Quality Hotel Lincoln Green
159 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 9 8387006
Fax: (64) 9 8374447
Bars & Cafes
This hotspot is located in the Westgate Shopping Centre at the end of the Northwestern Motorway, 15 minutes from Auckland City. It is next to a ten-pin bowling alley and just down from a cinema complex. Fast food restaurants are close by too. You can enjoy a relaxing game of pool or try out your skills at the gaming machines. Have a quiet drink at the bar, or snack at the café; if you are planning an event, note that functions and catering can be arranged for a party of up to 350 people. The food is reasonably priced and the hours of operation aren't set in concrete, so chill out and party!
Ragu Kitchen and Wine Bar is a contemporary restaurant with an impressive selection of wines. Nestled in the Point Chevalier neighborhood, the brick walls, wooden floors,high ceilings and soft lightings give it a warm earthy glow that is very appealing. During day the dining room has a children's corner filled with toys and high stools which is later transformed into a cozy place for dinners. Relish the delish food and fabulous wines along with family and friends at this inviting eatery for a memorable dining experience.
This café achieved local fame with the publication of Simple Cafe Food: Secrets from the Garnet Road Foodstore, written by previous owner, Julie Le Clerc. The steely grey interior is simple but stylish. Now under new, but equally capable and friendly management, the Garnet Road Foodstore serves beautifully presented toasted panini, toasted bagels, salad and antipasto platters. They stock a small selection of delicatessen items, such as arborio rice and puy lentils, as well as their own preserves, chutneys and relishes.
The Gables Tavern and Grill is a popular and friendly local pub with a quiz night on Tuesday, live jazz on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, live rugby on the big screen on Friday, gaming machines and a TAB for sports betting. The menu in the restaurant has good variety for a pub. Of course, you can get a steak or a burger, but they also do things like lamb shanks braised in red wine and garlic and chicken curry. Main meals include fries and a salad.
After undergoing a stunning renovation, Andiamo's interior in black and taupe tones now oozes sophistication. An impressive bar and lounge area is welcoming and the restaurant very comfortably appointed. For dinner try the Seared Rare Tuna with Cress and Crab Mayonnaise, followed by Lamb Shanks or Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cream. Dinner is served from 11p when you can have "breakfast" or even an Eye Fillet Steak.
This is not the most chic part of town, but there's plenty of local style within Occam. The staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is welcoming. Pavement seating is available, though large windows bring the outside "in" during the summer. A (gas) log fire keeps the place cozy in winter. A large blackboard menu offers daily specials around a Mediterranean theme, including vegetarian options. A satisfying all-day breakfast is served until 6pm. The tea and coffee are good, and Occam is also fully licensed with a separate raised bar area, complete with backgammon board and magazines.
Escape to the charm of Allely House, situated on the Selaks vineyard estate. The veranda overlooks gardens and vineyards, where visitors can work up an appetite playing pétanque, croquet, volleyball, or even horseshoe tossing. On Sundays, sit back and enjoy live music. Also available for private functions, Allely House hosts many weddings and corporate events. Buffets or set menus can be arranged for groups. A broad range of regional wines is offered.
They perch here on the Rock all day long--something good must be happening here. The decor is clean, light and minimalist. The ceiling pays homage to ripple ridge beam cladding, and is reflected in the silver chrome tables and chairs. Wooden seats prevail, and you can sit kerbside if you wish. All-day breakfast is served and includes some old favorites such as fruit salad and yoghurt or a Gannet Rock complete grill. Lunch dishes include seafood chowder and South Island whitebait fritter and salad.
Come here for great food and coffee and a friendly comfortable atmosphere. The ocean colors of Fusion bring a relaxed but creative ambiance and reminds us of our proximity to the sea. You can sit street side, inside near the old central fireplace or in the rear deck and garden area complete with children's sandpit. Examples from the eclectic menu include a breakfast omelet of fresh herbs and free-range eggs or for lunch, a Thai beef salad. Fully licensed, there is a good selection of wines available.
Café Cezanne is the archetypal Ponsonby coffee spot, featuring footpath dining, and an eclectic assortment of customers, plying in and out all day long. Brightly painted murals and interesting reading material add to the picture. Healthy foods have never looked as good or tasted better than at Café Cezanne. Samples from the menu include seafood chowder and Penne pasta with venison sausage. Some decadent desserts have been thrown in for good measure. Wash them down with an excellent coffee.
Enter this glowing and inviting cave-like environment and be transported to the Middle East. Bright neon-lit Turkish and Eastern motifs provide the decorative detail. The kitchen is near the street, allowing a good view of cooking in progress, and it really gets the taste buds going--spicy aromas from the Middle East are hard to resist. Original Turkish and Middle Eastern dishes fill the menu, which includes kebabs and vegetarian food as a specialty. There is plenty of variety including pilaki, salads, tabouleh, moussaka, falafel, pilau, hummus, borek, kebabs and desserts such as baklava, kataifi and koshaf.
GPK is a restaurant, bar and cafe successfully rolled into one. A small cozy lounge at the rear of the bar has a fireplace and the timber theme is carried throughout tables, chairs and pavement seating. The menu is Pacific Rim and the food is always superbly presented. Pizzas from the wood-fired oven are exotic--the popular Bombay Pizza is chicken marinated in Indian spices, with red onions, cashews, banana, yogurt, coriander and mango chutney. GPK is fully licensed, but does not take reservations.