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Gypsy Caravan

Lot3 Ponsonby, 130 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, 1011
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Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Gypsy Caravan

There have been mystic happenings in the back streets of Ponsonby. Clairvoyants have predicted it, they have arrived from far corners of the world. They come from Greece, from Turkey, from Morocco. With their spices, their rubs, their pans and wood fires.

A street food revolution is in our midst!

In mid- July be present as ‘The Street Food Collective’ is taken over by rogue band of Gypsies!

Gypsy caravan will be opening as a pop up restaurant, inspired by Moroccan tents, the Turkish bazaar, forests full of roses and strung with bead curtains. We will take you on an adventure through the back streets of Europe and Mediterranean cuisine. Our menu is fresh and light, demonstrating our take on traditional street food dishes, while making the transition from street vendor to modern restaurant.

Fear not loyal Street Food Collective followers! Our alleyways are a place of mystery and evolution. An ever-changing​ space, we will continue collaborate with our favorite street vendors over the next few months. Stay tuned for a calendar of exciting events & pop ups to come.

The famous ‘Herbie the bar’ will transform into his gypsy counterpart! Here to enhance our food experience with a short range of interactive cocktails, craft beer on tap, and an eclectic wine list. The show continues!

Join our journey into a new era of street food, it may be dark, it may be delightful! We promise it will be a taste adventure as we tell our new story “From Street Food Vendor to Restaurateur”

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Very nice atmosphere from the lighting to the service. Food leaves your mouth bursting with flavours :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Gorgeously presented means with unique but not odd food combinations. Can't wait to revisit

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

I organised a group of 9 for a birthday dinner. I was offered the upstairs area which was more private. The food was great, the staff were so helpful and friendly. The chef did a lovely birthday desert with a candle and birthday wish - a nice touch!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Thank you for making my sisters hens night a blast! Food, cocktails and service were incredible, nothing was too much trouble.

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Visited On Friday, 23 March 2018

Excellent evening celebrating my 21st! All the staff were great to work with. The planning process was smooth and I received efficient detailed responses which made the event go smoothly. On the night the staff were attentive to all needs and created an excellent space for the event. Gypsy Caravan has a cool vibe, with all the decor appreciated by the guests! Drinks and food were delicious and served efficiently. Thanks for making it a special night Gypsy Caravan!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Amazing. Gorgeous atmosphere. Friendly staff. Outstanding food and drinks. Would highly recommend 💓🌸💟🦋💗Will definitely be coming back🌸

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

Food was amazing and cheaper than I thought it would be. Perfect place for a small lunch-time get together on a nice hot sunny day. Such a great experience!!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

Absolutely beautiful venue and our hens party loved the chilled out vibes with good music, canopes and cocktails - highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 February 2018

This was our first time at Gypsy Caravan and we can't wait to go back. Manager Katie went out of her way to contact me and inform me that they were having a private function and would we like to bring our booking forward as they did not want us to feel rushed in our dining experience. I was so impressed that she went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our visit. So I knew from there we were going to have a lovely night. She also went out of her way to put us in the upstairs private area as they were setting up for the function. When we arrived all the staff knew we were coming and escorted us up stairs we were made to feel like VIP's. The service was brilliant. The staff made brilliant suggestions on food and drinks which we couldn't fault as to why we look forward to having another Gypsy experience :) Thank you for a great night.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hi there, My husband and I had dinner with Gypsy Caravan on 15.2.18 for Valentines Day. It’s a lovely decorated venue, and the staff were incredibly polite but I just wanted to express my disappointment about the service we received. Our starters arrived 25 minutes apart from each other, and when we enquired, we were informed that all dishes were made to share. (This was despite my husbands meal served directly in front on him with no side plate for myself to share with). Our main courses were none the better. My husbands leek vegetarian main arrived while our starters were still there and then my main chicken dish arrived another 20 minutes after. The quality and flavours of the dishes was lovely. But the dishes timing was aweful. Our bill was also incorrect. Not just slightly but majority of our dishes were double charged. I wouldn’t dare say this was intentional, but after several people having similar service around us, this was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. The bill (after our correction) was $180. Which, after cold food for my husband the entire night is, not really acceptable. Unfortunately no apology was offered at the end of the night, for what I appreciate must have been a difficult night for the servers. But that would be the stage where I expect an apology from the duty manager. Many thanks, and looking forward to your reply. Misha Cameron. Sent from my iPhone

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Visited On Saturday, 17 February 2018

Fantastic venue, Atmosphere, service and drinks/ food. Fred the waiter was absolutely awesome, the girls at the till and waitressing were just as lovely. I guess the only thing i can fault is that there is only one air con machine upstairs and my god did it get hot.. the drinks definitely kept me cool!

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

The stunning and beautiful venue, that keeps everyone together nicely. Katie was super helpful and very proactive in helping wherever she could. Beer menu could be expanded a little and parking could have been communicated a little better. Would highly recommend again.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 February 2018

I had my 21st birthday party here and wow what a night! The staff were amazing, food and drinks were delicious, and the venue was just perfect. Thanks so much for an unforgettable night. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 February 2018

What a lovely boho dining experience. Food was delicious and the whole evening experience was really fabulous

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Keep the Ouzo cheese please!! It's my absolute favourite and one of my main motivations for coming back so often! I tell everyone about it :)

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

Really great, unique spot in Ponsonby. Amazing, tasty food.

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Visited On Friday, 09 February 2018

Food was sublime- cooked and seasoned perfectly, served whilst hot... flavours of the Lamb, Steak, cauliflour and Polenta dishes were best we have had. However next time, we will order more sharing plates for those in group with larger appetites!

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Brilliant

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Visited On Saturday, 13 January 2018

Amazing venue, great friendly, helpful staff. Amazing night had by all and I would totally recommend Gypsy Caravan to all my friends. Wonderful venue :) x

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Visited On Saturday, 23 December 2017

Was sadly disappointed by my experience at Gypsy Caravan the other night. It wasn't even 7.15pm when we were told that two of the main items on the menu were no longer available (finished). With the limited menu as it was, this was very poor of them to not have ordered sufficient quantities especially considering it was also Christmas time!!! Very overpriced too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Great food but a little bit on the expensive side. Despite that the atmophere is excellent and would go again.

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Visited On Friday, 08 December 2017

Great! a little slow with the drinks, but worth the wait :-)

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Had a great time at Gypsy Caravan celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. They provided a special Birthday decor for the dessert I chose and that was really nice for the celebration. Staff was helpful and friendly. Food was awesommeeeeeee!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 December 2017

Perfect afternoon spent at one of Ponsonby's best establishments

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