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La Zeppa

33 Drake Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 days a week 11.30am - 12 late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
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About La Zeppa

One of the best inner city bars to indulge in great food & wine around the fireplace

La Zeppa is situated at 33 Drake St Freeman's Bay, directly behind Victoria park market. La Zeppa has the feel of a New York industrial warehouse which has been lovingly transformed into a spacious bar set with wrought iron candelabras, dim lighting on soft brick and a large open fireplace. The music is mastered by local DJs at the weekends; they ensure it is played for their customers each evening, not themselves.

La Zeppa focuses on the fact that people want to enjoy each others company with a great glass of wine and tasty plates, without the constraints of having to book or have a meal at a certain time - it is the ultimate meeting place - a catch up over a glass of wine, a sit down meal or a function for a large group of friends or colleagues.

When you are at La Zeppa anywhere you rest your elbow, your will receive great service, fantastic food, a great wine list and an atmosphere you won't forget.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Absolutely wonderful time at Orleans & Oysters on Saturday night! Had so much fun and ate so much food. Please do this exact same event sometime very soon again!!

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

The food was very disappointing. The tapas were so salty and had a very cheap 'pub grub' feel to them. They also did not all come out at the same time. My partner and I felt the food was a real ripoff.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

didnt like the 20c eftpos charge on outside bar but apart from that great place

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Bar staff were excellent, Very friendly and helpful. Food was great , Atmosphere was pumping. Enjoyed the bar games. Top marks

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Sorry to say that my experience wasn't that great at La Zeppa. I had organised a dinner and when some of my friends got there before me they were directed to a different gathering that was drinks and nibbles and my table had not been set up for dinner. So they were very confused to approach a bunch of strangers and that was very awkward. Service was slow to arrive at our table and we sat around waiting for our orders to be placed. I was not impressed with my pork belly and neither were the other 5 who ordered it. It was a small portion for the money considering it did not come with anything else, just meat and I have had better. So was left feeling hungry. My pregnant friend did not get one of her tapa orders and the waitress argued with us that it had come out, it was clear that it hadn't by checking the plates and she had waited quite some time for it. She didn't really apologise, and one of my friends asked her if she was calling us liars. Really unprofessional and not a good look from the waitress. No one came to ask us how our meals were or if we wanted anything else. Most people ordered drinks from the bar rather than the wait staff at our table. This was a leaving dinner for me and I felt embarrassed to have my dinner there to be honest. Very disappointed with the evening. La Zeppa did not live up to the standard I expected or to the standard of other venues around it.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Great place, great service and great food. Definitely coming back soon. Maybe for the oysters on 19th May.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Great place for dinner or after work catch up. Fantastic atmosphere and affordable food.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Great food and reasonably priced.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Really nice vibe w lovely wait staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Great function venue. Food was good, atmosphere and venue were awesome. We had a great time!

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

great food / good Service

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Really great venue with lovely staff. Food servings were on the small side but other than that excellent venue, would highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Lovely outdoor area with fairy lights and views. Cosy in door fire in the restaurant. Great cheap drinks promotions and attentive staff. My only critic was the food. Although it was served quickly and there were options to pick from it just didn’t stand out. I felt like flavors weren’t there - chorizo was rubbery, chocolate dessert was confusing as its texture was also unusual and the ribs..meh. I can’t say I’d return for dinner but definelry for drinks and ambiance.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Everything was amazing and the ambience surely make it more romantic to go out with your partner or friends. Love the ribs! Divine!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Great tapas selection, main dishes are limited, not many choices.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Had such a fun night! Thanks for being so accommodating to our group!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

We were dine in on busy Saturday night, the Waitress, Karly looking after our table, her service was excellent, checking on us attentively if we need anything, food came in the reasonable time and it was great, my top pick will be paella and the ribs

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

First time here and really impressed! Ordered and ate so much! Loved all of it. Maddie was brilliant and provided excellent service. We are going back tonight!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

Many thanks to the staff for their help in hosting our daughters 21st birthday gathering. The weather caused some last minute changes which were arranged with professional calm and efficiency. In the end the rain stopped and we were able to use the fantastic balcony area after all! Jaycinta was excellent at communicating and I would recommend La Zeppa for any function.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 April 2018

The service on taking the orders was super slow, though the food and drinks arrival post the order was quick.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Great location - Great Staff - Great tapas

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Very dark lighting hard to see menu, order was wrong in two areas. Good ok, nothing stood out.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday at La Zeppa last March. They were really accommodating with all of our requests and allow us to bring a special cake for him. The DJ and the overall service was also great. I strong suggest the tables at the terrace as you have a nice view of the SkyTower and easy access to the bar. Thanks team at La Zeppa.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

I had excellent dealings leading up to the function. My many questions were answered and things were as expected. Unfortunately due to the weather our function was inside, which was not a problem, but there were no lights where we were, so it was very very dark. Otherwise a great venue.

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