The Oakroom

4_half star rating 7 reviews

Telephone 09 300 6313

17 Drake St
Victoria Park Market Precinct
Freemans Bay
Auckland City

Bar Food, New Zealand, Health Food, Tapas/Small Plates
Mon - Fri 11am - late
Sat 4pm - late
Sun 11am - late
Provided by business


The Oakroom, the new swanky bar is the hippest joint for Social-dining and drinking with like-minded contemporaries. Small plates/tapas and pizza is offered for you to share with others in this brand new space fitted out in the heart of the heritage Victoria Park precinct. Original red brickwork fuses with the new, to create a unique and enigmatic local bar, with a bent on enabling you all to throw off the worries of the day and have a fun time feasting and drinking and socializing at The Oak Room! The Oakroom menu features a range of delicious small plate bar snacks. Of note is the Oakroom’s dedicated chocolate-truffle menu which has six different flavours available. Also on offer are extensive wine, beer and cocktail lists which are each broad enough to please any selective tippler. (Source: Big Little City)


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Wine Bars, Pizzas, Bar & Brasseries, Bistros
Free Off-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
Seating For:
160 (indoors & outdoors)
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for The Oakroom

5 star rating
by Nataliya H.
21st June 2014

went for romantic evening into the oak room. The food was AMAZING!!! My husband said it was the best curry he had in ages! And my fish of the day….wow! It was by far the best fish dish I ever had in my life! Both dishes were full of flavour and came out fast. Drinks were great too, we will definitely come back there again!

5 star rating
by Rose B.
13th July 2012

This building is well decorated creating a nice mellow feel with excellent music

The food was amazing, we had breads, the cheese trio and olives with feta. The cheese plate was Deliscious with persimmon to accompany. The olives and feta went extremely well with the cheeses.

The service was incredible. Quick to help and knew the answers to all our questions about the menu.

We recieved complimentary chocolates to finish off which I would highly recommend.

I will be coming back very soon.

4 star rating
by mistler
2nd June 2012

Very relaxing, and the food we ordered was perfect. We had a tasting plate with smoked fish, honeydew melon, scallops and more to share. I tried a new cocktail – I think it’s called Texas Fire – great. Sitting on the deck, enjoying the afternoon, we couldn’t ask for more!

5 star rating
by Liv W.
31st May 2012

I lunched here last week, on a day when the sunshine was generous & warm, so we sat outside and dined alfresco.

Also generous & warm was the service. Because although the small plates were a little slow to arrive… the maitre d’ was attentive & kept us informed. He also followed up our meals with a couple of complimentary chocolate truffles (one whiskey – yum! and another limoncello).

Regarding the food: My watermelon with mint, ricotta & rocket with balsamic glaze was refreshing – and had a lovely clashing of sweet and sour and creamy and salady.

The smoked fish remoulade & lemon that came with garlic toasts, was beautifully moreish, with a lovely texture.

A Corona w slice of lemon topped off the summery autumn lunch. It was a lovely relaxed social place where I’d definitely be keen to lounge (and eat) (and drink) for hours!

2 star rating
by NomNomPanda
17th May 2012

[17 May 2012 ****] Went here with a group after the place had only been open for 2 weeks. It was empty the whole time we had our lunch, apart from men installing brand-new TV screens. Food was great when it arrived; unfortunately, that took the better part of an hour, and five minutes after ordering, we were told that they didn’t have any mushroom risotto. I suspect that these are just teething problems though, so rating based on food only.

[20 July 2012 **] Returned to give this place another chance after seeing that they now have a limited lunch menu. Not that impressed with my salad, and two colleagues ordered seafood chowder only to be told a few minutes later that the chowder was not yet ready (we were eating after 1pm).

Comment from Corey S. of The Oakroom 17/05/2012   
Hi NomNomPanda, thank you so very much for the feedback that I…    More »
5 star rating
by thomas h.
5th May 2012

Ok, so, thought we would have a wander through the new Victoria Market and ended up popping in here, entrance just off Drake street. Exposed brickwork, soft wooden lines and a laid back casual yet classy ambience embrace you as you enter.

with is high ceilings and long bar this venue has placed itself well ready for high volumes of cocktail drinkers looking for a wind down. Then… There is outside, overlooking Vic park its is open ensuring all around day time sun, and with the patio heaters primed for the darkers hours will easily slide into a cozy evening escape come the darker months.

As far as service goes, sometime this aspect is over analysed, you cant go wrong with a smile, friendly chat and attentive knowledge of the customer experience… And thats what you get here. Spot on.

so far so good for this new kid on the block, the foundations are set…


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