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O´Connell Street Bistro

An inspired modern European back street bistro
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-Late
Tuesday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-Late
Wednesday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-Late
Thursday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-Late
Friday: 11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-Late
Saturday: 5:00 pm-Late
Sunday: Closed

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O’Connell Street Bistro is on the corner of Shortland and O'Connell Streets in central Auckland and first opened its doors to diners in 1997.

The cuisine is described by the team as “modern European bistro” and a high level of importance is placed on the provenance of the quality produce sourced by the Bistro. The restaurant has won numerous awards for its food and wines. 

In almost 20 years of operation, it has been recommended by many publications and also named as one of the best 42 Restaurants in the World by Vanity Fair on Travel Magazine.

Voted Top 100 Iconic Auckland Eats

O'Connell Street Bistro - Classic Steak tartare


$60 for a four course dinner & lunch

Includes Jerusalem artichoke risotto with truffled mascarpone, artichoke crisps & red wine jus, roasted hapuka with potato gnocchi, pancetta, mushrooms & celeriac puree.

O'Connell Street Bistro
$60 Four Course Dinner & Lunch
Pea & ham soup, ham hock sandwich & fried quail egg
Jerusalem artichoke risotto, truffled mascarpone, artichoke crisps & red wine jus
Roasted hapuka, potato gnocchi, pancetta, mushrooms & celeriac puree
Added extras
O'Connell's sourdough with Lewis Road Creamery salted butter
Dark Chocolate fondant, Mandarin, Praline & Hazelnut ice cream
Drink match recommendation
Soup: Smith & Sheth Cru Albarino 2019, Hawke's Bay
Risotto: Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Chardonnay 2018, Hawke's Bay
Hapuka: Smith & Sheth Cru Kawarau Pinot Noir 2018, Hawke's Bay
Dark chocolate: Gonzales Byass Nectar Pedro Ximenez

Ts & Cs: Bookings essential. Available for lunch 11.30am-3pm & dinner from 5pm. Last bookings at 6pm & tables must be vacated by 7.15pm

Park for $2 per hour at the Victoria St car park on evenings and weekends. Find out more.

30% off existing adult AT Hop fares off peak during Alert Level 2. Find out more.

Last updated: 25 September 2020

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