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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 Saturday, 15 September 2018

Great staff and a lovely evening, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

just had lunch there on Sunday, amazing food, great people, we had 2 great vegan desserts, will change a bit my thinking on vegan food, haha! thanks to the team, treat me and Alan s brother!!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

As a true carnivore, I saw the menu and immediately thought I’m not going to enjoy this... how wrong was I! Food was fantastic and deliberately understated on the menu, flavours were great.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Absolutely amazing place with great vibe! The only feedback i can give it the drinks are overpriced. Everything else is spectacular.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Great place - great set up

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

We enjoyed a great dinner with 6 friends at Gypsy Caravan. Cool cosy decor not that busy on a Friday night and service would have been a bit better but food as awesome! Would totally go back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Great service but amount of food was not good. Not many choices (only 3) of mains were avaible and very disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Great cocktails!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Staffs were super friendly, food was amazing. We had the 6 course meal, it was just a little long in between some of the dishes... But otherwise we enjoyed our night there definitely recommended. Thank you so much for lovely service from chef and staffs.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

best dining experience I think I have ever had! great service and incredible food, I will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Great atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was beautiful with many different taste sensations. We shared plates which were the cooks recommendations. Cocktails also beautiful. Thanks for a great lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

My friend and I enjoyed our lunch at Gypsy Caravan. Each dish of the 6 course meal was unique and the right portion. The service was great and I would love to go back.

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

Excellent food and very attentive service

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Visited On Sunday, 27 May 2018

The cocktails are good and I would go back there for that but this isn’t a place for dinner it’s just nibbles and drinks! Very good atmosphere :)

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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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