Reviews for TriBeCa
by Cjung Park
6 days ago
expensive pricing compared to the quality, taste and portion of the food. went there once and would never go back. the only good thing is the location of the area.
by Stevie Clutterbuck
19 days ago
Couldn't even eat here due to being turned away for breakfast - from an empty restaurant! We went in and the host was happy to seat us, until we said we had a grabone voucher - he then said they weren't prepped for the grabone meals, despite the fact that the grabone meals are exactly the same as the menu items they serve on a regular basis!
by Rebecca MacDonald
20 days ago
Tri Be Ca is tucked behind the Parnell Library and has a lovely sunny courtyard perfect for enjoying high tea in the sun.
We met for a girly catch up and some lovely food. The food was tasty although no scones with cream and jam which I feel like is a necessity for all high teas! The staff were very attentive and it was a lovely afternoon!
by Caroline Barrett
21 days ago
Firstly the restaurant is beautiful and the courtyard is gorgeous. I came here to try the TriBeCa high tea. It was a very nice experience but a little bit on the small side and not as extravigant compared to the high teas you get at The Langham for example. That suited me fine personally because I wasn't that hungry and I'm not really a cakes and nibbles kind of girl. I would visit again but probably not for a high tea, I would prefer a meal next time around.
by Anne F
one month ago
My partner and I went there for dinner about 2 weeks ago. The food was well presented and we enjoyed both the entrée (Scallops) and the mains (fish and steak). The dessert had not much flavour, and was underwhelming. Overall, however, the ...MoreMy partner and I went there for dinner about 2 weeks ago. The food was well presented and we enjoyed both the entrée (Scallops) and the mains (fish and steak). The dessert had not much flavour, and was underwhelming. Overall, however, the experience was disappointing. We had vouchers from Tribeca worth $200 - and the restaurant was not willing to accept these, even so the voucher have no expiry date. They told us that the place has now a new owner, and vouchers were accepted only until a few days ago before we went (which seems a bit odd). I would recommend to change the name for transparency about the ownership change, since the experience is different. I still give it 3 stars since the service was very friendly and the food was overall OK. Nonetheless, we will not go back.
by Arpita Mandal
one month ago
Very well located restaurant with beautiful interiors and exteriors. Parking was soo convenient.
However I found the selection of food very limited and not that profound. Good customer service though.
by Sam Papworth
2 months ago
Came here for high tea with champagne this afternoon. Had very high expectations which were met (for the most part). We arrived about 45 mins before our booking for drinks, ordered 2 x iced teas which we ended up having to chase because after 25 mins we still hadn't received them. We also had to chase our champagne which didn't arrive either. The redeeming feature was the high tea which was very very nice! The sweet items in particular were a favourite. The only slight let-down was that we didn't receive a run-through of the items so it was a bit of a guessing game at times. Overall a nice experience but I don't think I'd rush to go back.
2 months ago
The last time I visited Tribeca it was a dark poorly lit restaurant maybe 8 years ago. I don't recall much else other than it's good food. I'd draw comparisons to O'Connell st bistro as a timeless venue for refined dining.
This visit was for a degustation dinner consisting of five courses. Parking at the rear was handy as it was rainy night. It is a smallish restaurant yet not foolish enough to cram In too many tables. Ambiance was very good dimly lit and quiet.
1st up a starter goats cheese and beets. I'm a big fan of beet root do I liked the differing cheese vs the vegetable. Small portion so don't come too hungry 4/5
Second was scallops with red onion plated very well but not constituting much of a workout for my taste buds ie same old same old taste wise, nor on the chewing front but the calamari was a little more curious and thoughtful. Seaweed gave the tasting variety. 3.5/5
Palate started to rock when the sliced lamb med rare came out. This dish was good and while the previous two were starter sort of foods, the lamb could easily become a stand out main dish in the right portions. 5/5 I ordered the central otago Pinot Noir to match with lamb and beef dishes.
Dishes got better and better with a oversized dish but smallish serve if a fine eye fillet odd Brussels sprout leaf and perfectly cook pasta tortellini with soft flesh of the oxtail. Also my second favorite and Donald Trump's fav, portobello mushroom making a token appearance like the forementioned GOP contender .5/5
Sweet was a good taste cleansing lemons pannacotta and mascarpone treat.5/5
This was a degustation that got better and better with each course. On reflection it was well balanced to suit most tastes. This is a super venue with a feeling of dining exclusiveness like Lorne St or O'Connell St that you can't replicate in fed street or viaduct food for the hordes themes!!
2 months ago
Had high tea today with a friend via a voucher. Enjoyed the entire experience! All the food was delicious and I highly recommend it. It's more sweet food than savoury but after it all I didn't feel overly full. We both got a mini hot chocolate and a pot of tea each. Both the hot choc and green tea were really nice.
The service from the staff were amazing and the ambience of the restaurant itself was lovely and warm.
by Jo Y
2 months ago
This was my second visit in Sept 15, previous one was a few years ago when Hayden McMillan was chef. This time was very disappointing. The only redeeming feature was that my pork belly dish was very good. The menu is lacking in variety, as is the wine list, particularly wines by the glass. The restaurant is getting very tired. The chairs are worn out. The wait staff lack attentiveness and a number of times I had to signal for someone. I also had to push for them to honour the entertainment card discount as they said their equipment had not arrived, (which is not their customers problem!). Time for a facelift and overhaul I think if it is going to hold its Auckland institution status.
by Vanessa Morris
3 months ago
Had 'High Tea' there. Beautiful selection of a more sweet variety. Restaurant has a very glamours/posh feel with its white table settings and oval chairs. Overall a nice time.
But service was very slow.
Took 40 mins before we were served our selection and another table who arrived after us were served before us. They where also having a high tea.
Defiantly worth a try for the food.
by Cheole Saguinsin
3 months ago
One word.AMAZING!.I got one of those grabone deals for a degustation menu and it was superb and a great deal but more than that the pairings that were suggested perfectly matched our food and I wasn't partial to wine to begin with, frm beginning to end plus 2 xtra desserts later for my cuzins and I it was deliciously amazing.I definitely recommend it
by Chad Michael
Oct 27, 2014
Took my girlfriend to Tri Beca as she'd never been to a fancy restaurant. The night couldn't be better. Food was excellent and the waiter /manager was very knowledgeable. Only thing to note is that the the Google map listing was incorrect and we were quite lost as a result. Clicking on the zomato map link took us somewhere else.
by Ann Van Der
Mar 28, 2014
Dinner at this wonderful restaurant last night. Mains had were Venison and the Eye fillet with Beef Cheek. Deserts were Bread and Butter Pudding and Chocolate???? all the food was superb and could not be faulted in any way. The wines were excellent. The restaurant is very understated elegance. All together this was a dining experience we cant wait to repeat. Thank you Elliot for your hospitality it was just magic.
Sep 13, 2013
The Decor is really beautiful and elegant...that's it I'm afraid.
I arrived with high expectations and left feeling rather disappointed! (my customer who I took to lunch here was also dismissive of the quality of the food/menu)
There's NO vegetarian main course options on the menu either!...
The waiter was trying too hard to give good service and actually ended up interrupting us whilst we were having a conversation as he was desperate to ask if we wanted more water or drinks.
The food was really, really average. Again one expects a bit more from these high-end establishments but alas it was very bland average food. The menu needs a serious update...
Wont be going back I'm Sorry!
by Garry Tester
Aug 25, 2013
My wife & I were on business in Auckland and wanted an up market high quality restaurant for us & our clients. We dined first and from this outstanding experience we returned last week for another outstanding evening.
Tribeca rates with the best restaurants any where in the world because the owners Mark & Pauline have passion for food and wine and are in attendance to ensure best practice through every course.
The wine list is outstanding and Mark shares his knowledge sublimely with food prepared by world class chefs who have an eye for detail and importantly taste.
This is truly a memorable experience at a fair price. Importantly wines can be ordered by the glass, matched perfectly by Mark to the food.
The old Foundation Building in Parnell provides a sophisticated elegance from the past with the flare of what modern dinning should be about.
Service is attentive and timely with no stone left unturned to ensure your dinning experience.
Try the Duck Breast I can still taste the lingering flavours perfectly cooked
This is the best restaurant we have eaten at any where in Auckland and we thoroughly recommend you try it out.
by Emma McInnes
Jun 19, 2013
I was taken to TriBeCa for my birthday dinner. The food the wine and the atmosphere was fantastic. Gorgeous flavour combinations with more then a few delicious surprises. Delightful staff topped off the night. Thank you!
by Tony Wainhouse
Mar 14, 2013
I took my clients to TriBeCa for an important business lunch. Each and every one of us - all forty-somethings who eat out frequently - agreed that it was the finest food that we have ever encountered... anywhere! If you are looking for THE BEST, you need to visit TriBeCa. A simply breathtaking experience!
Nov 03, 2012
We had such a special night out at Tribeca last night to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was so warm and inviting when we arrived. Service from start to finish was fantastic, with a friendly and attentive waiter.
I was excited to find two beautiful vegetarian options and so had one for entree and one for main. Such a nice change to be presented with vegetarian options free of eggplant, mushrooms, pasta and rice.
My fiance enjoyed the pork belly and then the venison, which he said might've been the best thing he has ever eaten.
The blueberry and lemon curd dessert was amaaaaazing as were the chocolate truffles.
We try to dine at different places but we will be back again for sure, probably to order the exact same things!
What a great place.
Sep 06, 2012
This was a terrific restaurant experience. The food was outstanding - and I'm always a hesitant restaurant-goer, given the 'average' experiences I've had.
Superb cuisine. Outstanding scallops. Creative, different, unexpected and utterly delightful.
by David Boshier
Aug 05, 2012
Not sure why we have waited so long to go. TriBeCa is the complete dining experience with a very stylish dining room and bar along with food to match. There is also an extensive wine selection.
We were advised that to make the most of evening we should chose the tasting menu. This advice did not disappoint with the two highlights for me being the salmon dish and the apple desert.
Worth spending that bit extra for a special night out.
Jul 13, 2012
Amazing! We chose to dine here as it was my 21st birthday and we wanted to go somewhere nice with the family. We were greeted on arrival with champagne and flowers that my mother had organised. I felt very special as they sat us in the bar while we had our drinks. We were then seated at a nice big table with my flowers at the end of the table. The food was amazing! Didn’t think we would be full after the meal but we were! I would defiantly recommend it for a special occasion! The waitress was amazing; she was very patient with us and was very helpful explaining the dishes to my grandparents. Thank you TriBeCa!
Aug 16, 2011
Fantastic food and lovely service! Really great to have parking close to the restaurant aswell! Had the lamb and it was very nice.
by Judith Meakin
May 20, 2011
After much research to choose a fine dining restaurant for a special occasion we dined here last night. Excellent service, innovative food including the side dishes and an extensive and well stocked and apparently accurate wine list. Disappointed that the Bluff oysters were substituted with Clevedon and the Creme Brûlée dessert was fussy and didn't match the high standard of the rest of the meal. But this is definitely worth a visit and return and there's parking too.
by Tony Buckingham
Feb 03, 2010
I don't usually eat at Tribeca in the evening but this year in Auckland we tried it and it lived up to its previous high standard.
Newmarket is lucky to have such a great chef in a local restaurant. It compares favourably with most in Auckland
by Love Food
Jul 18, 2009
This short review is the result of at least 5 visits to Tribeca, which for many Aucklanders remains an undiscovered gem.
Tribeca occupies a wonderful old worldly and slightly chic ground floor space in a former hospital with both indoor and outdoor tables depending upon the weather.
Now to the food and service, we started visiting Tribeca a good 18 months ago and returned initially as a result of the fabulous food. At the time of our first visit I had lamb with a spiced marshallow, sounds a little strange but came together beautifully not least due the abilities of the kitchen. Subsequently we have dined there several times and have not yet had a less than wonderful experience.
Good service is one of lifes great luxuries, Tribeca appears to have a small team of well trained people with passion. On our last two visits wine suggestions were not only spot on but did little to break the bank balance, most considerate!
The best compliment is to return again and again, this we have done again and again.
by Tony Buckingham
Jan 15, 2008
Returning to Auckland we as usual had to wait till TriBeCa opened after Christmas. We had lunch on the 14th and till reckon its the best lunch spot in the area.
This is the 6th year we have eaten there and the inventive cooking is always a delight. With great wines by the glass and a great choice I look forward to a few more great lunches before we return to the cold.
Just the thought of sitting in the courtyard cheers us up on cold winter days in England
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