bit flavourless, a bit of garlic or something would have been nice.
The service was okay, nothing fantastic but not terrible either. I know the atmosphere definitely improves when a games on!
by Javier Yebenes
3 months ago
The food is awesome, good quality and good tapas. The price is not so awesome, but when you want a quality product you gotta pay for it. After rugby normally the place gets packed and the atmosphere is really nice... maybe some people too cool for school, but service is normally ok.
by Joel L.
5 months ago
Always nice - an upmarket feel on a traditional pub. The pints are a bit pricey - but overall it's a great place.
by Elite Chan
6 months ago
I've been here many times before for drinks and dinner. It was a Wednesday night and needed a quick fix of food after a long day at work.
I was surprised by the quality of the food. Previously it was just pub food to me - nothing special or expected any great service.
I received both that night. My partner ordered a Pizza - crispy base, with just the right amount of topping and sauce that you know is done properly. My steak was done just the way I wanted - medium rare. Pepper corn sauce could be a little hotter (it was warm). Best part of the dish was the fries. Crispy and non greasy.
Only thing I didn't like was my wine - tasted like it had been opened for a while. (more than 2 days)
Friendly and prompt service.
by Jyoti Dunlop
6 months ago
Great tasting new autumn/winter menu. Since it was four of us we got to taste each others dishes and they all were excellent. Interesting dessert dish, fried milk, but it was really yummy. When we go back, I am definitely ordering this dessert again. Nice friendly staff, service was prompt, and the front staff entertained our almost 3 year old as well. Good work by both the front staff as well as the kitchen staff.
by Stevie D
6 months ago
Very pleasent surprise from a bar.
Warm friendly and inviting with a comfortable atmosphere.
Settled at a table promptly by wait staff. Ordered entrees and some drinks which arrived shortly after, a lovely well cooked and presented meal.
by Rachel Twomey
6 months ago
Came here for drinks and ended up being so intrigued by the menu that we ordered food too. The potato cubes came with pesto and another sauce, both of which seemed a strange flavour combination with fried potato.
However, the highlight came with dessert. The fried milk was delicious - crunchy cinnamon coating on the outside and a silky, custard-like filling with a gentle milk flavour. The cocktails were tasty and the service was excellent. Looking forward to coming here again.
by Nom Nom Panda
7 months ago
Rating based on food only. This is a spacious and pleasant venue, so would be a great place to go for drinks.
The first thing we ordered, the crispy fried potato cubes, were not at all crispy. The sauces the dish came with unfortunately did not redeem the soggy potatoes either.
The Catalan style pizza was not bad, though a tad smaller than expected.
Everything else was okay, nothing to get excited about.
8 months ago
I have been here for a casual drink many times and always enjoyed it, though I had never had a meal here. Last Saturday my friend had her birthday lunch here and I have to say I was impressed. The food was great! Nothing too fancy or over the top, just casual and tasty. I had the quinoa salad which was huge and yummy. It was jam packed full of vegetables which had been cooked perfectly. Some of my dining companions had pizzas which looked equally fantastic. The desserts were also good. Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and good food.
by Charmaine Batt
11 months ago
Great staff & the most delicious pork belly, it really is so good we cant stop thinking about it.
The tapas menu is good & I like the layout with a great outdoor area.
This is now going to be our local & we will slowly try the rest of the menu. Yay.
by Daniel Wang
11 months ago
It is a nice place for people to catch up after work. We went there in this April, just sat outside, talked and enjoyed the drink and food there. I like the beef and pizza. The beef was so tender and the flavour of the pizza was quite special and amazing. We also ordered a sides. The amount was good for 2 people. I remember that many young people went there, got food and took photos to share with their friends. So I can tell not only me like this restaurant.
by Jose Ramon Camprubi Viglione
May 09, 2013
Hemos venido de Barcelona ,Catalonia,porque nos habían hablado muy bien de la maravillosas recetas que cocinaba Jordi Donadeu ,chef del Restaurant Neighbourhood Brewar ,pensamos repetir en nuestro próximo viaje a Auckland. ,José Ramón camprubi
by Louise Tate
Mar 12, 2013
Came down to Neighbourhood for after work drinks the other day and ended up being tempted into dinner! They have a new tapas menu with loads of tasty south american inspired food, yum!!! Nice atmosphere, cool music, great prompt service and cold cider! Not much more you could ask for.
by Orca1 K.
Feb 16, 2013
was here on Valentine's Day... G8 service, awesome layout of Lampshade lighting & indoor seating. Disappointing aft 5pm - not much variety/selection in menu. perhaps it was Chef's day-off?? MUSIC way too loud, like you @ a Rave! :(
by Wayne D
Jan 14, 2013
Great Service beautiful Pizza but when you wound up the music we left you lost dessert and drink money
if this was a nightclub volume is expected but you cant talk without yelling! ridiculous!
by Nial G
Jan 07, 2013
A great spot, perfect for a summer drink and "gastro-pub" bite. Excellent atmosphere.
by Nat Sargon
Dec 04, 2012
Nice decor and friendly staff, food is nice too. Only complaint would be that the music was crazy loud so that it's very hard to hear each other without straining but that's not a biggie. Would definitely go again
Jul 13, 2012
Holy crap!!! Best platter ever!! Mc cashins platter! It says it's for 3 to 4 people... And it Definitely fills you up! And we aren't small eaters so even I was surprised about how much we had left? Service was great! Very friendly staff! Definitely value for money! Their pizzas are yum too !!! I'll be back.... With a new group of friends!
by Lou Heather
Jun 26, 2012
We had a girls Sunday lunch and found the food and staff to be great and we loved the layout of the bar and the cassette tape wall in the toilet!
by Alex Wylie
Apr 16, 2012
Loved the bar and food however, there was no record of my booking. Luckily there was room for us and we were seated quickly. We were served by a waitress named Pippa who was helpful and efficient.
by Kay Adams
Jan 03, 2012
Without a doubt the friendliest staff you will find in an Auckland Bar. Nothing is too much of a hassle for these folk. One tiny little annoyance is the night menu (after the chefs have departed) is rather limited e.g no gravy with the chips and gravy, and no garlic pizza only margherita. Would still happily come back here at any stage.
Apr 26, 2011
My wife & I were at Neighbourhood over the Easter weekend for a lovely dinner out , pizza & pudding went down a treat & just to make it all the sweeter there was no public holiday surcharge .
by Justin Marshall
Sep 01, 2010
One of the best bars in Auckland. Last weekend I went with a group of Friends to Neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon, Its a great area for lounging and relaxing. They also had a live singer musician guy, he was awesome! I am sure i will be back next Sunday.
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