Reviews for Tapestry Dining - Pullman Auckland Hotel
by Alysha Bower
2 months ago
Went here with some ladies from work today for lunch, we were greeted politely and taken to a nice table in the restaurant just in front of the kitchen. The service throughout lunch was very good and we were well looked after. The food however is only ok, I had the pasta dish and my work friends had the hotdog and the fish of the day which was swordfish. It is all beautifully presented however the flavours do not come through quite as you would think for a 5 star hotel. Also, it does take awhile to get what you ordered so if you are time pressed I would choose somewhere else. I would try them again but probably not for lunch.
3 months ago
I probably eat at the pullman about twice a year for functions. Last night was the AmCham export awards.
Entree was a cold salmon fillet and chicken roll that was tender and very refined. A good entree could have eaten two of them. Forgot to take a photo. 4/5
The main is pictured was a hapuka fish fillet with assorted veges. The pumpkin crispy roasted, baby carrots japanese edamane beans and potato. Sauce was a little tasteless butcwas needed as the fish was over cooked. Better over than under for the hapuka. Did lose a bit that distinct hapuka taste. 3.5/5
Great table service and delicous dessert selections.
3 months ago
Awesome -- they had swordfish on the menu. Swordfish is beautiful when is cooked well, a solid and moist fish... Unfortunately,it wasn't cooked well at Tapestry. It was overcooked, dry and disappointing.
The ambience in the restaurant was nice though, and it flowed well from the "Omni" bar in the lobby.
But the service also let them down. The plate that our amuse bouche arrived on remained on the table until we left, and my water glass wasn't refilled once -- and they weren't busy either.
Such a shame... So much potential... So little realisation.
by Ali Lousley Guild
4 months ago
UNDER STAFFED is my heading.
I have not stayed at the Pullman so am unsure if it's a 5 Star hotel however the Restaurant Tapestry is definitely not 5 star and tonight they were definitely under staffed which is frustrating when we are paying fine dining prices.
We were seated in an area surrounded by half cleared empty tables and were provided with one menu and one wine list between the two of us. We ordered drinks about 10 mins later which took 20 mins to arrive and that problem occurred all night.
We shared the mixed entrée which was tasty but average for price and presentation. Our mains were both beef and were lovely but overpriced. The steamed veg boring and the spicy fries weren't spicy.
My husband had a dessert which was nicely presented (chocolate lava etc) but not warm.
4 glasses of wine 1 shared starter platter 2 mains and 1 dessert $220 plus $35 valet parking. I was frustrated by the lack of staff. I could see neighbouring tables waving trying to get assistance.
The staff were lovely but run off their feet. All in all the staffing issues reflected badly on the chef, restaurant and the hotel. Note to self: hire more staff members
5 months ago
Dined here for dinner whilst staying in the hotel. As expected of a 5 star hotel restaurant, the service is immaculate and attentive, and a lovely experience
I tried the braised Lamb neck with eggplant, cashew and lime relish. The meal was great, meat braised well and coming apart with just a fork, flavoursome relish and red wine jus.
Overall, would be happy to recommend to anyone staying at the Pullman or even on a specific trip to try
by Susan Jag
5 months ago
Had dinner there. The beef steak I ordered was not only over cooked but also over priced. And the waitress charged us $8 for still water!!!! That was ridiculous!!!! First time in my life been charged for still water in a 5 star hotel dining place. i would like to inform the hotel manager, If you realy want to charge your customers for water, PLEASE INFORM THE CHARGE BEFORE YOU SERVE! Can anyone image that you've been asked to have some water, after you drink it that you have to pay for it! I personally love to dine in hotel, I tried The Langham, Mercure, Sofitel, VR on Queen, Stamford, Crowne Plaza, there are good and had experiences, but Pullman is absolutely the BOTTOM ONE!Update: Just found the steak picture. It was really like $15 special steak from a small pub's happy hour meal.
by Jesse James .
11 months ago
Had Xmas buffet.
Staff were very friendly and attentive.
Food was not that great.
I accept that buffet food will never be as great as ordered food, however this was just bad.
I have changed this from a 2 to a 3 as I appreciate the feedback received from the Pullman.
by Penelope Chua
Nov 22, 2014
Their lunch offering was okay. Service could be better. We had the braised pork and their burger. It was okay. The pork was very tender and cooked well. The burger wasn't the best I had but it wasn't that bad either.
by Arietta @ KJAS Blog
Sep 02, 2014
Tapestry Dining does some very beautiful desserts and is a lovely high end establishment with great service. It's perfect for classy dinners or intimate dates with soft warm lighting.
Appetiser was a light affair, with fragrant chunky bread and some very delicious olive oil.
I opted for the seafood crab cake entree, which was excellently presented on a large round black plate and so delicious. There were two crab croquettes on a bed of creamy sauce with two prawns and a fresh green salad on top. It was flavoursome, but thankfully not a large portion which meant there was room for more. I really liked this dish.
The main was a huge disappointment for me. I had the handmade cannelloni filled with mushrooms and sweet corn and some celeriac. It looked like a few grey rolls lying in hazelnut foam. The cannelloni not only didn't look appetising, it tasted horrible. Combined with the hazelnut foam, it unfortunately tasted a lot like vomit and the taste sort of rose up through your nose, and nobody who ordered it at the table got past half one of the rolls before abandoning it. Definitely do not order this. I was disappointed, because I was hoping the vegetarian option would be done well, but cannelloni are rarely made well. To be fair to the establishment, I sampled a friend's main which was the Angus beef tenderloin and it was beautifully cooked and tender. It might just be the cannelloni. For this reason, I brought the rating down to a 4.0, otherwise I would have been happy to give them a top rating.
That's because not only was the entree perfect, but the dessert was divine! I took a photo of the thinly sliced pineapple dessert, but I also sampled the other rich chocolate dessert which was also delicious and sweet. Presentation is amazing for both desserts. The pineapple dessert was a sort of tropical thick mousse on a shortbread base and topped with pineapple mousse and a ball of spun sugar, all on a bed of very thinly sliced pineapple and raisins. Everything tasted of genuine pineapple and it was a lovely way to end the evening. The spun sugar is a bit like eating a ball of sweet thread, but wrapping it in a slice of pineapple made for interesting taste and texture combination.
Overall, wonderful food at this place and the ambiance is high class and enjoyable. Just avoid the cannelloni!
by Tony Ma
Jan 08, 2014
I often come here to use their bathroom since I stay in girl's apartments around the area after a late night out.
Sometime I would wake up and pop by the hotel to grab a drink, or have a drink before a party. Or just go there for a date!
Nice environment, usually not packed, and can just chill chat and have a ciggy.
Food is average. Drinks are average. But environment nice :)
Wait time: 3/5
Food Quality: 4/5
Food Quantity: 3/5
Price range: $30+ pp
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