Vultures' Lane

4 star rating 8 reviews

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09 3007117

10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland

  Kiwi, American
11 AM to 1 AM (Mon-Thu), 11 AM to 2 AM (Fri), 11 AM to 3 AM (Sat-Sun)


Reviews for Vultures' Lane

3 star rating
by Lennie L
5 months ago

Wandering down Vulcan Lane on a gloomy night we came across Vulture's Lane. Once we managed to place an order- the service was very slow- we were in for a bit of a feast.

We had tacos four ways- grilled fish, prawn, pulled beef and pork belly. Each one had great flavour and ample filling, but the pork belly was the best- it had a crunch of crackle and the pork was tender. The battered fish was very fresh and crispy. The cheeseburger was what you would except- and with a generous amount of pickles- but you'd get one better across the road at aptly named Better Burger. Highlight of the meal: the fried chicken. Large pieces, well seasoned with some slight heat, side of pickles which were a bit fun, and a big dose of aioli.

Yes, we left the table empty and our stomachs completely full- and our wallets didn't really feel it at all! It was a hearty meal at a good price. I'll definitely be back for the fried chicken and the rest of the menu.

4 star rating
by Sean Ford
6 months ago

Had a very hearty meal here. The menu has great variety, we settled on a selection of soft tacos, a burger and fries, fish and chips, and some of the fried chicken. The pork taco and fried chicken were standouts, the fish and chips were good, and the cheeseburger was average.

I recommend taking a friend and sharing a few dishes so you can sample the menu and get a variety of dishes. Don't leave without trying the fried chicken, it's ridiculously satisfying. Great place to gather with friends for food and drink that's cheap and satisfying. They'll have the game on the bigscreen too.

5 star rating
by Nazareth Contreras
6 months ago

My place to go for a cold nice beer and a snack.
Staff is friendly food is great.
Me encanta este sitio los nachos,tacos y steak and chunks are my favorites.

4 star rating
by Fylde
6 months ago

Great place for a beer but shame about the food (not bad just nowt special). The quality of the cask ale was up there with Lancashire's finest - a very high bar. Like the Swamill range of beers on offer and they keep it well. Food ok but basic range and standard pub fayre quality. A great addition to the city centre and helps one avoid places selling horrible gasy lager.

5 star rating
by Ben Tutty
Oct 18, 2014

Love this place. Awesome/interesting selection of beer chill atmosphere and a really interesting bar menu. Plus the downstairs area is really cool. One of the best places in the city for good beer

4 star rating
by Lochbuie
Sep 05, 2014

We dropped into the Vultures Lane for an express lunch on a rainy day a couple of weeks ago. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and we had the Pork Bap and Chilli Bowl and shared the chunky chips. the chunky chips were excellent, being crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The Pork Bap was good value and the Chilli Bowl was accompanied by a plentiful side of corn chips. The only down side was that the chilli could have been spicier and an accompaniment of sour cream would have enhanced the meal. There was a great range of Kiwi draught beers and the Number 8 Wire Conductor pale ale was superbly crisp and fruity.

4 star rating
by Nom Nom Panda
Apr 12, 2014

I have no doubt that the craft beer at this pub is good - plenty of bloggers have written about their drinks already.

I would like to assure you, however, that the food at Vulture's Lane is well worth trying too. In particularly, the "Buttered Bird", which turned out to be fried buttermilk chicken with pickles and a smokey dip, was not only cheap at just $11, but also very tasty, hot and crispy!

We have only been once so far, but definitely planning to return for some other items from the small yet tempting menu!

5 star rating
by Food Voyeur
Feb 25, 2012

The Portobello mushrooms: An ecstasy of flavours, with blue cheese and dukkah topping these four succulent big mushrooms. I'll have to come back again for these. An absolute treasure, and only $10.

I loved that the on-tap beers included a good range of NZ craft beers (Epic, Emersons... etc) - coz I'm all for supporting NZ made. But sorry, being influenced by Dunedin heritage, and preferring a simple easy-drinking beer, we just couldn't go past a Speights. Which drank beautifully with the mushrooms.

A nice atmosphere, good for conversation - not too rowdy... and easy to get service at the bar. Friendly female bar-tender was fab - offering tasters of the various Craft beers too. Nice one!