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The Normanby Hotel

3_half star rating 9 reviews

Telephone 09-638 4560

37 Normanby Rd
Mt Eden
Auckland City

New Zealand, A La Carte, Family, Gastro Pub Food
Mon - Sun 10:30am - Late
Provided by business


The Normanby Hotel, where Kiwi Hospitality begins. Unpretentious and friendly, what Kiwi’s are famous for the world over. We make all our customers feel like locals: a welcome refreshment in modern times. A diverse menu includes gourmet pizzas and pastas, steak, pork ribs, burgers and many other popular Kiwi favourites. Our restaurant, serves lunch and dinner everyday, plus brunch on Sat and Sun. The menu is sourced from local produce. INDOORS: Within the weatherboard façade, two large schist fire places, sits amongst displays of our Mt Eden heritage, including historical artifacts and anecdotes from a bygone era. Wooden furniture for 100+ guests sits between the schist walls. Large groups can be seated at a single tables, so we’re popular for corporate lunches and large family gatherings. OUTDOORS: An expansive deck area is highlighted by a large schist fire place. The outdoor tables and bench seats are perfect for groups, and with all day sunshine, sitting out under the umbrellas is a wonderful way to dine and take a welcome break from the stresses of modern day life. BAR: A long bar harking back to taverns of old provides a full range of draft beers. A large variety of local wines, spirits, liqueurs. Imported beers are also on offer. Free wednesday quiz night, daily specials, and live sports action are provided weekly on all the big screens. FUNCTIONS: It’s a popular place for Company events, club and association meetings, private parties, weddings and other special functions. Add your own unique touches to the decor or just enjoy the charm on offer! Located on the city fringe in view of Mt Eden close to Eden Park access is easy via motorways and main transport hubs. Loads of adjacent off-street car parks.


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Pizzas, Bar & Brasseries, Bistros, Pubs
Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Meals Served:
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dessert
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for The Normanby Hotel

4 star rating
by Robert
7th May 2014

As a visitor to this establishment for a more or less monthly gathering over the last few years it was a pleasant surprise to find some more variety on the menu. Last night there was an excellent curried venison special …good value served with rice, a portion of salad and toasted pita bread and cheese. Apparently there is a new chef in residence and, if this experience is any guide, the food will be more interesting and worth calling in for an evening.

3 star rating
by Alex M.
28th April 2014

Used to come here a few years ago as a local with rugby team but got put off by rough service. Was suprised (in a good way) to see it was much cleaner and that the staff were freindlier this time and seemed happier! No table service but we enjoyed our fries and beer. Lots of tables outside if you’re a smoker too.

3 star rating
by David B.
17th January 2014

The service is good and the food is stock standard pub grub.

However the Normanby is the perfect place to sit in the afternoon sun slipping on cold beer with a few mates around their large tables.

They have there own parking next door if you can find nothing on the street.

A great Sunday hang out and a place for a no surprise meal.

5 star rating
by Katerina T.
2nd November 2013

Excellent prawn twisters and kumara fries (which came with a generous amount of very tasty mustard aioli-type dip).

Beautiful beer (Speights). We love hanging out here at the bar-leaners with a casual beer and some good food to go with it. It has the feel of a classic south island NZ style of bar.

The staff are always smiley and friendly in a southern kind of way too.

Only point for improvement, would be to check that you don’t use any chipped serving bowls for the dip ;)

Otherwise, always a pleasure coming here.

5 star rating
by Sabrina P.
24th March 2013

I had a function here for 30 people for our daughters 1st Birthday and they just thought this place was amazing! Service was awesome, waiter Dave looked after us the whole time from beginning to end and was so accommodating it was fantastic. Atmosphere was also great, really laid back and the function room we were in was private and the kids had lots of room to run around which was a big A+ for us! Last but not least the food! Everything was fresh and every dish was delicious! My husband had the Scotchman’s Aged Fillet was perfectly cooked and great jus. I had the Salmon Burger and that was delicious and many of the guests also had the Ribs and they were tender and so yummy to say the least! Totally recommend this place to anyone! Great job Normanby!

4 star rating
by Darryl M.
23rd February 2013

Attended a “Third Space” event at this establishment, Feb 2013.
Great place to meet up with friends for the evening. Great outdoor area. Special mention to the Samoan staff member, he especially made the evening, he was consistently friendly, helpful accommodating and efficient. I felt the other 3 or 4 staff members could have customer service / hospitality training (friendly suggestion)
I ordered chicken Ceasar salad, and was pleasantly surprised. There were 6 pf us at the table and all enjoyed their various meals, granted service was slow…perhaps the training of the other staff this evening may have prevented the slow service ??
All in all a lovely evening….

2 star rating
by Chris W.
16th November 2012

Having regularly visits to it before refurbishment (formerly Cardrona), I was more than disappointed on my first visit as the main change seemed to be an increase in prices and a reduction in quality.
Today after many months of not visiting, I went again as part of a large party. Unfortunately if anything the quality has worsened. Ordering the chicken burger, I was disappointed to receive what was a very small chicken breast that was over cooked and very dry along with a single rasher of bacon from what must’ve been the worlds smallest pig. Both of these laid side by side weren’t large enough to cover the bun (which was also a bit stale). To top this the chips had clearly been out of the fryer for a while before arriving at the table as these were cold.
A lot of other guests also had a bad experience and aren’t planning on returning.

2 star rating
by Vicky M.
19th October 2012

My boyfriend and I dined here last night and unfortunately we were more than a little disappointed. We ordered the Potters Paddock pie which was supposed to be beef, mushrooms and cheese in a pepper and guiness gravy but was actually just pepper gravy beneath pastry. There were so few bits of meat it was embarrassing and what meat was there was in tiny chunks, we spotted one chunk of mushroom but the cheese was completely AWOL. The gravy was completely overpowered by the pepper flavour so you didn’t really get any sense of the guiness if it was in there at all. We also ordered the salmon burger which claimed to be “a huge salmon fillet” – it wasn’t. A better description would have been “a small salmon fillet” and it was overcooked as well. We probably wouldn’t go back as it wasn’t really value for money.

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