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!
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.
Food needed to be hotter.aiting staff and reception were very good.
Absolutely amazing food
We celebrated my Grandmother's 88th birthday here and staff was awesome. They ensured we were looked after and made the night even more special by bringing out the cake and letting us hang her birthday banner. Thank you to your staff for excellent service. God Bless you All. Food was awesome and catered so well for the 9 kids that were there.
Really nice food, fantastic service
Air conditioning was too cold
Thank you for the great service and food!
A spacious restaurant with tasty dishes.
Having to leave your table and ordering your meals and drinks from the bar was not good for a hotel. I could of gone to a cafe and done that. I expected more from a Hotel
Brilliant all round I'll be back thank You!
Great friendly place and so nice to have some good hospitality
Everything was so perfect. It was my 18th birthday celebration in Acacia and that was a really really unforgettable experience. Acacia is definitely the best restaurant I have ever been to.
I had a group of 31 people from overseas and I wanted to ensure everything was perfect and it was. The group loved the atmosphere, the service and the food. The Chefs were so helpful with understanding what the group were wanting and nothing was a bother for our wait staff. Awesome place - our new fav family restaurant
The food is always fresh, well presented, delicious with a great selection. The service is excellent and I recommend Acacia to everyone!
What a delightful evening we (4 ladies and the best of friends)had. Stefan our waiter was so accommodating and offered us the buffet as opposed to the a la carte. We took this option and what a treat! Oysters, prawns, mussels, salmon, kingfish, t bone steak that is cooked to perfection by head chef Charlie or any one of his capable team, succulent cured ham, mouth watering dumplings plus much much more. The Dessert bar was just as impressive with banoffe pie and rocky road with hokey pokey ice cream being my favourite. Thanks Charlie and the team we were very impressed with entire package, the food especially, the service was excellent and the ambience.
Nice place but quite noisey, not the place for an intimate evening.
It was a very nice Buffet with nice extras to make it a bit different and a bit more special than other buffets you may come across
Upon arrival, they were unable to find our reservation, luckily it wasn't too busy and they proceed to find a table and seated us. As first time visitors, a very brief intro was given before we were left to our own to sort out where things were and what to do. Drinks waiter was a bit more friendly and helpful. Nice introduction and interaction with our guests - very pleasant. Apart from that him, that was the only friendly smile we saw from staff that night. Selection of food was good and may consider giving another go, but with so many other places - I find it hard to recommend.
Meals were amazing actually. Kids menu was fabulous and a great size. Waygu steak was stunning.