7 days, 6am till late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Acacia Restaurant and Garden Bar
Welcome to Acacia Restaurant and Garden Bar located at the internationally renowned 4.5 star hotel, Novotel Auckland Ellerslie.
Set in the leafy inner-city suburb of Ellerslie, the restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience with a modern New Zealand menu.
Acacia Garden Bar provides both indoor and garden relaxing spaces, perfect for tranquil alfresco lunches or to unwind after work with drinks.
Acacia Winter Menu
Local, seasonal & sustainable produce is the main focus when Executive Chef Charlie dons his Chef hat to produce food that is sure to tickle your taste buds!
Choose from salads, pastas or grill items you will not be disappointed by our wide range of culinary delights to suit every palate.
Acacia Buffet Nights
In addition to the Winter Menu, Acacia also showcases a Kiwi inspired buffet centered around seafood and a traditional BBQ every Thursday and Saturday night. Whether you fancy sushi, sashimi and oysters or freshly grilled steak cooked to perfection right in front of your eyes we have something here for everyone. Prices start from $59.00 per person which includes unlimited dining from a full array of dishes and condiments including indulgent desserts for 1.5hours. Be in quick to nab a table before it’s booked out!
Great meal and good value with Accor card
We visited the Acacia Restaurant on Saturday evening the 6th of october for the Buffet as we are accor members we go often, I was impressed with the food selection on this occassion it was much better than previous occassions on some visits they forget the little things like capers for the salmon and anchovies and parmesan to make a caesar salad on the salad bar It would be nice if they did nice steamed vegetables without putting them in either a aweful white sauce or in a mornay as they seem to be doing more healthy and palatable without that Deserts are very nice but no runny custard or cream for the apple crumble Otherwise very good
Had to keep waiting for cutlery to be brought out
Were not told of the Sunday Roast meal when asked menus to be emailed to us prior to the evening. Certainly did not know that they would be share plates. Childrens burger meat was not cooked through. The Vegan at the table got a meal with Feta on it, the replacement meal then had no artichoke. Roast meat and veges arrived.....no plates on which to eat them. Meat was cold and had no gravy. Cold mashed potatoes with this meal, not all even got the roast veges supposed to go with the meal, then a small salad came out also.......to be shared between two people having the roast meals. Dessert was dished up before the plates etc were even cleared away, nowhere to put these desserts so we cleared our own table. At no time were we approached to get a drink order.....so we took turns going up to the bar, Actually, I hear that one couple were served a drink, out of a table of 18! We had booked this table over a month before, yet when we rang up to confirm a few weeks out they had no record of our booking. We have used this restaurant lots in the past to take people out to dinner as we have enjoyed the buffet. This night was a huge disappointment to us all, especially as we are Accor Plus members and felt embarrassed we had arranged this family night out.
Came for the seafood, but was in very small quanties... and was not replenished... i got 5 oysters, my husband only got 3. Though people adked for more oysters no extra were put out. None of our kids had any. A bit disappointed actually.
I am an Accor member so my Husband and I eat at the buffet on a regular basis overall the food is ok but sometimes it likes the finishing touches for instance in the salad bar theres not always all the ingrediants to make a ceasar salad ie egg parmesan anchovies and capers also its nice that your doing a hot pudding (apple crumble) but it would be so much nicer if you used fresh apples in the ingrediants instead of the tinned ones there horrible and also have some custard or cream on hand to put on the crumble otherwise very dry lastly it was be nice if there was som sort of gravy available for your ham like a red wine jus as thats a bit dry too Thank you
Really great venue. Staff are very friendly at the bar - and a great place to meet friends or family prior to a meal. The night we were there was seafood smorgasbord night. WOW! Fantastic array of food incl red meat for those who want something different. Presentation was excellent. Staff once again friendly. As a special touch all of the waiters came over and sang happy birthday to our daughter and presented a simple dessert with candle (really great!). Look forward to coming back.
Tasty Spanish pork
Very good RECOMMEND to all
Better than my expectations
More food variety would be better
There were oysters and sashimi etc, plenty, salmon was roasted just right, much better than last time, but the tender salmon finished quickly and the 2nd one was bit overdone. In general was good.
This was our 3rd time there,but this time it was with the in laws,the service & atmosphere was great but the food this time round wasn't as great as the other 2 times,the steaks were too thinly sliced, heard people on the next table say the same thing,hardly any prawns & the butter chicken was like a soup & it didn't taste like butter chicken at all.Quite disappointed this time round.
Waiters were a little slow to top up food when low. Could have had more sauce's for the dumplings. Otherwise everything was good. Parking is a little difficult to get on a busy night.
Not great experience, arrived 5.15 with 2 young kids,& told as we didn't have a booking we couldn't have a table til 8pm, even though the majority of the tables were empty but we could eat in bar - no help given setting us up with a table & had to go back & forth finding someone to take our order, then kids meals had to be sent back as not cooked properly, offered free deserts but all in all dissapointing service
I found the food to be bland...I was looking for gravys to go with the meat of which there was only cranberry sauce that wasn't very nice. But otherwise it was ok.
A bit disappoint for the food. Less choice. But service was good.
When it's a buffet. You should replenish the food as and when it finishes
First time diners, buffet was always topped up, waitresses on the floor were attentive making the overall night FANTASTIC!!
It was our first time we did enjoyed very much as we were celebrating our 10th years anniversary thank you for wishes card we love it and kept it as a good memory 👍🥂will definetly coming back Cheers to more years of success 😁
Went for the buffet and loved it. I am definitely coming back again
The reason the atmosphere scored lower than the other categories is that it is often quite chilly, the air con is quite fresh which is good for staff but not so good for people sitting down, we have been to this restaurant many times and we know to dress appropriately even in summer
We had high hopes to celebrate our 100 days here; I had dined here previously about 10 years ago and left me with a very good impression. Disappointing to say, this place was a let down. The waitress forgot what we ordered and had to come back to confirm...and then forgot about one of our mains and so we had to wait another 15 minutes for it. We had to ask twice for her to bring us sharing plates; can’t people here use their initiative and observation skills? Lack of professionalism. We ordered from Entrees: Canadian Scallops and braised pork belly; and half dozen oysters. Mains: 500g Savannah’s T-Bone; De-Boned Rangiteiki Chicken, and the one she forgot about which is the Duck chef’s special. We got from Sides the seasonal winter vegetables. Desserts: Fried Crisp Banana and White Chocolate Cheesecake. Everything was very average and some unusual flavours that tasted slightly off...the oysters didn’t look particularly fresh albeit they were pretty big. All the meats and poultry were too tough and hard to cut, bite and chew. Lack of seasoning and flavours. The chicken and duck dish was pretty much the same thing. I have to say, the best dish was probably the Seasonal winter vegetables. They do buffet here too which might offer a better dining experience but for its price of $208 for this disappointing meal and to be of lower quality than elsewhere is ridiculous. Food: 4/10 Price:1/10 Service: 2/10 Ambience: 6/10
We really enjoyed our meal that we have booked to stay at the Hotel for a Saturday night get away.
Food order came out staggered so one of us had to watch the other eat. The cashier graciously removed the late dish from the menu (without us complaining), so kudos for great customer service at the end of our meal.