Windsor Castle

4_half star rating 12 reviews

Telephone 09 356 3650

144 Parnell Rd
Auckland City

European, Gastro Pub Food
Mon - Sun 11am - late
Provided by business


Established in 1847, the Windsor is one of the earliest surviving hotels in Auckland. The neighbourhood pub has been resurrected and is at the ready to serve the good people of Auckland. Serving gastro pub food in a comfortable yet unpretentious environment. Live music. The Windsor Castle is one of NZ’s oldest establishments and it has undergone extensive renovation to restore it to its original glory. Juice Bar is a joint venture with NZ’s favourite music channel….Juice TV and will be NZ’s premier live music venue.


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

Reviews for Windsor Castle

5 star rating
by nicki
19th October 2012

This has been our ‘local’ for a number of years, and it really has the feeling of your local. Everyone recognises us when we walk in and are super friendly. Pizzas are great. But one think I really wanted to acknowledge about this place is their knowledge of the menu – being pregnant I needed to know what was in the dishes – and they were extremely knowledgeable, down to the raw eggs used in their fresh aoili. Super impressed!!! Wish every place was aware of what pregnant women can and cannot eat, they were so helpful. And they regular fill up your water glasses – great display of responsible hosting!

5 star rating
by Rachel S.
20th September 2012

We had a fantastic night out here in July. We ate out on a voucher and the food was great, service helpful and friendly and amazing atmosphere. We went on a Monday night and enjoyed the live jazz. Highly recommended!

5 star rating
by orca1 k.
19th August 2012

First time here, gnrly tend not to travel far over the Harbor bridge, but it was a special mate’s & oh so worth the visit! Possibly one of THE Best Service by Staff in Auckland :) Beautiful garlic pizza bread & crispy batter fries served with the right amount of aloi. Platters, empty glasses, cleared promptly from table. Only request, please consider Bigger large screen TV for the Games, mounted near the bar rather then where the LIVE Band plays. G8 music BTW :) Oh & do watch drinks charges. Charged $9.50 for Lemon/Lime/Bitters for a sober driver. While as a pint cost $2.00 for the first try of the Game! hmm…something not quite right

5 star rating
by Miia M.
30th June 2012

This is our local in Parnell and must say I’ve never left there unhappy! Service is friendly, relaxed and unpretentious! :) Food is what I enjoy the most! I’ve had different main every time and it’s always been perfect!

Almost dropped one star as the coffee after a Saturday lunch two weeks ago tasted burned and smoky.. I was so full and happy with the delicious meal and lovely service though that I never ended up saying anything about the coffee, which was my bad.. I think it still deserves all the five stars!!

4 star rating
by Jo
10th April 2012

Dined here on Tuesday night 2 mains for $30. Staff were friendly and helpful. Started with garlic pizza bread which was tasty. Mains took a while to arrive but were worth the wait. We were impressed by the presentation and taste. Both mains were well cooked. I ordered the Moroccan lamb, hich was full of flavour. Chunks of meat were a bit too big for my liking but was cooked perfectly. My partner ordered scotch fillet which was ordered blue. It was cooked to his liking. Ambience was enjoyable, toilets were clean and well presented. Total bill came to $42 for 2 people, which was excellent value for what we got. Will be back again :)

5 star rating
by Dmitry
13th March 2012

Quite lovely place. I’ve been here several times. Last time we came with vouchers.Despite that food was very good, unlike some other places. We (there were 5 of us) all tried different mains and all were happy (except may be my friend – snapper was good but too small for him; but I told him to order a steak :)). Stuff was very helpful and prompt.

As a minus I’d pointed out a bit too loud live music, IMHO. But OK, probably 20 years ago it would be not loud enough :)

5 star rating
by Shamal
21st February 2012

We hired one of their fantastic Rooms. This is a small room called the Craft Room. We had some special requests in regards to the menu and they accommodated us very well. Going out of their way. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is amazing. They also made special drinks as well for us. Overall this place has one of the best service I have experienced in Auckland.

5 star rating
by Gilli W.
16th February 2012

Great Pub Food. The squid is really good. Excellent selection of wines. The staff are friendly and helpful. Music on tap and changes daily. Lots of fun on Quiz night. We are locals and love going to the Windsor

3 star rating
by leigh b.
13th September 2011

Went last night with a platter and wine voucher, very nice we enjoyed it and the waitress was really great, friendly and efficient. Great pub Grub.

2 star rating
by ken
22nd May 2011

We went on a Saturday evening
We were disappointed to find that we had to eat in the bar. The garlic pizza bread was lovely. The mains arrived a good 15 minutes after being asked if we were ready for them and they were cold. The veggies were dripping in cold oil. The staff were lovely and had the meals re-heated but they were still cold when they came back. We did not eat much of the food. Again the waitress did her best and offered us free desearts or drinks – we had coffees. When we went to pay, the waitress charged us for food we had not ordered saying that she had given us the cheesy garlic bread instead of the regular bread. Pointing out that this was not the case, the barman corrected the bill. Not the best night out that we have had and we wont be going back.

4 star rating
by M
7th February 2011

Great pizza for only $10(!!) on Monday nights, yum! Good service and a relaxed atmosphere.

4 star rating
by Louisa
21st November 2010

It was a good dining experience. The food was worth the price. Drinks were great. Music was great. Staff was excellent.

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